Shawna Gillen
Shawna Gillen
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Reshma Begum: Miracle Survivor Of the Bangladesh Factory Disaster That Killed 1,000 People

The remarkable story of how a Bangladeshi woman survived a building collapse and defied the odds.

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Kevin Grayson Gay: Is This a New Revolution in Sports?

A college football star's confession suggests more athletes should break gay stereotypes. "Doesn't mean you can't go out there and go just as hard as anybody else, if not harder," Grayson says.
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Jadarrius Speights: When a 3-Year-Old Shoots Himself By Accident, What is Wrong with American Parenting?

A lack of parenting has caused gun-related violence among young children, not guns themselves.
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Amanda Berry Rescue: Is McDonald's Exploiting the Tragedy As a PR Stunt?

The fast food chain is taking advantage of Berry's reappearance by tweeting about Charles Ramsey, the man who saved her and mentioned he was eating McDonald's when he heard her screams.
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Kristi Rifkin: Pregnant T-Mobile Employee Clocked Out to Use Restroom, HR Nightmare Followed

How one pregnant woman was criticized an eventually canned for using the bathroom during work hours.
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Dhaka Protests: 22 Killed, Bangladeshi Officials Must Act Quickly

Growing tensions in the Bangladeshi government has prompted violent protests by Islamists, and the violence will not stop anytime soon.

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Massachusetts Senate Special Election: Ed Markey Off to Strong Start

There is a high likelihood of another Democratic victory in Massachusetts.
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One World Trade Center is a Major Milestone For American Culture

The final stages of the new skyscraper replacing the destroyed World Trade Center buildings speak volumes for progress in the post 9/11 era.
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May Day Holiday: Why Doesn't the U.S. Celebrate It?

Americans don't celebrate May Day, but the worker's holiday was born in the U.S. We should all be more aware of it.
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Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov: Did They Help the Boston Bombers?

Three new unidentified suspects are in custody and may have ties to the bombings.
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EU Pesticide Ban: How Pesticides Might Be Killing Honeybees, and Affecting Humans

The European Union recently instituted a 2-year moratorium on pesticides following evidence linking them to a decrease in the bee population. The U.S. needs to quickly follow their example.

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4 Most Bizarre Items People Smuggle Through Customs

From food to animals, all sorts of odd items have been victim to smuggling attempts through customs across the globe.
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Louie Gohmert Accuses Obama Of Having Pro-Muslim Confidants. Really?

Another absurd GOP fueled conspiracy theory against President Obama.
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Paul Kevin Curtis Cleared Of Ricin Letter Charges, But He's Close With New Suspect

A new suspect has been identified in the ricin letter case with an extensive criminal background. Unfortunately, authorities may not have substantial leads.
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Tamerlan Tsarnaev Denied Islamic Funeral By Mosque? Good For Them

A Boston mosque has refused to give the Boston Marathon bombing suspect a religious funeral. They made the right decision.
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How One Typo Let Tamerlan Tsarnaev Slip Under the FBI's Radar

Due to a simple mispelling of his name on flight records, the Tsarnaev brother managed to travel to Russia without notice by the FBI.

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Boston Bombings and Texas Explosion: Monday Marks the End Of the "Week From Hell"

Several tragic events last we have brought Americans together.
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Boston Manhunt: Sen. Chuck Grassley Implies Weak Immigration Enforcement Indirectly Caused Boston Attack

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is already claiming that the flawed immigration system indirectly caused the Boston Marathon bombings. Problem is, there's no evidence for that.
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Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev: Chechen Terrorists?

Two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings have been identified and may be Chechen terrorists.
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Gun Control Debate: Senate to Address Gun Control Bills, Which the House Will Shoot Down

While there is a strong possibility for substantial progress, the next hurdle Senate Democrats and the Obama administration will have to face is appealing to conservative House members.