Frank Lopapa
Frank Lopapa
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Nov. 8, 2013

BLS October Jobs Numbers: Why Did the Unemployment Rate Go Up?

The U.S. unemployment rate rose slightly to 7.3% in October in large part to the government shutdown, while businesses continue to hold back on hiring new workers.

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Oct. 30, 2013

4 Hollywood Celebrities Who Hate the NSA As Much As You Do

The fight for civil liberties just got glamorous.
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Oct. 23, 2013

How Sleeping Air Force Officers Left Nuke Facilities Open to Terrorists

Air Force officers in charge of nuclear weapon launch codes found to have left blast doors open during sleep breaks at least twice at two different bases earlier this year.
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Oct. 17, 2013

Botched Execution Leaves Iranian Man Hanging Twice

An Iranian man sentenced to die for drug smuggling survived his execution. But Iran's judiciary has ordered the punishment to be metted out again.
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Oct. 10, 2013

Egypt News: U.S. Finally Gets Around to Cutting Aid

The U.S. is making more cuts to foreign aid to Egypt in response to "an accumulation of events," but it still falls short of doing any real harm to the Egyptian government or military.
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Oct. 3, 2013

Russia's Military Admits It Can't Defend Against Alien Attacks, So We're All Doomed

If you're worried about an alien invasion of Earth, be advised that a Russian military commander admitted his division isn't prepared for such an event.

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Oct. 2, 2013

Millions Shop Online For Obamacare As the GOP Fights to Take It Away

The government shutdown and Republican opposition to funding Obamacare have not stopped people from applying for health insurance as online healthcare exchanges received 10 million hits Tuesday.
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Sept. 30, 2013

Al-Shabab Terrorists Behind Kenyan Mall Attack May Have Escaped Through An Underground Tunnel

New reports from Kenya suggest the militants behind the terrorist attack on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi escaped to safety through an underground sewage tunnel.
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Sept. 27, 2013

Krokodil in America: What You Need to Know About the New Drug

The Russian designer drug krokodil has reached the U.S. after two reported cases have emerged out of Arizona. Here's what you need to know.
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Sept. 26, 2013

Hassan Rouhani's Dreams For a Nuclear Weapon-Free World Are Just That

Iran President Hassan Rouhani's hopes for a nuclear weapon free-world and Israel's signing of the Nonproliferation Treaty are equally unlikely.
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Sept. 23, 2013

Kenya Terror Attack Retaliation Would Be a Huge Mistake

The attack by Al-Shabaab on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi does not mean that the United States should shift its drone campaign back to Somalia.

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Sept. 19, 2013

The Interview That Should Give You Hope For U.S.-Iran Relations

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani remained consistent in his message in an interview with NBC to enter negotiations with the U.S. Now it's on Washington and Tehran to keep the positive momentum.
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Sept. 18, 2013

Iran's Secret Skyscraper Was in the Heart Of NYC For Decades

A skyscraper located in Manhattan was owned by Iranian government since the 1970s. It has been seized by the U.S. government in what's being called the largest forfeiture of its kind.
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Sept. 16, 2013

Jonathan Ferrell: This Black Man is the Latest Innocent to Be Killed By Trigger-Happy Cops

The death of an unarmed North Carolina man by police after a car accident is another sad example of why police need to be more judicious when using force.
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Sept. 16, 2013

Delayed International Respose to Syria is Toothless

The constant movement of Syria's chemical weapons to secret locations in the country makes it difficult for inspectors to remove the weapons, thus giving Assad time to delay a U.S. attack.
Sept. 13, 2013

Syria War News: Americans Are Getting Involved Whether the Government Likes It Or Not

At least a dozen American citizens have joined jihadist forces in Syria fighting against government forces. Combined with hundreds of European recruits, the proxy war has gone international.

Sept. 9, 2013

Colorado Issues Drone-Hunting Licenses, But Arrests People For Using Them

Drone hunting licenses proposed by a Colorado town are a creative and cheeky way of protesting the use of surveillance drones within the U.S. against its own citizens.
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Sept. 8, 2013

U.S. Drones Bombing Pakistan While Congress Debates Bombing Syria

With the spotlight firmly on Syria, U.S. drone strikes continue at pace, as reports emerge of another strike in the border regions between Pakistan and Afghanistan, with no signs of abating.
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Sept. 5, 2013

Syria Latest: Why U.S. Intel Couldn't Predict Sarin Attack

U.S. intelligence failed to recognize the chemical weapons attack in Syria due to the time taken to process the intel given. With such an extensive network, delays in processing are a given.
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Sept. 4, 2013

The Key to Ending Terrorism is Definitely Not Drones

A new report claims that Al-Qaeda is exploring ways to fight back against the U.S. drone program. This could become a problem for national security in the long run.