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Near the end of January, a terrorist group known as Boko Haram massacred eighty six civilians residing in villages located in northeastern Nigeria. Children were shown no mercy in these horrendous attacks that took place at night. The attacks occurred in the city of Maiduguri, where Boko Haram originated. The brutal attacks continued for hours, […]
The Christian Prayer Center is a website that claims to have thousands of people pray for you for a payment of 35 dollars. Never receiving detailed complaints before, whether or not the service was actually fulfilled was never investigated. That is until a family with a child dying of a rare terminal illness wrote a […]
Kentucky’s Senate approved a bill in early March that will allow business owners to refuse customers that are gay or lesbian based on that business owner’s beliefs. This bill was passed on a twenty-two to sixteen vote. The bill was approved by Kentucky Senator Albert Robinson and he said that the bill was “common sense” […]
In the spring of 2010, a sixteen-year-old by the name of Kalief Browder was arrested in the Bronx, New York, accused of stealing a backpack. The next day, Browder received a court hearing wherein he was charged with robbery, grand larceny, and assault. Since Browder was currently on probation (he was given “youthful offender” […]
The father of a high school student enrolled in Chicago Public Schools wrote an excuse letter for his daughter to her school explaining that she was absent from school due to being ill. However, he went on to express that he thought that the standardized tests that the schools made their students take were not […]