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Kids Were Acting Up, So Bus Driver Made Them Walk Three Miles

By David Bloodsaw A western Pennsylvania bus driver will be charged with child endangerment for making two trouble making students walk 3 miles after putting them off the bus. The bus driver, 55-year-old Larry Bonzo will face a preliminary hearing on March 21 for the incident that happened on February 10th. Bonzo’s a bus driver for the Ambridge Area Junior ...

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Doctors Now Much Better At Testing For Down Syndrome

By Afiya J. Watkins There are many fetal abnormalities that can be detected early in pregnancy. Pre-natal testing for chromosomal aberrations in the body has been emphasized in a study conducted by the New England Journal of Medicine. This research has produced vitally important advances. More specifically, DNA tests have been recently developed by researchers to screen Down syndrome and ...

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FDA, White House Launch New Food Label To Fight Obesity

By Andrew Scot Bolsinger With the focus on fighting America’s obesity epidemic, the Food and Drug Administration announced on Tuesday it would give food labels its first new look in America in two decades. Among the changes, according to a report by The Washington Post, will be far larger and bolder fonts used to show the calories of given products. Realistic ...

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Is There A ‘Space Jam’ Sequel In The Works Starring Lebron James?

By David Bloodsaw Looks like a rematch between the Looney Tunes and the Monstars – who you got this time. Maybe we’ll find out soon because it appears that Space Jam 2 is in our near future according to Deadline.com. Some of the major pieces are falling into place with Charlie Ebersol signing on to produce and his brother Willie to write the ...

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Square Reader Goes Red For A Great Cause

By Afiya J. Watkins According to the Associated Press, financial services startup Square is trying to turn the swipe of a credit card into an act of generosity. To kickoff this initiative, Square is introducing a red credit card reader that will serve as a charitable alternative to the millions of white readers the San Francisco company has distributed since its ...

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Yuck: Hot Pockets Allegedly Used “Diseased and Unsound Animals”

By Barry Burch Jr. It’s hot, it’s pocket-sized, and what?  It’s off the shelves? If you had your mind on eating Hot Pockets when you got home then think again.  The microwavable turnovers are no longer safe to eat.  A number of varieties were recalled after it was brought to the company’s attention that a proper inspection had not been ...

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Human Lungs Created In A Lab For The First Time

By Nigel Boys Patients who are awaiting lung transplants may be able to replace their damaged breathing apparatus with synthetically engineered ones from a laboratory in the future. However, it’s not likely to happen for some time as further testing has to be done before the first regenerative lungs, which are now being produced in Texas, will become available. According ...

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97% Of Terminally-Ill Cancer Patients Had The Same Dental Procedure

By Stephanie Allen-Gobert There is a common dental procedure that nearly every dentist will tell you is completely safe, despite the fact that scientists have been warning of its dangers for more than 100 years. Every day in the United States alone, 41,000 of these dental procedures are performed on patients who believe they are safely and permanently fixing their ...

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Disney Workers Complain About Exploitation By Management

By Carolyn Hall It has been said that the “happiest place on earth” has a bunch of unhappy people right now.  Disney, which employs over 37,000 employees, seems to be dealing with some grumpy people due to their low wages and poor benefits. Sherry Shulz, a Disney employee of 20 years, voices concerns about these issues, “I love my job, ...

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Domestic Violence Is Now Digital

By Nigel Boys In this ever increasing age of technological advancement, it seems that almost everything is being replaced and improved by advanced technology, but some things, such as domestic violence, have just found another outlet, according to Katie Ray-Jones, president of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. Apparently, one way for abusive partners to keep their boyfriend or girlfriend doing ...

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