Category: National

Tanning Bans for Teens

The American Academy of Pediatrics is looking to ban teenagers from indoor tanning salons to reduce risk of melanoma. Sophie Balf of the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in New York says that indoor tanning is very popular among teenage girls.  The state of Minnesota requires teens under the age of 16 to have parental permission to tan indoors. More than 30 […]

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Protest Continues at Wisconsin Capitol

MADISON, WI — Wisconsin state workers have been protesting a bill introduced by newly elected republican Governor, Scott Walker, for the seventh straight day now. The bill would increase the cost of worker benefits and restrict unions bargaining rights. This past Saturday protesters would gather at the capitol to find that they had new arrivals. “I don’t think that the […]

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Nickname Passing in the ND House

In 1993, St. Cloud State University President Robert O. Bess asked campus sports information personnel to discontinue the use of American Indian Mascot nicknames and logos. Fast forward to today, and the University continues to uphold those ethics set forth by former president Bess and Roy Saigo. This matter always rises back to the surface when the University of North […]

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Four Americans Killed on Yacht by Somalian Pirates

Four Americans that were taken hostage by Somali pirates off East Africa were shot and killed by their captors earlier today.According to the U.S. military said, This marks the first time U.S. citizens have been killed in a wave of pirate attacks plaguing the Indian Ocean for years.U.S. naval forces who were trailing the captured yacht with four warships quickly […]

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Obama proposes $3.73 Trillion Budget

Obama sent a $3.73 Trillion budget to Congress on Monday.  The budget will exercise spending cuts and tax increases. The budget intends to decrease the country’s deficit by $1.1 trillion over a decade. Although this year the deficit is expected to reach a high of $1.65 Trillion, it will drop to a projected $1.1 Trillion in 2012.  The proposal does not include Medicare and […]

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Cairo Becoming Dangerous Situation for Reporters

As the situation in Egypt continues to climax, reports are coming in of journalists, Egyptian and international alike, being harassed. Reporters say that these “attacks” are unprovoked and are usually carried out by Mubarak’s own supporters. Experts say these attacks are occurring because the government wants to silence the information getting out about the protests. Experts also say that Mubarak […]

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Giffords Making Big Strides

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords shocked the world by asking for some toast for breakfast. Her recovery is nothing short of miraculous and she continues on the path of recovery. Also, with the help of a shopping cart Giffords has been able to walk. She also was able to speak with her borhter-in-law briefly who, like her husband is an astronaut in […]

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Senate to Review Ethics Complaint

Senate to Review Ethics Complaint

Senator Scott Newman of Hutchinson is being reviewed due to an email that was sent last month rejecting a request to meet with nurses from the Minnesota Nurses Association. The state Senate’s Subcommittee on Ethical Conduct will review a complaint by democratic senators. Newman has since apologized saying that the message was a mistake and it does not reflect his […]

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New IPhone App Confessional

A new application for your IPhone can be purchased for $1.99. The app will track how often you confess and give you a guide through the pennance process. The Catholic Church is not happy with the application. Spokesman for The St. Paul- Minneapolis Archdiocese Dennis McGrath said “In no way, shape or form is it a substitute for confession.” He […]

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Egypt Protests fuel other countries to follow

The ongoing protests in Egypt, attempting to overthrow their government has created a ripple effect that is swallowing other countries as the wake of the protest. Today, the country of Jordan dismissed their government in light of the  political uprising from citizens in Arab lands, a decision that King Abdullah II felt needed to be done. King Abdullah’s decision was […]

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