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Recent scandals in athletics serve as reminders that athletes are humans too

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From cycling to basketball to running, sports as a whole have had an alarming number of scandals recently. Double-amputee and Olympian sprinter, Oscar Pistorius, has been charged with the shocking murder of his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day this year.

Carnival Cruise complaints valid, but reveal first-world comforts that are taken for granted

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Carrying more than 4,200 people, the cruise ship had suffered a loss of electricity and its propulsion system when a blaze erupted in the engine room Sunday, Feb. 10. The 893-foot Carnival Triumph was left drifting in the Gulf of Mexico, 150 miles off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula.

Excessive union demands to blame for Hostess

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When Hostess Brands declared bankruptcy on Nov. 16, shoppers snatched up the business’s remaining baked goods from store shelves for fear that they would never be seen again. Hostess has been in operation for 82 years, baking some of the most iconic products to appear inside lunch boxes and kitchen pantries, including Sno Balls, Ding

Sandy devastation triggers debate over relief for illegals

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In the aftermath of the destruction left by Hurricane Sandy, which hit the Northeast a few weeks ago, a new and pressing issue has emerged concerning the rights of illegal immigrants and federal aid. Recent reports by NPR and the New York Daily News show that illegal immigrants in the United States are unable to access financial

New York City Marathon cancellation outrages some, brings hope to others

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When New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced last Friday that Sunday’s marathon in the city would be canceled due to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, two distinct reactions emerged. One came from relieved NYC residents, who had fought to see the race canceled or postponed until the city was in a safer, more recovered

Rise of social media adds new perspective to this year

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In just a few days, millions of Americans will turn out to vote a president into office for the next four years. While most of us might be tired of the constant political talk, this campaign cycle has differed in a good way from past presidential races. The 2012 election saw the rise and pervasiveness

Latest doping allegations mar Lance Armstrong’s legacy in deception

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Cyclist Lance Armstrong, once lauded as one of the greatest athletes of all time, saw his legacy all but completely destroyed this week when he was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and issued a lifetime ban from cycling. In what is likely to be the final blow to his cycling career, the

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