April 2011

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Kate’s royalty is sealed with a kiss

by Jorge Hernandez on April 29, 2011

The hotly anticipated royal wedding between Kate Middleton and Prince William took off without a hitch today and the newlyweds shared their love for each other in full uniform – William looked dashing in the bright crimson uniform of the colonel of the Irish Guards and Kate was dressed to perfection in a luxurious, white […]

On Wednesday, an enormous storm system triggered a violent series of tornadoes – some claim that the weather conditions spawned hundreds of the twisters – that ripped across parts of the South, including Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and Georgia. The National Weather Service received a total of 137 tornado reports in the region.  Officials estimate that […]

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NBA players union has enough votes to decertify

by Derrick Johnson on April 26, 2011

The current collective bargaining rules of the National Basketball Association (NBA) expire on June 30 and there are rumors that the organization may follow the same path as the National Football League (NFL). In part, the conflict arose when the owners of the teams introduced new regulations that would put a hard cap on salaries […]

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April 22 is Earth Day: Start recycling!

by Jorge Hernandez on April 22, 2011

People across the country will be celebrating the 41st anniversary of Earth Day on April 22. The environmental awareness day was first held in 1970, founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson, a Democrat from Wisconsin. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), recycling has a number of benefits, including job expansion. Some of recycling's benefits […]

U.S. and NATO airstrikes have destroyed up to 40 percent of dictator Muammar Gaddafi's forces, but the leader – and the loyalists – still cling to power, according to CBS News. Admiral Mike Mullen has said that the conflict may have reached a "stalemate," illuminating fears that the war could turn into a prolonged battle […]

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Smartphones are tracking users

by Kelly MacNeil on April 22, 2011

It started when two computer programmers described how iPhones are tracking each user's movements. They also released a program that allows people to see all of their stored locations. The security problems are emphasized by the fact that a hidden file is sent from the device and stored on iTunes. It can also tell Apple […]

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Virginia board rejects gay adoption

by Adam Russett on April 21, 2011

The State Board of Social Services in Virginia voted to allow faith-based adoption agencies to discriminate against gay couples. The board voted 7 to 2 in its rejection of the proposal that would have allowed gay adoptions among the organizations. Faith-based adoption groups say that it is against their beliefs to allow gay adoption, and […]

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UIowa Professor in mass email: ‘F— you Republicans"

by Jorge Hernandez on April 21, 2011

Ellen Lewin, a professor of anthropology at the University of Iowa, responded to a mass email from campus Republicans with the words "F— you, Republicans." The original email from the College Republicans was promoting "Conservative Coming Out Week." Lewin's email response was sent to the entire school community and the College GOP group is asking […]

One year later, oil is still washing up on shores and families are still struggling to deal with the disaster's effects on their businesses – 12 months may have passed since the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon sent millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, but it's still fresh in the nation's […]