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September 13, 2013

1. New Van Gogh painting fo A new painting by Vincent Van Gogh, who was not well-renowned when he was alive, was discovered in a Norwegian attic. Named ‘Sunset at Montmajour’, this painting is the first to be found since 1928. ‘Sunset at Montmajour’ was originally not given much attention, ...

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Tara Tran and Katy Witkowski

September 6, 2013

Syrian refugee numbers climb to over 2 million The United Nations has released information stating that the refugees that have fled out of Syria have surpassed the two million mark, becoming one of the worst refugee crises the world has ever seen. This number has doubled in the past six months. Of t...

Outside The Circle: 8/30

Mike McKenna and Tara Tran

August 30, 2013

More than 1,300 people lost in Syria as a result of chemical weapons The global community is currently discussing actions to be taken regarding the use of chemical weapons on civilians in Damascus, the capital and second-largest city of Syria. The usage of chemical weapons is strictly banned according...

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Mike McKenna and Tara Tran

August 23, 2013

East Cleveland man pleads not guilty to murdering three women  Bodies were found wrapped in garbage bags in the accused’s house. On July 31, 35-year old suburban East Cleveland man Michael Madison pled not guilty to kidnapping and killing three women whose bodies were found wrapped in trash...

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Sarah Groft, National News Reporter

April 26, 2013

Suspected Boston bombers found After days of searching and questioning, the two individuals who set off two bombs at the Boston Marathon, Monday, April 8, have been found. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother Tamerlan had recently entered into a radical form of Islam that encouraged them to post Ant...

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Sarah Groft, National News Reporter

April 19, 2013

Venezuela chooses a new president Nicolas Maduro won the Venezuelan election this past Sunday and will be taking over the last six years of Hugo Chavez’s presidential term. Chavez’s death from cancer on March 5 marked the start of the election. While Chavez handpicked Maduro to continue his leg...

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Sarah Groft, National News Reporter

April 12, 2013

PETA falls under scrutiny  People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has more of a dark side to it than its members throwing paint at fur coats. The organization claims to protect animals from ending up as clothes, experiments, and entertainment. They also aim to protect them from abuse,...

Outside the Circle: 4/5

Outside the Circle: 4/5

Sarah Groft, National News Reporter

April 5, 2013

Obama invests in further neurotechnology research  On Tuesday, Apr. 2, President Barack Obama described his plan to invest $100 million towards the 2014 plan to map the human brain. According to Time magazine, the project, called the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN), aims to...

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Sarah Groft, National News Reporter

March 29, 2013

Amanda Knox called to stand trial once more In 2007, American student Amanda Knox, who was studying in Italy, and her boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, were accused of killing Knox’s roommate, Meredith Kercher. Two years later, they were convicted. In 2011, the convictions were overturned on the ground of...

Outside the Circle: Spring Break News Recap

Outside the Circle: Spring Break News Recap

Sarah Groft, National News Reporter

March 22, 2013

6,000 dead pigs found in Chinese river Believed to be the work of police campaigns against the illicit trade of pork products harvested from diseased pigs in the Zhejiang Province, nearly 6000 dead pigs were found in a Shanghai river. The Shanghai municipal government said that 5,916 pig carcasses ha...

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