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Sarah Groft, National News Reporter

March 1, 2013

Thirty injured in NASCAR incident Thirty people were injured at a second-tier NASCAR series race last Saturday. On the last lap of the DRIVE4COPD 300, a crash sent debris through a safety fence and into the grandstand. 14 civilians were sent to a local hospital by ambulance and 14 individuals were...

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Outside the Circle

Sarah Groft, National News Reporter

February 22, 2013

Pope Benedict XVI resigns In Vatican City on Feb. 11, Pope Benedict XVI announced that he would be resigning from his position. His venue was a typical meeting to discuss the canonization of three potential saints. During this meeting, Benedict said, “Before God, I have come to the certainty th...

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Outside the Circle

Sarah Groft, National News Reporter

February 15, 2013

Boy Scouts reconsider banning openly gay individuals from participating in organization  Last summer, the Boy Scouts of America passed a policy that prevented openly gay individuals from participating in the program. Last week, they announced that they were reconsidering the ban and as of Wednesday...

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Outside the Circle

Sarah Groft, National News Reporter

February 8, 2013

Google Maps releases map of North Korea On Tuesday, Jan. 29, Google Maps unveiled its map of North Korea.  According to Google, the map of the secretive police state was completed with assistance from “a community of citizen cartographers.” Pyongyang, the state capitol, can be seen on the map ...

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Sarah Groft, National News Reporter

February 1, 2013

Women now allowed to serve in combat An executive order issued on Jan. 24, will now allow women to serve in combat positions in the United States military services. United States defense secretary, Leon Panetta, said that the Pentagon dropped its ban on this issue to allow the United States military ...

Outside the Circle: gun-supporters gather at capitols, airports remove full-body scanners

Outside the Circle: gun-supporters gather at capitols, airports remove full-body scanners

Sarah Groft, National News Reporter

January 28, 2013

New herbicide delayed Dow Chemical Company recently announced that their new genetically-modified corn seed, courtesy of Dow AgroSciences, will not be available to farmers until 2014. The delay was caused by hold-ups in regulatory approval by the United States Department of Agriculture and Environmenta...

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Sarah Groft, National News Reporter

January 18, 2013

Former President Bush Released from Hospital After seven weeks of intense treatment for bronchitis, along with various other conditions, former United States President, George H.W. Bush was released from the hospital on Jan. 14. Bush’s admittance on Nov. 23 for bronchitis was quickly followed by a ma...

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Sarah Groft, National News Reporter

December 7, 2012

Museum of Nature Opens in Dallas How would you fare against a monstrous Tyrannosaurus Rex or a ferocious mountain lion? Would weapons like foul smells, tentacles, or poisonous spray protect you? What would it be like to soar above the clouds like a bird in flight? How exactly are volcanoes formed...

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Sarah Groft, National News Reporter

December 1, 2012

St. Jude Medical, Inc. Faces Scrutiny St. Jude Medical, Inc. has been under close observation after it released a federal report with the name of a heart device component blacked out. Since the report’s release, the value of St. Jude has decreased by 12 percent, over $1 million. The device compo...

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Outside the Circle

Sarah Groft, National News Reporter

November 16, 2012

The Plain Dealer Fights Back Advance Publications is the owner of multiple newspapers nationwide. In light of the recent decisions that have forced many of its papers to change from publishing seven days a week to three, The Plain Dealer is launching a preemptive strike. Although Advance Publications ha...

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