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How Donald Trump Is Exploiting the Myth of “Crime Prone” Immigrants

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Donald Trump made headlines yet again this week after getting into a verbal sparring match with Jorge Ramos, one of the most well-known Latino journalists in the United States. On Tuesday night, the Univison reporter was escorted out of a press conference after Trump refused to answer his questions on immigration, something Trump says he did because Ramos spoke out of turn. “Go back to Univision,” Trump said at one point during the brief quarrel. After spending a few unpleasant minutes in the hallway (where an angry

Google Has the Power to Decide the Next Presidential Election. Here’s How

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When you want to look something up on the internet, where do you go? For more than 75 percent of Americans, the answer to that question is Google (globally the number is closer to 90 precent). And after you’ve hit the search button, how many links do you actually check out? Research shows that half of us will only click the first two links, and less than 10 percent of us will make it past the first page of search results. When you consider these numbers, it’s hard to deny that Google’s

Expect the Return of $2 Gas As A Result of the Iran Nuclear Deal

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For the past 20 years, Iran has been unable to sell oil to the United States as a result of U.S. sanctions stemming from Iran’s nuclear program. A number of other major Western countries have joined the oil embargo over the past 5 years, forcing Iran to sell the majority of its oil to countries like China, India and Turkey. But now that a nuclear agreement has been reached and sanctions are set to be lifted, Iranian oil will soon be flowing back to the West

For the First Time Ever, Coal Loses Its Spot As America’s #1 Source of Electricity

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Since the construction of the New York City Edison plant in 1882, coal has been the United States’ single most important resource for generating electricity. Now, after more than 130 years, coal has finally lost that title. As of April 2015, natural gas is America’s number one source of electricity generation. According to a report from the research firm SNL Energy, natural gas generated 31% of America’s electricity in April — that’s a 40% rise from 2010, when natural gas accounted for just 22% of America’s electricity

Breaking: Supreme Court Makes Gay Marriage Legal Across the United States

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In a monumental 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court has declared that state bans on gay marriage are unconstitutional, effectively legalizing gay marriage across all 50 states. In the majority opinion, written by Justice Anthony Kennedy, the five justices argued that state-level bans on gay marriage violate the Fourteenth Amendment, which gives all American citizens equal protection under the law. Kennedy writes, “It is now clear that the challenged laws burden the liberty of same-sex couples, and it must be further acknowledged

There Are More Tigers Living As Pets In the U.S. Than There Are In the Wild

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The worldwide population of tigers has been devastated over the past century, dropping by a staggering 97%. Today, only about 3,200 tigers remain in the wild. There is one place where tigers are thriving though: the United States. With roughly 5,000 tigers living in captivity, the U.S. has the single largest population of captive tigers in the world. You might assume that most of these tigers are living in zoos or nature preserves, but that is simply not the case.

The New Apollo Program: Raising $150 Billion to Make Clean Energy Cheaper Than Coal

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On May 25, 1961, in front of a special joint Congress in Washington, President John F. Kennedy announced the daring and ambitious goal of sending a man to the Moon: “I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth,” Kennedy said. “No single space project in this period will be more impressive to mankind, or more important in the

52 International Skydivers Break “Head Up” Formation World Record (Video)

As if skydiving wasn’t intense enough, last year an international group of 52 skydivers set a new world record for the “head up” skydiving formation. According to Business Insider… “An amazing video has emerged of 52 skydivers setting a new world record for a ‘Head Up’ flight formation over Phoenix, AZ, US. The footage is shot by participant Zachary R. Sabel using a helmet-mounted camera.”   The stunt was certainly impressive, using three different planes to carry skydivers from countries like

Top Iranian General Says That Saudi Royal Family ‘Will Be Toppled’ Soon

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The Saud family has ruled Saudi Arabia since 1932, when Ibn Saud — father of current King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud — consolidated his family’s dominions and established the country as a modern nation. But the family’s time in power could be coming to close, according to senior Iranian general Mohammad Ali Jafari. “The House of Saud is on the edge of disintegration and collapse… Regional and international analysts have talked about it a lot, and we hope that it will come true,” said

Americans Waste $37 Billion A Year On Unused Mobile Data

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Roughly 85 percent of smartphone users in the United States are paying for more data than they need. According to Vocativ, the average value of this unused data is about $27.86 per line per month ($334.32/year). That equates to roughly $36.9 billion worth of data wasted every year by American smartphone users. But the 15 percent of users who aren’t buying more data than they need are no better off, since they get charged for exceeding their data limits. When you factor in these overage

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