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July 10th, 2009

Triple negative breast cancer recently claimed the life of longtime executive producer of The Tavis Smiley Show on Public Radio International—Sheryl Flowers. Flowers was 42. But you’ve probably never heard of triple negative breast cancer. It is an aggressive form of breast cancer that is so named because the three receptors that successful breast cancer [...]

July 3rd, 2009

Are you firing up the grill? Watching a fireworks show? (Hopefully not producing your own fireworks show.) Loading up the family and going on a roadtrip? Well, don’t forget to also have an eco-friendly holiday weekend. Check out the video below and these tips for adding some “green” to your red, white and blue. And [...]

June 30th, 2009

Talk about a celebration. Iraqis took to the streets to celebrate step one in U.S. troop withdrawal—removing U.S. troops from cities and towns across the country. June 30th was declared “National Sovereignty Day” as Iraqi security forces took over control of Iraqi cities from U.S. troops six years after the U.S.-led invasion. Seemingly emphasizing just [...]

June 29th, 2009

There are those YouTube members who upload video. Then there are those YouTube members who upload video that also happens to be news (you know who you are). For all of those citizen journalists in the crowd, YouTube launched its new YouTube Reporters’ Center project Monday to help aspiring reporters learn tips from seasoned journalism [...]

June 25th, 2009

Legendary pop star Michael Jackson died Thursday at a Los Angeles hospital. Check out Jackson obits from USA Today and MSNBC.com. Take a look at photo galleries of MJ from the Los Angeles Times and BBC News, and check out the Michael Jackson YouTube channel. Michael Jackson was occasionally a topic of discussion on the [...]

June 23rd, 2009

The Obama administration, which has created several “dot gov” Web sites to coincide with its policy initiatives, has created Serve.gov. The latest dot gov is a site that helps volunteers find service work in their community, as well as register volunteer organizations and share volunteer stories. The President and First Lady are also calling on [...]

June 10th, 2009

“Web 2.0” became the one-millionth English word Wednesday (Does “one-millionth” count as a word?), according to The Global Language Monitor, a Texas-based Web site that tracks the creation of new English words. One million English words? (And does “one million” count as one word or as two words that contribute to a one-word idea?) “Nonsense!” [...]

June 4th, 2009

President Obama’s highly anticipated speech Thursday morning in Cairo has received a variety of responses from communities in the Middle East. Obama began his speech with the Arabic greeting “As-Salamu Alaykum” and attempted to balance competing interests throughout the region in his address.  How successful he was at doing that remains to be seen. But [...]

May 29th, 2009

Based on recommendations from a 60-day cyberspace policy review, President Obama announced Friday that he will appoint a cyber-security czar to oversee the security of government and business computer networks and to guard against an attack on our digital infrastructure or, as he called it, a “weapon of mass disruption.” Now, if you’re concerned that [...]

May 27th, 2009

A day after the California Supreme Court ruled 6-1 to uphold the voter-approved ban on same-sex marriages (a.k.a. Proposition 8), the case is going federal. The attorneys on opposite ends of the 2000 Bush v. Gore presidential court battle (how weird is that?) have asked a federal judge in San Francisco to block California from [...]

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