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Loss of Flight 370 may have effect on travel to Malaysia

Loss of Flight 370 may have effect on travel to Malaysia | Current Events | Scoop.it
Has the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 nearly two weeks ago had an effect on travel to the Asian country?
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This is crazy. I mean, how do we lose an airplane? There are so many ways we could have kept track of this plane but it literally has disappeared. No trace of anything. I chose this article because i am going away during spring break and of course i happen to be going on a plane when they lose one, and then on another plane, part of the wing falls off. Is the universe trying to tell me something? 

I mean I've never liked planes so this just added anxiety. I don't blame people for not wanting to fly with Malaysian airlines, i barely want to take any airline for that matter. 

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Student's lawsuit against parents for support loses first round in court

Student's lawsuit against parents for support loses first round in court | Current Events | Scoop.it
A New Jersey teen sues her parents for financial support; parents say she left home because she wouldn't obey rules.
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I have never thought ever in my life to sue my parents. Although she sounds like a good student, i think i believe the parents. Im confused as to why she is rebelling like this. This is relevant to me, because i just did an essay about being 18 and the feeling of freedom it gives you. And this girl is saying she doesn't want anything to do with her parents, but yet she wants money from them. What? the world isn't  perfect girl, you cant have it all. It makes me angry because i am so grateful for the things my parents do for me that i could never imagine just completely flipping on them like this girl is doing. I think the parents are handling this just the way my parents would. CNN seems to be doing their research to find out what is really going on behind closed doors. 

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Prank turns deadly for Arkansas teen

Prank turns deadly for Arkansas teen | Current Events | Scoop.it
A 15-year-old girl in Little Rock, Arkansas, is dead, police say, because of a prank that went horribly and tragically wrong.
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This makes me so mad! Gun control has been a big topic for a few years now and this falls right in that category. Although i am all for U.S. Citizens having guns in the home, i do NOT condone firing away without reason. These kids were just being kids and pranking who they thought was one of their friends. They were not trying to enter the home, they were egging the car. Come to find out their prank became deadly. 

Why did this man have to bring a gun outside and just start shooting? Why didn't he call the police first? If he thought they were trying to hurt him, why wouldn't he stay in the house? All these questions are going through my head as i am reading this. And to be honest it makes it so difficult to keep my belief on being able to have guns in the home when people like him just fire away at basically nothing. Poor girl.

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Schizophrenic. Killer. My Cousin.

Schizophrenic. Killer. My Cousin. | Current Events | Scoop.it
It's insanity to kill your father with a kitchen knife. It's also insanity to close hospitals, fire therapists, and leave families to face mental illness on their own.

Via Kim Vose
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I find this article somewhat alarming. Some of the events explained in this article will definitely go down in history. So to think that there aren't better options for patients who are mentally ill, than just calling the police. I could see where his father was concerned about actually calling the police on his own son, and i would be too. He wanted to do the best thing for his son, but in the end it killed him. I mean, these mass shootings/killings can't keep occurring, so something needs to be done to fix this problem, and/or drastically change it. These mental diseases cannot be taken lightly, as proven from the recent shootings like those described in the article, and i don't know what its going to take for it to finally get fixed.

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Kim Vose's curator insight, February 4, 2014 12:50 PM

This article is a great example of the kind of research writing that also effectively combines personal experience to present an intriguing, yet informative article.

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To Keep Teenagers Alert, Schools Let Them Sleep In

To Keep Teenagers Alert, Schools Let Them Sleep In | Current Events | Scoop.it
A movement to start high schools later has gained momentum, bolstered by a growing body of research on the adolescent body clock.
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Why couldn't this have happened when i was in high school!?! I was so happy going into college knowing that i would be able to pick my own schedule. I am definitely not a morning person, and i know many kids my age aren't either so i think this new ruling will help students academically. I look back on high school now that i am in college, and think, "how did i wake up that early 5 days a week. I can barely wake up at 10 a.m. 2 days a week. But for the sake of the students who are put through a lot of stress in high school, i hope they are able to get their schools to start later. 

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Second baby possibly 'cured' of HIV

Second baby possibly 'cured' of HIV | Current Events | Scoop.it
Doctors in Boston say a child infected with the dangerous virus appears to be free of HIV nine months after birth.
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This is awesome! I think this is important because many of these children that are born with this virus, are born with it because of their parents. So what i would like to know, is if this could help adults who have had the disease for a while or even just recently got the disease. I think that if this could work on a new born baby who is prone to viruses and illnesses can be cured, then someone who's immune system who has gone through a lot, would be able to be cured with these anti virus treatments. 

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8 Acts Of Chivalry To Bring Back

The more women I talk to, the more I realize that the gentleman is a rare breed. The mission of the New Chivalry Movement is to bring men (and women) together who strive to be the best versions of ...
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This blog states some of the acts of chivalry that have gone away over the years. Some of those things still are important to women and i think it really can take a date from one level to another. I mean even the small things like opening the door for her. My dad always taught me that the man should always walk on the street side of the sidewalk, and he talked about that in this blog which i found pretty cool that my dad actually does that even after being married to my mom for almost 30 years. James is a blogger, writer, and speaker so he has pretty good credibility. I found it cool that a guy wrote a blog like this and i didn't find it from a women. Because it seems that women are the ones that want men to do these things. Its refreshing.

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