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Student suspended for taking razor from self-harming classmate

Student suspended for taking razor from self-harming classmate | Things Outside | Scoop.it
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) -- We teach kids that honesty is the best policy, but at one Virginia Beach middle school it might be better to keep the truth to yourself. Last Thursday at Bayside Middle School, sixth grader Adrionna Harris came to the aide of a classmate who was cutting his arm. She faces…
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This article is about a Middle School girl suspended for taking a razor blade from another student and disposing it, because they were harming themselves. The only reason why she got in trouble was because she told the school officials, if she kept quiet about it she would of been fine. The reasoning behind the suspension is the schools zero tolerance policy.

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Early Treatment Is Found to Clear H.I.V. in a 2nd Baby

Early Treatment Is Found to Clear H.I.V. in a 2nd Baby | Things Outside | Scoop.it
Another baby born with H.I.V. and treated with drugs shortly after birth is now 9 months old and apparently H.I.V.-negative. The success of the treatment raises hopes for a path to rid babies of the virus that causes AIDS.
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An article that gives a little hope in the future of science and health, but as well as a few issues that should be addressed. A story about newborn baby treated for HIV shortly after birth. The baby seems healthy and there is no longer a the presence of HIV in the child, but it brings up the question. How far are we willing to risk someones life? Were the side effects of taking such powerful drugs at such a young age deeply considered? The article doesn't entirely explain the situation behind it.

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'Russia Today' Anchor Quits On Air Over Putin 'Whitewash' - NBC News

'Russia Today' Anchor Quits On Air Over Putin 'Whitewash' - NBC News | Things Outside | Scoop.it
An anchor with the U.S. network RT — or "Russia Today" — dramatically quit on the air Wednesday afternoon, saying the Kremlin-funded outlet "w...
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This article is in response to a news anchor quitting on air in response to the news network distorting the situation in Crimea. It is hard to believe that she was allowed resign on air, perhaps it was planned. The details behind how she was able to pull it off aren't mention in the article. If it was a legitimate on air resignation then perhaps it has changed really opened the eyes of the peoples opinion on the media. How easily a network can distort facts for political purposes.

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Obama to students: If coffee shops have Wi-Fi, so should your school

Obama to students: If coffee shops have Wi-Fi, so should your school | Things Outside | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — President Obama announced plans on Tuesday to bring high-speed Internet more quickly to the nation’s public schools, pledging to make sure students in the United States have every advantage that "some child in South Korea has right now."
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I find his position on current public services interesting. He wants to integrate hi speed wifi into public schools, but the underlying problem with this plan is that they are giving it to an age group that has proven to be irresponsible with their privileges. Then again it shows what his definition of a wealthy nation is, one where the base standard of living is higher than that of other countries, not the amount of wealthy citizens in its borders. 

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NSA's plan to inject malware into 'millions' of computers revealed

NSA's plan to inject malware into 'millions' of computers revealed | Things Outside | Scoop.it
Even if you make use of Snowden's tips for remaining anonymous online, there might not be much you can do to escape the NSA's latest expansion. Ryan Gallagher and Glenn Greenwald of The Intercept r...
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This is where the government starts to become worrisome. This article describes a plan in which the National Security Agency(NSA) is going to release a virus in order to gather information. I dont believe anyone on the internet thinks very highly of the NSA, they are usually described a form of Big Brother, from George Orwell's 1984. It has gone beyond the realm of public policing and into the realm of Government control. A huge violation of the right to privacy, to forcefully gather information from someones property with out the use of a warrant.

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Mom shares teacher's 'brilliant' secret for fighting bullying, easing loneliness - TODAY.com

Mom shares teacher's 'brilliant' secret for fighting bullying, easing loneliness - TODAY.com | Things Outside | Scoop.it
Glennon Doyle Melton calls it a “brilliant Love Ninja strategy,” and she proudly told the world about it. Melton, a writer and mother of...
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In light of all of the violence going on in Europe this article is an interesting one. It describes a strategy used by a teacher in order to monitor behavior of kids and prevent some children from being left out or bullied. I found it interesting because in the media all you hear is about cyber bullying and places you can report it. They never mention anything about what teachers do in order to help children who might suffer.

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Verdict in Florida again raises self-defense issue

Verdict in Florida again raises self-defense issue | Things Outside | Scoop.it
A Florida man has been convicted of three counts of attempted second-degree murder after an argument over loud music outside of a convenience store.
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What has the world come to where you can be shot and killed for getting into an argument about how loud your music should be. Which right should be protected, the freedom to do this to someone or the right to have the peace of mind it wont happen to you?

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