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Dental crisis could create 'State of Decay'

Dental crisis could create 'State of Decay' | Current Events | Scoop.it
Experts say we've got a potential oral health care crisis coming.
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I wasnt a fan of the going to the densit to begin with so the title of this article made me very curious. According to this article, dental issues is a great contributing factor to ER visits. Majority of the older generation do not have access to dental care which not only affects oral hygiene but also their overall health. Sadly, Obamacare does not offer dental insurance, but there is a bill in Congress slowly paving the way to try to help this issue. 

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Tweets tip off former NFL player about teens partying in his home

Tweets tip off former NFL player about teens partying in his home | Current Events | Scoop.it
About 300 teenagers pick the wrong place to throw a wild party after breaking into a former NFL player's second home, causing more than $20,000 in damage.
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When I first saw this article I thought it was going to be about this former players kids acting wild and getting caught but that wasn't actually the story here. Three hundred teens broke into this mans home threw a party and posted all of what was happening on twitter. During his interview, Holloway spoke about how he was informed through his son and classmates, about the break in his home. Once Holloway learned about what was happening, he looked through twitter and saw everything, drugs, alcholol etc.Although he was very upset toward the vandelism of his home, he was even more disappointed with his community and the lack of their irresponsibility. He then created an online campaign to not only catch these 300 teenagers but also to bring more attention to the problem of consumption of alcohol and drugs. At the end of this article it talks about how 50 kids voluntered to help clean up his home, only 1 of the 300 showed up to help. If this happend to me, I would have gone to each of their homes and demanded, or even threatened, them to clean up the mess they made to my property. 

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Iranian president's surprising message to Jews

Iranian president's surprising message to Jews | Current Events | Scoop.it
By Daniel Burke and Mitra Mobasherat, CNN


(CNN) -- Marking a sharp shift from his Holocaust-denying predecessor, new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday wished "all Jews" a "blessed Rosh Hashanah" on his English-language Twitter account.
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The first thing that caught my eye about this article was how the Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani, uses twitter. I'm always shocked to see people much older then our generation use twitter or any type of social media other then email. Rouhani posted a tweet wishing Jews a blessed Rosh Hashanah, which seems to be a very important Jewish holiday. According to the 9th paragraph of the article, this is sought out to be a small stepping stone for "softening Iranian foreign policy and rhetoric."

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Who pays if L.A. Unified students lose or break iPads?

Who pays if L.A. Unified students lose or break iPads? | Current Events | Scoop.it
Another issue in the Los Angeles Unified School District 's $1-billion effort to equip every student with an iPad surfaced Wednesday: Are parents liable if their child breaks or loses the tablet?
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When I was reading this article I couldn't help but relflect on the materials that schools provided while I was growing up. Typically they just gave out textbooks, on certain occasions our teachers would take us to the computer lab, or even a cart of laptops would come to us. I understand technology has progressed tremendously but wasn't distributing textbooks good enough for students? Is giving each student their own Ipad a good idea? This article discusses how parents don't want their child to be given an Ipad because they don't want them responsible for a $600 item. This makes a lot of sense especially if the parents are unable to afford the Ipad in the first place. Young children aren't very careful with electronics so I can see why parents are very hesitant on this.I think the L.A School District should have communicated with parents more of the issue with the Ipads.

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‘One in four men across Asia admit to having committed rape’

‘One in four men across Asia admit to having committed rape’ | Current Events | Scoop.it
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Hindu.com is a reliable source because it was a link attached to another article from cnn.com.When I first saw the title of this article, i cringed and felt completely disgusted. As i read the article it became even more disturbing reading about how a survey,taken by the Partners for Prevention, resulted in discovering 10,000 men in Asia have committed rape multiples times. These men belive they are entitled to engage in physical activity with whoever they want without a consent. Due to the results of this survey, many programs such as UN Development Programme, have agreed to helping the cause of educating younger men about gender equality and a few other issues. In the article there is a graph provided to show the different categories of men who can possibly commit rape. The part that made me feel sick to my stomach was  seeing male family members fall into these categories. 

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