Articles by: Vera

Clothing Store Pairs Monkey T-shirt With African American Boy’s Face

Clothing Store Pairs Monkey T-shirt With African American Boy’s Face

Recently, children’s clothing company Just Add A Kid has come under fire after a T-shirt with a monkey’s body was paired with a cardboard cutout featuring an African-American boy’s face. This controversial combination, which was brought to everyone’s attention with a photo uploaded to Twitter on Wednesday, has now created a […]

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100 Faith Leaders Urge Obama Not To Allow Exemption From LGBT Bias Rule

100 Faith Leaders Urge Obama Not To Allow Exemption From LGBT Bias Rule

On Tuesday, President Obama received a letter from 100 religious clergy, theologians and faith leaders urging him not to allow religious exemptions in a forthcoming executive order that would prohibit federal contractors from using hiring policies that discriminate against those in the LGBT community. In June, Obama had announced his intention to protect LGBT Americans who […]

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Marine Who Smiled After His Limbs Were Blown Off Pushes Medical Science

Marine Who Smiled After His Limbs Were Blown Off Pushes Medical Science

You don’t have to look far to find heroes among us – many already know someone who is fighting for our lives. Heroes are real – they’re soldiers. US Marine Gunnery Sergeant Brian Meyer was a bomb technician in Afghanistan. In 2001, his life changed forever when an explosive device Meyer […]

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Woman Drives Mercedes To Pick Up Food Stamps

Woman Drives Mercedes To Pick Up Food Stamps

Darlena Cunha is a stay-at-home mother to twin girls who has seen firsthand how one’s comfortable lifestyle can quickly vanish. Just a few years ago, Cunha was making a decent living as a television producer with her boyfriend, who had a stable job as a copy editor for the Hartford Courant. When […]

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Guantanamo Bay Photos Reveal Inner Workings Of The World’s Most Notorious Prison

Guantanamo Bay Photos Reveal Inner Workings Of The World’s Most Notorious Prison

Over six years ago, President Obama vowed to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center – the world’s most controversial prison. To this day, the prison is still open, where prisoners are being held without charge or trial. Following the controversial trade of American Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban prisoners at the […]

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Sarah Palin Wants To ‘Impeach’ Obama For Treating America Like A Battered Wife

Sarah Palin Wants To ‘Impeach’ Obama For Treating America Like A Battered Wife

On Tuesday, onetime Republican vice presidential candidate and former governor of Alaska Sarah Palin took a stab at President Barack Obama, declaring that he should be forced out of the White House. Palin said: ‘Enough is enough of the years of abuse from this president. His unsecured border crisis is the […]

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Female CEOs Have More Financially Successful Companies

Female CEOs Have More Financially Successful Companies

According to Fortune Magazine’s analysis of data from Factset Research Systems, it’s companies that have female CEOs that are beating the stock market. At Fortune 1000 companies with women in the top role, there was an average return of 103.4% over the women’s tenures. Over the same periods, there was an […]

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$259.8 Million Powerball Jackpot Won By Man Under Religious Vow Of Poverty

$259.8 Million Powerball Jackpot Won By Man Under Religious Vow Of Poverty

The man with the winning $259 million Powerball ticket –  the largest jackpot in Tennessee lottery history – knows exactly what he’s going to do with his winnings:  support the performing arts. On Thursday, Knoxville-based Rock Cockrum went to the Tennessee Lottery headquarters in Nashville to claim his prize, accepting a […]

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Story Of Teen Mom Turned Boss Inspires Millions

Story Of Teen Mom Turned Boss Inspires Millions

America has the highest percentage of teen mothers than any other developed country. Unfortunately, instead of receiving the support they need, these young mothers are often shamed for being pregnant. When a teen mother is able to overcome all of these challenging conditions and become successful, it’s not by accident […]

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Thief Apologizes For Stealing American Flag Of Firefighter Killed In 9/11

Thief Apologizes For Stealing American Flag Of Firefighter Killed In 9/11

Melissa Brengel of Long Island, New York was devastated when she found out that her family’s American flag had been stolen last week. That particular American flag had been given to the Brengels after it flew over the World Trade Center ruins – which Melissa’s brother, 29-year-old firefighter Jonathan Ielpi, had […]

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Fast Food Employees Confess What Menu Items You Should Never Order

Fast Food Employees Confess What Menu Items You Should Never Order

If you’ve ever looked at something you ordered at a fast food restaurant and though to yourself “What’s IN this?!”, you might just find out today. Below, eleven fast food employees reveal the fiercely protected secrets of the fast food chains they’ve worked at. Some of these behind-the-scenes confessions will probably […]

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This Is What Happens When You Are Raised By Two Lesbians

This Is What Happens When You Are Raised By Two Lesbians

In 2011, Zach Wahls – a 19-year-old University of Iowa student at the time – touched millions of people around the world when his speech at a  public forum on House Joint Resolution 6 in the Iowa House of Representatives went viral. He spoke about growing up with two mothers, […]

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This Restaurant Encourages Their Customers And Wait Staff To Carry Guns

This Restaurant Encourages Their Customers And Wait Staff To Carry Guns

While many stores and restaurants discourage their customers from bringing their guns inside, one western Colorado restaurant welcomes it. Even their waitresses carry loaded guns openly! The restaurant Shooters Grill is in aptly named Rife, Colorado, where carrying a gun in public is legal. The issue of “open carry” laws […]

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Nonprofit Creates Safe Public Spaces For Vancouver’s Homeless

Nonprofit Creates Safe Public Spaces For Vancouver’s Homeless

Many cities aren’t sensitive when it comes to their homeless populations, but Vancouver might just set an example for how the most vulnerable members of its community should be treated. RainCity Housing is a nonprofit that provides housing for people with mental illnesses and addiction. Recently, the nonprofit partnered with […]

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This Scientist Created A Deadly Virus That Could Kill 400 Million

This Scientist Created A Deadly Virus That Could Kill 400 Million

“Perhaps the most notable fact about the great flu pandemic of 2018 was not that it came exactly 100 years after the Spanish flu of 1918, but that it killed 5% of the world’s population – nearly 400 million people. The NHS couldn’t handle the high numbers of infection, which […]

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Britain Attempts To Ban Anyone Born After 2000 From Smoking

Britain Attempts To Ban Anyone Born After 2000 From Smoking

Tobacco claims a life every six seconds. It’s estimated that in the 21st century, one billion people will die from smoking-induced diseases. Last Tuesday, doctors in Britain voted to ban cigarettes for any person born after the year 2000. This is the first step in an initiative toward creating a tobacco-free Britain […]

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This Restaurant Has Banned All Tips And Donates Gratuity To Charity

This Restaurant Has Banned All Tips And Donates Gratuity To Charity

There’s a new restaurant in San Antonio that’s challenging the typical business model of restaurants. Oaks Crossing restaurant doesn’t let their servers take home any tips – and it’s definitely raising some eyebrows. The restaurant opened last Friday, becoming the first restaurant in San Antonio to use a no-tip policy […]

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Pope Francis Stops Motorcade To Bless Disabled Woman (VIDEO)

Pope Francis Stops Motorcade To Bless Disabled Woman (VIDEO)

During Pope Francis’ pastoral visit to Calabria in southern Italy, the Pope halted the car he was riding in to bless a young disabled woman and her family after seeing them standing on the side of the road. The family posted a video of the encounter online, shown below: The […]

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Always #LikeAGirl Ad Addresses The Sneaky Stereotype That Harms Girls (VIDEO)

Always #LikeAGirl Ad Addresses The Sneaky Stereotype That Harms Girls (VIDEO)

Growing up, we’re taught that doing anything “like a girl” is usually an insult. So how do you think it feels when you actually are an adolescent girl? Feminine product company Always is trying to change this perception with a new campaign called #LikeAGirl. This ad shines direct light on […]

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Homeless Man Gives Kids Free Books To Encourage Them To Read

Homeless Man Gives Kids Free Books To Encourage Them To Read

This homeless man is exactly why you should never judge a book by its cover. Philani Dladla, a 24-year-old who lives on the streets, doesn’t look like someone who constantly has their nose in a book. However, he’s earned his name the “pavement bookworm” – a nickname given to him by […]

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