The debate on guns has been running wild in the last few months due to the recent massacres, especially the tragedy at Sandy Hook. Some believe arming the “good” people will stop these attacks, while others want to have stricter guns laws in hopes of limiting access for potential criminals. These arguments have led to bills being proposed, by both sides, at the federal and state levels.
Online dating has become quite the trend over the past decade, and thousands of great marriages have come from it. However, those using online dating sites must remember that people are not always who they claim to be. In many cases, it is simple lies about their weight or their age, but in some cases the other person you are communicating with has motives to hurt or defraud.
In the second time in four years, RDA Holding Company, the parent of Reader’s Digest, has filed for bankruptcy. This move is intended as a financial restructure to shrink its more than $465 million in debt. RDA is hoping to exit bankruptcy with less than $100 million in debt, or 80% less than current levels.
In the London Olympics, there was no more inspiring story than that of Oscar Pistorius from South Africa. When he was 11 months old, he had his legs amputated just below the knee due to a rare bone defect. In spite of that, he still was an athlete growing up, and with the help of new technology, was able to become a track star. He even was able to make the Olympic semi-finals in the 400 meters against able-bodied athletes. This is quite the tale of overcoming obstacles to reach ones goals.
In a vote of 78-22, the Senate has overwhelmingly reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act. The bill sets aside $459 million for Violence Against Women programs over the next 5 years. It also expands VAWA to include new protections for LGBT and Native American victims of domestic violence, to give more attention to sexual assault prevention and to help reduce a backlog in processing rape kits.
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