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News Roundup – Grand Theft Auto, Affordable Care Act, Food Stamps

The newest version of Grand Theft Auto is now in stores. Before you blow this off as one of those things, this videogame was released on Tuesday. It sold over $800 million on Tuesday alone. I don’t play Grand Theft Auto, but maybe I should. Almost a billion in sales in one day. Holy millionaire, Batman. A few years ago there was a lot of discussion over whether cancer screening is worth it or not. It appears that cancer screening for colon cancer is effective. Guess what? The GOP has voted to defund the Affordable Care Act again. Congressman John Boehner,

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Obama on Syria

Transcript of speech: My fellow Americans, tonight I want to talk to you about Syria — why it matters, and where we go from here. Over the past two years, what began as a series of peaceful protests against the repressive regime of Bashar al-Assad has turned into a brutal civil war. Over 100,000 people have been killed. Millions have fled the country. In that time, America has worked with allies to provide humanitarian support, to help the moderate opposition, and to shape a political settlement. But I have resisted calls for military action, because we cannot resolve someone else’s civil

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Fighting for the free internet

Congress is on the wrong path. Several major websites are standing up to tell congress NO. From Wikipedia: Imagine a World Without Free Knowledge For over a decade, we have spent millions of hours building the largest encyclopedia in human history. Right now, the U.S. Congress is considering legislation that could fatally damage the free and open Internet. For 24 hours, to raise awareness, we are blacking out Wikipedia. Learn more. Contact your representatives. SOPA and PIPA represent two bills in the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate respectively. SOPA is short for the “Stop Online Piracy

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