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Altruistic Kidney Donation: Going Under The Knife To Save A Life
Altruistic Kidney Donation: Going Under The Knife To Save A Life By
Would you donate your kidney to a complete stranger? What would motivate someone to undertake such a random and extraordinary act of kindness? This week Mint Press News spoke with one such person – Maryann Ford, a 45-year-old woman...
Short-Sighted: NCLB Taking Students In Wrong Direction By Cutting Recess, PE
Short-Sighted: NCLB Taking Students In Wrong Direction By Cutting Recess, PE By
Fourth-grade student Kevin Killion listens attentively to his daily class lesson, all the while walking at a moderate pace on a classroom treadmill. “It gets oxygen in your brain,” the fourth grader told Mint Press News. “I feel like I get a lot of oxygen so I can...
Drone Schools Suggest Inevitability Of Drones In Everyday Life
Drone Schools Suggest Inevitability Of Drones In Everyday Life By
This week, the United States Navy launched its drone prototype, the X-47B, from the deck of the U.S.S. George H.W. Bush off the coast of Maryland. The X-47B is the first drone that has proven successful in launching from and landing on an aircraft carrier, giving the military...
Scandals With Traction?
Scandals With Traction? By
Forty-one percent of Republicans, according to a recent poll, think the “cover-up” of Benghazi is the “biggest political scandal in American history. Forty-three percent disagree; 74 percent think it was worse than Watergate. The noise machine is in full cry. The...
New Illinois Fracking Regulations Heralded As ‘Compromise’; Locals Disagree
New Illinois Fracking Regulations Heralded As ‘Compromise’; Locals Disagree By
While touted as a compromise by local media, proposed fracking regulations being considered by Illinois lawmakers aren’t being accepted by community members who long have called for a moratorium and science-based environmental study on the impacts of the industry. The...
Museum To Honor Henry Kissinger, But Is He Worthy Of Praise?
Museum To Honor Henry Kissinger, But Is He Worthy Of Praise? By
In recent American history, a litany of different personalities have occupied the executive office at the Harry S Truman building at Foggy Bottom. War hawks, accommodationists, international diplomats and isolationists have entered and left the position of secretary of...
Obama Continues To Hack Away At Press Freedoms
Obama Continues To Hack Away At Press Freedoms By
The New York Times (NYT) editorial board is calling out the Obama administration for “secretly combing through the phone records of reporters and editors at the Associated Press.” It’s a bold allegation that has drawn the ire of civil liberties groups and concerned...
Close Guantanamo Now!
Close Guantanamo Now! By
As president and commander-in-chief, Obama has legal authority to do so. On May 3, New York City Bar President Carey R. Dunne wrote him. He did so on behalf of the organization he heads. He called indefinite detention “legally and morally indefensible.” He said...
Israel Raises Eyebrows With Its Silence On Kerry-Backed Arab League Peace Plan
Israel Raises Eyebrows With Its Silence On Kerry-Backed Arab League Peace Plan By
JERUSALEM — On the surface, the Arab League’s improved peace initiative offers Israel everything it ever dreamed of — normal relations with an entire region that has long objected to the very existence of the Jewish state, and even the chance to keep some war-won...
Hawking’s Refusal To Attend Israeli Conference Spurs Divestment Debate In US
Hawking’s Refusal To Attend Israeli Conference Spurs Divestment Debate In US By
The movement to use peaceful, economic pressure to encourage the Israeli government to halt its illegal military occupation and construction of settlements in the West Bank is gaining momentum once again after renowned physicist Stephen Hawking stated he would boycott a...