Vapor Madness

When a deadly virus swept the U.S. in 2009, killing thousands of people, panic felt especially necessary. A variant of the influenza that spreads every year, the “swine flu” made headlines as new reports of deaths rolled in. Graphic, tragic tales of lives lost spread fear. Many Americans still remember that winter as particularly treacherous. But swine flu ultimately did no more damage in the country than any typical flu virus. In fact, the year that swine flu struck was one of the lightest flu seasons in recent history. Influenza killed around 12,500 Americans that year. The average annual death toll over the past decade has been closer to 50,000.… Read More

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Miami Dolphins vendor charges fan $724 for 2 beers

A Miami Dolphins vendor charged a fan $724 for a couple of beers using an alleged skimming device. The Miami Herald reported that Nathaniel Collier sold two beers to a fan and swiped their card as if it were a normal transaction. The device wasn’t authorized by the Dolphins or Hard Rock Stadium. The Herald reported that Collier was employed with an organization called Rocket Man, a subcontractor for venues that hire people to roam the premises selling concessions and for security. Collier was not working for Hard Rock Stadium, Rocket Man or the Dolphins when he allegedly used a skimming device for this transaction, according to Newsweek. The fan… Read More

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Gina Kirschenheiter Reveals New Boyfriend! Who is Travis Mullen?

The Real Housewives of Orange County star Gina Kirschenheiter’s last relationship ended with a scary confrontation and her ex-husband’s arrest. But now, a year and a half after she first separated from Matt, Gina is finally prepared to move on. Gina has a new boyfriend named Travis Mullen. Good for her! On Monday, September 30, Gina Kirschenheiter decided to close out the first week of autumn with some news. She shared a pair of images of her and a handsome man laughing together. Gina captioned: “Always find a reason to laugh. It may not add years to your life but will surely add life to your years.” The man in… Read More

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Ask The Experts: The Most Overlooked Factor In 2020’s Elections

Watch Video In December 1988, President Ronald Reagan lamented his gridlock with U.S. Congress and a Democrat-controlled House of Representatives by saying it was a virtually permanent chamber unresponsive to the people. The outgoing president quipped, “There is less turnover in the House than in the Supreme Soviet [of the USSR].” As Professor Marvin Overby of the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy puts it, “There’s some truth to that.” Overby studies congressional retirements — voluntary departures or running for a different office — and says right now, congressional retirements are pacing to be one of the most influential factors of the 2020 elections. And it affects one political party far… Read More

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