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Laurence Fishburne to Star as Alex Haley in ‘Roots’

Laurence Fishburne to Star as Alex Haley in ‘Roots’

On July 1 it was announced that the new series event, Roots, had cast Laurence Fishburne in the starring role as the next Alex Haley. On April 30, the EVP and General Manager of History, Dirk Hoogstra, had announced that the network had given the greenlight for the scripted series event. At the time of […]

Shark Attacks Terrorizing the Carolinas

Shark Attacks Terrorizing the Carolinas

Shark attacks are terrorizing the Carolinas. Events of this kind are extremely rare. According to the International Shark Attack File, in recent days, there have been 10 attacks near the North and South Carolina coastlines. The average number reported per year by these two states is six. The 11 attacks in Florida, where there has been little […]

Health Insurers Hustle to Show Bigger Is Better

Health Insurers Hustle to Show Bigger Is Better

The health insurance industry is drawing comparisons to PacMan, Game of Thrones, Survivor and of course the classic game – Monopoly – these days. While some companies started engaging in a merger hustle before last week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) , but the frenzy has grown with the announced […]

Schindler of U.K. Nicholas Winton Dead at 106

Schindler of U.K. Nicholas Winton Dead at 106

The Rotary Club of Maidenhead shared some sad news on Wednesday when it announced the death at 106 of Sir Nicholas Winton, the U.K.’s answer to Oskar Schindler. Winton, of his own accord, went to Czechoslovakia after it was taken over by Hitler’s Nazi Germany just prior to the outbreak of World War II and […]

University of Illinois Sued $10M for Creating Racially Hostile Environment

University of Illinois Sued $10M for Creating Racially Hostile Environment

Eight former female basketball players of the University of Illinois have filed a $10 million federal lawsuit against the school’s athletic department for allegedly creating a racially hostile environment. The suit includes several members of the Board of Trustees, athletic director Mike Thomas, head coach Matt Bollant, and former associate head coach Mike Divilbiss. The […]

Microsoft Corporation Partners With AOL and Uber

Microsoft Corporation Partners With AOL and Uber

Microsoft corporation has partnered with AOL and Uber to take the companies advertising and mapping technology to the next level, in an ever growing and increasingly competitive market. Microsoft will now see its ads on Xbox, Skype, MSN and the website of Microsoft’s personal email service, Outlook, courtesy of AOL. In return, the search engine powered […]

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Has Assault With Deadly Weapon Charge Dropped

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Has Assault With Deadly Weapon Charge Dropped

Hip-hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs had assault with a deadly weapon charge that had been filed against him dropped in connection with his having allegedly threatened his son’s football conditioning coach, Sal Alosi, at UCLA with a kettlebell. Combs, 45, was arrested on June 22 in regards to the incident during a visit to the […]

Diabetes Drug Effective for Weight Loss

Diabetes Drug Effective for Weight Loss

Two numbers have drawn a lot of attention recently from health care experts: the percentage of people who are obese and the percentage of people who have developed type 2 diabetes. The two figures are intertwined with overweight or obese people often developing higher levels of blood sugar and becoming diabetic. Medications for diabetes address […]

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