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13 American Mass Shootings That The Media Never Told You About

13 American Mass Shootings That The Media Never Told You About

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You can say what you want about the efficacy of gun restrictions in the U.S., but there is one deadly reality that cannot be ignored: all of these mass shootings are devastating. The most disheartening thing of all is that little has been done to address this issue in America aside from politicians offering empty platitudes.And every single month, there's more bad news. It feels inescapable. Unfortunately, the media has been taking it easy on us. The fact of the matter is that 355 mass shootings have taken place on U.S. soil since January of 2015, and we've only heard about a small fraction of them. Here's a map of the cases that were heavily covered by the media in 2015. Wikimedia Commons These include the events in San Bernardino, Colorado Spri...
The United Kingdom May Leave The EU, But What Does That Mean For The Rest Of Us?

The United Kingdom May Leave The EU, But What Does That Mean For The Rest Of Us?

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On June 23, 2016, the United Kingdom will hold a referendum to decide whether or not it will remain in the European Union. There have been rumblings of such a referendum for quite some time now, but Prime Minister David Cameron, under extreme pressure from conservative politicians across the U.K., has officially announced that they will begin work to decide whether or not they should keep their place in the EU.That's all well and fine, but what would the U.K.'s abandonment (now referred to as Brexit) mean for other nations around the world, including the U.S.? Although the maneuver's potential effects on Britain sit in plain view, figuring out what this means for the rest of the world is a little more difficult. Getty Images First an...
You’ve Heard These 10 Smash Hits, But Did You Know That Prince Brought Them To Life?

You’ve Heard These 10 Smash Hits, But Did You Know That Prince Brought Them To Life?

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Although we rung in the new year a few short months ago, 2016 has already taken David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Harper Lee, Natalie Cole, and Otis Clay, to name a few. And we're now in the throes of another major loss. The Artist Formerly Known as Prince left us on April 21, 2016, and it's already proven to be a crushing blow.When larger-than-life entertainers suddenly exit stage left, it's hard to imagine the world without them. Although losing them is always hard, they leave us trails of breadcrumbs that we can follow whenever we need a little comfort. Seeing doves, for example, will undoubtedly strike a chord with Prince fans all over the world from now on. But did you know that The Purple One contributed to way more material than the music that helped him top the charts? Here are 1...