Liver damage

Liver damage

At its very basic, food is for survival. Then, if your wallet’s thick enough, you could argue that food can be a delicacy. The perennial debate on vegetarian versus meat eaters will never end: both arguments are valid. Yes, killing animals for pleasure is cruel, but sometimes, meat eaters don’t adjust...

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Hostage hindrance

Hostage hindrance

The world waited with bated breath as a new crisis evolved in the war against ISIS. You might be tired of the group already, but even as American troops continue to engage in war with the Islamic State, the militant organization continues to post videos of brutal beheadings and hostages....

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Behind ISIS

Behind ISIS

WHO ARE THEY? An Al Qaeda offshoot considered more brutal than its parent organization and primarily a Sunni militant group, ISIS is estimated to have close to 31,500 fighters, according to a Sept. 11 Associated Press report. It exploited the Syrian conflict, the state of unrest in the region and...

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The Mercury’s Summer Wrap-up

The Mercury’s Summer Wrap-up

MALAYSIAN FLIGHT MH17 CRASHES On July 17, Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was shot down over Ukrainian air space, killing 298 passengers and crew. As investigators and medical experts struggled to reach the crash site in pro-separatist eastern Ukraine, the Ukrainian government, pro-Russian separatists and...

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