Prison Riot in South Carolina Turns Deadly, Seven Left Dead

On Sunday night, April 15th, a riot broke out in a maximum-security prison in South Carolina, leading to the death of seven inmates and left seventeen injured. The riot began at around 7:15 p.m. at the Lee Correctional Institution. Amongst the inmates are some of the most violent, longest-serving criminals of the state. The riot was not pacified until almost 3 a.m. the next morning. The riot was described as “multiple inmate-on-inmate altercations”. Within the institution, there are about 1,500 male inmates and it’s about 40 miles east of the…

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Are Android Apps Infringing on the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act?

Study finds that a large number of Android applications have infringed on COPPA law. The internet has become so complicated in recent years such that nothing online can be trusted anymore. In fact, any information one posts on their social media, regardless of privacy settings, can no longer be treated as secure. Just a while ago, there has been an uproar regarding data sharing between Facebook and Cambridge Analytica. While people are over concerned about their own privacy and the way in which their information is getting exploited by the…

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Is Caffeine Overdose A Real Thing? FDA Weighs in

There have been several deaths that resulted from a caffeine overdose. Today, the sales of bulk packages of caffeine in liquid or powdered form are no longer permitted. This was made public by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday. From the official statement issued by the FDA, they highlighted the immediate implementation of the policy. The exact justification provided was with an emphasis on “the significant public health concern”. They provided the reasoning as follows. Highly concentrated and pure caffeine, often sold in bulk packages, have been linked…

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Racial Debate Rages over Kansas City Naming Street Honoring Martin Luther King Jr

There has been increasing contention on the connotation of Martin Luther King “Boulevard” or “Drive” as, despite the great sentiments of peace, equality and unity that is embodied behind his name, these streets in many cities are oftentimes associated with poverty and crime. This debate is especially vehement in Kansas City, as it has yet to name a street after Dr. Martin Luther King. Recently, there has been a proposal from the coalition of local black leaders for one of the oldest boulevards of the city to be named after…

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