Mr. Gessaman


Shackled and pregnant: Wis. case challenges 'fetal protection' law

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John C.

Making robots more like us

Alderbaran, the French robot maker has made many humanoid NAO robots. Until recently robots were carefully separated from humans. Now more and more robots are beginning to look and act like humans. For example, Romeo, a five foot humanoid robot, made by Alderbaran, will be introduced as a “big brother” to the humanoid NAO robot. The French government is assisting this project with $13,800,000. Romeo will be programmed to care for older people and assist in the home. Houses are made for humans that have opposable thumbs. Robots are being made more like humans to be able to operate and be of assistance in a place made for humans, such as a house with switches, levers, buttons, handles and doors. Robots are being made like humans, not to replace but to work with other humans as well.

Kamryn C.

Obviously Wall Street is ambivalent about record Apple profits

Sativa Enberg

Feds: Navy secrets bought with prostitutes


"Prosecutors say a businessman known as Fat Leonard obtained military secrets by offering prostitutes, Lady Gaga tickets and other bribes to a U.S. commander." Leonard Francis is well know by military commanders in the north west due to his business in warfare. He used his connections to obtain secrets about the Navy by lining up prostitutes, Lady GaGa tickets and other bribes. the hearing in federal court case takes place Nov 8,2013
Navy commander Michael Vannak Khem Misiewicz was the man who passed confidential information on ship routes to Francis' Singapore-based company, Glenn Defense Marine Asia Ltd., or GDMA, according to the court documents they moved Navy vessels diverting aircraft carriers, destroyers and other ships to Asian ports with lax oversight where Francis could inflate costs, according to the criminal complaint. overcharging the Navy for food, fuel, and other services.

Ben G.

What did President Obama know and when did he know it?

Riley H.

Europe mulls sanctions against US over spying
Topic: Privacy
The National Security Agency was found to be collecting phone records under a secret court order of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's own cellphone. Feinstein (Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman) stated that there should be no need for surveillance of friendly presidents and prime ministers. One "solution" German authorities have proposed is to suspend a post 9/11 agreement allowing Americans access to bank transfer data. Europe, especially Germany, are looking for answers from America.
Heather H.
California school district hires online monitoring firm to watch 13,000 students
Education
There’s a fine line between monitoring students’ activity on the internet and invading on their privacy. A school district in California signed a deal with Geo Listening, a company that monitors questionable speech and topics posted publically by students on various social media websites. Although the yearlong trial will actively seek out danger for students, the overarching goal is to encourage students to privatize their social media accounts.

Jackie H

Five Stereotypes About Poor Families and Education

Kaitlyn J

http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-08-25/opinions/41446581_1_education-law-no-child-u-s-students

Katy K.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/29/technology/some-schools-extend-surveillance-of-students-beyond-campus.html?pagewanted=2&_r=0&hp

Topic: Surveillance Of Students Beyond Campus
This article is about if it should be legal or not to be able to monitor what students say on social media sites. They only want to monitor the kids to see if they are posting anything they call “alarming” that includes activity of drinking, smoking, and threats towards the school or the students in the school. A school in California had paid $40,500 to a origination called the Geo Listening, to comb through their students Facebooks, Twitters, Myspaces to look for this alarming activity. Students lash out on Twitter saying it was a waste of time. In the schools defense, it says “It helps boil down to what students are having problems.”

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1 in custody following shooting in downtown Seattle



A man was shot just before noon inside the Union Gospel Mission in Seattle's Pioneer Square.According to the Seattle Fire Department, the victim was taken to Harborview. In critical condition. Seattle police said the 45-year-old victim was shot twice. Terry Pallas, a men's shelter directorsaid, the two men were standing in a line waiting to enter the mission's lunchroom when they began arguing after one man shoved or bumped into the other.Mission staff identified the victim as Darren "Jerome" Nelson, a frequent guest.


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Ryan P.

Turning Hurricane Sandy's scars into badges of survival

Zena S.

Texas abortion clinics stay open following ruling
Topic: Abortion
Lubbock’s Planned Parenthood Woman’s Health Center is the only abortion clinic in a 300-mile swath of West Texas. Planned Parenthood had to stop making appointments until Tuesday due to new restrictions enforced by a federal judge. All doctors who are planning on performing an abortion in the state must have admitting privileges from a hospital that is less than 30 miles away. People who sued to block the requirement, argued that it was meant to outlaw abortions not to make them safer like state officials have been saying. This new restriction could shutter Lubbock’s Planned Parenthood Woman’s Health Center and about 12 other clinics across the state.

Josh S.

A Bid to Keep Youths Out of Adult Prisons
Topic:Juvenile Incarceration
Young Offenders are being sent to Adult Prisons instead of a Juvenile Detention Center. in some states, prosecutors have the authority to charge juveniles as adults and place them in adult jails and prisons. Eleven states have passed laws that keep most young offenders out of adult jails and prisons. Four states passed laws that alter mandatory minimum sentencing for young offenders charged as adults. Four states have made it so juvenile courts will take more juveniles that would be tried as adults Twelve states have made it so if a juvenile is being transferred to an adult prison, they will be sent back to a juvenile prison.

Shelby S.

Trial begins in 42 counts of theft from Seattle schools

Alaina V.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/29/sports/ncaafootball/penn-state-to-pay-59-7-million-to-26-sandusky-victims.html?ref=us
Jerry Sandusky, former assistant coach of Penn State’s football team has been found guilty raping 45 children, he used the football programs to “befriend the children, and repeatedly violate them” and people are furious. The school has agreed to pay $59.7 million to his victims, and is making efforts to ensure that this will never happen again. Sandusky is currently serving a 30-60 year sentence.

Kamron W.

Health Site’s Woes Could Dissuade Vital Enrollee: the Young and Healthy
There is a big problem with the healthcare.gov. When people sign after making their accounts it’s just a blank page instead of the website. With people just forgetting about the website and not getting healthcare this will raise the premiums. Aversive selection will make the US prices go up and falling enrollment. The problem with the website will be fixed by NOV 30th.

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Sadie W

Sweet deception: The real truth behind artificial sweeteners
The revelation on artificial sweeteners is that they slow down the body's metabolism and put you at the jeopardy of metabolic disorders and subsequent weight gain. This sugar is far from a healthy option. The name for the chemical in Splenda is “sucralose”,sounding like sucrose for a reason. Truly, this is tricholosucrose, meaning that it contains chlorine (This slows down your metabolism). So in truth, you are doing your body more harm with these “healthy” artificial sweeteners.

Matt W.

Inspectors visit all but 2 of Syria's declared chemical sites
In Syria International Inspectors have secured 21 of the 23 sites but are unable to visit and secure Syria's final 2 chemical weapons sites because of inaccessibility due to the civil war. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons or OPCW released a statement on Sunday saying "Inspectors would complete destruction of equipment for mixing chemicals and filling weapons by the start of November". Unfortunately the 2 remaining sites may still be inaccessible for some time.

Lucy Z.