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Author: Mark Burnett

Book of the week: Killing the Rising Sun

Killing the Rising Sun: How America Vanquished World War II Japan was released September 13 and is Bill O’Reilly’s new book. Killing the Rising Sun is set at the tipping point of World War II on the battlefields of Japan. America has just ended the war in Europe, but their Commander in Chief,  President Roosevelt has just died, leaving the secret of a lifetime in the hands of the incoming President. Killing the Rising Sun analyzes this point of the war and tells the story about how the atomic bomb was used and its consequences. Through an intricate plot...

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The presidential election will have an effect on Puerto Rico, but Puerto Ricans can’t vote

Over the past summer the United States has decided on its Presidential candidates for the 2016 election. On the Republican side Donald Trump has been nominated for President along with his Vice President Mike Pence. Similarly, on the Democratic side Hillary Clinton has been nominated for President along with Tim Kaine for Vice President. Each of these candidates vary in their stances and each may affect Puerto Rico in different manners. During the presidential primaries Marco Rubio won the Republican Primary and Hillary Clinton won the Democratic Primary in Puerto Rico. However, Puerto Rico will be unable to vote...

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Naled, the insecticide being considered for use in Puerto Rico explained

An enormous outbreak of the Zika virus is ongoing in South America and the Caribbean. The Zika virus is transmitted to humans when an infected mosquito bites them. The virus has mild symptoms in most cases, but in pregnant women, birth defects and complications in pregnancy have arisen. Currently Puerto Rico has seen an increased number of Zika virus cases and in order to prevent more cases, the government is considering spraying the insecticide Naled. Naled has been used since 1959 in the United States and has been sprayed on a large scale covering over 16 million acres. In 2015...

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