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When It Rains, It Pours: The News Week in Review

The death toll in the U.S. from Superstorm Sandy neared 100 victims on Friday.

Nature has a morbid sense of humor. As Americans have been gridlocked, grumpy, and childish with each other over the last year over politics and the upcoming election, Nature was just bidding its time, waiting until the very last moment to unleash a torrent of destruction all over the East Coast.

On My Honor, I Will Do My Best: The News Week in Review

The Boy Scouts' "Perversion Files" revealed more than 20,000 confidential Boy Scout documents identifying more than 1,000 leaders and volunteers banned from the group after being accused of sexual misconduct with boys.

As both a human being and an Eagle Scout, I was profoundly disturbed to read the reports about the child abuse that went unreported or actively hidden throughout the history of the Boy Scouts of America.

Political Kisses and Sewer Misses: The News Week in Review

October 11 was National Coming Out Day.

Sometimes all a kid needs is someone to look up to as a role model. But in a world of lawsuits, spilt sewage, child molesters, and drunk athletes, it’s understandable why kids these days might feel like something’s amiss.

Sexy Buses and Failed Faith Healings: The News Week in Review

Maybe what we've needed this whole time was just sexier buses.

Sometimes you have a bad day. Maybe your bike tire went flat or you check your bank account and find out you got an overdraft charge. But humans have ways of coping — like reminding themselves, “Hey, it could be worse.”

Bees, Bombs, and Bodies: The News Week in Review

This last week, we learned that — despite the Arab Spring — "the fall of dictatorships does not guarantee the creation of free societies."

You learn something new everyday. That is part of being human. From the Libya embassy attack to the bee-killing American Foulbrood disease, the News Week in Review has all sorts of new things for you.

Watery Graves and Transit Knaves: The News Week in Review

Giving to others is usually a good thing. Unless you're giving bad smells to your neighbor.

Bill Clinton, LTD’s EMX expansion, and 44 dead cows are just a few of the headlines examined in this week’s News Week in Review.

Dinosaur Spiders and Blood Puppies: The News Week In Review

What will not create bad blood is the idea of puppies donating blood to other puppies.

From fake bombs to puppies donating blood to newly discovered spiders called “trogloraptors,” it’s been a long week.

Hey Girl, It’s the News Week in Review

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In this week’s News Week in Review, there are Hey Girl memes for Paul Ryan, Ryan Gosling, and raw milk — plus the usual murders, robberies, and genetically modified plants.

Smoking with Babies, Landing on Mars: The News Week in Review

The NASA probe Curiosity doesn’t just have a Twitter account, it also has a Facebook account.

In this week’s News Week in Review, you will find space-probes tweeting, pregnant women smoking, and politicians hitting up strip clubs.

Planes Watching Birds: The News Week in Review

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After a week of using military technology to take cellphone pictures of seagulls, methane gas explosions, and a dental association using an outdated rap song to look cool, it makes sense why the Council would worry.

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