Joe Hernandez

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Gun Show a Test Case for New York's New Gun Control Laws

Monday, January 28, 2013

Earlier this month New York became the first state to pass comprehensive gun control measures in the wake of December's tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. But that hasn't stoppe...

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Former NFL Quarterback Steve Bono on His Financial Life After Football

Monday, January 28, 2013

Steve Bono knows the importance of staying financially healthy after a successful career in professional sports. Bono spent roughly a decade and a half as a quarterback in the NFL, bo...

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Oil and Gas Disposal Wells May Be to Blame for Texas Quakes

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Recently, earthquakes have begun to happen more frequently around the Dallas-Fort Worth area in northern Texas. While the cause of these quakes has yet to be officially determined, sc...

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The Issues at Hand: Energy Over the Next Four Years

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

As President Obama moves into his second term, will United States energy policy lean? Toward increased oil production and energy independence? Or toward more renewables and clean ener...

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President Obama's Civil Rights Report Card

Monday, January 21, 2013

In the midst of all of today's pageantry, it's worth taking a step back and looking at what President Obama has done with his first term, especially when it comes to civil rights. Jar...

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Mali Unrest Spills into Neighboring Algeria

Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Islamist uprising in the north African country of Mali continued to escalate yesterday, with hostilities spilling over the country's borders. As many as 20 militants stormed an oi...

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Free Gun Training for Teachers

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Later today, President Obama is set to announce his new agenda on gun control, a response to last month's deadly school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Some states, like New York, a...

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Kerry, Hagel Could Bring Vietnam Service to Obama's Cabinet

Monday, January 14, 2013

Vietnam War veterans like John McCain are not new to national politics, playing a small but vocal role in Congress. But now two Vietnam vets are poised to join President Obama's cabin...

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Boston Declares Public Health Emergency

Friday, January 11, 2013

The flu outbreak is so severe in Boston that Mayor Thomas Menino declared a health emergency this week. Dr. Brien Barnewolt, chair of emergency medicine at Tufts Medical Center, descr...

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CDC Responds to Rampant Flu Outbreak

Friday, January 11, 2013

Flu season is back, and this year's strain of the virus is especially brutal. But why is the 2013 influenza strain so bad? Dr. Joseph Bresee, chief of the Epidemiology and Prevention ...

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No New MLB Hall of Famers

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Baseball Hall of Fame president Jeff Idelson announced yesterday that no players would be inducted in 2013. Notable omissions include Mark McGwire and Barry Bonds, who were included o...

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Texas County Moves to Tighten Restrictions on Gun Shows

Thursday, January 10, 2013

As the gun control debate heightens in coming weeks, one policy could be taking center stage: the gun show loophole, which allows people to purchase firearms at gun shows without a ba...

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Ohio Case Offers a Teachable Moment About Rape

Monday, January 07, 2013

The case of a teenage girl gang-raped at a party in Steubenville, Ohio shocked much of America, but national attention directed toward Steubenville won't solve America's sexual assa...

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The Changing Middle East, Two Years After the Arab Spring

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

BBC Correspondent Hugh Sykes recently completed another exhaustive trip across North Africa and the Middle East to try and assess, and better understand, what has changed in the regio...

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Olympus Whistleblower Speaks Out

Friday, December 07, 2012

You might know them for their cameras, but Japanese company Olympus is responsible for one of the largest financial scandals in recent memory. Former CEO Michael Woodford blew the wh...

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As DeMint Steps Down, Reid Pushes for Filibuster Reform in Senate

Friday, December 07, 2012

With the election behind us and several new Democrats on their way to Washington, Senate majority leader Harry Reid intends to push controversial filibuster reform through Congress. B...

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As Thanksgiving Approaches Sandy's Aftermath Still Looms Over the Northeast

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

It's the day before Thanksgiving but here in New York City and just miles away in New Jersey, there is a looming feeling that thousands of people may not have a home, a dining table, ...

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Why Obama Should Go Over the Fiscal Cliff

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Some Republicans, including columnist Marc Thiessen, say their only negotiating tactic is to let the United States go over the fiscal cliff. But New Yorker staff writer John Cassidy s...

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Nicholas Kristof Visits War-Torn Syria

Monday, November 19, 2012

With a death toll well above 37,000, fighting in Syria is reaching its 20th month. New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof recently returned from the war-torn country, and in his la...

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Fiscal Cliff Could Hinder Sandy Recovery Efforts

Monday, November 19, 2012

President Obama and Republicans in Congress have yet to agree on a solution to the impending fiscal cliff, a package of tax hikes and spending cuts set to go into effect in the New Ye...

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