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In 2012, a young girl by the name of Malala Yousafzai captured our attention when she was shot in the head by the Taliban… and survived. The now 16 year old was shot for fighting for women’s right to education, but how did it get that far?  

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Obesity in children has been called an epidemic now that attention has been drawn to it. With the rise in childhood obesity it can increase the number of adults that are overweight as well. The health problems that people develop over time due to obesity can be very serious if nothing is changed. According to the journal, child obesity needs to be assessed right away so that the kids can use prevention or intervention programs (Obese parents—obese children?). A parents diet plan can affect a child’s weight development although early weaning promotes gaining weight.

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In the article, “Should Congress Pass Stronger Gun Laws,” the author gives a compelling argument against stronger gun control tied into the safety of women.  The article opens with a story about a women who had her house broken into by two men, one with a foot-long knife.  She used a concealed handgun to injure the man with the knife and caused the other man to flee the scene (Trotter 2013, pp.

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On September 9, 2009 an article titled “Repeat Drunk Driver Not a Dangerous Offender” was published on the CBC news website. The article revolves around Roger Walsh who in 2008 killed a women in a wheelchair named Anee Khudaverdian. Roger Walsh hit Anee and fled the scene to only be arrested a couple blocks away after having crashed into a ditch. Quebec court Judge Michel Mercier gave Walsh a life sentence in jail but refused to label him as a “dangerous offender”. The night of the murder, Roger Walsh had more than double the legal alcohol limit.

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