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Sonal Mahindroo

Sonal Mahindroo
International

Fatal Protests Erupt in India After Guru Ram Rahim Found Guilty of Rape

Indian spiritual leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was recently convicted of the rape of two women. Ram Rahim’s followers, the Dera Sacha Sauda, responded by setting trains on fire and attacking the media, police, and government buildings in Panchkula, a small town in northern India. At least 13 people have been killed and at least 100 injured as a result of the violence, and Panchkula and its neighboring cities have been placed on high alert.

Medicine

The Farm-Animal-Fix for Hepatitis C

Devastating Diagnosis “We’re sorry to inform you, but you have hepatitis C.” In just ten short words, patient Paula Francis received a blow that changed her life forever. This was the last diagnosis Francis was expecting after going to the doctor with what she though was the flu. Little did the stay-at-home mom know that she had actually been living with this disease for several years. Like many other patients with the hepatitis C virus,

International

Ten Dead in St. Petersburg Blast in Russia

At 2:20 P.M., an explosion went off in a St. Petersburg metro traveling from Technology Institute station to the Sennaya Ploshchad station. According to Russian officials, about 50 people were injured and another ten were proclaimed dead. President Vladimir Putin expressed his condolences is not yet ready to rule out the possibility of an act of terror. Viktor Ozerov, chairman of the defense committee in the Federation Council, states that St. Petersburg could have possibly been

Real Life

Flu Season Is Here And Happening Almost Everywhere

The influenza virus typically peaks around late January to mid-February, and this year, there is no exception. The chief of infection diseases at Hartford Hospital, Dr. Jack Ross, predicts that the flu season will peak in about 2-3 weeks. However, the flu has already spread to 40 states and Puerto Rico and has reached extremely high levels in New Jersey, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, New York and South Carolina. Among the 12,000 cases of influenza A

Sex-ED

Everything You Need to Know About Herpes

“I suffer from herpes simplex virus 1 and I get super self conscious about it. I just wish more people could be empathetic if they were educated on it.” (This was submitted through our “Ask Affinity” form.) First of all, you shouldn’t be self conscious at all! Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) is so common that about 90% of American adults have been exposed it. Additionally, over 3.7 billion people worldwide are infected with HSV-1. HSV-1 is a

Politics

Three Ft. Lauderdale Shooting Victims Identified

26-year-old Esteban Santiago injured six and killed five people at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Friday, Jan. 6. Santiago shot at random at the Delta Sky Club in Terminal 2 after obtaining a firearm from his baggage. Three of the five victims who were proclaimed dead have been identified. Olga Woltering, 84 Woltering was an active member of the Transfiguration Catholic Church in Marietta, Georgia, which she had been attending with her husband, Ralph Woltering, since 1978. The

Politics

87K Petitions from Planned Parenthood Blocked by Security Guards

.@SpeakerRyan‘s office sent 6 security guards to block delivery of 87K #IStandWithPP petitions telling Ryan not to defund Planned Parenthood pic.twitter.com/56QHwhjR2q — Planned Parenthood (@PPact) January 6, 2017 When Planned Parenthood volunteers went to Ryan’s office at the Longworth House Office Building in Washington, D.C. to deliver 87,000 petitions opposing the defunding of Planned Parenthood on Friday afternoon, six security guards were sent out to tell them that his office was closed and that he would

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