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New York City attempts to regulate aggressive costumed characters

Lisa Chen, Viking Voice Editor

September 6, 2014

Every day, tourists from around the world visit Times Square to take in the flashing lights, bustling masses, and maybe even stop for a few pictures with the costumed characters lining the streets. However, taking photos with seemingly innocent characters, such as Spiderman and Elmo,...

Untested drugs approved to treat Ebola patients

Vibha Pandurangi, Lead News Editor

September 3, 2014

With no proven treatment for the virus and a rising death count of over 1,000, the World Health Organization has declared the use of untested drugs and vaccines as ethical in combating the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. This Ebola outbreak is the b...

Medicare reduces payments to 120 Illinois hospitals

Nancy Chen, News Editor

August 25, 2014

In an effort to improve patient care, Medicare plans to penalize 94 percent of hospitals in Illinois for unnecessary patient readmissions. This reduction program takes effect Oct. 1, 2015. According to Crain’s Chicago Business,...

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