This news blog is an educational exercise involving students at the University of Minnesota. It is not intended to be a source of news.

This lengthy article by ProPublica is about the FDA's faulty approval process of drugs available on the market.

I noticed something about the links in the article: nearly all of them went to other parts of This tells me that the website has done a lot of research on this topic, because all of their attribution is from other parts of their site. It also tells me, however, that all of their information has come from their website, which can present some bias.

The writers do a good job of embedding the links within the text so that it's not too difficult to see where they got their sources from. The writers didn't do the best job of web writing because of the massive amounts of text in the article. It's fine if there is a lot to read, but no white space made me feel as if I would never get to the end.

But, the writers also utilize the perks of web writing by integrating information boxes on the sides of the article, and enabling comments so that users can leave feedback or other information that might be pertinent to the topic.

There has been a group of at least 50 workers found alive underneath the building that collapsed Wednesday in Dhaka, Bangladesh, BBC News said.

The group was found trapped in various places of the third floor of the building. Authorities hope to have the survivors freed within a few hours, CNN said.

The collapse has sparked protests across Bangladesh because of poor building quality regulations.

Eleven hurt in bus crash

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A freight train struck a bus Friday carrying senior citizens and people with developmental disabilities, the Miami Herald said.

The crash happened in Evans City, Penn., which is about 25 miles from Pittsburgh. Authorities said that 10 people and the driver of the bus were injured. The crash occurred at a reportedly unmarked railroad crossing, the Pioneer Press said.

Police are investigating if morning fog contributed to the collision.

Tsarnaev moved to prison

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Suspected Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was released Friday from the civilian hospital he was being treated at, and moved to prison, the Pioneer Press said.

Tsarnaev was moved to Federal Medical Center Devens, a facility that treats special prisoners who require longterm medical attention. The facility is about 40 miles from Boston, BBC News said.

He was previously at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, the same hospital that many of the victims of the Boston bombing were at. It is reported that the victims were uncomfortable knowing Tsarnaev was in the same building as them.

A student at Sheboygan South High School has been diagnosed with Tuberculosis and quarantined, the Sheboygan Daily said.

Nearly two dozen students are being tested for the disease, because they were in contact with the infected student. Tuberculosis outbreaks are rare in Wisconsin, and throughout the United States.

The Pioneer Press said that the student discovered their condition when a family member went to a clinic and found out they had it.

A Twin Cities radio host has lost advertising and received criticism for a comment that he said April 12, describing that the families who lost their loved ones in the Newtown, Conn., shooting can "go to hell," the Star Tribune said.

Bob Davis, a conservative co-host of the "Davis and Emmer" weekday morning show on KTCN (AM 1130), was offered to have a paid trip to repeat what he said to the families of the Newtown shootings.

Davis argued that he's sick and tired of seeing the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting becoming advocates for the national debate on gun control. He said that "[everyone is] terrified of these victims...I would stand in front of them and tell them, 'Go to hell.'"

Davis responded to the controversy created due to his comment, saying that he has no filter when he speaks on the air, the Huffington Post said.

Grandfather won't be jailed for shooting granddaughter

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A Rochester minister has been ordered to complete 100 hours of community service for shooting and wounding his granddaughter, the Pioneer Press said.

Stanley Wilkinson mistook his granddaughter for a burglar in December, and subsequently shot her in the neck. An Olmsted County judge sentenced Wilkinson to 91 days in jail. Wilkinson then pleaded guilty to intentional discharge of a firearm that endangers safety, which reduced his penalty to community service, the Star Tribune said.

The 16-year-old granddaughter was wounded but not seriously injured. She told authorities that she left her grandparents' house without telling them.

Stillborn baby's body found in Red Wing laundry

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The stillborn infant boy found in dirty laundry Wednesday at a cleaning service in Red Wing, Minn., came from the morgue at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, the Pioneer Press said.

The boy was stillborn late in the second trimester two weeks ago, officials said. There didn't appear to be any foul play suspected.

Police said that workers in the laundry service found the body after it fell out of a bed sheet. The body had been wrapped in linen, and somehow mistakenly got sent to the laundry to be cleaned, the Star Tribune said.

A scientist who faked research data for anti-cancer drugs in an attempt to get the drugs tested on humans was jailed Wednesday in Edinburgh, the Telegraph said.

Steven Eaton, 47, was working in Edinburgh in 2009 when he came up with the idea of falsifying data. If the experimental drugs had been able to be tested on people, there could have been "unquestionable harm to cancer patients," Edinburgh sheriff Michael O'Grady said. Eaton has been jailed for three months, which is the maximum sentence allotted under scientific safety laws.

Eaton's attorney said that he has given up working as a scientist, BBC News said.

Suspicious letter sent to Obama

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A letter addressed Wednesday to President Barack Obama was suspiciously similar to a letter that tested positive for the deadly poison ricin, NBC News said.

The letter was intercepted Tuesday at the U.S. Capitol's off-site mail facility in Washington. The test required to see if the letter contained ricin takes 24 to 48 hours to conduct, CNN said.

Ricin is a deadly and easily produced substance. An amount of 500 micrograms, as small as the head of a pin, can kill an adult.