Sean Levinson

Sean Levinson

Sean Levinson loves writing almost as much as he loves ranting about politics. Elite Daily lets him do both, and he couldn't be happier now that he's finally putting his years at SUNY New Paltz to good use. When he's not writing, Sean enjoys nature excursions, playing the guitar and the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Look for him on "Real Time with Bill Maher," where he regularly appears in his most precious fantasies.

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Virgin Galactic Spaceship Crashes In Desert During Test Flight (Photos)
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Virgin Galactic Spaceship Crashes In Desert During Test Flight (Photos)

A rocket plane made by Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic crashed in the Mojave Desert during a test flight on Friday morning. The firm’s Twitter account said that SpaceShipTwo had experienced an “in-flight anomaly” as it conducted its 55th test, RT reports. One pilot is dead with the other seriously injured, both of whom had been equipped […]

Child Bride Who ‘Killed Husband To Escape Marriage’ May Get Death Penalty

Child Bride Who ‘Killed Husband To Escape Marriage’ May Get Death Penalty

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A 14-year-old Nigerian girl may be put to death if found guilty of fatally poisoning her 35-year-old husband shortly after their wedding. Wasila Tasi’u married Umar Sani last April in accordance with Nigeria’s marriage act, which states that anyone under 21 can be married as long as his or her parents consent. Wasila is from an impoverished, conservative […]

The Number Of Billionaires Has Doubled Since The Financial Crisis

The Number Of Billionaires Has Doubled Since The Financial Crisis

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There are more than twice the number of billionaires in existence today than during the 2009 financial crisis, a new report from a global charity has found. Oxfam’s statistics aim to show that inequality continues to grow, with the very rich gaining even more money while the very poor struggle to find available means to survive. Oxfam’s […]

Teen Arrested After ISIS Allegedly Offers Him $25K To Bomb Vienna

Teen Arrested After ISIS Allegedly Offers Him $25K To Bomb Vienna

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Austrian police have arrested a 14-year-old boy who was reportedly offered $25,000 from the Islamic State to set off a series of explosions in Vienna. Two other Austrian teenagers suspected of having similar offers from the militant group are still at large, though police do not believe the three were working together. The boy, known only as […]

Man Who Beheaded His Mother And Jumped In Front Of Train Was Off Meds

Man Who Beheaded His Mother And Jumped In Front Of Train Was Off Meds

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The Farmingdale, Long Island, man who reportedly beheaded his mother before jumping in front of a train did so because he wasn’t taking his psychological medication. Derek Ward, 35, killed himself and his mother, 66-year-old SUNY Farmingdale Professor Patricia Ward, on Tuesday, just two days before an appointment with a psychiatrist, the killer’s uncle told the […]

Russian Politician Wants Tim Cook Banned So He Can’t ‘Bring AIDS And Ebola’

Russian Politician Wants Tim Cook Banned So He Can’t ‘Bring AIDS And Ebola’

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A notoriously homophobic Russian politician said that Apple CEO Tim Cook should be banned from the country because he is gay. According to RT, St. Petersburg lawmaker Vitaly Milonov suggested that Cook, who first announced his homosexuality to the public earlier this week, could carry diseases and has a malevolent desire to “make homosexuality fashionable.” Milonov said, according to […]

OMFG: Starbucks Has Plans To Start Delivering Right To Your Desk

OMFG: Starbucks Has Plans To Start Delivering Right To Your Desk

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Starbucks will be delivering food and beverages to select costumers using its mobile app beginning in the middle of 2015. The service will be offered only to members of Starbucks’ loyalty program. Members will access the feature through a new order and pay app on their cell phones, which also allows them to place and pay for […]

Blackmailers Threaten To Unleash Ebola If They Don’t Receive Ransom

Blackmailers Threaten To Unleash Ebola If They Don’t Receive Ransom

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The Czech government has received emails from people threatening to infect the public with Ebola unless a ransom of one million euros in Bitcoin is paid. The anonymous blackmailers claim to have obtained the virus from Liberia and warn that if their demands aren’t met, Ebola will be unleashed in Prague and then to the rest […]

People In Africa Are Being Urged To Use An Actual ‘Ebola Handshake’

People In Africa Are Being Urged To Use An Actual ‘Ebola Handshake’

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The United States Ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, has revealed what is now known as the “Ebola handshake,” displaying how anyone in the countries most affected by the outbreak should greet each other. Among those she’s demonstrated the new greeting with, Power touched elbows with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf at a press conference on Tuesday. […]

Chinese Men Dig Up Dead Women’s Bodies And Sell Them As ‘Wives’

Chinese Men Dig Up Dead Women’s Bodies And Sell Them As ‘Wives’

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Eleven people have been arrested in China for allegedly digging up female corpses and selling them for a centuries-old practice. The custom, which may have first surfaced in the 17th century, is called a “ghost marriage.” It involves burying a female corpse next to a recently-deceased, unmarried man so that he can have someone to spend the afterlife with. […]

This Is Your Brain On Shrooms: How Magic Mushrooms Alter The Mind

This Is Your Brain On Shrooms: How Magic Mushrooms Alter The Mind

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Scientists have created a graphic that shows how differently the brain operates under the influence of magic mushrooms, a representation of the unnatural communication the drug induces. Fifteen volunteers had their brains scanned using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) after they had taken a placebo and again after taking psilocybin, the ingredient in mushrooms that […]