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March 2019

Tensions In Venezuela Increase, Russian Troops Present

Posted: March 28, 2019 at 4:49 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, news, WORLD

In late January Caracal Reports published an article detailing the constitutional crisis in Venezuela after opposition leader Juan Guaido swore himself in as interim President. An excerpt of that piece follows which details the tension surrounding the situation: The situation in Venezuela remains contentious, especially with most of the military reportedly backing Maduro. Outlets have […]

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No End In Sight As Africa Grapples With Aftermath Of Deadly Cyclone Idai

Posted: March 26, 2019 at 11:15 am   /   AFRICA, Article, FEATURED STORIES

On Monday, Mozambique’s Land and Environment Minister Celso Correia said the number of people in makeshift camps after a powerful cyclone Idai in Mozambique has risen by 18,000 to 128,000 but the death toll remains roughly unchanged at 447. “The loss of lives remains the same as yesterday,” Correia said. “The number of people saved […]

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Mueller Report Conclusions: No Collusion Proof but No Exoneration for Trump

Posted: March 24, 2019 at 7:19 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, U.S.

Special counsel Robert Mueller found no collusion between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia, according to a summary of findings from U.S. Attorney General William Barr. However, the report did not offer the president exoneration for obstruction of justice. After nearly two years of investigation, Mueller submitted his report to the Department of Justice for […]

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Syrian Democratic Forces Says ISIS Loses Last Stronghold

Posted: March 24, 2019 at 3:34 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, Middle East, news

On Saturday the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) reported the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) lost its final stronghold in Syria. If accurate this would bring an end to the self-proclaimed caliphate declared in 2014. The SDF as a coalition of Arab and Kurdish soldiers backed British, French, and United States special forces […]

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New Zealand

New Zealand’s New Gun Laws, Do Citizens Support Them?

Posted: March 24, 2019 at 2:03 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, news, Politics, WORLD

After a gruesome mass shooting event fueled by Islamophobia took the lives of 50 Muslim worshippers at two Mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, the country immediately sprang into action to enact new gun legislation to prevent another similar tragedy from happening. Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern of the Social Democratic Labour Party, immediately […]

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New Zealand

Weekend Review: Terror Attack In New Zealand

Posted: March 16, 2019 at 3:40 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, WORLD

At least 49 people were killed and many others were seriously wounded in a shooting attack at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday. The shooter had a documented hate towards immigrants, particularly Muslims, and he targeted them in the shooting spree — the deadliest in the country’s history. The gunman — a 28-year-old man […]

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Paul Manafort’s History of Indecency

Posted: March 14, 2019 at 3:47 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, news, U.S.

Paul Manafort was sentenced to an additional 4.5 years prison for two counts of criminal conspiracy related to Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. This time will be added to the almost 4 years for tax and bank fraud Manafort received from a federal judge in Virginia last week. Even […]

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Weekend Review: US Government Tracks Journalists

Posted: March 11, 2019 at 10:21 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, U.S., WORLD

Manafort Sentenced to Less Than 4 Years for Tax and Bank Fraud Former campaign chairman for President Trump, Paul Manafort, was sentenced to approximately 4 years in federal prison for tax and bank fraud on Thursday — much less than the 24-year maximum recommended by prosecutors.  The sentence also mandates three years of probation after […]

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Benjamin Netanyahu

Benjamin Netanyahu Faces Corruption Charges As Israeli Elections Draw Near

Posted: March 8, 2019 at 2:48 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, Middle East, news, Politics

“Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be indicted on bribery and breach of trust charges arising from three separate corruption investigations, pending a hearing, Israel’s attorney general announced Thursday evening,” CNN reported on February 28th putting an end to months-long speculation surrounding the matter. An added element to the corruption charges is their timing, Israeli […]

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Assault, Violence, Death Threat: Being A Journalist In The Era Of Trump

Posted: March 7, 2019 at 6:57 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, U.S., WORLD

Is sharing important information with the public becoming dangerous for journalists? The 2018 World Press Freedom Index — compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) to evaluate freedom of the press in 180 countries each year — showed that animosity, threats, and physical violence towards journalists are all growing.  A December report by RSF showed that 80 […]

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