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Iraqi Forces Seize Kirkuk From Kurds

Posted: October 16, 2017 at 10:31 pm   /   FEATURED STORIES, news, WORLD

The most recent push for Kurdish independence came to a crashing halt this week, as Iraq seized Kirkuk from the Kurds. Elite Iraqi security forces have captured the Kurdish government headquarters buildings in Kirkuk and the Iraq flag has been raised above the city. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered the Iraqi flag be flown […]

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Trump

Trump Decertifies Iran Nuclear Agreement

Posted: October 14, 2017 at 4:32 am   /   Politics, U.S., WORLD

President Trump has threatened the future of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. The Obama-era agreement attempts to reverse Iran’ nuclear program. Today President Trump has thrown the agreement into jeopardy by accusing Iran of violating the agreement and threatening to pull the US out of the deal. President Trump also unveiled a tough and comprehensive […]

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Kurdistan Referendum

Iraqi Court Orders Arrest of Kurdish Referendum Organizers

Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:26 pm   /   FEATURED STORIES, news, WORLD
An Iraqi court has ordered the arrest of several members of the Kurdistan regional government. The members in question are the people who organized a referendum on Kurdish independence last month. The Investigation court has issued warrants for the arrest of the head and members of the commission which supervised the referendum. The referendum was [...]
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Weekend Roundup: North Korea Tensions Rise

Posted: October 9, 2017 at 5:21 am   /   Article, WORLD
Tensions have once again been ratcheted up between North Korea and the United States. President Trump most recently added fuel to the fire. After Secretary of State Rex Tillerson indicated that diplomatic channels were open with Pyongyang, President Trump was quick to downplay them. He said that trying to talk to North Korea was a [...]
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Protests Grow Amid Catalan Referendum

Posted: October 5, 2017 at 9:23 pm   /   FEATURED STORIES, news, WORLD
The Spanish government has suspended Monday’s Catalan parliamentary session amid expectations that Catalan would declare independence from Spain. Spain’s constitutional court stated that such a declaration would be a “breach of the constitution.” This comes just one day after King Felipe accused secessionists of “breaking democratic principles.” King Felipe further said of secessionists: “They have [...]
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GTY

Las Vegas Shooting Leaves 59 Dead And More Than 500 Hundred Injured

Posted: October 2, 2017 at 9:24 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, U.S.
Shots were fired on the Las Vegas Strip late last night, turning a concert into a bloodbath. A man opened fire from a hotel window at a Jason Aldean concert taking place below. 59 people were killed and more than 500 others were injured amid the chaos. The shooting began at roughly 10:08 p.m. pacific [...]
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Weekend Roundup: Trump Calls Out San Juan Mayor

Posted: October 1, 2017 at 6:54 am   /   FEATURED STORIES, news, U.S., WORLD
Tweeting from a golf course in New Jersey, United States President Donald Trump criticised the Mayor of San Juan of “poor leadership". Amid the wanton destruction that has besieged the island, the US president, from the safety of a golf course, accused Mayor Yulin Cruz of dealing with the Category 4 Hurricane Maria poorly. President [...]
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NFL

Trump Continues Odd NFL Fued

Posted: September 26, 2017 at 7:56 pm   /   FEATURED STORIES, news, U.S.

Over the past five days, President Donald Trump has become embroiled in a controversy few saw coming. As he attacked NFL players for kneeling during the national anthem at football games, President Trump tweeted some 20 times, espousing his displeasure. However, during this time he spent little time talking or tweeting about Puerto Rico. As […]

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NYT

Graham-Cassidy Bill Loses Votes

Posted: September 26, 2017 at 7:39 pm   /   FEATURED STORIES, news, Politics, U.S.

Senate Republicans most recent attempt to replace the Affordable Care Act, colloquially known as Obamacare, has failed. The Graham-Cassidy Bill as it was being called, was seen by many Republicans as a fair proposal upon its release. Despite the anger of former President Obama over their attempts at  “inflicting real human suffering on their constituents,” […]

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Shooting Erupts at Tennessee Church

Posted: September 24, 2017 at 11:28 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, U.S.

Sunday services at a church in Tennessee turned deadly when a gunman opened fire. The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department has stated that the shooting claimed the life of one, and injured seven other churchgoers. The shooter began firing as service was letting out of Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch. Police received the first […]

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