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Weekend Review: Declassified 9/11 Report Implicates Two Saudi Nationals

Posted: September 12, 2021 at 12:05 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, U.S., WORLD

20 years have passed since the 9/11 attacks killed nearly 3,000 people. However, President Biden’s administration has just declassified a 2016 report tying two Saudi nationals living in the U.S. to the attackers. Some families of victims are rejoicing, as they have been seeking the release of this information for years. Many have long suspected […]

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Democracy at work

Democracy in the U.S. is in Peril, Decolonization is the Solution

Posted: September 3, 2021 at 7:14 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, Politics, U.S.

Some observers might have noticed that democracy in the U.S. is raising red flags in apparent ways after politically motivated violence interrupted the processes for the transfer of presidential power via an insurrection in January. Unsubstantiated claims convinced millions that an election was stolen, and people died in a subsequent effort to manifest political demands. […]

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Hurricane Ida

Weekend Review: Louisiana Braces for Battering from Ida

Posted: August 29, 2021 at 1:51 pm   /   FEATURED STORIES, Middle East, TRENDING, U.S., WORLD

Hurricane Ida is coming ashore with winds reaching near Category 5 strength. Weather forecasts anticipate the storm to make landfall at Grand Isle, Louisiana. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) warned of an “extremely life-threatening storm surge” from the Gulf of Mexico to Mississippi. Destructive winds will likely knock down trees and power lines. Furthermore, levees […]

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Weekend Review: Chaos in Afghanistan as Taliban Takeover Power

Posted: August 22, 2021 at 2:04 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, TRENDING, U.S., WORLD

The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan is complete and prominent leaders are returning from exile. The news comes as U.S.-led war efforts which drove the group out nearly 20 years ago have been drawing to a close. President Joe Biden vowed to follow through on his promise to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Aug. […]

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Morning in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, where Taliban advances now threaten to overtake the city.

Weekend Review: Afghanistan on the Verge of Collapse

Posted: August 14, 2021 at 6:58 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, TRENDING, U.S., WORLD

The Taliban is making extraordinary advances in Afghanistan and now claims 21 of 34 of the country’s provinces. Alarming new research suggests the country’s capital, Kabul, could fall to the militant group within 90 days, according to ABC News. In April, President Joe Biden announced the imminent withdrawal of all remaining U.S. forces from Afghanistan after 20 years of war efforts. […]

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Historic Infrastructure Bill Anticipated to Pass in Senate

Posted: August 10, 2021 at 12:23 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, TRENDING, U.S.

An expansive, bipartisan infrastructure bill will most likely pass in the Senate on Tuesday. If approved, the $1.2tn Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will head back to the House of Representatives for a final vote. Earlier, Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) informed the press that the Senate will be voting on Tuesday morning. He also […]

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A woman applauds a speaker during a June rally in Boston protesting housing evictions. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Weekend Review: Federal Moratorium on Evictions Has Expired

Posted: August 1, 2021 at 12:00 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, U.S., WORLD

The Delta variant is surging and excessive heat threatens part of the country. Still, Congress has failed to extend the federal moratorium on rental evictions before leaving for August recess. More than 3.5 million Americans reported they could face eviction in the next two months. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved a […]

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Capitol

GOP Downplays Shocking Abuse of Capitol Officers on Jan. 6

Posted: July 31, 2021 at 9:34 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, TRENDING, U.S.

This week, US Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn testified before a select committee to being pelted with racial slurs on January 6. He claimed to have encountered a mob that chanted “Fucking n—–!” at him and emotionally admitted it was the first time he had ever been called the name while in uniform. Dunn also […]

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Floods

Weekend Review: Federal Judge Suspends DACA Program

Posted: July 17, 2021 at 8:23 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, TRENDING, U.S., WORLD

A federal judge in Texas ruled that former President Barack Obama used unlawful measures to implement the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Some individuals are protected from deportation by DACA if they were brought to the country as children. U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen found that the Obama administration overreached its authority […]

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Bangladesh

Weekend Review: Workers Locked in Burning Bangladesh Factory, Owner Faces Murder Charges

Posted: July 11, 2021 at 3:05 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, U.S., WORLD

Late last Thursday, a fire inside a six-story food processing factory in Bangladesh tragically killed 52 people. Soon after, it was discovered that an exit was illegally locked, preventing workers from escaping the burning building. Children, some reportedly as young as 11, were among those trapped inside. The fire burned for almost 24 hours before […]

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