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Weekend Review: At Least 68 Dead After Blast Near School in Afghanistan

Posted: May 9, 2021 at 11:46 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, Middle East, TRENDING, U.S., WORLD

At least 58 people died, and more than 165 were wounded after a car bomb detonated in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Saturday. Many of the victims were young girls who attended a nearby school. The explosion occurred in the afternoon when girls’ classes were in session, and authorities suspect they were the target.   It is unclear […]

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India

Tragedy Grips India as COVID-19 Cases Reach New Records

Posted: May 6, 2021 at 9:43 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, TRENDING, WORLD

Overwhelmed hospitals in India are running out of beds and oxygen as the COVID-19 crisis ravages the world’s second most-populated country.  According to Johns Hopkins University, the nation broke its records for the highest number of deaths and new infections in a 24-hour period between Wednesday and Thursday. The country suffered 412,000 new cases and […]

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Baghdad

Weekend Review: At Least 82 Killed in Baghdad Hospital Explosion

Posted: April 25, 2021 at 1:46 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, U.S., WORLD

An exploding oxygen cylinder started a massive blaze inside a Baghdad hospital primarily used for COVID-19 patients late Saturday. The fire overtook the intensive care unit and killed at least 82 people.  Witnesses at the scene described “volcanoes of fire,” which “overwhelmed” the unit within minutes. Many patients could not be evacuated, and some of […]

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Mass Shooting

Weekend Review: 9 Casualties Reported in Latest U.S. Mass Shooting

Posted: April 17, 2021 at 9:28 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, TRENDING, U.S., WORLD

Eight people were killed in a mass shooting at a FedEx warehouse in Indianapolis late Thursday night. At least five other victims were sent for treatment of injuries and one was listed in critical condition. The shooter also died at the scene, reportedly by suicide. Police have confirmed he was an ex-employee and that his […]

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Prince Philip

Weekend Review: Great Britain Prince Philip Dies at 99

Posted: April 11, 2021 at 11:04 am   /   FEATURED STORIES, TRENDING, U.S., WORLD

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and husband to Queen Elizabeth II, died on Friday at 99. Buckingham Palace’s statement confirmed the prince “passed away peacefully (on Friday) morning at Windsor Castle.” The Royal Family will observe two weeks of mourning as the prince’s coffin lays at rest, reportedly in a private chamber inside the castle. […]

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Weekend Review: FL Rep. Matt Gaetz’s Raunchy Games Under Investigation

Posted: April 4, 2021 at 11:57 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, U.S., WORLD

Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida is under federal investigation concerning his sexual relationships, which reportedly may have included sex with a minor.  According to The New York Times, investigators found communications between Gaetz and another Florida Republican, former Seminole County tax collector Joel Greenberg, suggesting they both solicited sex with women in exchange for […]

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Myanmar

Weekend Review: Ruthless Armed Forces Ravage Myanmar, Kill 114 People

Posted: March 28, 2021 at 10:46 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, U.S., WORLD

According to local media outlets, armed troops killed at least 114 people across 40 cities in Myanmar on Saturday. Among the dead was a 13-year-old child, one of 20 minors who have been killed since the military began a brutal pushback against protests last month.  The security forces are part of the junta, a name […]

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Massage Parlor

Weekend Review: Massage Parlor Shootings Likely Part of a Rise in Anti-Asian Violence

Posted: March 21, 2021 at 11:13 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, TRENDING, U.S., WORLD

On Tuesday, 21-year-old Robert Aaron Long went on a shooting spree at three massage parlors in Georgia. He killed eight people, including six women of Asian descent, adding to concerns of an increase in anti-Asian violence in the U.S.  Long reportedly admitted to wanting to “eliminate” the “temptation” created by Asian sex workers. Public statements […]

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Crisis

Weekend Review: Crisis in Nigeria Worsens with More Violent Abductions

Posted: March 14, 2021 at 9:33 am   /   AFRICA, Article, FEATURED STORIES, TRENDING, U.S., WORLD

Thursday night, gunmen overtook the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation in Kaduna state, Nigeria and reportedly kidnapped 39 students. The army was able to rescue 180 students after receiving a distress call from the school during the crisis. Dozens of students were unfortunately taken from the school after an exchange of weapon fire. No group […]

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Weekend Review: Democratic Senators Block $15 Federal Minimum Wage

Posted: March 7, 2021 at 12:01 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, Politics, U.S., WORLD

Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona made an exaggerated thumbs-down gesture in opposition of a $15 federal minimum wage on the Senate floor. Meanwhile, two Democratic senators from Delaware, Chris Coons and Tom Carper, teamed up to give their thumbs-downs together.  A total of eight Democratic senators voted against the hike, which was enough to […]

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