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Weekend Review: Intel Reports Saudi Prince Approved ‘Capture or Kill’ of Jamal Khashoggi

Posted: February 28, 2021 at 11:57 am   /   AFRICA, Article, FEATURED STORIES, Politics, U.S., WORLD

A report by the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence found that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman (MBS) “approved an operation in Istanbul, Turkey, to capture or kill” Jamal Khashoggi in 2018. It confirms speculation which has long implicated MBS as instrumental in Khashoggi’s death and subsequent dismemberment. The report was […]

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Polar Vortex

Polar Vortex Causes Deadly Low Temps, Severe Winter Conditions

Posted: February 20, 2021 at 9:48 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, U.S., WORLD

A polar vortex caused record-low temperatures in Texas last weekend, resulting in dangerous, and sometimes deadly, winter conditions. More than 4 million people were left without power while an estimated 14 million people were without water or under a boil advisory due to unsanitary water conditions. BBC News reported at least 60 people have died […]

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Champaign County

Shining a Light on Autocratic Politics: Champaign County, Illinois

Posted: February 16, 2021 at 9:10 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, Investigative Report, U.S.

Candidates from marginalized communities report intimidation and antagonism from elected officials within the Champaign County Democratic Party. Several progressive community activists from Champaign County, Ill. spoke to Caracal Reports about tactics used by local elected officials to harm some campaigns for office and influence elections in favor of their preferred candidates. Correspondence with seven individual […]

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Weekend Review: Trump’s Second Impeachment Begins With Frightening Footage

Posted: February 12, 2021 at 6:30 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, Politics, U.S., WORLD

The second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump began this week, and Democratic House impeachment managers opened with compelling video of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Some lawmakers were reported to be visibly shocked and shaken to see how close rioters came to them and their staffs. The managers used years of […]

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Weekend Review: $1.9 Trillion Budget Resolution Passes, Biden Reduces Direct Payments

Posted: February 6, 2021 at 7:47 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, U.S.

President Biden’s $1.9 trillion budget resolution was approved by the Senate after an all-night “vote-a-rama” that lasted into Friday morning. Vice President Kamala Harris provided a tie-breaking vote and the budget passed without Republican support.   The resolution was also approved by the House and will be modified into a reconciliation bill, which will require further […]

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Inauguration

Weekend Review: Joe Biden’s Peaceful Inauguration

Posted: January 24, 2021 at 11:25 am   /   AFRICA, Article, FEATURED STORIES, Politics, TRENDING, U.S., WORLD

On Wednesday, Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States at an inauguration event held before a limited live crowd.   Kamala Harris also made history in becoming the first woman, first African American and first Asian American to hold the office of Vice President in the U.S. The inauguration was […]

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Weekend Reviews: Trump Impeached, but Danger Looms Ahead of Inauguration

Posted: January 17, 2021 at 10:43 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, U.S., WORLD

On Wednesday,  President Trump became the first U.S. president to be impeached twice.  The House of Representatives voted to hold charges against the president again following a deadly uprising of pro-Trump extremists in D.C. last week.  Notably, ten Republicans joined in a 232-197 vote in favor of impeachment. The single article of impeachment, which puts […]

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Weekend Review: Coup Attempt at the U.S. Capitol Leaves Five Dead

Posted: January 10, 2021 at 1:36 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, Politics, WORLD

On Wednesday, protesters overtook the country’s Capitol building in a pro-Trump demonstration which quickly turned into a violent revolt.  President Trump encouraged his supporters to walk to the Capitol after leaving a “Save America” rally, where he and his attorney Rudy Giuliani spoke.  Trump used the podium to restate unfounded claims of election fraud, including […]

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Democrats Take the Senate, Extremists Attempt to Take the Capitol

Posted: January 6, 2021 at 9:58 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, Politics, TRENDING, U.S.

Democrats have achieved control of the Senate with two wins in the Georgia runoff elections. Reverend Raphael Warnock and Jon Osoff each defeated their Republican opponents. Once sworn in, Reverend Warnock will become Georgia’s first Black senator and only the second Black senator to be elected from a former Confederate state.  These results effectively split […]

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2020

2020 Biggest Stories That Took Our Breath Away

Posted: December 31, 2020 at 3:13 am   /   FEATURED STORIES, U.S., WORLD

COVID-19 The world spent the entirety of 2020 in the grips of the coronavirus pandemic. But Americans demanded the right to live free of lockdowns, even if it meant death for them or others.   COVID-19 is believed to have originated in China with a case of illness that occurred last November. Since then, the virus […]

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