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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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Miami

16 Dead and More Than 140 Still Missing a Week After Miami Tragedy

Posted: June 30, 2021 at 12:12 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, TRENDING, U.S.

Last Thursday, a 12-story residential building in Miami partially collapsed. A week later, 16 people have been confirmed to be dead while rescuers continue a desperate but cautious search for those who have not been accounted for. As the search continues, questions about how it happened and who is responsible have emerged. Approximately 55 apartments […]

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Weekend Review: Juneteenth Celebrated as a Federal Holiday in the US

Posted: June 20, 2021 at 11:46 am   /   FEATURED STORIES, TRENDING, U.S.

On Friday, Juneteenth was celebrated as a federal holiday for the first time in the United States. Last week, President Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, which made the day a nationally recognized holiday. “This will go down for me as one of the greatest honors I will have as president,” Biden said.  […]

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Netanyahu

Weekend Review: Israel Poised to Oust Netanyahu, Form New Government

Posted: June 13, 2021 at 11:26 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, TRENDING, U.S., WORLD

Israel’s parliament is voting to finalize a deal on a new government. The 12-year reign of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the longest in Israel’s history, is expected to come to an abrupt end today. If ratified, the new government would form a coalition of political opposites, including a party to represent the Arab citizens of […]

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Filibuster

The Great Filibuster Debate: Should the US Abolish It?

Posted: June 12, 2021 at 9:47 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, TRENDING, U.S.

The Senate filibuster is making headlines lately as the debate over its usefulness comes to a head once again. The Biden presidency is facing major obstruction from the Republican party, and Democrats hope that ending the filibuster will help them overcome some of their obstacles. For those unfamiliar with the term, the filibuster is an […]

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Assault Weapons

Weekend Review: Federal Judge Overturns Assault Weapons Ban in California

Posted: June 6, 2021 at 11:43 am   /   AFRICA, Article, U.S., WORLD

On Friday, US District Judge Roger Benitez overturned a ban on assault weapons in California. The law was in place for more than 30 years. Benitez argued the “failed experiment” violated constitutional rights. In his decision, he compared an AR-15 to a Swiss army knife, noting they were “good for both home and battle.” He […]

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Gaza

Weekend Review: Rebuilding Begins in Gaza as Cease-Fire Holds

Posted: May 23, 2021 at 12:13 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, TRENDING, U.S., WORLD

A cease-fire between Israel and Hamas has held for days, bringing nearly two weeks of fighting to a stop. More than 240 Palestinians and 12 Israelis were killed in airstrikes and clashes during that time. Israel claimed that all of their targets were known hideouts for Hamas terrorists. However, the United Nations reported that at […]

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