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US Supreme Court to Hear Groundbreaking Gerrymandering Case

Posted: June 21, 2017 at 12:23 pm   /   FEATURED STORIES, Politics

U.S. Supreme Court Building. Photo by Jeff Kubina/ CC BY On Monday, the United States Supreme Court announced it would hear the most important gerrymandering case in over ten years. The case, Gill v. Whitford involves electoral districts in Wisconsin, which were drawn by Republicans and which a lower court ruled an “unconstitutional partisan gerrymander”. A […]

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Van attack at London mosque

Developing Story: Van attack at London mosque marks fourth recent terror attack in the UK

Posted: June 19, 2017 at 11:41 pm   /   FEATURED STORIES, news

In the early hours of Monday morning in London, a man drove a van into a group of worshippers near the Finsbury Park Mosque. One person was pronounced dead at the scene, and ten people were injured. It should be noted, though, that police say that the person who died at the scene was receiving […]

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Cuban cigars

Trump calls out Cuba for its human rights abuses, while embracing other dictators

Posted: June 18, 2017 at 2:07 am   /   FEATURED STORIES, Opinion, Politics

In October, 2016 Obama lifted restrictions on Cuban cigars which had been illegal in the U.S. since 1962, as part of a reengagement policy change with Cuba. _________________________________________ At this point, we are not particularly surprised when Trump gives an incoherent, factually incorrect, and hostile speech that embarrasses America. But on Friday, Trump spoke in […]

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American Student Freed from North Korea; Remains Comatose

Posted: June 17, 2017 at 5:08 pm   /   FEATURED STORIES, news

American college student Otto Warmbier was freed from North Korea this week, after he was imprisoned last January for allegedly stealing a propaganda poster. He was sentenced to fifteen years in prison and hard labor, after being accused of committing a hostile act. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced Warmbier’s release, which coincided with former […]

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Baseball shooting

At Least Five Injured in Congressional Baseball Practice Shooting

Posted: June 14, 2017 at 9:50 pm   /   FEATURED STORIES, news

At least five people were shot after a man opened fire at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia this morning. According to Speaker Paul Ryan, those injured include House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, lobbyist Matt Mika, staffer Zack Barth Special Agent David Bailey, and Special Agent Crystal Griner. A resident of the area told […]

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Sessions testifies

Attorney General Sessions Testifies Before Senate Intelligence Committee

Posted: June 14, 2017 at 12:52 am   /   FEATURED STORIES, news

Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified in front of the senate intelligence committee today, following former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony last week. Comey testified that he believed sessions would recuse himself from the investigation into Russian intervention in the 2016 presidential election before he actually did, stating it was because of, “facts that I can’t […]

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Russia Protest

Hundreds arrested during Russian Opposition Protests

Posted: June 13, 2017 at 2:58 am   /   FEATURED STORIES, news

Over 250 people, including opposition leader Alexei Navalny, have reportedly been arrested in Russia as anti-corruption protests continue across the country. Hundreds more were detained by authorities. The protests come as part of a nationwide day against corruption, organized by Navalny. According to BBC, the government granted permission for many of these demonstrations. Russian police […]

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Government miscalculations: What the U.K.’s election tells us once again

Posted: June 12, 2017 at 1:52 pm   /   FEATURED STORIES, Opinion

The recent UK election was one of the most sensational and stunning political upsets of our time. Oh wait… To the surprise of the government elite, Theresa May, who leads Britain’s Conservative Party, lost her majority in parliament. Meanwhile, the leftwing opposition and leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, who was seen as extreme […]

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Disastrous British Election Fallout: Calls for Theresa May to resign as her top advisors quit

Posted: June 9, 2017 at 2:11 pm   /   FEATURED STORIES, Politics

The United Kingdom’s general election on Thursday had a shocking result, as the Theresa May-led Conservative Party failed to win enough seats to maintain a majority government. May called for a snap election on April 19th, in hopes of gaining a stronger majority. Instead, the Conservative Party won only 316 seats, eight short of the […]

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Comey’s testimony reveals an insecure President and leaves questions unanswered

Posted: June 8, 2017 at 10:46 pm   /   FEATURED STORIES, news

At long last, former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations James Comey testified today in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Comey wasted little time in accusing Trump of spreading lies about him, and importantly false statements that scrutinized and questioned the integrity of the FBI. This may have been the former FBI Director’s most impassioned […]

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