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Omicron Variant

Weekend Review: Omicron Variant Prompts Restrictions From World Governments 

Posted: November 29, 2021 at 8:16 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, WORLD

The world has tightened its borders and applied restrictions to flights and migration from much of southern Africa in response to the emergence of a new variant of the Coronavirus called Omicron Variant.  The variant has been profiled as being of interest and concern by the WHO; the same categorization applied to the Delta Variant […]

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Ahmaud Arbery

Justice For Ahmaud Arbery As Killers Convicted of Murder

Posted: November 26, 2021 at 12:05 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, U.S.

The three white men who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery, a black man on a jog in a Georgia neighborhood, were all convicted on murder charges.             “Today is Thanksgiving and I’m really, really thankful. My family and I are really, really thankful for the verdict we got yesterday,” Ahmaud’s mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones, told ABC, “We finally […]

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US Added to List of “Backsliding Democracies”

Posted: November 25, 2021 at 7:08 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, U.S.

The United States was added to a list of “backsliding democracies” for the first time on Monday. The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), a European-based think tank, claims that the world is becoming more authoritarian.  The report studied the state of democracy globally based on events that have impacted democratic governance during […]

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Gas Prices

Rising Gas Prices Squeeze Americans at the Pump

Posted: November 22, 2021 at 8:50 pm   /   Article, news, U.S.

If you’ve filled your gas tank recently, you’ve probably noticed the rising gas prices at the pump. The increasing cost has become such a concern for the federal government that they are considering releasing 35 million barrels over time from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. In November, gas prices skyrocketed to a 7-year high and reached a national […]

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Build Back Better

Weekend Review: Build Back Better Legislation Passes House, Faces Test In Senate 

Posted: November 21, 2021 at 8:12 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, U.S.

A key piece of legislation from President Joe Biden, the massive Build Back Better infrastructure bill, has won approval from the US House of Representatives and moved on to the Senate.  The bill passed despite continuous and cohesive opposition from House Republicans due to the current Democratic majority held in the political apparatus.  Despite this, […]

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Sandy Hook

Sandy Hook Victims Family Win Big Against Alex Jones

Posted: November 18, 2021 at 2:32 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, U.S.

The families of eight Sandy Hook victims have won a defamation lawsuit against InfoWars founder Alex Jones. Jones, a conspiracy extremist, had called the massacre of 26 students and educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut “a giant hoax,” claiming that it was “completely fake with actors.” This is the fourth defamation case that […]

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Jim Jones

The Infamy of a Cult Leader; A Comparison between Jim Jones and Donald Trump

Posted: November 14, 2021 at 5:24 am   /   Article, Opinion, WORLD

The term “cult” has most recently been loosely used to describe former President Donald Trump’s mass following. From names like Trump supporters, Trumpism, Trumpers, or even Cult of Trump have all described the immense dedication for Donald Trump. But the word “cult” carries a history of brutal manipulation and false leadership that oftentimes lead to […]

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Rittenhouse

Defense Asks for Mistrial in Rittenhouse Murder Case

Posted: November 11, 2021 at 11:13 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, news, U.S.

The trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, a then 17-year-old accused of shooting at three people and killing two at a Kenosha, Wisconsin Black Lives Matter protest, heated up Wednesday and resulted in the defense asking the judge for a mistrial. Judge Bruce Schroeder has come under fire in the press for controversial decisions in the case, including […]

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$1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill

Weekend Review: The House Passes a $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill

Posted: November 7, 2021 at 1:06 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, WORLD

After months of uncertainty and postponement of several social policy bills, the House passed a $1 trillion infrastructure bill on Friday night. The bill focuses on rebuilding the country’s public works systems such as public transit, roads, railways, and bridges. It will also fund new climate resilience initiatives and expand access to high-speed internet service. The passage […]

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Arbery

Only One Black Juror Selected in Ahmaud Arbery Murder Case

Posted: November 5, 2021 at 11:45 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, U.S.

On Wednesday, the two-and-a-half-week jury selection process in the trial of the murder of Ahmaud Arbery concluded with a nearly all-white jury. Only one Black juror was selected in the case of Arbery’s murder after he was tracked down while on a jog in a Georgia neighborhood by three White men and fatally shot by […]

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