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Russia-Ukraine War

Russia-Ukraine War Impact on Geoeconomics

Posted: June 2, 2022 at 4:52 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, WORLD

The Russia-Ukraine war will have longstanding impacts on geopolitics and geoeconomics, from the European Union and the Americas to India and China. The ripple effects of the Russia-Ukraine War extend far and wide, but they are perhaps nowhere more monumental than the potential for future conflict between great powers, China and the US, in the […]

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Black Women

Republican Question Biden’s Promise To Nominate ‘Black Woman’ To SC

Posted: February 2, 2022 at 1:48 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, Politics, U.S.

President Biden met with Senate Judiciary Committee leaders on Tuesday afternoon to discuss the current Supreme Court vacancy one week after Justice Stephen G. Breyer announced he would be retiring from his role this summer.  The president will be selecting a judicial nominee with advice and consent from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Richard J. Durbin […]

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Teachers

Teachers Are Not Heroes; They’re Professionals

Posted: December 24, 2021 at 6:56 am   /   Lifestyle, Opinion

In the 2020-2021 teaching year, 1 in 4 US teachers considered quitting their job. While the feared mass exodus of teachers doesn’t seem to have occurred, schools are largely facing other staffing shortages, making the jobs of teachers more stressful. Throughout the US, non-teaching roles in schools such as bus drivers, substitute teachers, school nurses, […]

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Juneteenth

Juneteenth Recognized As National Holiday

Posted: June 19, 2021 at 2:14 am   /   Article, U.S.

On Thursday, June 17, Juneteenth became a federally recognized public holiday thanks to bipartisan efforts. Before reaching Congress, the legislation was passed in every state aside from South Dakota.  It is the first federal holiday to be signed into law since Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 1983. Officially labeled Juneteenth National Independence Day, the […]

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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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stimulus bill

Biden Signs 1.9 Trillion Stimulus Bill For First Major Win

Posted: March 13, 2021 at 3:49 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, U.S.

Wednesday night, the House of Representatives approved a $1.9 trillion legislative package for pandemic relief dubbed the “American Rescue Plan.” After several grueling rounds of Senate revisions, the stimulus bill closely adheres to Biden’s original relief proposal, with several high-profile provisions absent. The key missing features include a $15 minimum wage and better unemployment benefits. […]

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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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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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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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