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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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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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Strikes

American Workers Are Fighting Back With Strikes

Posted: October 22, 2021 at 1:28 pm   /   Article, Finance, news, U.S.

Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, a growing number of American workers are fighting back with strikes to pressure corporations for better pay and working conditions after several years of accepting the statusquo. From healthcare to manufacturing and the film industry to mining, a wide swath of Americans is threatening to or have already started their […]

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Economic

Early Signs Show US Economic Recovery is Slowing

Posted: October 13, 2021 at 4:20 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, news

The world economy is beginning to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, but expected growth forecasts and early warning signs are becoming more and more prominent. On Tuesday, the International Monetary Fund downgraded the United States’s expected growth forecast by a whole percentage point to 6%, the biggest decrease for any G7 economy. One of the biggest issues […]

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Malaria Vaccine

Decades in the Making, First Malaria Vaccine Approved by WHO

Posted: October 11, 2021 at 7:33 am   /   Article, news, WORLD

The World Health Organization recently made a groundbreaking development in global health as they approved the first vaccine for malaria in Africa. Malaria is responsible for over 400,000 recorded deaths a year, with a significant amount of cases occurring in children under the age of five. Additionally, the disease has historically contributed as a significant […]

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Oil Spill

‘Devastating’ California Oil Spill Under Investigation as Amplify Energy Faces Scrutiny

Posted: October 5, 2021 at 4:16 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, news, U.S.

Dead fish and birds have washed ashore after a 17.5-mile pipeline owned by Amplify Energy Corp. leaked an estimated 126,000 gallons of crude oil into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Huntington Beach in Orange County, California.  California beaches along the Orange County stretch have been shut down following the major oil spill on […]

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Democratic Senators

Biden’s Agenda Struggles as Democratic Senators Resist the Budget Bill

Posted: October 1, 2021 at 4:41 pm   /   Article, news, Politics, U.S.

Final voting for President Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill approaches as the fate of the legislation is in the hands of two Democratic senators, with one who has yet to make their views on the bill clear. In what seems to be a tantalizing game from Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema […]

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Mask Mandate

Mask Mandate War As Public Health Collide with Politics

Posted: September 9, 2021 at 9:57 pm   /   Article, news, U.S.

In the United States, the concept of mask mandate was met with acceptance or anxiety, depending on which parts of the country believed in the direction of medical professionals or the opinions of elected officials. Different masking and mitigation policies designed to “stop the spread” in states led to varying degrees of coronavirus infections at […]

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Abortion

Texas Prohibits Abortion After Supreme Court Silence

Posted: September 2, 2021 at 8:12 pm   /   Article, news, U.S.

After a night of silence from the United States Supreme Court, abortion services in Texas were mostly shut down, allowing new legislation to take effect that outlaws most abortions after the sixth week of pregnancy. The conservative-controlled court did not rule on a request by clinics and physicians to halt the law while a legal […]

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Biden and Putin

Biden and Putin Hold Tense ‘Positive’ First Meeting

Posted: June 17, 2021 at 5:21 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, news

Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin met in Geneva in their first meeting since Biden became US President in January. The meeting’s agenda set out key discussion areas, including imprisoned Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, Ukraine, alleged election interference, and other foreign policy issues. The two leaders had a small chat with translators and U.S. Secretary […]

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