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Dorian

Dorian Left Bahamas in Crisis, Mostly Spared the US

Posted: September 5, 2019 at 2:45 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, U.S., WORLD

At least 20 people were killed in the Bahamas as Hurricane Dorian stalled over the islands last weekend, devastating residents with two days of winds up to 185 mph along with unrelenting rainfall.  More bodies are being discovered as the damage is still being assessed, but Dorian has left the region to deal with an […]

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Texas shooting

Weekend Review: 7 Dead In Another Texas Shooting

Posted: September 2, 2019 at 4:06 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, Middle East, WORLD

On Saturday, a 36-year-old man went on a shooting spree in Texas which left 7 dead and more than 20 wounded.  Seth Ator was pulled over by police for failing to use his turn signal and began firing upon officers with what they described as an AR-style weapon. According to police, Ator began shooting at […]

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free speech

Free Speech Protected By Appeals Court In Minnesota

Posted: August 28, 2019 at 12:34 pm   /   Article, U.S.

A federal court struck down a ruling against the First Amendment. The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of free speech. The court ruled on August 23 that the Minnesota Human Rights Act does not bind Carl and Angel Larsen, owners of Telescope Media Group, to create films for same-sex couples. In addition, […]

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Amazon

Wkend Review: Brazil Deploys Military to Combat Amazon Fires

Posted: August 26, 2019 at 12:22 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES

Parts of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil is on fire and burning at a startling rate. An estimated 44,000 troops will be made available to fight the fires in six Brazilian states — Roraima, Rondonia, Tocantins, Para, Acre and Mato Grosso. The military will reportedly use aircraft to dump thousands of gallons of water on […]

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digital rights

Your Digital Rights Could Be At Risk: Only 1 State Bans Warrantless Searches

Posted: August 25, 2019 at 11:02 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, Technology, U.S.

California’s Supreme Court struck down a probation ruling over digital rights on August 15. The probation let officers search a minor’s social media accounts and phone without a warrant. Ricardo P. gave up his phone and social media accounts for search as a result of his arrest in 2014. The court convicted him of assisting […]

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White Supremacy

The Resounding Hate of White Supremacy

Posted: August 22, 2019 at 10:20 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, U.S.

White supremacy has always loomed near the surface of American society. It was rampant in the founding when masses of natives were slaughtered to make room for white settlers and when the new country went to war with itself over slavery.  White supremacy flourished openly when the U.S. was reconstructed after the Civil War under […]

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Tlaib

Weekend Review: Israel Bar U.S. Reps. Omar and Tlaib

Posted: August 19, 2019 at 5:21 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, Middle East, WORLD

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu banned Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from travel to the country following a tweet from Pres. Trump.  Trump wrote, “It would show great weakness if Israel allowed Rep. Omar and Rep. Tlaib to visit. They hate Israel & all Jewish people, & there is nothing that can be said […]

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court

Indian Child Welfare Act Might Go to Supreme Court for the 3rd Time

Posted: August 18, 2019 at 5:39 am   /   Article, U.S.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently ruled that the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) was constitutional. The next step in appeals is the Supreme Court. This overturned a previous ruling from a district court judge in Texas who found the act unconstitutional. The case might make its way to the Supreme […]

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Due Process

ABA Reject Guilty Until Proven Innocent Affirmative Consent Resolution

Posted: August 14, 2019 at 2:14 pm   /   Article, news, U.S.

The House of Delegates of the American Bar Association rejected the resolution to endorse the affirmative assent standard. The affirmative assent standard states that an encounter should be considered assault unless each party obtained a clear ‘yes’ before every sexual act. The law states that due process is necessary for a proper trial. It has […]

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DRC

DRC Sees Ebola Surge As 3 Cases Are Confirmed

Posted: August 13, 2019 at 3:06 pm   /   AFRICA, Article

The Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC) risks plummeting image in the international community as fears over its lingering Ebola crisis thicken among surrounding countries. DRC’s battle with Ebola is showing no sign of thawing after another Ebola victim, one-year old girl, was confirmed dea recently. The recent death makes it the third to be confirmed in […]

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