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AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca Uses Outdated Information In Touting Vaccine Efficacy

Posted: March 24, 2021 at 12:04 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, news, WORLD

On Monday, AstraZeneca announced that its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective for adults of all ages, following the results of their study on over 32,000 volunteers. Unfortunately, it was revealed early Tuesday morning that the study included outdated information. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) issued the following statement shortly after […]

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Massage Parlor

Weekend Review: Massage Parlor Shootings Likely Part of a Rise in Anti-Asian Violence

Posted: March 21, 2021 at 11:13 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, TRENDING, U.S., WORLD

On Tuesday, 21-year-old Robert Aaron Long went on a shooting spree at three massage parlors in Georgia. He killed eight people, including six women of Asian descent, adding to concerns of an increase in anti-Asian violence in the U.S.  Long reportedly admitted to wanting to “eliminate” the “temptation” created by Asian sex workers. Public statements […]

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Unaccompanied Minors

White House Scrambles to Accommodate Unaccompanied Minors Flooding U.S. Border

Posted: March 18, 2021 at 4:13 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, U.S.

The number of unaccompanied minors crowding the southwest border has soared to record levels over the past month, with over 13,000 minors in custody as of March 16—up from the 4,276 reported as recently as Sunday. Without enough beds or personnel, the situation quickly becomes a humanitarian crisis that the new administration cannot afford to ignore.  […]

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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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immigration bill

Biden’s Immigration Bill Faces Congressional Hurdles

Posted: February 27, 2021 at 12:14 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, U.S.

Immediately following his inauguration on January 20, President Joe Biden sent a comprehensive immigration reform bill to Congress. Formally called the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, the bill aims to overhaul and modernize much of the immigration progress following four years of harsh and archaic policy from the Trump Administration. According to an official White […]

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Myanmar protest

The Myanmar Protest And The Power In Solidarity

Posted: February 25, 2021 at 1:34 pm   /   Article, WORLD

A sea of bodies is spreading across the country in Myanmar in the largest protest the country has seen since 2007. Thousands of activists in Myanmar are striking against the military coup. Meanwhile, the Myanmar military—the Tatmadaw—has administered internet shutdowns and arrested more and more protesters. Myanmar police are using water cannons, rubber bullets, and […]

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Polar Vortex

Polar Vortex Causes Deadly Low Temps, Severe Winter Conditions

Posted: February 20, 2021 at 9:48 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, U.S., WORLD

A polar vortex caused record-low temperatures in Texas last weekend, resulting in dangerous, and sometimes deadly, winter conditions. More than 4 million people were left without power while an estimated 14 million people were without water or under a boil advisory due to unsanitary water conditions. BBC News reported at least 60 people have died […]

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