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Weekend Review: Chaos in Afghanistan as Taliban Takeover Power

Posted: August 22, 2021 at 2:04 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, TRENDING, U.S., WORLD

The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan is complete and prominent leaders are returning from exile. The news comes as U.S.-led war efforts which drove the group out nearly 20 years ago have been drawing to a close. President Joe Biden vowed to follow through on his promise to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Aug. […]

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Weekend Reviews: Trump Impeached, but Danger Looms Ahead of Inauguration

Posted: January 17, 2021 at 10:43 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, U.S., WORLD

On Wednesday,  President Trump became the first U.S. president to be impeached twice.  The House of Representatives voted to hold charges against the president again following a deadly uprising of pro-Trump extremists in D.C. last week.  Notably, ten Republicans joined in a 232-197 vote in favor of impeachment. The single article of impeachment, which puts […]

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Weekend Review: Coup Attempt at the U.S. Capitol Leaves Five Dead

Posted: January 10, 2021 at 1:36 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, Politics, WORLD

On Wednesday, protesters overtook the country’s Capitol building in a pro-Trump demonstration which quickly turned into a violent revolt.  President Trump encouraged his supporters to walk to the Capitol after leaving a “Save America” rally, where he and his attorney Rudy Giuliani spoke.  Trump used the podium to restate unfounded claims of election fraud, including […]

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Democrats Take the Senate, Extremists Attempt to Take the Capitol

Posted: January 6, 2021 at 9:58 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, Politics, TRENDING, U.S.

Democrats have achieved control of the Senate with two wins in the Georgia runoff elections. Reverend Raphael Warnock and Jon Osoff each defeated their Republican opponents. Once sworn in, Reverend Warnock will become Georgia’s first Black senator and only the second Black senator to be elected from a former Confederate state.  These results effectively split […]

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2020 Biggest Stories That Took Our Breath Away

Posted: December 31, 2020 at 3:13 am   /   FEATURED STORIES, U.S., WORLD

COVID-19 The world spent the entirety of 2020 in the grips of the coronavirus pandemic. But Americans demanded the right to live free of lockdowns, even if it meant death for them or others.   COVID-19 is believed to have originated in China with a case of illness that occurred last November. Since then, the virus […]

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Weekend Review: Trump Grants Controversial Pardons

Posted: December 27, 2020 at 12:26 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, Politics, U.S., WORLD

With only weeks left in office, President Trump carried out 20 questionable pardons and sentence commutations this week, including one for his son-in-law’s father, Charles Kushner.  Four former Blackwater guards convicted of killing 14 innocent Iraqis in a 2007 Baghdad massacre were also among the pardons. The company held a $1 billion government contract to […]

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Weekend Review: SCOTUS Rejection Enrages Trump

Posted: December 13, 2020 at 11:04 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, Politics, TRENDING, U.S.

The US Supreme Court has rejected an extraordinary attempt to dismiss election results in four crucial states. The lawsuit, filed by the state of Texas, was backed by President Trump and sought to invalidate results in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. President-elect Joe Biden won those elections and state courts upheld the individual wins. The […]

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Joe Biden: 46th President of the United States

Posted: November 7, 2020 at 2:00 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, Politics, TRENDING, U.S.

After days of counting votes in a few crucial states, former Vice President Joe Biden has been named the projected winner of the 2020 presidential election. The race was called following Biden’s win in Pennsylvania. It was too close to call for days, but Biden held onto Nevada and eventually pulled ahead in both Georgia […]

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Biden Leads Trump in Key Battle Ground States

Posted: November 5, 2020 at 5:22 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, Politics, TRENDING, U.S.

Joe Biden currently has 264 electoral votes, while President Trump is behind with 214. The candidate to reach 270 wins. Several states are still counting. Biden could win with just one more, but Trump needs to sweep the remaining states to claim a victory. Trump, who prematurely declared himself the winner, has demanded recounts and […]

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Election Day 2020 Has Arrived

Posted: November 3, 2020 at 11:26 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, Politics, TRENDING, U.S.

It is finally Election Day. The world will soon know if President Trump will remain for a second term or be replaced by former VP Joe Biden. Nearly 80 million people had already voted as of Oct. 29. Both men have spent the last weeks travelling the country to score any votes that were still […]

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