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Weekend Review: Juneteenth Celebrated as a Federal Holiday in the US

Posted: June 20, 2021 at 11:46 am   /   FEATURED STORIES, TRENDING, U.S.

On Friday, Juneteenth was celebrated as a federal holiday for the first time in the United States. Last week, President Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, which made the day a nationally recognized holiday. “This will go down for me as one of the greatest honors I will have as president,” Biden said.  […]

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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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Netanyahu

Weekend Review: Israel Poised to Oust Netanyahu, Form New Government

Posted: June 13, 2021 at 11:26 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, TRENDING, U.S., WORLD

Israel’s parliament is voting to finalize a deal on a new government. The 12-year reign of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the longest in Israel’s history, is expected to come to an abrupt end today. If ratified, the new government would form a coalition of political opposites, including a party to represent the Arab citizens of […]

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Filibuster

The Great Filibuster Debate: Should the US Abolish It?

Posted: June 12, 2021 at 9:47 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, TRENDING, U.S.

The Senate filibuster is making headlines lately as the debate over its usefulness comes to a head once again. The Biden presidency is facing major obstruction from the Republican party, and Democrats hope that ending the filibuster will help them overcome some of their obstacles. For those unfamiliar with the term, the filibuster is an […]

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Gaza

Weekend Review: Rebuilding Begins in Gaza as Cease-Fire Holds

Posted: May 23, 2021 at 12:13 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, TRENDING, U.S., WORLD

A cease-fire between Israel and Hamas has held for days, bringing nearly two weeks of fighting to a stop. More than 240 Palestinians and 12 Israelis were killed in airstrikes and clashes during that time. Israel claimed that all of their targets were known hideouts for Hamas terrorists. However, the United Nations reported that at […]

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India

Tragedy Grips India as COVID-19 Cases Reach New Records

Posted: May 6, 2021 at 9:43 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, TRENDING, WORLD

Overwhelmed hospitals in India are running out of beds and oxygen as the COVID-19 crisis ravages the world’s second most-populated country.  According to Johns Hopkins University, the nation broke its records for the highest number of deaths and new infections in a 24-hour period between Wednesday and Thursday. The country suffered 412,000 new cases and […]

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Climate

World Leaders Pledge Climate Action at Biden’s Global Summit

Posted: April 24, 2021 at 11:07 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, WORLD

President Joe Biden announced a new robust plan to combat climate change during a two-day virtual summit on Thursday, coming after four years of inaction on the matter by the Trump administration. Biden called climate change “the existential crisis of our time” and urged other world leaders to take similar steps in reducing its impact. […]

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Chauvin Found Guilty

Chauvin Found Guilty of All Charges in Floyd’s Murder

Posted: April 21, 2021 at 2:04 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, TRENDING, U.S.

The trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has come to a close almost a full year since the world witnessed George Floyd’s horrific murder. With an anxious crowd gathered outside the courthouse, the jury relayed their decision on Tuesday after more than ten hours of deliberation spread over two days. Guilty on all […]

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