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Sanctuary in the antarctic

Sanctuary in the antarctic

Jackson Danbeck

November 6, 2016


Filed under Nation & World

Teeming with life from diving penguins to schools of fish, the waters off the coast of Antarctica will now be protected under international law after 24 nations, including the United States, agreed to create the world’s largest marine reserve that spans an area almost as large as Alaska.     ...

Henry Kissinger discusses complex U.S.-China relationship

Henry Kissinger discusses complex U.S.-China relationship

Jackson Danbeck

October 23, 2016


Filed under Nation & World

After years of fighting the Japanese during World War II and the nationalist government in the Chinese civil war, communist China emerged victorious in 1949. But with dreams of becoming a secure and ideologically-pure nation, it soon began to rival with another nation that would last for the next 25 y...

Human rights organizations call for end to war on drugs

Human rights organizations call for end to war on drugs

AP and David Crary

October 17, 2016


Filed under Nation & World

As Americans debate the expanding campaign to legalize marijuana, two of the nation's most prominent human rights organizations are urging a far bolder step — the decriminalization of possession and personal use of all illicit drugs. Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union jointly...

Facebook reinforces political polarization

Facebook reinforces political polarization

Danielle Harris

October 16, 2016


Filed under Nation & World

For the more than 200 million Americans on Facebook, scrolling through their newsfeeds without finding a single political post has become practically impossible. Social media platforms like Facebook have become the main political news source for many American voters, and especially for young adults. Accor...

Study links birth control pill to depression

Study links birth control pill to depression

Danielle Harris

October 10, 2016


Filed under Nation & World

Shortly after DePaul senior Sarah (who asked that her last name not be used) began taking the birth control pill the summer after graduating high school, she started experiencing undeniable signs of depression. Her “bad mood swings” became difficult to manage and she found herself withdrawing from...

CPS budget cuts disproportionately effect low-income students

CPS budget cuts disproportionately effect low-income students

Rachel Hinton

October 10, 2016


Filed under Nation & World

When Julian Gomez walked across the stage at Allstate Arena this June, diploma in hand, tassle now on the left side of his cap, he couldn’t have predicted that two weeks into his new job there would be talk of a strike. Fresh out of his graduation robes, Gomez went back to his old elementary school,...

Party hoppin’: midterm elections expected to shake up Congress

Party hoppin’: midterm elections expected to shake up Congress

Brenden Moore

October 3, 2016


Filed under Nation & World

Just as 2014 was a great year for Republicans, 2016 is shaping up to be a year of good opportunities for Democratic senate candidates. The map favors Democrats and gives them many opportunities to retake the upper chamber. Here are some of the likeliest states to see a change in party representatio...

Congress rejects Obama’s veto of 9/11 victims bill

Congress rejects Obama’s veto of 9/11 victims bill

Danielle Harris

October 2, 2016


Filed under Nation & World

In a rare instance of bipartisan cooperation, Congress voted to override President Barack Obama’s veto of the 9/11 victims bill Sept. 28. Co-authored by Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) allows the families of victims killed...

ANALYSIS: Clinton clear winner as Trump takes bait

ANALYSIS: Clinton clear winner as Trump takes bait

Brenden Moore

September 26, 2016


Filed under Nation & World, News, Politics

After a September swoon that saw her once-commanding lead shrivel to a virtual tie, the pressure was on Democratic presidential Hillary Clinton tonight to put in a strong debate performance against GOP nominee Donald Trump. With a couple of assists from Trump, Clinton met the expectations game and...

Fact Checking the debate

Fact Checking the debate

Rachel Hinton

September 26, 2016


Filed under Nation & World, News, Politics

The first presidential debate between major party candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump aired Monday night after months of build up. The two-hour long debate provided the candidates the opportunity to talk about their policies, their differences and why they should be elected Nov. 8. Here’s...

LIVE BLOG: Clinton, Trump face off in first debate

LIVE BLOG: Clinton, Trump face off in first debate

The DePaulia

September 26, 2016


Filed under Nation & World, News, Politics

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CPD makes changes to prevent fatal police shootings

CPD makes changes to prevent fatal police shootings

Danielle Harris

September 25, 2016


Filed under Nation & World

The Chicago Police Department (CPD) has a longstanding dicey reputation with residents of the city, but the fatal shooting of 17-year- old Laquan McDonald brought decades of mounting resentment and distrust to a head. Contradicting initial reports from officers at the scene claimed McDonald was walk...

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