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Nation & World Briefs: Oct. 9, 2017

Nation & World Briefs: Oct. 9, 2017

The Associated Press

October 9, 2017


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International headlines to know this week [accordions] [accordion title="Trump considering 'bump stock' ban" load="show"] President Donald Trump says his administration is considering whether "bump stock" devices that allow semi-automatic rifles to perform more like fully automatic weapons should be banned in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre...

U of Chicago students rally for unionization

U of Chicago students rally for unionization

Evelyn Baker

May 30, 2017


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A crowd of graduate and undergraduate students collected on the main quad at the University of Chicago’s campus on Thursday May 25. Speckled with faculty members, the mass uniformly cheered for one thing: unionization. Read More »...

Global cyber attack touches Cook County

Evelyn Baker

May 21, 2017


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More than 200,000 computers worldwide were found to have been encrypted on May 12 with a cyber attack called WannaCry, including some in Cook County. Read More »...

Boko Haram releases 82 Nigerian schoolgirls

Boko Haram releases 82 Nigerian schoolgirls

Associated Press and Evelyn Baker

May 15, 2017


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The Islamic extremist group Boko Haram released 82 schoolgirls in a trade deal on Saturday, May 6. The girls were returned after the Nigerian government agreed to free five detained Boko Haram commanders. Read More »...

Conservative health care repeal causes controversy

Conservative health care repeal causes controversy

Evelyn Baker

May 7, 2017


Filed under Nation & World

The narrow passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) reached the House Thursday, resulting in victorious chanting reminiscent of a high school sporting event. However, the chants didn’t come from victorious athletes, but from members of the GOP. Read More »...

Medill lets J-school accreditation lapse

Medill lets J-school accreditation lapse

Evelyn Baker

May 7, 2017


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Northwestern University’s prestigious Medill School of Journalism won’t renew its accreditation with the 72-year-old accreditation system, the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) and calls for change in the program. Read More »...

Le Pen, Macron advance in French elections

Le Pen, Macron advance in French elections

Evelyn Baker

April 30, 2017


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For those following the French election, it may feel like November 2016 all over again. Read More »...

Rep. Mike Quigley returns from Cyprus, fuels Russia–Trump investigation

Rep. Mike Quigley returns from Cyprus, fuels Russia–Trump investigation

Evelyn Baker

April 23, 2017


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Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Illinois) returned from a two–day investigative visit to the island nation Cyprus on April 14. Read More »...

U.S. and Russia respond to Syrian attacks

U.S. and Russia respond to Syrian attacks

Evelyn Baker

April 16, 2017


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President Trump ordered the launch of 59 Tomahawk missiles toward an airfield in Western Syria on April 6 in response to what happened two days prior in the town Khan Sheikhoun. Read More »...

Italian parliament proposes paid menstrual leave

Italian parliament proposes paid menstrual leave

Amber Colón Nuñez

April 9, 2017


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The Italian government introduced new legislation that will require employers to offer women a three-day paid menstrual leave, which is aimed at serving women who experience painful and hard-to-manage periods, but some are worried that it would provoke some businesses to hire fewer women. Read More »...

Five killed in weekend shooting sprees, CPD promises more cops on duty

Five killed in weekend shooting sprees, CPD promises more cops on duty

Associated Press and Rachel Hinton

April 2, 2017


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The gun violence in one South Side Chicago neighborhood that left seven dead in a 12-hour period was mostly due to gang conflict, Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said Friday. Read More »...

Taking a chance to save CPS

Taking a chance to save CPS

Brenden Moore

March 6, 2017


Filed under Nation & World

In 1970, rock n’ roll legend Elvis Presley was frustrated with a counter culture, influenced by acts like the Beatles and the use of illicit drugs, he believed to at the center anti-Americanism.  Read More »...

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