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Nation & World Briefs: Feb. 12, 2018

Nation & World Briefs: Feb. 12, 2018

Associated Press

February 12, 2018


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U.S. government's second shutdown solved overnight President Donald Trump on Friday signed a $400 billion budget deal that sharply boosts spending and swells the federal deficit, ending a brief federal government shutdown that happened while most Americans were sleeping and most government offices ...

The controversy continues

The controversy continues

Dirce Toca, Contributing Writer

February 12, 2018


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Multiple professional sports teams, colleges and even high schools have taken heat in recent years for their use of Native American imagery. The controversy and protests center around the use of caricatures, nicknames and logos that people perceive as offensive. As the Cleveland Indians announced that they...

14 school shootings in 2018

14 school shootings in 2018

Carina Smith, Nation & World Editor

February 5, 2018


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The first month of 2018 is over, and there have already been over a dozen school shootings across the U.S., raising questions for many about what can be done to stop the violence on campuses. According to the non-profit organization Everytown for Gun Safety, there have been a total of 14 shootings...

Nation & World Briefs: Feb. 5, 2018

Nation & World Briefs: Feb. 5, 2018

Associated Press

February 5, 2018


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Five killed after two French military helicopters crashed mid-air Two French military helicopters on a training flight crashed Friday in the woods of Provence from an apparent mid-air collision, killing the five people aboard, officials said. The crash occurred between the small towns of Cabasse and Carces in the...

Flu season becomes an epidemic

Flu season becomes an epidemic

Lauren Hightower, Contributing Writer

January 29, 2018


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Signs are posted in public restrooms across the nation with reminders to wash your hands and cover your mouth for coughs. The reason for businesses and schools breaking out the warning signs isn’t just for fun — this flu season has been brutal and possibly one of the worst in recent history. Acco...

Aftermath of the shutdown

Aftermath of the shutdown

Carina Smith, Nation & World Editor

January 29, 2018


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President Donald Trump ended the government shutdown by signing a bill early last week to reinstate funds after a three-day deadlock in the Congress. The bill extends funding for the government until Feb. 8, giving Congress over three weeks to come to a conclusion about an official spending bill. On...

Mass layoffs affect the country

Mass layoffs affect the country

Connor Kennedy, Contributing Writer

January 22, 2018


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A fresh round of layoffs was announced by Carrier and Walmart last week, occurring at a time when the economy seems to be doing well by most other metrics. Carrier, a corporation that primarily manufactures air conditioners, laid off 215 workers on Jan. 11 at an Indiana plant. These layoffs are the m...

Nation & World Briefs: January 22, 2018

Associated Press

January 22, 2018


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Amazon announces short list for next headquarters location Amazon's second home could be in an already tech-heavy city, such as Boston, New York or Austin, Texas. Or it could be in the Midwest, say, Indianapolis or Columbus, Ohio. Or the company could go outside the U.S. altogether and set up shop in ...

Hawaii’s false alarms create panic

Hawaii’s false alarms create panic

Robert Young, Contributing Writer

January 22, 2018


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Most of Hawaii's 1.4 million residents woke up to an alert that a missile was heading towards them in the early morning on Saturday, Jan. 13. The state's emergency management agency, Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA), sent signal via the Emergency Alert System (EAS) to phones, televisions a...

Cryptocurrency is changing the financial world

Cryptocurrency is changing the financial world

Lauren Hightower, Contributing Writer

January 16, 2018


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If you haven’t been paying attention to cryptocurrencies, now is the time to start. Digital currencies are becoming more popular and causing a stir across America. Bitcoin was the first cryptocurrency to emerge in America in 2010 and has become the most popular. Other currencies have followed sui...

One step backward

One step backward

Evan Sully, Contributing Writer

January 16, 2018


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The outlook of this country’s involvement in environmental policy in 2018 seems very bleak. In 2017, environmental policies took a step backward on past progress that shaped policies protecting the environment on both a domestic and international level. Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection A...

Iran protests send shockwaves around the world

Iran protests send shockwaves around the world

Neil Sengupta, Contributing Writer

January 16, 2018


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Tens of thousands of Iranians took to the streets in massive protests on Dec. 28 against the Iranian regime that lasted all the way into last week. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, called for two separate U.N. emergency sessions to discuss the situation. The demonstrations occurred across Iran, and...

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