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Progressive Democrats tout ‘Green New Deal’: so what is it?

Progressive Democrats tout ‘Green New Deal’: so what is it?

Mikayla Price, Contributing Writer

February 18, 2019


Filed under Nation & World, Showcase

The last time anything major related to climate change hit the Senate floor was in 2009. Now, 10 years after the Clean Energy and Air Act, the “Green New Deal” is being touted as its successor. Unlike the CEAA, however, the Green New Deal calls for not just clean air and energy, but an entire suit...

In Latin America, a deadly job for journalists

In Latin America, a deadly job for journalists

Richie Requena, Contributing Writer

February 18, 2019


Filed under Nation & World, Politics, Showcase

He was a radio broadcaster who had run his talk show, “Our Region Today,” for nearly 20 years in the Mexican state of Tabasco. Then on Saturday, Feb. 9th, as Jesús Eugenio Ramos Rodríguez was eating breakfast at the Hotel Ramos with former Emiliano Zapata mayor Armín Marín Sauri and two others, h...

Transparency International: World is facing ‘crisis in democracy’

Transparency International: World is facing ‘crisis in democracy’

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

February 18, 2019


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For the first time since 2011, the U.S. has fallen out of the top 20 countries on anti-corruption group Transparency International’s latest Corruption Perception Index. With a score of 71, it sits between France, which scored 72, and the United Arab Emirates, which scored 70. The lowest-scoring count...

The Year of the Pig

The Year of the Pig

Luc Fougere, Contributing Writer

February 13, 2019


Filed under Events, Nation & World, Showcase

A sniffily oink oink to commemorate the Lunar New Year as Chicago’s Chinatown hosts its annual Chinese New Year Day parade on Sunday. Snow began to fall as the celebrations kicked off for the Year of the Pig, creating for a chilly but picturesque parade. According to the Chinese Zodiac calendar, 201...

The end of the world as we know it?; Doomsday clock at 2 minutes to midnight

The end of the world as we know it?;  Doomsday clock at 2 minutes to midnight

Madi Garner, Contributing Writer

February 11, 2019


Filed under Nation & World

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists released their 2019 update to the Doomsday countdown late last month, revealing that there has been no change from last year, with the clock remaining at two minutes till midnight. Former California Gov. Jerry Brown and executive chair of the Bulletin of the Atomi...

State of the union address calls for unity; President also takes aim at ‘ridiculous partisan investigations’

State of the union address calls for unity; President also takes aim at ‘ridiculous partisan investigations’

Kevin Donahue, Contributing Writer

February 11, 2019


Filed under Nation & World, Politics

President Donald Trump called the state of the union “strong” during his Tuesday address to Congress and the nation. In the 82-minute speech, which is the second longest in American history, President Trump reiterated familiar talking points including the defense of American jobs, improving in...

Poland summit; What to expect at this week’s U.S.-sponsored “Ministerial to promote Peace and Security in the Middle East

Poland summit; What to expect at this week’s U.S.-sponsored “Ministerial to promote Peace and Security in the Middle East

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

February 11, 2019


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It was announced in early January: an international summit in Warsaw on February 13-14, sponsored by Poland and the U.S., with a focus on Iran and the Middle East. While the State Department said in a press release the "Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East" w...

Struggle for control of Venezuela returning to the streets

Struggle for control of Venezuela returning to the streets

Scott Smith, Associated Press

February 4, 2019


Filed under Nation & World

Momentum is growing for Venezuela's opposition movement led by lawmaker Juan Guaido, who has called supporters back into the streets for nationwide protests Saturday, escalating pressure on embattled President Nicolas Maduro to step down. A defiant Maduro's socialist government has called on its own...

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Associated Press

February 4, 2019


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Vatican magazine denounces sexual abuse of nuns by priests Last year, after The Associated Press and other media reported on the scandal, the international association of women's religious orders urged sisters to report abuse to police and their superiors, a significant shattering of the sile...

Venezuelans abroad anxiously watch events unfolding at home

Venezuelans abroad anxiously watch events unfolding at home

Vincente Marquez, Associated Press

January 28, 2019


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When Maria Eugenia Pirona moved from Venezuela to Spain over six months ago she had lost hope that things would get better in her homeland. A lawyer and former civil servant, Pirona had seen her comfortable life ruined by the deepening political and economic strife. Her pension was cut and, ...

Journalists face threats around the world in 2019

Journalists face threats around the world in 2019

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

January 28, 2019


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Already in 2019, at least two journalists have allegedly been targeted for murder because of their work. Ahmed Hussein-Suale Divela was killed by two men in Ghana on Jan. 16; he had been investigating corruption in African soccer and politics. Rafael Murúa Manríquez’s body was found in northern...

After D.C. March confrontation, some ask: What’s in a smile?

After D.C. March confrontation, some ask: What’s in a smile?

Carolyn Bradley, Contributing Writer

January 28, 2019


Filed under Nation & World

People have been having conversations about the deeper meaning behind a teenager’s smile. The viral Jan. 18 video of an encounter between Native American Elder Nathan Phillips and Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann after the anti-abortion March for Life in Washington, ...

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