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Chinese city stops outbound flights, trains to fight virus

Chinese city stops outbound flights, trains to fight virus

Associated Press

January 22, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese city of more than 11 million people planned to shut down outbound flights and trains Thursday as the world's most populous country battled the spread of a new virus that has sickened hundreds of people and killed 17, state media reported. Everyone in the city of Wuhan was...

State of emergency: Chicago residents speak out about Puerto Rico’s earthquake

State of emergency: Chicago residents speak out about Puerto Rico’s earthquake

Maria Guerrero, La DePaulia Managing Editor

January 20, 2020

Following the 6.4 magnitude earthquake that struck Puerto Rico on January 7, about 60,000 residents are left without power and over 4,000 people are now living in shelters, causing the island to experience the worst earthquake damage in decades.  Karina Cruz Pagán, a Puerto Rican student at The Chicago School of Professional Psycholog...

Judge temporarily overrules Texas refugee ban

Judge temporarily overrules Texas refugee ban

Cailey Gleeson, Nation & World Editor

January 20, 2020

Under an executive order by President Trump, Gov. Greg Abbott announced last Friday that Texas would no longer be accepting refugees—prompting nationwide backlash.   The Sept. 2019 executive order aimed to increase involvement of local governments in the refugee resettlement process by allowing states  to place limits on—or even veto—the amount of accepted refugees. Nat...

Impeachment inquiry week in review Jan. 13 – Jan. 19

Impeachment inquiry week in review Jan. 13 – Jan. 19

Cailey Gleeson, Nation & World Editor

January 19, 2020

TUESDAY, Jan. 14 - The House released documents that show Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani requested a private meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymir Zelenskiy with “Trump’s knowledge and consent”—a claim Trump denied to reporters on Jan. 16. The documents came as part of evidence turn...

Senate hearing evaluates progress of Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act

Senate hearing evaluates progress of Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act

Camille Koch, Contributing Writer

January 19, 2020

On Jan. 15, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing to discuss the one-year progress of the Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act  The act , signed into law by President Donald Trump on Jan. 14, 2019, seeks to regulate the Nuclear Regulatory Commission . The la...

Harry, Meghan to quit royal jobs, give up ‘highness’ titles

Harry, Meghan to quit royal jobs, give up ‘highness’ titles

Associated Press

January 18, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Goodbye, your royal highnesses. Hello, life as — almost — ordinary civilians. Prince Harry and wife Meghan will no longer use the titles "royal highness" or receive public funds for their work under a deal that lets the couple step aside as working royals, Buckingham Palace announced...

Warren-Sanders clash was inevitable as voting gets closer

Warren-Sanders clash was inevitable as voting gets closer

Associated Press

January 16, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — As long as they are rivals, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders couldn't stay friends forever. The White House hopefuls and longtime allies have spent the past year throwing red meat to the party's progressive base with calls for massive structural reforms to the nation's political...

Key takeaways from Democratic presidential debate in Iowa

Key takeaways from Democratic presidential debate in Iowa

Associated Press

January 15, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Some key takeaways from Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate in Des Moines, the final forum before the Iowa caucuses: CIVILITY AND SUBSTANCE OVER FIGHTING AND FRICTION After the United States’ killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, Democrats were bracing for...

Booker ends presidential bid after polling, money struggles

Booker ends presidential bid after polling, money struggles

Associated Press

January 14, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrat Cory Booker dropped out of the presidential race Monday, ending a campaign whose message of unity and love failed to resonate in a political era marked by chaos and anxiety. His departure now leaves a field that was once the most diverse in history with just one remaini...

Warren vows to cancel college debt without awaiting Congress

Warren vows to cancel college debt without awaiting Congress

Associated Press

January 14, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren says she'd order her secretary of education to cancel up to $50,000 in college debt for about 95% of student borrowers on her first day in office, effectively erasing outstanding loans for about 42 million Americans. The Democratic senator...

Impeachment inquiry week in review

Impeachment inquiry week in review

Cailey Gleeson, Nation & World Editor

January 12, 2020

The impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump is set to move to trial in the Senate within the coming weeks following the House’s landmark Dec. 18 decision to adopt two articles of impeachment against Trump: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Mon. Jan. 6 – John Bolton, former national security advisor, said he is prepared to testify in the trial against Trump — to the surprise of Republicans. “Accor...

Australian bushfires point to dire future for climate crisis

Australian bushfires point to dire future for climate crisis

Lacey Latch, Managing Editor

January 12, 2020

As bushfires continue to rage across the island of Australia for the fifth month in a row, the rest of the world now has no choice but to take note of the devastation and the factors that caused it. Millions of acres have been leveled by the flames, an estimated half a billion animals have been kille...

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