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100 protesters still holed up in Hong Kong university

100 protesters still holed up in Hong Kong university

Associated Press

November 18, 2019

HONG KONG (AP) — About 100 protesters remained holed up at a Hong Kong university Tuesday as a police siege of the campus entered its third day. City leader Carrie Lam said 600 people had left the Hong Kong Polytechnic campus, including 200 who are under 18 years old. Police have surrounded the...

Plastics not the only scourge polluting world’s oceans

Plastics not the only scourge polluting world’s oceans

Keira Wingate, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

November 18, 2019

Climate change is an ongoing issue and the world’s oceans, coastlines and coastal communities are being disproportionately impacted by increasing levels of carbon dioxide and other human-caused greenhouse gas emissions, according to The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). In recent years, ocean cleanup efforts have been ...

No-deal Brexit could mean uncertainty for Northern Ireland, Ireland

No-deal Brexit could mean uncertainty for Northern Ireland, Ireland

Dan McDaid, Contributing Writer

November 18, 2019

A no-deal Brexit could mean a lot of uncertainty for the people of Northern Ireland and Ireland. If the United Kingdom quits the European Union, it could cause serious economic problems and more violence to two countries that have been down this road before. Keeping the Good Friday Agreement intact is...

Impeachment Inquiry Week in Review Nov. 11 thru Nov. 17

Impeachment Inquiry Week in Review Nov. 11 thru Nov. 17

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

November 18, 2019

The impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump continued this week, with plenty of rancor and partisan rhetoric. Democrats say there is evidence that Trump held up military aid to Ukraine over a sought-after corruption investigation into Joe Biden and his son Hunter, the Democratic Party, and the o...

Regulators in spotlight amid vaping illness outbreak

Regulators in spotlight amid vaping illness outbreak

Jonathan Lee, Contributing Writer

November 18, 2019

Lawmakers on Wednesday heard from a top FDA official that there was no timeline set for a proposed ban on non-tobacco flavored vaping products. The comments came at a hearing for the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. The plan to remove all non-tobacco flavored vaping products from the U.S. market was announced...

Sessions swears loyalty to Trump with Senate

Sessions swears loyalty to Trump with Senate

Joey Cahue, Contributing Writer

November 18, 2019

Jeff Sessions, former attorney general and an early supporter of President Donald Trump, is gunning once again for the former Senate seat that he held for 20 years. Sessions, an Alabama native, previously held the position from 1997 until 2017. He left to serve as Trump’s attorney general, a position he ...

Trump pardons soldiers accused of war crimes

Trump pardons soldiers accused of war crimes

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

November 18, 2019

President Donald Trump on Friday issued two pardons for soldiers convicted of war crimes and issued an order reversing the demotion of acquitted Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher. Army 1st Lt. Clint Lorance was convicted in August 2013 of killing three unarmed Afghan civilians in Helmand Province in 2012....

Yale student fights against his mom’s possible deportation

Yale student fights against his mom’s possible deportation

Associated Press

November 17, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — A Yale University graduate student is constantly watching his phone as he waits for news on his mother, who is detained and could be deported to Honduras, a country where he says she won’t get the medical treatment she needs as a survivor of stage-four cancer. Cristian Padilla...

Rough transcript of first Trump-Zelenskiy call released

Rough transcript of first Trump-Zelenskiy call released

Associated Press

November 15, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday released the summary transcript of his April congratulatory call with Ukraine’s president-elect, the latest salvo in the White House effort to blunt Democratic allegations that Trump abused his power by pressuring a foreign leader to get involved in U.S...

Officials looking for motive in California school shooting

Officials looking for motive in California school shooting

Associated Press

November 15, 2019

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — Investigators worked to figure out why a boy known as a “regular kid” opened fire outside a Southern California high school on his 16th birthday, killing two students and wounding more before turning the gun on himself. Investigators so far offered no motive for...

Chinese, other students flee Hong Kong as violence worsens

Chinese, other students flee Hong Kong as violence worsens

Associated Press

November 13, 2019

HONG KONG (AP) — University students from mainland China and Taiwan are fleeing Hong Kong, while those from three Scandinavian countries have been moved or urged to leave as college campuses become the latest battleground in the city’s 5-month-long anti-government unrest. Marine police used a...

As impeachment hearings open, Trump downplays the moment

As impeachment hearings open, Trump downplays the moment

Associated Press

November 13, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Professing disinterest, President Donald Trump said Wednesday he was “too busy” doing the people’s business to watch the impeachment hearings that imperil his presidency. But even as Trump tried to suggest he was above the fray, the president tweeted two dozen times before ...

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