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Nation & World Briefs: December 13

Nation & World Briefs: December 13

Associated Press

December 13, 2018


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Turkey train crash leaves 7 dead, dozens injured A high-speed train hit a railway engine and crashed into a pedestrian overpass at a station in the Turkish capital Ankara on Thursday, killing seven people and injuring 46 others, officials and news re said. The 6:30 a.m. (0330 GMT) train from Ankara to the ce...

Protestors take to the streets across the US to protect Mueller investigation

Protestors take to the streets across the US to protect Mueller investigation

Marin Scott, Nation & World Editor

November 12, 2018


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In the past week Democrats have taken back the House of Representatives, Republicans have maintained a hold on the Senate and the U.S. has seen the largest voter turnout since 1966. Since the elections, there has been the resignation of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions and nationwide protests erupte...

Nation & World Briefs: November 12

Associated Press

November 12, 2018


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Gunman posted about mental state during bar attack Strong Santa Ana winds returned to Southern California on Sunday, fanning a huge wildfire that has scorched a string of communities west of Los Angeles. Huge plumes of smoke were rising again in the fire area, which stretches miles from the northwest...

China’s soybean tariffs affect Illinois farmers

China’s soybean tariffs affect Illinois farmers

Heather Stone & Stacey Sheridan, Contributing WriterS

November 5, 2018


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“The American farmer is always the pawn,” said Lenny Gall, of Highland, Illinois. “Every time there’s a negation or conflict with a foreign country, the American farmer gets put right in the middle.” The Gall family farm sits on 180 acres of land in Highland, IL, mainly producing...

Jewish communities cope after anti-Semitic rhetoric leads to synagogue shooting

Marin Scott, Nation & World Editor

November 5, 2018


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The nation has been in recovery this past week a er a violent shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue/Or L’Simcha, in Pittsburgh that left 11 dead. While so many are left shaken and disturbed by this tragedy, this act was not uncalled for. So much of the political rhetoric of our time is laced wit...

DOJ investigates Pennsylvania clergy members

DOJ investigates Pennsylvania clergy members

Emmanuel Okirie, Contributing Writer

October 22, 2018


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Over 300 Catholic priests across Pennsylvania sexually molested children for more than 70 years, protected by Bishops and other top leaders in the church, persuading victims not to report the assault and law enforcement not to investigate it, according to a grand jury report released on Aug 14th. The...

Millennials can change the political scene in 2018 midterm elections

Millennials can change the political scene in 2018 midterm elections

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

October 22, 2018


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Millennial voters will have a chance to make their voices heard next month after posting the lowest turnout in nearly four decades during the 2014 midterms. A slate of newer Senate candidates, from Democratic congressman Beto O’Rourke in Texas to Republican candidate John James in Michigan, have...

Canada is second nation to legalize marijuana

Canada is second nation to legalize marijuana

Daniel Schirmer, Copy Editor

October 22, 2018


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Canada’s federal Cannabis Act, also known as Bill C-45, went into effect on Wednesday, Oct. 17, effectively legalizing marijuana for recreational use throughout the nation. The only other country to have passed similar legislation is Uruguay, where recreational marijuana has been legal since Dec. 2013. On...

Most recent Women’s March focuses on marching to the polls

Most recent Women’s March focuses on marching to the polls

Xavier Ortega, Photo Editor

October 15, 2018


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Women's March Chicago returned to Grant Park for another rally and march on Saturday. The march comes just weeks before midterm elections, so organizers are focusing on encouraging people to vote. "As the assault on both women's rights and democracy continues in this country, women and allies are...

Nation and World Briefs: October 15

Associated Press

October 15, 2018


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Turkey has proof Saudi writer was killed Turkey's government has told U.S. officials it has audio and video proof that missing Saudi Arabian writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed and dismembered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, the Washington Post reported Friday. The newspaper, for which Khashogg...

Chicago verdict comes 4 years after Laquan McDonald’s death

Chicago verdict comes 4 years after Laquan McDonald’s death

Gerry Broome, Associated Press

October 8, 2018


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Four years after he fired 16 bullets into a black teenager, three years after dashcam video of the shooting was released and three weeks after his murder trial began, Jason Van Dyke's transformation from Chicago patrol officer to convicted felon came suddenly. A clerk announced the jury's decision....

The rise of conservatism around the world

The rise of conservatism around the world

Marin Scott, Nation & World Editor

October 8, 2018


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Throughout the world controversial and conservative candidates are sliding into positions of power. In France, there was the increased support of Marine Le Pen. In Italy, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has gained immense support from conservatives in the country, as well as a political endorsement...

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