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Nation & World Briefs: April 23, 2018

Nation & World Briefs: April 23, 2018

Associated Press

April 23, 2018


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USA Gymnastics settles sex abuse lawsuit USA Gymnastics has reached a confidential settlement in a Georgia lawsuit that spurred a newspaper investigation into the organization's practices for reporting child abuse. A former gymnast filed the lawsuit against USA Gymnastics in 2013, alleging that the organization th...

Nation and World Briefs: April 16, 2018

Nation and World Briefs: April 16, 2018

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April 16, 2018


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Trump pardons former Cheney aide President Donald Trump issued a full pardon Friday to I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, a former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney. Trump said he does not know Libby, but "for years I have heard that he has been treated unfairly. Hopefully, this full pardon will help r...

The walkouts end, but unrest remains

The walkouts end,  but unrest remains

Carina Smith, Nation and World Editor

April 16, 2018


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After nine days of protesting, Oklahoma teachers union leaders and organizers called for an official end to the statewide strike and asked educators to return to the classroom. The decision came once it became more apparent that the state legislature would not push a new bill to increase funding. ...

The trade war begins

The trade war begins

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

April 9, 2018


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The U.S. has engaged itself in yet another international conflict, but this time around the conflict is a trade war with international powerhouse China, whose economy is the second largest in the world with an $11 trillion GDP compared to the U.S.’s $19 trillion GDP. It all started at the beginn...

Nation and World Briefs: April 9, 2018

Nation and World Briefs: April 9, 2018

Associated Press

April 9, 2018


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Alleged chemical attack strikes Syria An alleged gas attack killed at least 40 people in the eastern suburbs of Damascus, local responders said on Sunday. Syrian state media, meanwhile, reported that rebels there have agreed to give up their last foothold in the area. First responders and a relief...

Nation and World Briefs: April 2, 2018

Nation and World Briefs: April 2, 2018

Associated Press

April 2, 2018


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Pulse nightclub gunman's widow acquitted of all charges The widow of the gunman who slaughtered 49 people at a gay Orlando nightclub was acquitted Friday of helping her husband plot the attack and lying to the FBI afterward, ending the government's nearly two-year effort to hold someone accountabl...

Focusing on healthcare demand

Focusing on healthcare demand

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

April 2, 2018


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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), half of the world’s 7.6 billion people lack access to essential health and 100 million people are pushed into “extreme poverty,” which is defined by the World Bank as living on less than $1.90 per day in Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) terms. PPP ...

Leaving the headscarf behind

Leaving the headscarf behind

Brian Pearlman, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018


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It appears to have started with Vida Movahed, a 31-year-old Iranian woman: Standing on a utility box on a busy street corner in Tehran, she quietly waved her headscarf as if it were a white flag while her long hair flowed behind her. This protest against Iran’s compulsory hijab laws quickly sparked a social ...

Nation & World Briefs: March 12, 2018

Nation & World Briefs: March 12, 2018

The Associated Press

March 12, 2018


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'Pharma Bro' appears in court, cries and apologizes for fraud "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli cried in court Friday as he apologized for defrauding investors while being sentenced by a federal judge before being sentenced to seven years for fraud. Shkreli, his cocky persona nowhere to be found, cried as he told...

International women’s day

International women’s day

Carina Smith, Nation and World Editor

March 5, 2018


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International Women’s Day is a time for the world to celebrate the different women’s rights movements that are taking place around the world. It’s when Oprah quotes and pictures of Malala Yousafzai will be posted on social media with this year’s theme, #PressforProgress. In 2018, we are bound to see a...

Trump’s new budget released

Trump’s new budget released

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

February 26, 2018


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President Donald Trump has proven himself to be a president who spends lots of money that this country doesn’t have. On Feb. 12, Trump sent Congress a $4.4 trillion budget proposal, the second of his presidency, that would add $7 trillion to the federal deficit over the next 10 years beginning in 2...

“He owes all Africans an apology”

“He owes all Africans an apology”

Andrew Hattersley, Asst. Sports Editor

February 26, 2018


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After nearly 60 years of service in the South African government, Jacob Zuma resigned as president amid rising pressure from a party he helped build up. His resignation comes amid yet another corruption scandal involving the home of a powerful and wealthy Gupta family. Zuma, a member of the African Na...

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