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IAAF changes the regulations for female intersex athletes

IAAF changes the regulations for female intersex athletes

Carina Smith, Nation and World Editor

May 14, 2018


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The rules regarding participation for athletes with abnormal hormone production changed as of last month, bringing a huge loss to female intersex athletes who produce more testosterone than their peers. According to the International Association of Athletics Foundation (IAAF), the new regulations wou...

Unemployment rate falls to lowest in almost two decades

Unemployment rate falls to lowest in almost two decades

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

May 14, 2018


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Unemployment in the U.S. is sliding down to record-lows, as the unemployment rate in April dipped to 3.9 percent on a seasonally adjusted measurement according to April’s job report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on May 4. This rate is the lowest it has been since December 2000, when i...

Nation & World Briefs: May 7, 2018

Nation & World Briefs: May 7, 2018

Associated Press

May 7, 2018


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Arizona schools reopen after funding deal reached Hundreds of thousands of Arizona schoolchildren returned to classes Friday a day after state lawmakers approved 20 percent raises for teachers and they ended a six-day walkout that shuttered most classrooms around the state. Teachers at a high sch...

Stories from the melting pot

Stories from the melting pot

Hector Cervantes, Contributing Writer

May 7, 2018


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The melting pot is what America calls itself, and at DePaul University there are many cultures represented in the student population who are immigrants. Sophomore Alan Zientarski and freshman Andriy Dutka are just a few of the many students who are immigrants at DePaul University. Zientarski is fr...

Starbucks closing stores for “racial bias training”

Starbucks closing stores for “racial bias training”

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

April 30, 2018


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Don’t make any plans to drop by Starbucks on May 29 and grab that morning chai latté, because the company will be closing all 8,000-plus company-owned American stores, including its corporate offices, to conduct mandatory racial-bias training that day. More than 170,000 employees will take part i...

Cuba’s historic change in power

Cuba’s historic change in power

Emily McTavish, Contributing Writer

April 30, 2018


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Cuba has new leadership, marking the first time in 60 years the nation is not being led by a member of the Castro family. The new Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel, who came through the ranks of the Communist Party, has been largely unknown to the Cuban public and foreign politicians. The 58-year-old p...

Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer

Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer

Brittney Bray, Contributing Writer

April 23, 2018


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Toni Morrison, playwright. Arthur Miller, screenwriter. Sylvia Plath, author. And now you can add Compton-born rapper Kendrick Lamar to the list of prominent Pulitzer Prize winners. In previous years, Pulitzer Prizes for music were mainly given to classical and jazz composers. But on Monday, April 16,...

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

Associated Press

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...

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