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Why don’t we vote like Australia?

Why don’t we vote like Australia?

Mackenzie Born, Contributing Writer

May 17, 2019


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Australian voters will head to the polls on May 18 for the country’s 2019 federal election, where they’ll cast a vote and voice their opinions on some of Australia’s pressing issues — like the economy, climate change, immigration and health care — that aren’t all that different from ours. ...

Alabama ban on nearly all abortions in GOP governor’s hands

Alabama ban on nearly all abortions in GOP governor’s hands

Kim Chandler, Associated Press

May 15, 2019


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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama legislators have given final approval to a ban on nearly all abortions, and if the Republican governor signs the measure, the state will have the strictest abortion law in the country. The legislation would make performing an abortion a felony at any stage of pregnancy...

China retaliates on tariffs, stock markets go into a slide

China retaliates on tariffs, stock markets go into a slide

Joe McDonald and Paul Wiseman, Associated Press

May 13, 2019


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BEIJING (AP) — Sending Wall Street into a slide, China announced higher tariffs Monday on $60 billion worth of American goods in retaliation for President Donald Trump's latest penalties on Chinese products. Duties of 5% to 25% will take effect on June 1 on about 5,200 American products, including...

Pentagon report: Sexual assault in U.S. military increased for female service members

Pentagon report: Sexual assault in U.S. military increased for female service members

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

May 13, 2019


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A startling trend among the ranks of the U.S. military continues to rise with the most recent results from the Department of Defense's Annual Report on Sexual Assault released last week. The report indicated a 50 percent increase in sexual assaults experienced by women in the military since 2016. Despite women co...

Beyond Meat IPO shows growing appetite for alternative meat products

Beyond Meat IPO shows growing appetite for alternative meat products

Erica Carbajal, Contributing Writer

May 13, 2019


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Plant-based meat substitutes are on the rise, and they’re not just making their way onto the plates of vegans. Wall Street, fast food chains and health-conscious consumers are now taking notice, at a time when climate scientists are increasingly warning of the environmental impact of animal-based diets. ...

UN report warns of dire future for nature

UN report warns of dire future for nature

Benjamin Conboy, Editor-in-Chief

May 13, 2019


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The United Nations released a grim summary of an upcoming 1,500-page report about declining biodiversity on the planet Monday, May 6, finding that human activity has put more than 1 million species at risk of extinction and calling for “transformative change” to prevent further losses. “Biodiversi...

History of Notre Dame Cathedral shows gravity of what was lost

History of Notre Dame Cathedral shows gravity of what was lost

Abdul Rafay, Contributing Writer

May 13, 2019


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At 6:30 p.m. on Monday April 15th, the busy streets of Paris bustled around an astronomical cloud of smoke emitting from the center of the city. In awe, passersby gazed at the plumes of flame emanating from the roof of one of the most sacred and holy sites of France. The Notre Dame Cathedral — a cent...

White House expects China to retaliate over trade tariffs

White House expects China to retaliate over trade tariffs

Associated Press

May 12, 2019


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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is awaiting retaliation from China over increased tariffs, after talks in Washington ended without a deal on trade, the president's chief economic adviser said on Sunday. "The expected countermeasures have not yet materialized. We may know more today or even this evening...

US imposes new sanctions on Iran as tensions escalate

US imposes new sanctions on Iran as tensions escalate

Deb Riechmann and Ben Fox, Associated Press

May 8, 2019


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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump ordered new sanctions on Iran Wednesday, just days after the U.S. dispatched an aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers to the Persian Gulf over what it described as a new threat from Tehran. The sanctions target Iran's steel, aluminum, copper and iron sectors, whi...

1 dead, 8 hurt in Colorado school shooting, 2 in custody

1 dead, 8 hurt in Colorado school shooting, 2 in custody

Kathleen Foody and P. Solomon Banda, Associated Press

May 7, 2019


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HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) — Two students opened fire Tuesday inside a charter school in an affluent suburb of Denver not far from Columbine High School, killing a teenager, wounding eight and spreading terror before they were taken into custody, authorities said. Douglas County Sheriff Tony Sp...

Refusal to hand over Trump’s tax returns sets up legal fight

Refusal to hand over Trump’s tax returns sets up legal fight

Andrew Taylor and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press

May 7, 2019


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WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has made it official: The administration won't be turning President Donald Trump's tax returns over to the Democratic-controlled House. Mnuchin told Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., in a Monday letter that the panel's request "lacks a legitimate legislative purpose" as ...

Sri Lanka struggles with fallout after deadly terror attacks

Sri Lanka struggles with fallout after deadly terror attacks

Brita Hunegs, Contributing Writer

May 6, 2019


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On the morning of Easter Sunday, April 21, 29-year-old Meredith Tanner unlocked the door of Prana Lounge, a yoga studio in Sri Lanka’s capital of Colombo. She went about her usual opening task: turning on the lights, lifting the blinds, practicing poses before clients arrived. Around 9 a.m., she hea...

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