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Florence death toll swells to 14 as rivers rise  

Gerry Broome, Associated Press

September 17, 2018


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Nation & World Brief: September 17 As the death toll from Florence grew and hundreds of people were pulled from flooded homes, North Carolina braced for catastrophic, widespread river flooding that could be the next stage of a mounting disaster. Weakened to a tropical depression early Sunda...

DePaul and Loyola respond to sexual abuse coverup

DePaul and Loyola respond to sexual abuse coverup

Marin Scott, Nation & World Editor

September 17, 2018


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It has been a month since the grand jury report was released, revealing that the Catholic Church has covered up the systemic sexual abuse of children by priests over 70 years in Pennsylvania. This revelation has sent parishioners and members of the Catholic community questioning their safety in churches,...

Palestinian stabs American-Israeli man to death

Mahmoud Illean, Associated Press

September 17, 2018


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Nation & World Brief: September 17 A Palestinian assailant on Sunday fatally stabbed an Israeli settler outside a busy mall in the West Bank. The victim was identified as Ari Fuld, a U.S.-born activist who was well-known in the local settler community and an outspoken Israel advocate on soc...

DePaul alum who triggered Russia investigation sentenced

DePaul alum who triggered Russia investigation sentenced

Tolga Bozoglu, Associated Press

September 10, 2018


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George Papadopoulos, the Trump campaign adviser who triggered the Russia investigation, was sentenced to 14 days in prison Friday by a judge who said he had placed his own interests above those of the country. Papadopoulos, the first campaign aide sentenced in special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoin...

Trump calls for Justice Dept. investigation of op-ed writer

Trump calls for Justice Dept. investigation of op-ed writer

Susan Walsh, Associated Press

September 10, 2018


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President Donald Trump declared Friday the Department of Justice should try to identify the writer of a bitingly critical New York Times opinion piece, purportedly submitted by a member of an administration "resistance" movement straining to thwart his most dangerous impulses. Trump cited "na...

Democrats make final attempt to block Kavanaugh nomination

Democrats make final attempt to block Kavanaugh nomination

J. Scott Applewhite, Associated Press

September 10, 2018


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Senate Democrats mounted a last, ferocious attempt Thursday to paint Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as a foe of abortion rights and a likely defender of President Donald Trump if he makes it to the high court. But their chances of blocking Trump's nominee seemed to fade away by the end...

Putting the meaning back into Memorial Day

Putting the meaning back into Memorial Day

Lili Trifilio, Contributing Writer

May 29, 2018


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When we think of Memorial Day, we often think of barbecues, parades, time off school and the beginning of summer. We also tend to forget what exactly our nation is actually celebrating. “Memorial Day is a national day where we get to spend time with our families, but we need to remember their sacrifice,”...

Bill aims to teach LGBT history

Bill aims to teach LGBT history

Carina Smith, Nation & World Editor

May 29, 2018


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Currently there is a bill that was advanced into the Illinois House earlier this month that is waiting for approval to be pushed forward that would mandate the lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual histories to be taught in classes across the state. The bill would require that LGBT history be worked...

Building Big Brother: China’s new frontier

Building Big Brother: China’s new frontier

Cody Corrall, Multimedia Editor

May 21, 2018


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Students and faculty gathered in the Levan 100 auditorium on Wednesday night for a panel on China’s relationship between science fiction and technological innovation – and how they manifest in different cultures. The panel, hosted by the DePaul Chinese Studies Program, featured Stanley Chan, a prolific ...

A deeper look into terrorism

A deeper look into terrorism

Varvara Makarevich, Contributing Writer

May 21, 2018


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Paris, 2015. Nice, 2016. Berlin, 2016. St.Petersburg, 2017. London, 2017. Brussels, 2017. Barcelona, 2017. These are the locations of a number of high-profile terror attacks committed in Europe by Islamist terror group ISIS over the past few years. And while ISIS’s goal of creating a new “caliphate” has la...

The U.S. pulls out of Iran Deal

The U.S. pulls out of Iran Deal

Brian Pearlman, Copy Editor

May 14, 2018


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President Donald Trump campaigned on withdrawing from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, and on Tuesday May 8, ahead of the May 12 deadline, he did what many in Washington expected: he announced America would no longer be abiding by the terms of the JCPOA – also known as the Iran nuclear deal....

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...

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