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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...

The truth about treason

The truth about treason

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

February 19, 2018


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A Sheffer Corporation factory in Ohio became the most recent stop for President Donald Trump on Monday, Feb. 5. There, as he fondly discussed his performance during his first State of the Union address, he also casually accused the Democrats in attendance of “treason” for not showing their support ...

Canada at odds with natives

Canada at odds with natives

Lauren Hightower, Contributing Writer

February 19, 2018


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Tension between the Canadian government and Indigenous groups is increasing following the trial and verdict of Gerald Stanley, the farmer who killed Colten Boushie, a young man from the Cree tribe in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. Stanley pleaded not guilty to second degree murder charges, a...

Nation & World Briefs: Feb. 12, 2018

Nation & World Briefs: Feb. 12, 2018

Associated Press

February 12, 2018


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U.S. government's second shutdown solved overnight President Donald Trump on Friday signed a $400 billion budget deal that sharply boosts spending and swells the federal deficit, ending a brief federal government shutdown that happened while most Americans were sleeping and most government offices ...

The controversy continues

The controversy continues

Dirce Toca, Contributing Writer

February 12, 2018


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Multiple professional sports teams, colleges and even high schools have taken heat in recent years for their use of Native American imagery. The controversy and protests center around the use of caricatures, nicknames and logos that people perceive as offensive. As the Cleveland Indians announced that they...

14 school shootings in 2018

14 school shootings in 2018

Carina Smith, Nation & World Editor

February 5, 2018


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The first month of 2018 is over, and there have already been over a dozen school shootings across the U.S., raising questions for many about what can be done to stop the violence on campuses. According to the non-profit organization Everytown for Gun Safety, there have been a total of 14 shootings...

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