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Turmoil in the East

Turmoil in the East

Kevin Gross

October 12, 2014

Pro-Democracy riots continue in Hong Kong, raise questions of stability Long-bubbling discontent about issues of democracy in Hong Kong finally reached a boiling point, as tens of thousands of protesters have gathered throughout the last few weeks to cry out against the perceived injustices of the ...

Ebola scare spreads to U.S.

Ebola scare spreads to U.S.

Alicya Dennison

October 12, 2014

Treatment strategies pose questions of equitability between Americans, Africans The first time his finances didn’t stand in the way of his travels to the United States, Ebola did. Thomas Eric Duncan, 42, died in Dallas on Oct. 8 at 7:51 a.m. Read More »...

Gerrymandering poses questions for fair elections

Gerrymandering poses questions for fair elections

Kevin Gross

October 12, 2014

With the November midterm elections beckoning, concerns are arising as to how the decisions of voters may be challenged via the constantly increasing effects of political gerrymandering. Gerrymandering, or the redistricting of voter districts for political purposes, occurs because state legisla...

Michael Dunn found guilty of murder

Michael Dunn found guilty of murder

Kevin Gross

October 5, 2014

Verdict in 'loud music shooting' may carry race-relation ramifications Jurors reached a unanimous verdict of “guilty of first-degree murder” in the trial of Michael Dunn, ending nearly two years of legal proceedings following the shooting of unarmed African-American teenager Jordan Davis on Nov. 23, 2012. Davis was fatally shot in an altercation outsid...

Many Westerners pack bags, leave to join ISIS

Many Westerners pack bags, leave to join ISIS

Jackson Danbeck

October 5, 2014

As ISIS expanded its territory over Iraq and Syria, many Westerners from outside the region have left their homes to fight for the Jihadist group. Their reasons for joining differ, from helping the suffering, trying to become closer to Islam, or finding brotherhood and community. Yet they all have on...

Nation and World Briefs: Oct. 6, 2014

Nation and World Briefs: Oct. 6, 2014

October 5, 2014

Israeli, US leaders rift over settlement issue JERUSALEM - Israel’s prime minister dismissed a recent White House rebuke of Israeli settlement construction, saying in comments broadcast on Sunday that the criticism goes “against American values.” Read More »...

Rising temperatures, global concerns

Rising temperatures, global concerns

Kevin Gross

September 28, 2014

Worldwide demonstrations express solidarity, concern about climate change Amid another year of frustration about continuing climate change, throngs of environmental activists congregated throughout the world on Sept. 21 to gather in a series of marches and environmentalist demonstrations referred to as the People’s Climate March. More than 2,700 events took place globa...

Hacking incidents raise questions of tech security

Hacking incidents raise questions of tech security

Zoe Krey

September 28, 2014

On Wednesday, Sept. 24, sandwich chain Jimmy John’s joined the long list of restaurants and retailers that have recently been hacked by unknown parties. According to the Huffington Post, “Hackers stole customer debit and credit card data from 216 of its stores.” In addition to Jimmy John...

National Briefs: Sept. 29

National Briefs: Sept. 29

Associated Press

September 28, 2014

US Attorney General Eric Holder resigns Washington, DC — Eric Holder, America's first black attorney general and an unflinching champion of civil rights in enforcing the nation's laws, announced his resignation Thursday after leading the Justice Department since the first days of President Barack Obama...

AP: Mayor Emanuel calls for Illinois to reform drug laws

AP: Mayor Emanuel calls for Illinois to reform drug laws

The Associated Press

September 23, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel asked state legislators Tuesday to make possession of less than 1 gram of any controlled substance a misdemeanor and possession of less than 15 grams of marijuana a ticketable offense. He said the city has shown it is possible to reduce penalties for small...

Congress approves arming of Syrian rebels

Congress approves arming of Syrian rebels

Kevin Gross

September 21, 2014

Measure marks increasing US re-involvment in Middle East With the escalating reign of chaos conducted by extremist militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) — also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) — Congress approved a measure on Sept. 18 to arm and train other rebel groups in Syria to combat ISIS,...

Scotland: No to independence

Scotland: No to independence

AJ Karolczak

September 21, 2014

Voters choose to preserve union with England Marked by record voter turnout and participation, the Scottish people rejected the option of becoming an independent nation Sept. 18, choosing to remain part of the United Kingdom. Read More »...

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