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“Vote No”: A reflection on Minnesota’s gay rights campaign and on the national gay rights movement

Kevin Gross

July 2, 2013

Author's Note: This is a Q&A session with Liam Mackin, a DePaul student who was a past activist for Minnesota's "Vote No" Campaign, which was run by the organization Minnesotans United for All Families. Due in part to the efforts of this campaign and other similar movements, the Minnesota populace succes...

ICYMI: courtroom edition

The Associated Press

June 30, 2013

SCOTUS decides on slew of controversial casesHigh court sends back Texas race-based plan Affirmative action in college admissions survived Supreme Court review Monday in a consensus decision that avoided the difficult constitutional issues surrounding a challenge to the University of Texas adm...

Obama unveils new strategies to slow climate change

Haley BeMiller

June 30, 2013

President Barack Obama issued a new plan to combat climate change last week, listing a range of methods the United States can use to limit carbon emissions and other threats to a warming planet.One of Obama's biggest plans is to direct the Environmental Protection Agency to implement carbon pollution...

Leaders devise new plan for Syria at G8 summit

Amy Morton

June 23, 2013

Every year, the Group of Eight (G8) gathers for a meeting to discuss worldly issues such as poverty, tax evasion, security and transparency. The group is formed of eight nations, which include Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States. The summit was held Ju...

Justice Department secretly obtained press phone records

Jackie Tortorello

May 19, 2013

ξThe Associated Press (AP) revealed Monday, May 13, that the U.S. Justice Department obtained two months of telephone records from a list of reporters and editors associated with the AP. The AP is calling this a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into the way news organizations gather and opera...

Russia and Japan seek agreement to end WWII

Jacob Payne

May 19, 2013

While World War II fighting has been over for about 67 years now, there are many diplomatic holes that exist and disrupt a formal end to the war. One of those holes lies in the relations between Japan and Russia.In a historical move, the two countries have agreed to negotiate on a territorial conflict ...

As death toll climbs in Bangladesh, focus turns to west

Lynsey Hart

May 12, 2013

ξξThe death toll from the Bangladesh garment factory that collapsed April 24 surpassed 1,000 this weekend. The collapse is being labeled as the deadliest incident in the history of the textile industry and marked the third workplace disaster in Bangladesh in five months.Officials say that the eight- sto...

U.S. reconsiders opposition to arming rebels

Lolita C. Baldor | Associated Press

May 5, 2013

The Obama administration is rethinking its opposition to arming the rebels who have been locked in a civil war with the Syrian regime for more than two years, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday, becoming the first top U.S. official to publicly acknowledge the reassessment.During a Pentagon ...

This Week in World News

The Associated Press

May 5, 2013

The DePaulia takes a look at this week's international news. Please refer to the colored boxes that match with each storyGreen box: A giant rubber duck created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman is towed along Hong Kong's Victoria Habour Thursday, May 2, 2013. Since 2007 the 54 feet-tall rub...

Venezuela election drama: Replacing Hugo Chavez proves to be a difficult task

Nathan Weisman

May 5, 2013

Henrique Capriles Radonski, the opposition candidate in the April 14 Venezuelan presidential election, submitted papers to the Supreme Court challenging the results of the extremely close election May 2. Nicolas Maduro, Hugo Chavez's hand-picked successor, is currently acting as president after win...

Along For The Ride: a step by step guide to biking in Chicago

Margaret Dziubek

May 3, 2013

What kinds of DePaul students ride their bike on-campus? Eco-friendly activists? Super athletic type-A students? Beard-sporting hipsters? Zooey Deschanel-impersonating quirky girls? Sure, all of the above would be correct, but actually, anyone can be a part of the Chicago biking community. All it ta...

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