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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 »...

International Briefs: Sept. 22

International Briefs: Sept. 22

Associated Press

September 21, 2014

Catalan region to push for independence referendum Despite Scotland’s decision to reject independence, lawmakers in Spain’s Catalonia region voted overwhelmingly Friday to give their leader the power to call a secession referendum that the central government in Madrid has denounced as illegal. The prospect of an independent Scotland had captivated Euro...

World News: Summer 2014 recap

World News: Summer 2014 recap

Kevin Gross

September 15, 2014

 Palestinian conflict reignites The continuing Israeli-Palestinian conflict went through another spate of violence throughout July and August as members of the Israeli Defense Force and Palestinian group Hamas clashed throughout the Gaza Strip. The conflict was prompted by the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teen...

Pulling out pockets

Pulling out pockets

Kevin Gross

September 15, 2014

Rising college costs defy simple solutions, confound governments As another school year dawns and students scramble for another set of school payments, people may wonder: What changes, if any, are being established to help curb the ever-rising costs of attaining a higher education? As the Obama Administ...

A violent plight: U.S. faces crisis over illegal immigrant children

A violent plight: U.S. faces crisis over illegal immigrant children

Kevin Gross

July 17, 2014

Amid another year of bipartisan bickering over America’s immigration policy, a new challenge has come across: the spate of unaccompanied children who have illegally crossed the Mexico/US border. Since October 2013, more than 52 thousand children have been caught crossing the border, according to US Custo...

Ceasefire rejected, Egypt leads mediation

Megan Deppen

July 16, 2014

Egypt remains at the forefront of mediating a Palestinian-Israeli ceasefire after the first ceasefire attempt was officially rejected by Hamas leaders today. According to a press release by the Israeli Defense Ministry, the Israeli government ceased fire at 9 a.m. Tuesday, and in the span of six hours, 50 rockets we...

Gaza violence hits home in Chicago

Megan Deppen

July 15, 2014

"Free, free Palestine! Free, free Palestine!" Hundreds of protesters, donned in black and white checkered scarves called Keffiyeh, rumbled into Federal Plaza Wednesday, calling for the U.S. to end its military aid to Israel in the midst of renewed airstrike attacks on the Palestinian territory in...

Grading the graders

Kevin Gross

June 2, 2014

Government gets closer to federal rating system for universities Colleges and universities across the nation are scrambling as the federal government gets another year closer to establishing sweeping changes to higher education, which most notably would include a new ratings system that would change t...

UCSB shooting stirs emotions, invokes gun control debate

UCSB shooting stirs emotions, invokes gun control debate

Kyle Tyrrell

June 2, 2014

Mass shootings on college campuses have occurred several times this past year, stirring debate over gun control in the United States. Most recently, such a shooting happened in the college town of Isla Vista, California, on the campus of the University of California at Santa Barbara. Ellio...

European officials, DePaul students gather ahead of EU elections to discuss current events

European officials, DePaul students gather ahead of EU elections to discuss current events

Brenden Moore

May 27, 2014

The Consul-Generals of Germany and Greece spoke to political science students on Tuesday as part of a presentation to mark the European Parliament elections held this past weekend. Dr. Christian Brecht and Ioanna Efthymiadou, of Germany and Greece respectively, shared their views on the elections in ...

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