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Conservatives rejoice after Boehner resigns as speaker

Conservatives rejoice after Boehner resigns as speaker

Steve Peoples and Jill Colvin / AP

September 27, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) โ€” The news of House Speaker John Boehner's resignation brought hundreds of religious conservatives to their feet to cheer โ€” and one after another, much of the Republican Party's presidential class joined Friday in their rejoicing. Read More »...

University of California divests from fossil fuels citing global crisis

University of California divests from fossil fuels citing global crisis

Zoe Krey

September 27, 2015

On Sept. 9, the University of California (UC) announced it had divested $200 million worth of stock holdings in coal and oil sands companies in what some are calling the biggest university divestment yet. Read More »...

Drought highlights environmental concerns

Firefighter Sean Norman, center, and search dog handlers Mary Cablk, left, and Lynne Engelbert look over the remains of a home in the Anderson Springs area of a man missing following a wildfire days earlier Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, near Middletown, Calif. Aided by drought, the flames have consumed more than 100 square miles since the fire sped Saturday through rural Lake County, less than 100 miles north of San Francisco. Cooler weather helped crews gain ground and the fire was 30 percent contained Wednesday. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Rachel Hinton

September 20, 2015

Environmentalists have tracked the uncontrollable drying of California since its noticeable start in 2013. Read More »...

Race for presidency heats up

Republican presidential candidate, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, left, speaks as Donald Trump looks on during the CNN Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, in Simi Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Rachel Hinton and Doug Klain

September 20, 2015

The race for president is not without a few interesting characters and scandals this time around, with Trump and Clinton leading the pack. Read More »...

Wars throughout the world contribute to refugee crisis

Wars throughout the world contribute to refugee crisis

Jackson Danbeck

September 20, 2015

Humans are accustomed to hearing about foreign, bloody wars with dangerous consequences. This is especially true for Americans, whose soldiers are stationed on bases across the globe, whose majority of troops just recently left long conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Read More »...

PM resignation, Syrian refugees add to Greek turmoil

PM resignation, Syrian refugees add to Greek turmoil

Rachel Hinton

September 13, 2015

After a nationwide referendum on bailout conditions and long negotiations, Greece and leaders of the Eurozone reached an agreement July 14, preventing the country from defaulting after they missed a payment to the International Monetary Fund, or IMF, which has loaned the country at least $23.6 billion so far, according to the New York T...

House rejects Iran deal

House rejects Iran deal

Rachel Hinton

September 13, 2015

The Republican-led House cast largely symbolic votes on Friday against the Iran nuclear deal and sought to restrict President Barack Obama's authority to lift sanctions against Tehran, one day after the Senate ensured that the administration can implement the accord without congressional interference. After three hours of hot-tempered debate, the House voted 269 to 162...

107 dead in crane collapse at Mecca mosque

107 dead in crane collapse at Mecca mosque

Rachel Hinton

September 13, 2015

A towering construction crane collapsed on Friday during a violent rainstorm in Saudi Arabia's city of Mecca, Islam's holiest site, crashing into the Grand Mosque and killing at least 107 people ahead of the start of the annual hajj pilgrimage later this month. Read More »...

Officers to face trial in Baltimore

Officers to face trial in Baltimore

Rachel Hinton

September 13, 2015

Baltimore police prepared for demonstrators Thursday at the second pretrial hearing in the case against six officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, as local officials insisted the million-dollar settlement with Gray's family would not affect the criminal proceedings. Read More »...

Cecil the lion sparks debate at DePaul, nationally

Private Investigator for the Palmer family, Walter Zalisko, of Global Investigative group in Fort Myers walks out of the home Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, at the Marco Island home of dentist Walter J. Palmer. Zalisko said no vandalism was found inside. The home was discovered vandalized with the worlds

Anna Quesse

August 10, 2015

More than 900,000 have signed a petition asking the United States to extradite Walter Palmer, the American dentist who killed Cecil the lion, to Zimbabwe to face trial. Read More »...

60 senior US national security leaders support Iran deal

Israel Defense Forces (IDF) 91st Division Commander Moni Katz, left, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon, third from left, and U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, second from right, walk from viewing Hula Valley from the Hussein Lookout, near Kiryat Shmona, Israel, Monday, July 20, 2015, in northern Israel along the boarder with Lebanon. Carter said he has no expectation of persuading Israeli leaders to drop their opposition to the Iran nuclear deal, but will instead emphasize that the accord imposes no limits on what Washington can do to ensure the security of Israel and U.S. Arab allies. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, Pool)

Deb Reichmann

July 20, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) โ€” Sixty national security leaders, ambassadors, military leaders and former Cabinet secretaries signed a letter released on Monday in support of the nuclear deal with Iran. Read More »...

Greece default averted, crisis paused

Demonstrators march during an anti-austerity rally in the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki, Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Greece's prime minister was fighting to keep his government intact in the face of outrage over an austerity bill that parliament must pass Wednesday night if the country is to start negotiations on a new bailout and avoid financial collapse. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)

Rachel Hinton

July 18, 2015

After a nationwide referendum on bailout conditions and long negotiations, Greece and leaders of the Eurozone reached an agreement July 14, preventing the country from defaulting after they missed a payment to the International Monetary Fund, or IMF, which has loaned the country at least 23.6 billion so far, according to the New York Times. The history ...

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