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Netanyahu wins, quashes hopes for new beginning

Netanyahu wins, quashes hopes for new beginning

Brita Hunegs, Contributing Writer

April 15, 2019


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Israelis went to bed Tuesday night wondering if the reign of their four-term Prime Minister might be falling into slumber, too. But by the time the sun rose on Wednesday, it was clear that Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu was, once again, rising with it. The Prime Minister’s main opponent was Benny ...

M87 black hole photo a first-of-its-kind scientific milestone

M87 black hole photo a first-of-its-kind scientific milestone

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

April 15, 2019


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It’s a revelation that has all but confirmed Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity at extremely strong gravitational scales and provided the first direct visual proof of a striking cosmological phenomenon. The April 10 announcement that scientists had created the first-ever image of a black hole — in ...

‘Unwanted touching’ allegations unlikely to sink Biden

‘Unwanted touching’ allegations unlikely to sink Biden

Cole Bursch, Contributing Writer

April 15, 2019


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Former Vice President Joe Biden has been accused of sexual harassment or unwanted physical contact by seven women in the past month. The allegations come before he has officially announced whether he will enter a crowded group of Democrats already running for the party’s nomination in 2020. Biden is u...

Trump ‘strongly looking’ at releasing migrants in Dem cities

Trump ‘strongly looking’ at releasing migrants in Dem cities

Jill Colvin and Colleen Long, Associated Press

April 13, 2019


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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he is strongly considering releasing "Illegal Immigrants" into Democratic strongholds to punish congressional foes for inaction on the border— just hours after White House and Homeland Security officials insisted the idea had been rejected as fast...

Judge convicts WikiLeaks founder of breaching bail

Judge convicts WikiLeaks founder of breaching bail

Associated Press

April 11, 2019


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LONDON (AP) – Ecuador's president says his government withdrew asylum status for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange almost seven years after he sought refuge in Ecuador's embassy in London, citing "repeated violations of international conventions and daily-life protocols." Lenin Moreno announced the...

Loughlin, husband and 14 parents face new charge in college admissions scam

Loughlin, husband and 14 parents face new charge in college admissions scam

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press

April 9, 2019


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BOSTON (AP) — "Full House" star Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, and 14 other parents were hit Tuesday with a new money laundering charge in the sweeping college admissions bribery scheme. The move comes a day after fellow actress Felicity Huffman, 12 other parents and a ...

Homeland Security secretary resigns, shake-up in department speeds ahead

Homeland Security secretary resigns, shake-up in department speeds ahead

Colleen Long and Jill Colvin, Associated Press

April 8, 2019


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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and White House allies pushing for a harder line on immigration sped their campaign Monday to clean house at the Department of Homeland Security, pushing ahead with a mission far wider than the departure of Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. L. Francis Cissna, the...

Tesla seeks affordability with new SUV, cheaper Model 3

Tesla seeks affordability with new SUV, cheaper Model 3

Allegra Acosta, Contributing Writer

April 8, 2019


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Tesla CEO Elon Musk is well-known for his company’s eye-grabbing electric cars, most of which are notorious for their hefty price tags. And at a March 14 event in Hawthorne, California, Tesla unveiled a brand-new model aimed at a more affordable market. The Model Y, an all-electric dual-motor SUV ...

World Bank: Women face legal discrimination in workforce

World Bank: Women face legal discrimination in workforce

Bianca Cseke, Online Editor

April 8, 2019


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Women around the world generally only receive three-quarters of the legal rights that men have, according to a report released by the World Bank in late February. Though several regions have seen improvements in the last decade, according to the report, a lack of equivalent rights as men constrains t...

Čaputová triumphant

Čaputová triumphant

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

April 8, 2019


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The world was shocked when Slovak journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancée Kušnírová were murdered in their home in the Slovak town of Veľká Mača on Feb. 21, 2018. Kuciak had been working on an investigation involving the Calabrian mafia and its ties to influential political and business figures...

Dozens protest in London against Brunei’s anti-gay laws

Dozens protest in London against Brunei’s anti-gay laws

Associated Press

April 6, 2019


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LONDON (AP) — Dozens of people protested in London on Saturday against new Islamic laws in Brunei that punish gay sex and adultery by stoning offenders to death, while the University of Oxford said it will reconsider an honorary degree it awarded the sultan of Brunei following international outcry...

Trudeau in trouble?

Trudeau  in trouble?

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

March 11, 2019


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Is Justin Trudeau’s job in jeopardy? The Canadian prime minister’s Liberal government has been at the center of a scandal related to corruption charges against Quebec-based mining and construction giant SNC-Lavalin, and recent polling has shown the Liberals lagging behind the opposition Conserva...

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