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The exterior of the First Baptist Church in Cameron, La., on Sunday, May 23, 2021 shows how it was heavily damaged during Hurricane Laura last year. (AP Photo/Rebecca Santana)

Religion falters as more Americans reject traditional institutions

Hayley DeSilva, Staff Writer May 31, 2021

A recent Gallup poll found that the percentage of Americans with a membership at a house of worship fell under 50 percent for the first time in 80 years.  As a whole, religion’s influence in the...

Newly elected Slovakian President Zuzana Caputova smiles in a TV studio prior a debate in Bratislava, Slovakia, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Caputova, a liberal environmental activist, has been elected as the first female president of Slovakia. The relative newcomer had 58 percent of the vote in Saturday's runoff election, topping rival Maros Sefcovic, who had 42 percent. (Petr David Josek | AP)

Čaputová triumphant

New President of Slovakia pledges to fight corruption, entrenched establishment
Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor April 8, 2019

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...

DePaul and Loyola respond to sexual abuse coverup

DePaul and Loyola respond to sexual abuse coverup

Marin Scott, Nation & World Editor September 17, 2018

It has been a month since the grand jury report was released, revealing that the Catholic Church has covered up the systemic sexual abuse of children by priests over 70 years in Pennsylvania. This revelation...

Containers are loaded onto a cargo ship at the port in Qingdao in east China's Shandong province. China vowed to fight the U.S.

The trade war begins

Evan Sully, Staff Writer April 9, 2018

The U.S. has engaged itself in yet another international conflict, but this time around the conflict is a trade war with international powerhouse China, whose economy is the second largest in the world...

Performers take part in the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics on Friday, Feb. 9 in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Christof Stache | Pool photo via AP

Nation & World Briefs: Feb. 12, 2018

Associated Press February 12, 2018

U.S. government's second shutdown solved overnight President Donald Trump on Friday signed a $400 billion budget deal that sharply boosts spending and swells the federal deficit, ending a brief federal...

In this Aug. 22, 2015 file photo South Korean National Security Director, Kim Kwan-jin, right, and Unification Minister Hong Yong-pyo shake hands with Hwang Pyong So, left, and Kim Yang Gon during their meeting at the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea.

Nation and World Briefs: January, 8 2018

Content written by the Associated Press | Compiled by Carina Smith
The Associated Press January 8, 2018

Record low temperatures and massive storms hit the Northeast A massive winter storm roared into the East Coast on Thursday, dumping as much as 17 inches of snow in some areas and unleashing hurricane-force...

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Nation & World Briefs: Oct. 9, 2017

The Associated Press October 9, 2017

International headlines to know this week [accordions] [accordion title="Trump considering 'bump stock' ban" load="show"] President Donald Trump says his administration is considering whether...

U of Chicago students rally for unionization

U of Chicago students rally for unionization

Evelyn Baker May 30, 2017

A crowd of graduate and undergraduate students collected on the main quad at the University of Chicago’s campus on Thursday May 25. Speckled with faculty members, the mass uniformly cheered for one thing:...

Global cyber attack touches Cook County

Evelyn Baker May 21, 2017

More than 200,000 computers worldwide were found to have been encrypted on May 12 with a cyber attack called WannaCry, including some in Cook County. WannaCry is a form of ransomware. It took hostage...

Boko Haram releases 82 Nigerian schoolgirls

Boko Haram releases 82 Nigerian schoolgirls

Associated Press and Evelyn Baker May 15, 2017

The Islamic extremist group Boko Haram released 82 schoolgirls in a trade deal on Saturday, May 6. The girls were returned after the Nigerian government agreed to free five detained Boko Haram commanders....

Conservative health care repeal causes controversy

Conservative health care repeal causes controversy

Evelyn Baker May 7, 2017

The narrow passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) reached the House Thursday, resulting in victorious chanting reminiscent of a high school sporting event. However, the chants didn’t come from...

Medill lets J-school accreditation lapse

Medill lets J-school accreditation lapse

Evelyn Baker May 7, 2017

Northwestern University’s prestigious Medill School of Journalism won’t renew its accreditation with the 72-year-old accreditation system, the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass...

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