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An artistic rendition of Victoria Esperanza Salazar Arriaza, a  36-year-old woman killed by Mexican police.

‘She did not deserve to die like this’: Salvadoran migrant’s murder by police sparks outrage in Mexico

Fatima Zaidi, Staff Writer April 19, 2021

A disturbing video that showed a 36-year-old migrant woman from El Salvador struggling and crying out on the pavement as a female police officer knelt on her head and neck surfaced March 31. The death...

Obama administration halts Dakota Access Pipeline construction amid mass protests

Obama administration halts Dakota Access Pipeline construction amid mass protests

Nicholas Oviatt September 18, 2016

Construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline has Native American tribes and environmental activists up in arms. The proposed oil pipeline would span 1,172 miles from the Bakken and Three Forks shale oil...

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)

Drought highlights environmental concerns

Rachel Hinton September 20, 2015

Environmentalists have tracked the uncontrollable drying of California since its noticeable start in 2013. It was to be expected, some said. Droughts and even wildfires are a reoccurring instance of...

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)

Race for presidency heats up

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. Trump's unique personality and Clinton's email scandal have...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

President Barack Obama listens as Vietnamese Communist party secretary general Nguyen Phu Trong speaks in the Oval Office of the White House, on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, in Washington. Trong is the de facto leader of Vietnam despite holding no official government post, and is visiting Washington to boost ties 20 years after the U.S. and Vietnam normalized relations following the Vietnam War. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Obama’s potential clemency push: A temporary solution for a long-term issue

Danielle Harris July 9, 2015

President Obama promised to use clemency power “more aggressively” during the remainder of his time in office, and will likely make true on that promise within the next few weeks. The president...

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