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The shutdown matters: News from Capitol Hill, effects on Americans

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Art by Sammie Seamon. President Donald Trump and Democratic legislators are at a stand-off in allowing Congress to allocate President Trump 5.7 million dollars to build a wall at the US-Mexico border. This is the cause of the longest government shutdown in US history, affecting the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of Americans. About 380,000…

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Peace across the border: North and South Korea Leaders establish formal peace treaty

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Pool Photo. April 27, 2018 marked the end of the Korean War, as North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, and South Korean leader, Moon Jae-in, agreed on a peace treaty between their two countries. The treaty is aimed to end the threat of use of nuclear weapons in Korea, and establish a peaceful relationship across…

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Behind closed doors: Genocide unfolds in Myanmar

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The Rohingya People, a group of Muslims living in Western Myanmar, are a religious and ethnic minority in the predominantly Rakhine Buddhist country. The Rohingya people are indigenous of Myanmar, but they’ve been trying to flee to Bangladesh and other countries to escape the torture and lack of representation that they receive in Myanmar.  …

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iHeartMasonRamsey: Viral yodeling boy headlines country showcase

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On May 5th, Mason Ramsey, better known as the “Walmart yodeling boy,” performed at iHeartCountry in front of thousands of fans The internet sensation has begun to headline major musical showcases. Previously, Ramsey performed in front of a huge crowd at Coachella as a guest for DJ Whethan.   Even with his rising stardom, Mason…

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You Da Mom: A history of Mothers day in North America

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On Sunday, May 13, many will start the day making breakfast and arrange bouquets of flowers and gifts for their beloved mothers. This annual holiday has a rich history including various traditions across North America Mother’s Day was made a national holiday in 1914 by Anna Jarvis, a teacher in West Virginia who thought there…

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Kicked to the curb: Fans threaten to boycott 2018 FIFA world cup

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After many years of criticism on Fifa’s corruption and many reports on the destruction of host country’s economy the festivities for the 2018 Fifa World Cup held in Russia will go on. A few countries such as England and Poland have declared they will boycott the tournament this year by pulling out their teams and…

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Rising up from under: Cities destroyed by Hurricane Harvey recover

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After Hurricane Harvey hit on August 17, 2017, and lasted until the beginning of September, a number of Texas cities have been ruined. The impact of the cyclone destroyed homes, outdoor areas, and local businesses. Some of the most affected areas include Houston, Port Arthur, Corpus Christi, and Rockport, all in different ways. We were…

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Keepin’ up with the news: Tips and sources for staying updated during the summer

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When you think of summer, your first thoughts are probably not of spending your free days flipping through newspapers and browsing the internet for the latest stories. It’s enough to do your summer reading, updating yourself on what’s going on in the world might seem like a lot of extra work. However, staying up-to-date is…

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