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When It’s Off: What does a United States government shutdown look like?

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The Austin Capital Building, built in 1885, serves as the chambers for the Texas Legislature, the Governor’s office, and a popular Austin tourist site. Tuesday, January 23rd ended a three-day government shutdown,, the first to occur in 2018. The last shutdown took place in 2013, ending on October 17th after lasting for three weeks. These…

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From Russia With Love: FBI investigates Trump/Russia ties

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On March 20, 2017, F.B.I. director James B. Comey announced at a hearing before the White House Intelligence committee that the F.B.I. is investigating ties between President Donald J. Trump and Russia. The investigation could take months, or even years, according to the New York Times.   During the public hearing Comey and Admiral Michael…

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Brexit Point

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On June 23, Britain voted to leave the European Union. This came as a shock to many countries, and created harsh divide within the state, between the “leave” and “remain” factions. On a morning met with celebrating and protesting, there have also been many other repercussions, including the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron and…

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