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Scotland Becomes the First Country to Mandate LGBTQ-Inclusive School Curriculum

Scotland is about to become the first country to mandate LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum. After approving a total of 33 recommendations by the LGBTI Inclusive Education Working Group, Deputy First Minister John Swinney on Thursday announced that all elementary and secondary public schools would start teaching students about LGBTQ issues and history. According to a statement byRead More

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Recounts in Florida Could Ruin Sen. Nelson’s Chance of Re-election

Election workers in Florida have begun a recount of over eight million votes across the state to review the tight races for both the governorship and the Senate. Ken Detzner, the Florida secretary of state, ordered the recounts on Saturday. Two large counties, Pinellas and Hillsborough, already started their recounts on Sunday. Overall, the wholeRead More

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French President Macron Called for a ‘True European Army’

French President Emmanuel Macron pushed for a “true European army” that would free the E.U. from its over-reliance on the U.S. in military matters. Macron had long held the vision of a stronger European defense alliance. Having witnessed Donald Trump’s unwillingness to work with Europe on security issues, the French president believed it more urgentRead More

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Trump Fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions

On Wednesday, Jeff Sessions was forced to step as Attorney General. The resignation came at Trump’s request and concluded Sessions’ bitter relationship with the president after the former decided to recuse himself from the Russian investigation in March 2017. In his resignation letter, Sessions remained positive and simply stated that he was “honored to serveRead More

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Even Fox News Can’t Bear Trump’s Racist Ad

NBC, Facebook and even Fox News all took non-traditional steps to remove President Trump’s inflammatory and discriminatory campaign ad just a day before the midterm election. Building upon Trump’s recent anti-immigrant moves—from portraying the immigrant caravan as an invasion to deploying 5,200 troops to the U.S.-Mexico border—the 30-second ad released by Trump’s political team encouragesRead More

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Tanzanian Official Launched Witch-Hunt Against Gay People

A Tanzanian official started a horrendous witch-hunt against gay people. In a recent Youtube video, Paul Makonda, the regional commissioner for Dar es Salaam, requested Tanzanian citizens to report anyone whom they believed is gay. Till now, he has received over 5,700 messages containing the names of more than 100 suspects. “I have received reportsRead More

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North Dakota’s New ID Law Could Disenfranchise Native American Voters

Native Americans in North Dakota are suing the state for a new voter identification law that disproportionally affects them. On October 9th, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a state law requiring all North Dakotan residents to provide name, address and date of birth when they cast a ballot. It means that votersRead More

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President Trump Vows to End Birthright Citizenship by Circumventing the Constitution

President Trump vowed to issue a legally dubious executive order to unilaterally end birthright citizenship. It was another dramatic move of the current administration to appeal to voters through tough immigration rhetoric. If Trump’s plan came true, children born on American soil could no longer receive U.S. citizenship were their parents non-citizens or unauthorized immigrants.Read More

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Trump Insists on Visiting Pittsburgh as Victim’s Family Refuses to See Him

President Trump visited Pittsburgh on Tuesday to pay respect to those affected by the deadly shooting last week. His presence, however, escalated tensions in the grief-stricken city amidst widespread accusations that his divisive rhetoric was part of what caused the tragedy in the first place. Pittsburgh’s Democratic mayor Bill Peduto had previously advised the presidentRead More

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Trump Sends 5,200 troops to U.S.-Mexico Borders to Fight off “Invasion”

President Trump ordered the U.S. military to send additional 5,200 troops to the southern border under “Operation Faithful Patriot” as a reaction to the Central American migrant caravan. The Pentagon has gathered military police, pilots, engineers, cooks, planners and medical personnel from around the country—from Fort Bragg in North Carolina to Lewis McChord in Washington.Read More

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Suspect of the Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Goes on Trial

Robert Bowers, the suspect gunman of the devastating Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, was on trial today for the murder of 11 congregants. Handcuffed and surrounded by marshals, Bowers entered the federal court in downtown Pittsburgh in a wheelchair. Magistrate Judge Robert read a list of 29 criminal charges against him including the obstruction of the freeRead More

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“Trump” Name to be Removed from Manhattan Condo Building

After more than 20 years under the Trump brand, Manhattan condominium “Trump Place” is dropping the president’s last name. Instead, it will simply be known as “200 Riverside Boulevard.” Located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, the 46-story building stands proudly between 69th and 70th Streets. Along with a number of residential units, hotels, casinosRead More

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Senior VA Official Proudly Displays KKK Grand Wizard Portrait in D.C. Office

“It was just a beautiful print that I had purchased, and I thought it was very nice,” said David Thomas, a senior official at the Department of Veterans Affairs, of a portrait of the Ku Klux Klan’s first grand wizard. Inside Thomas’s meticulously decorated office, Nathan Bedford Forrest—a Confederate general, a notorious slave trader andRead More

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fires Anti-Trump Artist and Hires Conservative Cartoonist

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette hired conservative cartoonist Steven Kelley to replace Rob Rogers, who was fired four months ago for publishing a series of anti-Trump political cartoons. The paper has attracted much negative attention for censoring political expressions it does not agree with. After working for the paper for 34 years, Rogers found it increasingly difficultRead More

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Saudi Arabia Admits Jamal Khashoggi’s Murder Inside Istanbul Consulate

After 18 days of denying any knowledge of the disappearance of Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi government finally admitted his murder inside its consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. The official SPA press agency announced on Saturday that Khashoggi died in a brawl after peaceful “discussions” turned into a physical altercation. “DiscussionsRead More

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Conservative Groups Hijacked Asian American Students’ Struggle for Fair Treatment

Why do Asian Americans consistently suffer from the lowest admission rate to Harvard University? Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA), an organization representing Asian American students, raised the question in November 2014. This week, the Ivy League school finally went on trial for its alleged discrimination against Asian American applicants. Every year, Harvard goes through moreRead More

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White Man Found Guilty for Shooting at 14-year-old African American Boy

A white man from Michigan on Friday was found guilty of assault for firing his shotgun at an African-American teenager who merely wanted to ask for directions to school. On the morning of April 12th, a 14-year-old boy Brennan Walker slept through his alarm and missed his school bus to Rochester High School. Thinking thatRead More

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U.S. Envoy Meets Taliban Leaders to End Afghan War

On Saturday, US envoy Zabiullah Mujahid wrapped up his 10-day diplomatic mission to Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. Returning to Qatar, Mujahid held a historical meeting with Taliban leaders to discuss the possibility of peace in the region. The meeting took place on Friday and marked a significant breakthrough in bothRead More

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Chinese Spy Arrested for Stealing Aviation Secrets

As it turns out, when a Chinese bureaucrat invites you on a free trip to Beijing, he might be after something other than your companionship. The Justice Department on Wednesday publicized the arrest of a senior officer from China’s Ministry of State Security on espionage charges. Based on court papers, the alleged spy Yanjun XuRead More

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“Trump of the Tropics” Jair Bolsonare Likely to Become Brazil’s Next President

“I am in favor of a dictatorship,” boasted Jair Bolsonare, a far-right presidential candidate who scored an outright victory in Brazil’s first round of voting on Sunday. Named the “Trump of the Tropics” by Brazilian media, Bolsonaro indeed runs his campaign on similar premises as did U.S. President Donald Trump—xenophobia, misogynism, anti-establishment appeals and a populistRead More

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Trump Apologizes to Kavanaugh on All Americans’ Behalf

President Donald Trump, during the White House ceremonial swearing-in for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on Monday, let the judge know that the nation is sorry for “the terrible pain and suffering” the latter had to endure as an alleged perpetrator of multiple cases of sexual assault. “On behalf of our nation, I want toRead More

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Nobel Peace Prize Goes to Anti-Rape Activists

The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize has gone to anti-rape activists Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege. As Brett Kavanaugh’s bitter nomination fight monopolizes all conversations of sexual violence, the work of Murad— a Yazidi rape survivor—and Mukweg— a Congolese gynecologist—urges everyone to look beyond partisan squabbling in the U.S. and recognizes the sheer brutality faced byRead More

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Hundreds Arrested at Anti-Kavanaugh Protest

Comedian Amy Schumer and model Emily Ratajkowski, along with 300 anti-Kavanaugh protestors, were arrested and detained in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, as thousands of demonstrators marched down the Senate Office Building where the confirmation vote of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is set to occur. Among the massive crowd, Schumer was spotted holding a “WeRead More

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House Intel Vote to Release Russian Probe Transcripts

During a closed-door meeting on September 28th, the House Intelligence Committee voted unanimously to release 53 transcripts from its investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 US election. Thousands of pages of documents recording critical conversations with President Trump’s closest associates including his son, Donald Trump Jr., son-in-law Jared Kushner, Attorney General Jeff Sessions andRead More

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Once Again, The Trumps Go Back On Their Word

It is not the first time Donald Trump- or one of his children for the matter- has completely taken back and recreated an official statement. It is also not the first time it has been done through a tweet. With worries high about the Trump’s connections to Russia, ties to the Kremlin, and illegal activityRead More

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Senate passes bill that holds back some of the U.S.’ tariffs

The Senate seems to have gone one step ahead of President Donald Trump and has already implanted the first tariff relief legislation. The approved law specifically takes tariffs away from items used in production that can’t be purchased directly in the U.S.  It has been referred to as the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act, and it hadRead More

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Trump Administration Seeks to Change Obama’s Fuel Economy Standards

Next week, the Trump administration will begin working on a revision of the U.S.’ fuel economy standards. The current U.S. fuel economy standards were implemented by the Obama administration. The standards caused a deal between automakers, state officials, environmentalists and federal regulators. In 2012, the aforementioned organizations agreed to start increasing vehicle efficiency in theRead More

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Judge Approves Lawsuit Preventing Citizenship Census Question for 2020

On Thursday, a U.S. federal judge approved a lawsuit which would prevent a question regarding citizenship from being added to the 2020 national census. The lawsuit’s supporters argued that the question is an attempt by the Trump administration to encourage discrimination against immigrants. Manhattan District Judge Jesse M. Furman will now redirect the lawsuit to aRead More

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Betsy DeVos Proposes Legislation to Restrain Loan Relief Awards

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos recently proposed a measure which would make the process of loan application even more difficult for students. DeVos’ legislation, if passed, would replace a set of rules which were written by the Obama administration and were never implemented. DeVos’ proposal has garnered heavy criticism from student advocacy groups. Under thisRead More

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Toronto Votes to Completely Ban Handgun Sales

Toronto’s city council has recently decided to install a ban on all handgun sales after a mass shooting in the city left three people dead. This is a striking measure, especially when compared to how U.S. politicians have recently approached gun control legislation. The city’s mayor, John Tori, was blunt and direct when addressing theRead More

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U.S. and Europe Start Negotiations to Halt Trade Wars

In a surprising move, the European Union and the United States have agreed to stop what seemed to be an imminent trade war. U.S. President Donald Trump and European Commission leader Jean-Claude Juncker announced a future deal on Wednesday which will focus on lowering tariffs and “trade barriers.” It is unknown whether these negotiations willRead More

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North Korea’s Oil Prices Drop, Despite EU’s Tariffs

North Korea’s oil prices have dropped significantly in just a matter of months. According to Reuters, the value of North Korean oil has nearly halved in this short span of time. This fact demonstrates that oil has become an independent and isolated market. United Nations’ Security Council shortened its limit on refined petroleum exports toRead More

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Federal Court Rules That Americans Have Right to Carry Firearms in Public

Current efforts to reform gun legislation in the U.S. have been drastically set back. On Tuesday, a federal court ruled that Americans have a constitutional right to carry firearms in public. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, with a three-judge panel, stated that the right to carry firearms in public is “coreRead More

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IMF warns Venezuela of having 1M% inflation by the end of the year

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has released a concerning prediction regarding the Venezuelan economy. According to them, if the country continues to pri1nt money in order to cover their massive gap in the budget, their inflation could rise up to a baffling one million percent. Alejandro Werner, head of the Fund’s Western Hemisphere department, statedRead More

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Trump-Cohen Case Received 12 More Audio Recordings

The relationship between President Trump and his former personal attorney Michael Cohen has just become much more complicated. Recently, news broke stating that Cohen recorded Trump discussing payment with a model with whom Trump had an affair. Now it has been reported that Trump’s prosecutors have received twelve more audio files of recordings, demonstrating Cohen’sRead More

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Appearing on Fox News by mistake, a senator criticized Trump on air

Fox News, which is known for often attempting to defend the Trump administration’s policies, accidentally gave an outlet to the voice they so viciously attempt to silence. On Monday, the news channel was set to interview a Democratic candidate for Congress Ann Kirkpatrick, who had recently caused controversy for supporting actions from the U.S. Immigration andRead More

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G20 summit finishes without solutions for Trump’s trade wars

The recent summit held in Buenos Aires, Argentina by the Group of Twenty ended in a disappointing note, as there were no agreements or solutions to President Trump’s trade wars. The meeting saw several finance ministers from all around the world, who had reportedly been discussing how the president’s recent actions surrounding trade could beRead More

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Israel forces help Syrian White Helmets evacuate endangered area

A cooperative effort between Israel’s military and several of the country’s allies has been made to evacuate hundreds of Syrian White Helmets from the border between the nations in conflict. The operation, which is unprecedented and came in an unpredictable manner, helped several rescue workers who had been trapped and cornered by hostile Syrian troopsRead More

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Trump criticizes Fed over rising interest rates, breaks tradition by doing so

Donald Trump has recently stated his harsh criticism towards the Federal Reserve, therefore breaking an over 25-year tradition of respect towards the system. He accompanied his criticism with comments about China and the EU manipulating their currencies for economic benefits, adding to his previous criticism of the countries involved. His tweet stated that the FedRead More

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Michael Cohen recorded Trump discussing payment to a Playboy model

Michael D. Cohen, the president’s controversial personal lawyer, is yet again involved in a scandal that could compromise his public image even more. He currently has a recorded conversation between him and Donald Trump where they discussed arrangements to be done to a Playboy model who had an affair with the president. The National EnquirerRead More

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Senior VA Official Proudly Displays KKK Grand Wizard Portrait in D.C. Office

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“It was just a beautiful print that I had purchased, and I thought it was very nice,” said David Thomas, a senior official at the Department of Veterans Affairs, of a portrait of the Ku Klux Klan’s first grand wizard.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fires Anti-Trump Artist and Hires Conservative Cartoonist

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Hundreds Arrested at Anti-Kavanaugh Protest

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NYT Photo Exhibit Brings Us Back to 1978

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