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Republican Representative Mike Coffman Offers Bow of Support for Net Neutrality

The push to overturn the FCC decision to repeal net neutrality has gained support from an unlikely place: Mike Coffman, Republican Representative of Colorado, who has announced his across the aisle support for the usage of the Congressional Review Act (CRA) in regards to net neutrality. The CRA is a resolution designed to allow CongressRead More

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Mother of Separated Immigrant Child Has Sued the U.S. Government

Yolany Padilla, a 24-year-old from Honduras, is currently leading a lawsuit against the U.S. federal government. Padilla intends to represent the plight of separated immigrant families. After being released from detention, Padilla met with attorneys and pressured ICE officials to reunite her with her children, alongside many other families who are in the same situation.Read More

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Controversy rises due to Kavanaugh’s previous comments on presidential criminal investigations

On Monday, President Trump picked Brett M. Kavanaugh as his nominee for Supreme Court candidate. This caused a lot of controversies in the days leading up to and following his decision, with news outlets touching on matters such as who advised him in the selection process. However, many have also questioned whether or not TrumpRead More

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Jahangiri Confirms Iran Will Maintain High Oil Sales in Face of Sanctions

In response to the massive sanctions which the Trump Administration imposed on European companies operating in his country, Iranian Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri confirmed that Iran plans to keep selling “as much oil as [they] can.” Jahangiri acknowledged that Trump’s sanctions will definitely hurt Iran’s economy, but he affirmed that the government will try to protectRead More

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House Democrats Reportedly Working on a Bill to Dismantle ICE

It seems that the recent wave of protests surrounding the transgressions of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency has paid off, as some House Democrats are allegedly working on a bill to shut the agency down. The group is planning to propose a replacement for ICE, and their bill has reportedly garnered bipartisan support. The billRead More

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Trump administration cuts funds for Obamacare outreach and advise for customers

After holding payments to insurers on Monday, the Trump administration decided to move forward its efforts to undermine and halt the Affordable Care Act. They have done so by extensively cutting funds for companies that focus on helping people to search for effective coverage. They will now have about one-fourth of the budget they gotRead More

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Turkey becomes the riskiest economy in the world after Erdogan re-election

During the past couple of months, talks about the global economy have mainly focused on the relations between the U.S. and its former allies, with tariff-to-tariff trade wars and rising oil prices being the main topics of discussion. While that conversation must be continued in order to have a rational response to the Trump administration’sRead More

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Trump states that U.S. is spending too many funds with NATO before going on meeting with them

President Donald Trump is currently on his way to meet with NATO in Brussels, and he took to Twitter to express his feelings and mindset coming into the meeting. He stated that he is much more optimistic about his meeting with Russian President Vladimir V. Putin, and that he will address the U.S. funding toRead More

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Trump Administration Halts Payments to Health Insurers in Attempt to End Obamacare

Moving forward with their near-constant attempts to end Obamacare, the Trump Administration has withheld several payments to the many of the system’s health insurers just as they preparing their premiums for the next health care season. The administration froze the funds through a system called risk adjustment payment, which distributes some revenue of the healthRead More

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Chancellor Merkel and Chinese Prime Minister Sign Agreement to Increase Trade

China has been continuing efforts to ally with European countries for trade purposes in the wake of the Trump Administration’s recent tariffs. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang recently met and agreed to create a multilateral trade system between their countries order to strengthen their respective economies. Keqiang held a similar meetingRead More

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Reuters/IPSOS Poll States Immigration Is Most Important Issue For American Voters

Reuters and IPSOS recently released a joint poll chronicling American voters’ interests and concerns regarding the way in which national issues are being handled by the Trump administration. According to the poll’s results, immigration has become the most important issue for American voters, followed by the economy and Trump’s trade wars. These will be theRead More

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Trump Tweets Confirmation That North Korea Will Denuclearize

President Donald Trump has once again restated his confidence that North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un will follow through with his promise to denuclearize his nation. Trump blamed China for indicators that Kim will proceed otherwise. Trump’s tweet came as a response to the general doubt regarding the future of North Korea’s nuclear plan, whichRead More

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Following Weeks of Controversy, Trump Has Allegedly Decided on Supreme Court Nominee

After a morning filled with phone calls, President Donald Trump has reportedly decided on his Supreme Court nominee. This decision has been heavily awaited by both Democrats and Republicans, as his decision could weigh the Court in favor of Trump’s policies. If Trump selects a conservative judge, the Court will advantage those with conservative ideals. TrumpRead More

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Philippine President Duterte States He Will Resign If Someone Proves God Exists

Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Philippines, has recently been criticized after a controversial televised speech wherein he called God “stupid.” The president has now stated that he will resign if someone proves to him that God exists. This is not the first time that Duterte has spoken negatively of the Catholic faith, as he hasRead More

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Democrats Create Legislation to Abolish ICE

New legislation has been proposed by Democrats to abolish Immigrations and Custom enforcement. Abolishing ICE has been a strong message from activists and protestors for months. Recently prominent political figures such as Alexa Ocasio-Cortez, Mark Pocan, and Kirsten Gillibrand have also been on board to end the corrupted agency. The new bill has been createdRead More

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Immigration Officials Resort to DNA Testing to Reunite Families

Due to a recent court order, the Department of Health and Human Services is using DNA tests to speed up the process of reuniting immigrant families that have crossed the border. Trump and Pence’s Zero Tolerance immigration policy has led to 2,300 children being separated from their families. With mounting political pressure, and an apparentRead More

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HSS Struggles to Reunite Immigrant Children With Their Parents By Proposed Deadline

Those attempting to reunite immigrant children with their families have faced a series of obstacles following President Trump’s executive order. On June 26th, a federal judge ruled that children under five years must be reunited with their parents within fifteen days of the ruling, and children older than five must be reunited within a monthRead More

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EU Parliament Votes Against Controversial Copyright Laws

The EU recently voted against a copyright law which would increase websites’ control over copyright infringement and would apply a fee to news sites for linking content. A debate regarding the law has raged for weeks between content creators and distributors. Some have stated that artists have been exploited by websites, and others have saidRead More

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EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Resigns After Months of Controversy and Corruption

After months of criticism and several controversies surrounding his conduct in office and use of power, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has resigned from his position. The decision should come as no surprise, as Pruitt’s recent interactions with the press have been filled with bold confrontations regarding his management of the position. Pruitt hasRead More

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California judge approves laws to restrict cooperation with immigration officials

On Thursday, federal judge John A. Mendez ruled that he wouldn’t block California’s effort to restrict law enforcement cooperation with immigration officials. His decision directly counters the position from the Trump administration, which argues that California is blatantly attempting to halt the enforcement of immigration policies. Mendez stated that “refusing to help is not theRead More

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Trump Confirms Upcoming Sanctions to European Companies Working in Iran

President Donald Trump has confirmed that the U.S. will impose sanctions on European companies working in Iran. This statement follows several E.U. countries pleading to be exempt from the tariffs. Said countries attempted to continue to do business in Iran by using loan extensions from banks, but the organizations stated that they could not affordRead More

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Injured Woman Asks Bystanders Not to Call Ambulance Because She Can’t Afford It

On Friday, June 29th, a heartbreaking story was released regarding a woman whose leg was dangerously injured after she slipped between a train and its platform. Her limb was twisted and bleeding heavily. However, after she saw that people nearby were grabbing their cell phones to call for an ambulance, the woman pleaded with forRead More

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Trump Criticizes OPEC for Rising Gas Prices

President Trump has continued his inefficient and threat-based approach to foreign policy by targeting the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in a recent tweet. His statements follow a constant rise in American gas prices. OPEC’s members previously agreed to increase their oil production, and while this measure could end up helping the market, itsRead More

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Kentucky restricts Medicaid services of dental and vision care

The administration of Kentucky Republican Governor Matt Bevin has recently limited the benefits of five hundred thousand of his state’s Medicaid recipients. The new limitations. The procedure was approved by the Trump administration during January, and have started to apply massive changes in the citizens’ health care, such as a suspension of dental and visionRead More

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Canada Applies Tariffs On U.S. Products As Trade Wars Grow

After weeks of conflict between Canada and the United States, Canada has imposed tariffs on U.S. products. The tariffs were enacted in response to U.S. tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum, which caused a great deal of tension between U.S. President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The American measures were applied atRead More

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Lopez Obrador Wins Mexican Presidency In Historic Election

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the left-wing populist candidate for the Mexican presidency, has just won his country’s election. According to a poll conducted by Televisa, Lopez Obrador had a 16 to 26 percent lead over his rival Ricardo Anaya. Lopez Obrador’s opponents conceded before the first poll results were released. Anaya stated that he recognizedRead More

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Foxconn to build 10$ billion factory complex, Harley-Davidson to move production outside the U.S.

The start of construction for a 10$ billion Foxconn factory complex in Wisconsin was planned to be used by the Trump administration as proof of the beginning of the “America First” policy, which has been promoted and teased by the president himself since his 2016 campaign. However, this was contrasted with an announcement by Harley-DavidsonRead More

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Democrats state that Trump’s Supreme Court pick should be delayed until after Russia investigation

Several Democrat politicians are supporting the idea that President Trump’s Supreme Court pick should be delayed for an indefinite amount of time, until the criminal investigation regarding his possible colluding with Russia is finished. New Jersey Senator Cory Booker was the first one to bring this to notice, as he stated during a judiciary committeeRead More

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ICE Officials Send Statement to Nielsen, Ask For Agency to Dissolve

It seems as though the criticism surrounding the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency and its immigration policies throughout the past few weeks has been effective and could bring some change to legislation in their department. Several internal special agents and investigators sent a joint statement to Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen, expressing their concerns aboutRead More

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Department of Justice Asked to House “Up to 12,000” Immigrants While Families Are Reunited

On Wednesday, the Department of Justice stated that it has been tasked with housing “a population of up to 12,000 people,” as the Trump administration’s policy of detaining undocumented immigrants continues. The DOJ will reportedly have to house 2000 undocumented immigrants for a month and a half and then begin to expand its capacities. TheRead More

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Satellite Images Indicate That North Korea is Improving its Nuclear Facilities

Weeks after the conclusion of the U.S.-North Korea summit, satellite footage of one of North Korea’s nuclear facilities was released. In the images, rapid and radical changes can be seen being made to the facility’s infrastructure. These changes have been completed without any public announcement. The aforementioned facility is called the Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific ResearchRead More

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Protests outside ICE offices increase, Trump says protesters want anarchy

On Wednesday, a group of protesters approached the Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters and confronted its workers due to the recent controversies surrounding separated immigrant families. Led by Haydi Torres, a 20-year-old woman, the crowd asked questions to a group of workers who were outside the building through a megaphone. “Do you have children? Wouldn’t youRead More

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U.S. Secretary Defense goes to China and meets with President after trade war tensions increase

In face of rising tensions and potential conflict between the U.S. and China over trade and investments, US Secretary Defense James Mattis had a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing. The president highlighted the importance of the U.S.-China relationship and stated that trade wars or possible military conflicts between the two should not jeopardize it.Read More

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Mike Pence says U.S. is “the most welcoming home for immigrants in human history”

After weeks of controversy surrounding the previous “zero tolerance” immigration policy and the separation of immigrant children from their parents, President Trump signed an executive order that will stop family separation at the border. In response to this decision, Mike Pence has praised the president’s actions and stated that the U.S. is “the most welcomingRead More

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Federal Judge orders for immigration officials to reunite children with their parents

On Tuesday, a San Diego federal judge ordered for immigration officials to reunite families who were separated at the U.S. border. This follows the signing of an executive order by President Donald Trump that included the same indications. The judge’s decision also took into consideration a previously filed lawsuit by an anonymous woman from theRead More

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Clashes in Congo’s Kasai Spark Fears of Genocide

A recent upsurge in violence throughout Kasai, a southwestern province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, shows early signs of genocide, the U.N. torture investigators warn. The warring Congolese insurgents and government troops have been engaging in acts of mutilation, rape, and mass killings at an unprecedented scale – causing international observers to drawRead More

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Erdogan Inaugurated as Turkey’s First Executive President Amid Concerns of One-Man Rule

Recep Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in as Turkey’s first executive president after winning elections last month. On June 24, over 50 million Turkish citizens went to the polls to vote in presidential and parliamentary elections. According to the Supreme Election Council (YSK), incumbent Recep Tayyip Erdogan emerged victorious by securing 52.59 percent of the vote.Read More

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Scott Pruitt’s Reason for Resignation: Ethical Investigation and Major Scandals

Scott Pruit is now under investigation for a number of ethical concerns and conflicts of interest. From spending about 4 million dollars of taxpayer money on personal purchases, being lobbied by a number of companies, to even using federal aides for his wife’s businesses inquiries, Pruitt is facing a great number of controversies.  Because ofRead More

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Americans from Around The Country Call for ICE to be Abolished

From major politicians to everyday citizens, Americans are calling for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to be abolished. Protests, lawsuits, and media stories from around the country are coming out pertaining to the abuses of ICE and the corruption of the Agency. The increasing alarm is a direct result of over 2,000 children being separatedRead More

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China to Increase Trade With France In Face of U.S. Trade War

In face of recent developments regarding the ongoing trade wars between the U.S., China, and its G7 allies, with the U.S. announcing restrictions on Chinese investment, the targeted countries have decided to take retaliatory actions by working together. China has stated that it plans to purchase more farm produce from France, thereby strengthening its tiesRead More

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NYT Photo Exhibit Brings Us Back to 1978

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If you have never been to modern day Central Park, let me paint the picture for you. Among the bright green lawns, well kept landscaping, and lakes filled with turtles, canoes, and tourists, everyone holds the same item: an iPhone.

‘Roseanne’ Series Cancelled After Lead’s Racist Tweets

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Interview: Jirias Going In-Depth with mUsa: HIP HOP, RADICALISM, PROPAGANDA & MORE

Pulitzer Awards News Organizations on Exposure on Trump’s Relation with Russia and Sexual Harassment by Men in Power

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