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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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Trump Confirms Follow-Up Meeting with Vladimir Putin This Coming Fall

In a surprising conclusion to a week filled with controversy, U.S. President Donald Trump has announced that he will invite Vladimir Putin to a follow-up meeting in Washington this fall. Trump’s statement came as a shock to U.S. officials, especially to the Director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats. Coats found out about the President’s decisionRead More

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Microsoft Working with U.S. Government to Prevent Hacking During Midterms

Concerns regarding Russian intervention in the U.S.’ upcoming November midterm elections have intensified, as a Microsoft executive has stated that his company is currently working with the government to ensure that candidates will not be hacked. This statement is a direct contradiction to Donald Trump’s claim that he “laid down the law” when addressing theRead More

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DNC accuses Jared Kushner of avoiding lawsuit package

The Democratic National Committee has reportedly attempted to serve Jared Kushner with a lawsuit several times, yet was repeatedly blocked by U.S. Secret Service agents. They failed to deliver the package both to Kushner’s New York apartment and his D.C. home. The package that was being delivered to Kushner consisted of the lawsuit against PresidentRead More

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Voting Machine Agency ES&S Admits That It Installed Remote-Access Software

Amidst the controversy surrounding foreign interference in U.S. elections, the nation’s premier voting machine manufacturer has revealed to the federal government that it installed remote-access software in several of its machines. ES&S, the manufacturer in question, confessed in a letter to a federal lawmaker that remote-access software was reportedly installed in its election-management systems, which wereRead More

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Trump Blatantly Refused to Criticize Russia During Meeting with Putin

While U.S. President Donald Trump expressed his distrust of his own intelligence agencies during his recent meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, that fact was not the main takeaway of the summit. When Trump was asked by a reporter whether he blamed Russia for “anything in particular,” he responded that both countries had made mistakes butRead More

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Cambridge Analytica Reportedly Accessed Russian Data

According to British Parliament member Damian Collins, a large amount of data which was gathered by Cambridge Analytica included information accessed from Russia and other countries. Collins told CNN that his investigation regarding online misinformation has found Russian IP addresses on the devices which were responsible for the data gathering. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO),Read More

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German Foreign Minister: “We Can No Longer Completely Rely on the White House”

Germany’s foreign minister, Heiko Maas, recently stated that his country can no longer rely on the U.S. after President Trump called the European Union a “foe” of his administration. Heiko Maas told the German newspaper Funke: “We can no longer completely rely on the White House. To maintain our partnership with the USA we must readjust it.Read More

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Iran Files Complaint to International Court of Justice Regarding Abusive U.S. Sanctions

Iran has continued efforts to respond to massive U.S. tariffs which are set to be implemented by November. Iran has filed a complaint to the International Court of Justice, asking them to overlook their case and potentially stop their abusive measures. The procedure was announced by  Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Twitter, where heRead More

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Republicans Criticize Trump for Siding with Vladimir Putin on Russia Investigation

A recent meeting between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump ended with a scene which most Americans never thought they would see: a U.S. president siding with a Russian leader rather than U.S. intelligence agencies. a post-meeting press conference where the leaders were asked about future U.S.-Russia relations. During a post-meeting press conference, Trump was askedRead More

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Trump holds press conference with Putin after meeting, calls his administration into question

This Tuesday, the meeting between President Trump and Vladimir Putin took place. It came much anticipation from the entire political world to see the event unfold, since the leaders would discuss relevant topics, such as trade, foreign policy and possibly the allegations of collusion between the governments. The meeting came only a couple of daysRead More

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Trump calls E.U., China, and Russia “Foes”

In what seems to be another attempt to destroy the few political alliances that the U.S. has left, President Donald Trump recently referred to the E.U. as a “foe” of the United States. Trump argued that the E.U. has abused his country and his administration because of “what they did to us in trade.” HeRead More

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Canada’s Largest Department Store Stops Carrying Products From Ivanka Trump’s Fashion Brand

Canada’s effort to boycott U.S. products has reached a new milestone, as Hudson’s Bay Company has recently pulled all products from Ivanka Trump’s fashion brand from their shelves. Hudson’s Bay has stopped carrying these products in response to the tariffs which the Trump administration has placed on Canadian steel and aluminum. The company’s decision echoes aRead More

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Haitian Prime Minister resigns after violent protests over rising gas prices

After days of riots showing backlash to his administration, Haitian Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant has resigned. The protesters were responding to his announced measure of rising fuel prices across the nation. Lafontant had only been working for the administration as Prime Minister for a year and a half, and reportedly resigned before a comingRead More

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Trump administration’s states immigration officers could decline valid asylum applications

Merely one day after the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration services stated that the U.S. would toughen its requisites for asylum to immigrants, the same department has announced that immigration officials will now be more discrete and decline potentially valid applications. The new measure argues that the illegal entry to the country itself works against theirRead More

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Syrian Government Takes Over Rebel-Controlled City of Deraa

The Syrian government has continued its efforts to take over Deraa. Syrian troops are currently entering the rebel-occupied portion of the city. President Bashar al-Assad previously stated his intentions to take back this part of the city, which subsequently caused controversy among the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood. al-Assad’s troops were supported by the Russian military police and,Read More

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U.S. Accuses North Korea of Violating Sanctions and Overselling Petroleum Products

A month after the summit between President Donald Trump and Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un, the relations between the U.S. and North Korea are still quite unstable. Recently, the Trump administration has continued to raise tensions between the two countries. The U.S. has accused North Korea of having violated U.N. sanctions, claiming that North Korea hasRead More

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Trump signs NATO agreement in contradiction to his previous criticisms

President Trump seemed to adopt several different approaches to foreign politics during his summit with NATO countries, going from heavily criticizing the organization and its distribution of funds to saying that he and the U.S. remain committed to cooperate with its members. During a closing speech, he stated: “The United States’ commitment to NATO isRead More

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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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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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