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The Bush Family Offered an Olive Branch to President Trump

 Former President H.W. Bush, who died last Friday at the age of 94, was now laid to rest at his presidential library in Texas. His body reached U.S. Capitol earlier this week and stay underneath the dome of the Rotunda for several days. A state funeral was held on Wednesday at the National Cathedral. TheRead More

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Cohen Pleads Guilty to Fresh Charges and Promises to Work with Mueller on Russian Probe

On November 29th, Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer, pleaded guilty to new charges that he lied about a real-estate deal involving Trump and the Russians back in 2016. In August, Cohen already pleaded guilty to eight federal charges. The main allegation concerned his payments to two women at Trump’s direction in order to silenceRead More

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Jamal Khashoggi’s Private Messages Hint His Life was in Danger

Montreal-based activist, Omar Abdulaziz, shared his WhatsApp correspondence with Jamal Khashoggi to CNN. The two harbored misgivings about Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman so they took it upon themselves to start an online youth movement. Between October 2017 and August 2018, Khashoggi and Abdulaziz exchanged ideas on building a virtual army to rally young SaudisRead More

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Rare Leak Gives the Public a Glimpse into Mueller’s Next Moves

Conservative commentator, Jerome Corsi, leaked draft court filings from the Mueller investigation. Corsi is in possession of these draft documents because of a plea deal prosecutors offered to him. The GRU, Russia’s military intelligence agency, stole DNC campaign emails and documents. The GRU shared their finds with WikiLeaks. Mueller is investigating whether President Trump’s contacts,Read More

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Young Mother Impaled in Attempt to Climb Border Fence

The 26-year-old mother of two children is a Guatemalan native. She was accompanied by her children. One was three-years-old and the other was five. Per U.S. Customs and Border Control, she tried to scale a section of border fence on the U.S. and Mexico border near the San Ysidro Port of Entry. This section isRead More

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Senate Will Determine Sanctions on Saudi Arabia After Wednesday Briefing

Senior Trump Administration officials will brief senators on Wednesday, a briefing House members are denied. This briefing can affect senators’ decision to go forward with sanctions on Saudi Arabia during the end-of-year session. Many senators are no longer satisfied with doing nothing especially when the CIA concluded Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was responsible forRead More

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Fire Alert Led Authorities to an Illegal Gambling Room in a Church

First responders, notified of an electrical fire, rushed to a church in Houston. Instead of a fire, they found a large game room full of illegal gambling machines. On Friday, November 23, four people were found stuck inside a backroom at Word of Life Church on 403 Turney Drive. The caller who reported the fireRead More

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U.S. Imposes New Sanctions to Punish Iran and Syria

On Tuesday, Washington announced that it would impose additional sanctions on Iran and Syria for their alleged illicit oil trade scheme. Before the Tuesday action, U.S. sanctions against Iran allowed for a number of exemptions for medical products and devices. The new ban specifically punished Syrian citizen Mohammad Amer Alchiwiki and the Russian state-owned enterprise—GlobalRead More

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Mississippi’s 15-Week Abortion Law Ruled Unconstitutional by Federal Judge

On Tuesday, a federal judge blocked Mississippi’s abortion law—one of the most restrictive in the country. Judge Carlton Reeves decided that the law, which bans abortions after merely 15 weeks, “unequivocally” infringes on women’s constitutional rights and that its “professed interest in ‘women’s health’ is pure gaslighting.” The Mississippi law and the responding lawsuit setRead More

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Trump Sided with Saudi Crown Prince on Khashoggi’s Murder

On Tuesday, President Trump announced that he supported Saudi Arabia despite the murder and dismemberment of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi and would not take action against the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. In a strongly worded statement tilted “American First!”, Trump claimed that the U.S. would never know exactly what happened inside the IstanbulRead More

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Ivanka Trump Sent Out Hundreds of Emails from Personal Account to Discuss Government Business

A Washington Post report on Monday revealed that Ivanka Trump had been sending out hundreds of emails from her personal account to discuss official government business. The discovery instantly reminded the American people of Donald Trump’s repeated attacks on Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential race. Clinton came under fire for using her private emailRead More

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Michael Avenatti Arrested on Suspicion of Domestic Violence

Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for adult film actress Stormy Daniels, was arrested on Wednesday in Los Angeles on suspicions of domestic violence against his “estranged” wife. Avenatii has become a celebrity figure for his representation of Stormy Daniels. The American people increasingly associate him with combative arguments against Trump on Twitter and during interviews. EvenRead More

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Residents Upset about Amazon HQ2 in Virginia and New York

Amazon announced on Tuesday that the company had chosen New York’s Long Island City and Northern Virginia’s Crystal City as the locations for its secondary headquarters. “We are excited to build new headquarters in New York City and Northern Virginia,” Founder and CEO Jeffrey Bezos issued a statement. “These two locations will allow us toRead More

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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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Jarring Satanic Installation at the Illinois Statehouse

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There is a menorah and a Nativity scene in the Illinois Capitol rotunda. This holiday season, the rotunda also houses a devilish Christmas-themed sculpture, a snake encircling a woman’s arm and hand holding up an apple. The sculpture, “Snaketivity”, was gifted

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

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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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