Obama Speaks out Against Proposed Senate GOP Health Care Bill

Former President Barack Obama lashed out in a Facebook post on Thursday against the proposed Senate GOP health care bill that will undo former policies put into place by the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. “I recognize that repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act has become a core tenet of the RepublicanRead More

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King Salman Replaces Nephew With Son to Heir Saudi Arabia’s Throne

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman decided to remove his nephew as crown prince in favor of his son, Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, on Wednesday. In the royal hierarchy, 31-year-old Mohammed bin Salman is now first in line to succeed his father King Salman as ruler of the Gulf nation. King Salman’s decrees removed 57-year-old MohammedRead More

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Google Increases Measures to Remove Terroristic and Extremist Content on YouTube

Google will be taking more precise measures and cautions when it comes to terroristic or violent extremist content on YouTube, its video-sharing platform, the company revealed in a blog post Sunday. In fact, the company will be removing this harsh content in its entirety. When it comes to videos containing supremacist or inflammatory religious content,Read More

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Trump’s Energy Secretary Denies that Humans are the Primary Cause of Climate Change

Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Monday rejected almost universally accepted scientific data when he denied that man-made carbon dioxide emissions are a primary driving force of global climate change. When CNBC “Squawk Box” host Joe Kerned asked if he believes carbon dioxide “is the primary control knob for the temperature of the Earth and forRead More

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Terror Attack at Mali Luxury Resort Leaves Five Dead

Five people were killed and 32 others were rescued on Sunday after gunmen stormed a luxury resort near Mali’s capital city of Bamako. A group linked to al-Qaeda carried out the attack on Le Campement Resort. Islamist fighters have been roaming the West African country’s north and center, posing a threat to those in theRead More

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Tangier Residents Exceed Fundraising Goal to Save Sinking Island, Despite Trump’s Skepticism

Tangier Island, located on the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia, is threatened by rising waters. However, Donald Trump believes the tiny island faces no immediate risk from climate change and told the mayor “not to worry” about the increasing sea levels. This notion has provoked one resident to start an online fundraiser in hopes of drawingRead More

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Homemade Bomb Used in Deadly Attack Outside Chinese Kindergarten

A deadly bomb exploded right outside a kindergarten in Xuzhou, China Thursday afternoon, killing eight, including the suspect, and injuring 65 others. The attacker has been identified as a 22-year-old man with the surname Xu, investigators said Friday. The suspect was identified by using security footage and DNA left at the scene of the blast,Read More

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Leo Varadkar Elected as Ireland’s Youngest and First Openly Gay Prime Minister

Leo Varadkar has already conquered a series of firsts as Ireland’s newest prime minister. The 38-year-old biracial son of an Indian immigrant father and Irish mother is not only the youngest Taoiseach, but also the first openly gay man elected. The new leader of the Republic of Ireland, where homosexuality had been illegal up untilRead More

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Trump Administration Rejects Rule Protecting Endangered Sea Creatures

On Monday, the Trump administration rejected a new rule that was intended to protect endangered whales and sea turtles against getting caught in fishing nets along the West Coast. Although this seems like a clear issue, the administration believes the existing protections are fine just how they are. Michael Milstein, a spokesman with the federalRead More

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Kremlin Critic Navalny Arrested After Russia Protests

Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny was declared guilty late Monday after repeatedly calling for mass protests and unlawful rallies. He has been sentenced to 30 days of detention. Anti-corruption demonstrations flooded cities across Russia on Monday, which the 41-year-old activist designed in order to gain support for his bid to unseat President Vladimir Putin duringRead More

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