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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Turkish President Recep Tayipp Erdogan wins reelection

After months filled with controversy and a national economic shake-up, Turkish President Recep Tayipp Erdogan has been reelected and will further continue his 15-year position. This past election has been his most challenging one yet, as the Turkish population recently became more aware of the inefficient and overly-authoritative way in which Erdogan has ruled theRead More