Breaking the Bubble

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National

The Pentagon released that it would cut the Army troop levels to pre-World War II levels, including military benefit cuts in order to meet 2015 spending caps. (Reuters)

Lawmakers in Sacramento are trying to make California the first state to put a ban on plastic bags. (New York Times)

Michelle Obama announced a five-year initiative to improve and increase the number of after school programs that promote more physical activity and a healthier lifestyle. (CNN)

The state of Washington will become the fifth state to offer college financial aid to undocumented immigrants. (Reuters)

President Barack Obama will propose a four year, $302 billion project to create jobs and fix the nation’s infrastructure (Reuters).

According to federal health authorities, there has been a 43 percent decrease in the obesity rate among children from two to five years of age over the past decade. (New York Times)

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International

Ukraine’s interim government issued a warrant for the arrest of the ousted President Viktor Yanukovych on charges of the mass crimes against civilians. (Wall Street Journal)

Joaquin Guzman Loera, head of the world’s largest drug cartel in Mexico, was arrested on Feb. 22 in Mazatlan, Mexico. (ABC News)

Egyptian Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi announced his resignation on Feb. 24. (New York Times)

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed anti-gay laws that will impose harsh consequences for homosexuality.  (New York Times)

Egyptian army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will remain defense minister in next government, despite rumors that al-Sisi was running for presidency. (Reuters)

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