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Sarah Haber, News Editor

October 21, 2020

Domestic Military officials recently announced that the death of Army Spc. Vanessa Guillen occurred “in the line of duty.” In June, Guillen’s body was found in a shallow grave and she appeared to have been bludgeoned to death. As a result of this Oct. 20 declaration, Guillen’s family will b...

Breaking the Bubble

Breaking the Bubble

Sarah Haber, News Editor

October 14, 2020

Domestic Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett faced the Senate Judiciary Committee beginning on Monday, Oct. 12 and ending on Thursday, Oct. 15. Judge Barrett vowed to fulfill her duties "faithfully and impartially" if confirmed. "Courts have a vital responsibility to enforce the rule of law...

Breaking the Bubble

Breaking the Bubble

Sarah Haber, News Editor

October 7, 2020

Domestic U.S. President Donald Trump returned to the White House on Oct. 6 after being discharged from Walter Reed Medical Center. Trump announced on Oct. 2 that he tested positive for COVID-19, along with several other White House staff members. Once arriving back at the White House, he tweeted a vide...

Breaking the Bubble

Breaking the Bubble

Sarah Haber and Nicole Yeager

September 30, 2020

Domestic: On Tuesday, Sept. 29, U.S. President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden engaged in the first presidential debate of the 2020 election. The debate was held in Sheila and Eric Samson Pavilion in Cleveland, Ohio. The debate was aired over most news outlets, including ABC, CBS ...

Breaking the Bubble

Breaking the Bubble

Nicole Yeager, Assistant News Editor

September 16, 2020

Domestic: Dozens of wildfires have burned along the West Coast since the beginning of August. Strong winds  and low humidity have been hampering efforts to curb the fire. As of Sept. 16, the wildfires have destroyed an area about the size of New Jersey, have killed 36 people and smoke from the fires...

Breaking the Bubble

Breaking the Bubble

Sarah Haber and Nicole Yeager

September 9, 2020

Domestic: Over 100 wildfires are burning across the U.S. West Coast due to high temperatures and strong winds. Oregon governor Kate Brown declared a state of emergency after two small towns in the state were damaged from the fires. As the blaze moved northward, more and more towns were put under ...

Breaking the Bubble

Breaking the Bubble

Nicole Yeager and Sarah Haber

August 26, 2020

Domestic:  On Sunday, Aug. 23, a police shooting in Kenosha, Wis. spurred a civil rights probe by federal investigators. Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old man unarmed black man, was leaning into his vehicle – which held his three children – when he was shot seven times in the back by Kenosha police o...

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Nicole Yeager and Sarah Haber

March 5, 2020

Domestic:  With public panic building around the quickly spreading coronavirus epidemic, key lawmakers in the House and Senate took the initiative to address the problem on Wednesday, March 4, where they proposed and approved a deal to provide $8.3 billion in emergency aid. The amount that was voted o...

Breaking the Bubble

Nicole Yeager and Sarah Haber

February 27, 2020

Domestic: Federal health officials have warned that Americans need to start preparing for aggressive preventative measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus in the United States. With travel restrictions implemented, the United States has not yet had any significant outbreaks of the virus. All ca...

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Sarah Haber and Nicole Yeager

February 21, 2020

Domestic: Many universities in the United States are prioritizing the recognition of gender pronouns of students and faculty. Harvard’s School of Government recently began administering placards on orientation day that can be carried around from class to class so that students can be addressed in ...

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Sarah Haber and Nicole Yeager

February 14, 2020

Domestic: Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is the new front-runner for the Democratic nomination after winning the New Hampshire primary elections. Sanders won with 25.7 percent of votes, followed by Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar. Candidates Andrew Yang and Colorado Senator Michael Bennet droppe...

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Nicole Yeager and Sarah Haber

February 7, 2020

Domestic:  On Tuesday, U.S. President Trump delivered his third State of the Union address. In this speech, he touched upon four major points: tax cuts and regulations concerning the economy, potential health care legislation, the trade deal with China and foreign policies with the Middle East, and...

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