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Silvia Buonocore, New Editor

February 14, 2019


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National:   The notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquín Guzmán, better known as El Chapo, was convicted by a U.S. jury on Feb. 12 on 10 criminal counts. El Chapo led the Sinaloa Cartel, which controls about half of Mexico’s drug trade. The cartel brings in profits of around $3 billion each y...

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Silvia Buonocore, News Editor

February 7, 2019


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National:   Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D) is under fire after a racist photograph of him surfaced on Feb. 1. The photo, from his 1984 medical school yearbook, depicts a man dressed as a Ku Klux Klan member and another man in blackface, one of them allegedly being Northam. While Northam...

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Silvia Buonocore, News Editor

January 31, 2019


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National: Fourteen-year-old Grant Thompson discovered a bug in Apple’s new “Group FaceTime” feature. Thompson attempted to FaceTime with his friend, but his friend did not pick up. Then, Thompson added another friend to the call, causing the first friend’s phone to answer without him knowing....

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Silvia Buonocore, News Editor

January 24, 2019


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National: There is a current pressure to restore voting rights for people with felony records in Kentucky and Iowa. These two states have the strictest policy, as felons permanently lose their right to vote. Most states rescind felons’ right to vote, but they generally regain this right after being...

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Haley Mullen and Kathryn Nicolai, News Co-Editors

September 20, 2018


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Domestic:   Mark Cuban, famed owner of the Dallas Mavericks, has agreed to donate $10 million to women’s groups following a Sports Illustrated investigation which exposed multiple instances of sexual harassment and other inappropriate and hostile workplace conduct within the Mavericks organization...

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Kathryn Nicolai, News Co-Editor

August 30, 2018


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International: During Pope Francis’ trip to Ireland, former archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò released a letter claiming that he told the pope about the sexual misconduct carried out by the archbishop of Washington, Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, five years ago, and that the pope failed to act and...

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April 26, 2018


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National: “Golden State Killer” suspect arrested The suspected “Golden State Killer,” 72-year-old former police officer Joseph James DeAngelo, has been arrested in Sacramento, Calif. The string of attacks perpetrated by the killer began in 1976. The “Golden State Killer” is thought...

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April 19, 2018


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International: More than 100 missiles were launched by the United States, Britain and France at three chemical weapons storage and research facilities in Syria on April 14. The attack was in response to a chemical attack on Syrian civilians, President Donald Trump sent CIA director Mike Pompeo...

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Haley Mullen, Assistant News Editor

April 12, 2018


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National: On April 9 the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) raided the office of Michael D. Cohen, President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer. The FBI, having obtained a search warrant after receiving a referral from Robert S. Mueller III, seized business records, emails, and documents....

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Haley Mullen, Assistant News Editor

April 5, 2018


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National: On April 3, three people were injured when Nasim Najafi Aghdam opened fire at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno, California. Police do not believe the victims were specifically targeted. Police believe Aghdam was “upset” with YouTube’s policies and believed the company was unfairly ...

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Kathryn Nicolai, News Editor

March 29, 2018


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Domestic: President Donald Trump announced on March 28 the firing of Veteran Affairs Secretary David Shulkin. Trump has announced that he will nominate Rear Admiral Ronny L. Jackson, his personal physician, to the position. Shulkin was the only Obama-era holdover in Trump’s cabinet. The most...

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Kathryn Nicolai, News Editor

March 8, 2018


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Domestic At the 90th Annual Academy Awards, Jordan Peele became the first black screenwriter to win best original screenplay. Best Director was awarded to Guillermo del Toro, whose film “The Shape of Water” won Best Picture. The Trump administration sued the state of California on Tuesday, March 6...

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