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Silvia Buonocore, News Editor

April 25, 2019


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National:   As a response to the February 2018 Parkland shooting in Florida, the Florida Senate passed a bill on April 23 allowing teachers to be armed in school. The new law is intended to equip teachers to defend students in the face of an active shooter. Even with a large debate over the is...

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Silvia Buonocore, News Editor

April 18, 2019


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National:   With the upcoming Passover holiday, measles cases are expected to increase following a recent outbreak in Ultra-Orthodox communities of New York including Brooklyn, Rockland County, and northern Westchester County. Since Passover is traditionally celebrated with large gatherings and f...

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Silvia Buonocore, News Editor

April 11, 2019


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National:   The first-ever image of a black hole was released by astronomers on April 10. Previously thought to be unseeable, the black hole in the image is comparable to a ring of orange and red light with a black center. This particular black hole is a few billion times larger than the su...

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Silvia Buonocore

April 4, 2019


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National:   A woman from China, identified as Yujing Zhang, suspiciously entered Mar-a-Lago on March 30 with four cellphones and a malware infected thumb drive. She claimed to be there for a United Nations Chinese American Association event. However, upon further questioning, she became hesitant...

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Silvia Buonocore, News Editor

March 21, 2019


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National:   In light of the plane crash in Ethiopia on March 10, the second crash of a Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft over the past five months, the FAA grounded all of the jets on March 13. The public has voiced concerns wondering why U.S. airlines had not taken earlier action. While many remai...

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Silvia Buonocore, News Editor

February 28, 2019


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National:   Unemployment among people with disabilities in America has decreased. The Labor Department stated on Feb. 26 that last year, the unemployment rate among disabled Americans dropped to 8 percent. This rate is the lowest it has been in the past decade. In fact, approximately 100,000...

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Silvia Buonocore, News Editor

February 28, 2019


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National:   The New York Police Department (NYPD) wants Congress to give it the authority to take down drones it deems as a threat. Police officials are worried that propaganda overseas showing drones equipped with weapons may motivate terrorists to employ them for lone-wolf attacks. Presently,...

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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 21, 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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