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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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Nicole Yeager, News Editor

January 30, 2020

Domestic: On Wednesday, Jan 29. a burning high-rise in Los Angeles injured 11 people and led firefighters to rescue 15. At 8:30 a.m., LAFD responded to a smaller fire a few blocks away until they had to quickly move to Barrington Plaza on the west side of the city. Flames were burning on six floors...

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Nicole Yeager and Sarah Haber

January 23, 2020

Domestic:  On Tuesday, Jan. 21, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made last-minute rule changes for how U.S. President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial will run. McConnell proposed rules would make it possible for the trial to conclude by the middle of next week. The only opposition to th...

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Jess Kaplan, News Editor

December 5, 2019

Domestic:  Google’s co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, have stepped down from their respective positions as CEO and president of Google’s parent company, Alphabet. Page and Brin have said that the structural change is intended to “simplify our management structure.” Google CEO Sundar...

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Jess Kaplan, News Editor

November 22, 2019

Domestic: A white supremacist manifesto was sent to students at Syracuse University after a string of racist and anti-Semitic incidents. Students are protesting the administration’s inability to address the issues and lack of protection for students of color. They have taken to social media with t...

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Jess Kaplan, News Editor

November 14, 2019

Domestic: On Wednesday, witnesses testified that U.S. President Donald Trump pressured Ukranian politicians to help him win re-election. Republicans have called the testimony unreliable hearsay and have leaned on unproven allegations that are in favor of the President. Democrats are moving away f...

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Jess Kaplan, News Editor

October 31, 2019

Domestic: The NCAA has voted to allow athletes to profit from their names, images and likeness “in a manner consistent with the collegiate model.” As one of the most profitable organizations in sports, the NCAA has faced growing pressure from lawmakers to allow college athletes to earn money ...

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Jess Kaplan, News Editor

October 25, 2019

Domestic: Ruth Bader Ginsburg was named the recipient of the Berggruen Prize, which is given annually to a profound thinker who has greatly influenced society. Ginsburg was chosen from a pool of 500 nominees for her pioneering legal work for gender equality and her support of the rule of law. Ginsbe...

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