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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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Jess Kaplan, News Editor

October 10, 2019

Domestic: The U.S. women’s gymnastics team won their fifth consecutive world championship in Germany on Tuesday, Oct. 8. Simone Biles earned her 21st medal and 15th career gold, making her the most decorated female gymnast. Biles is now only three medals away from surpassing the all-time world medals...

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Jess Kaplan, News Editor

October 4, 2019

Domestic:  Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was hospitalized and treated for an artery blockage on Tuesday evening, forcing him to cancel upcoming campaign events and generating public uncertainty of his ability to hold presidential office. Sanders’ hospitalization will likely intensify the fo...

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Jess Kaplan, News Editor

September 27, 2019

Domestic: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi called for a formal impeachment inquiry against U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday. The U.S. Justice Department issued a complaint about multiple issues involving Trump, including that he allegedly bribed Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky with mill...

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Jess Kaplan, News Editor

September 19, 2019

Domestic:  On Sept. 18, U.S. President Donald Trump revoked California’s authority to set its own car emissions standards. Under the Clean Air Act, California was able to set its own environmental standards that are generally tighter than the rest of the country. The Trump administration has lo...

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Jess Kaplan, News Editor

September 12, 2019

Domestic: The Trump administration announced their intention to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes amid an outbreak of vaping-related lung illnesses. Pressure from parents, educators, and lawmakers encouraged the policy initiative.   U.S. President Donald Trump announced in a tweet on T...

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Silvia Buonocore, News Editor

April 25, 2019

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

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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