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U.S. Adopts Israeli Tactic in New ISIS Bombings

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Photo by David B. Gleason via Flickr On Tuesday, April 26th the United States adopted a unique Israeli tactic in its fight against ISIS: exploding a missile above a building to warn civilians inside that it’s about to be bombed in an effort to get civilians out before they are hit. By using an aircraft and other intelligence assets to …

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The First African American Woman is Coming to the $20 Bill

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Photo via Flickr On the morning of April 20th, the most googled phrase was “Who is Harriet Tubman?” This occurred in response to news that American hero Harriet Tubman would soon grace the front of the $20 bill. The announcement left the internet in shambles, prompting celebratory tweets and funny memes by members of the Black community while sending others …

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Tragic Flooding in Houston

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Photo by Martin Katerberg via Flickr The Houston area continued to recover Tuesday, April 19th after historic flooding swept across Southeast Texas, where at least six people are reported dead and at least 1,000 homes swamped. All of the deaths are caused due to drownings when people drove their cars into flooded roads. The National Weather Service issued a flash …

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Kerry Washington Portrays Anita Hill in New HBO Film

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Photo via Flickr Kerry Washington is portraying Anita Hill in the upcoming film Confirmation. Anita Hill, a professor of law for many years, was instrumental in pushing for stronger sexual harassment laws being taken more seriously, especially for black women. Confirmation tells the story of Hill’s battle against Supreme Court Justice member Clarence Thomas. In 1981, shortly after becoming a professor, Hill accused Thomas …

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Hillary Clinton Versus Donald Trump: Hypothetical Matchup

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Photo by Gage Skidmore via Flickr An online poll conducted between April 4-10th asked adults ages 18 and over to give their feelings about a potential election matchup between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton this November. According to the poll, Clinton still leads the Democratic field nationally with 49 percent support among Democrats and Democratic-leaners, while Trump continues to lead the …

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California Legislators Fight Racial Discrimination in the Workforce and Unequal Pay

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Photo by Ann Fisher via Flickr California democrats plan to enforce a law requiring businesses to provide equal wages for employees regardless of race. After implementing the California Equal Pay Act in early January, which mitigated the issue of gender wage inequality, politicians are working to push businesses even further by producing a labor policy that also includes racial equality. …

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Vanderbilt Ex-Football Player Found Guilty of Aggravated Sexual Assault Charges

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Photo by Wolfram Burner via Flickr Corey Batey, 22 year old, former Vanderbilt University football player, was found guilty on Friday evening of several counts of sexual assault after graphic picture and video evidence of him and other players raping an incapacitated young woman was presented to the jury. In addition, there was surveillance footage showing them carrying the victim …

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Controversy Over Apple Privacy Debate Divides Obama Administration

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Photo by Ervins Strauhmanis via Flickr Although the president himself has completely supported the F.B.I.’s attempt to mandate Apple to unlock the iPhone of the San Bernardino attacker, no one in the White House has agreed to motion toward legislation to mitigate the dispute. Meetings in the White House Situation Room between the Pentagon, the National Security Agency, and the …