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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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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 …

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KKK Plans to Demonstrate Faces Criticism From Local Mayor

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Photo by Stephen Melkisethian via Flickr After around 20 members of the Klu Klux Klan, a historically terroristic White supremacist group, planned to organize a rally on Saturday morning local officials and members of the community rebuked the demonstration of “hate and anger.” The group informed the police that their event would be held at Pearson Park in Anaheim, CA, …

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Senate Republicans Will Not Meet With Presidential Supreme Court Nominee

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Photo by Kjetil Ree via Flickr After Antonin Scalia’s passing, the United States Senate Republicans have remained firm on their decision to not replace Scalia’s seat until after the upcoming election. Now it has been reported that if President Obama was to select a nominee Senate leaders will not meet them.   Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky strongly urges President …

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Apple and FBI Battle Over Cell Phone Password Encryption Settings

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Photo via Flickr After Apple contravened the U.S. Magistrate Judge’s order for the technology company to help assist the FBI with their investigation, which involved decoding the San Bernardino shooter’s encryption on his iPhone, the federal authorities accused Apple of being more concerned with their sales than national security. Ted Olson, the lawyer representing Apple in their case versus the …

Passing of Antonin Scalia Leads to U.S. Judiciary Committee Battle With Obama Over Replacement Justice

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The United States Senate Republicans established their firm declination of any nominee President Obama will suggest to replace the late Antonin Scalia in the U.S. Supreme Court. This political battle has raised tensions between the Republicans and Democrats in the Senate since the Republicans are so adamant about defying Obama in order to maintain majority.   Scalia, age 79, was …