Upcoming Egyptian Election Sparks I.S. Assault

(Reuters) Egypt’s presidential elections will be held between the 26th and 28th of March 2018. On January 19th, 2018, incumbent President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi formally announced that he would run for a second and final term. In the lead up to the election, supporters of candidates Sami Hafez Anan and Khaled Ali have faced difficulties […]

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U.S. Women’s Hockey Team Wins Gold at 2018 Olympics

Primary Source: NPR News For the first time in twenty years, the United States women’s hockey team has earned a gold medal at the Olympics. They beat Canada, breaking the country’s remarkable success streak. In a dramatic and very close game, the United States won in a sudden-death shootout.   Regulation time ended in a […]

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Reverend Billy Graham Dies at Age 99

Primary Source: The Washington Post Evangelist Rev. Billy Graham died of natural causes on Wednesday, February 21st, in Montreat, North Carolina. He was 99 years old. According to an announcement from House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnel, Graham will lie in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda from Wednesday, February 28th until Thursday, […]

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What Happened: Florida School Shooting Survivors Took Sen. Mark Rubio to Task

Primary Source: BBC News Last week, a Florida school shooting left 17 people—students, teachers, and administrators—dead. Since the horrific event, survivors of the shooting have taken up the fight for stricter legislation on gun control. On February 21nd, they boarded busses to Tallahassee, the Florida state capital, to attend and participate in a town hall […]

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What Happened with the Winter Olympics’ Ceremony’s Landmark Handshake

(Al Jazeera) The 23rd Winter Olympic Games kicked off in Pyeongchang on the evening of February 9th. The opening ceremony, titled “Peace in Motion,” was held in front of a 35,000-person crowd, which included spectators, athletes, and officials. The most notable detail from the ceremony, however, was not the pomp and circumstance; it was a […]

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Global Stock Markets Plunge and Rise in Dynamic Week

(CNN Money) 2017 saw record-setting climbs in global stock markets. This past week, however, has seen a significant variation.   On Friday, February 2nd, the Dow closed down 666 points, or 2.5%. This was the largest percentage decline since the Brexit referendum in June of 2016. Though the cause is uncertain, analyst speculate that the […]

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What Happened when Mike Pence Visited Jerusalem

On Monday, January 22, 2018, Vice President of the United States Mike Pence announced that a new United States Embassy to Israel would open in Jerusalem before the end of 2019. This statement was made to the Israeli Parliament and follows President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital last month. President Trump’s statement overturned […]

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Unified Korean Olympic Team to March at Olympic Winter Games

(IOC) On Saturday, January 20th, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach announced that a delegation from the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) will participate in the Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018. Under the name “Olympic Korean Peninsula Declaration,” the IOC will grant accreditations to the NOC of the […]

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Turkish Government Crackdown Forces Intellectuals to Flee

(NPR) Global News Blog Summary: Turkish officials are reacting angrily to a recent guilty verdict in a trial in New York. The case, concerning Turkish banker Hakan Atilla, has turned up testimony alleging high-level corruption within the Turkish government, including bribery which allowed Turks to violate U.S.-imposed sanctions on business with Iran. This reaction, in […]

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What Happened at The Women’s March 2018

On Saturday, January 20th, millions of people around the world took to the streets, marking the first anniversary of last year’s historic Women’s March, initially intended to protest the inauguration of American President Donald Trump. This year saw no shortage of enthusiasm and support; in New York City, 200,000 marched alongside one another; in Chicago, […]

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