EU Approves Aid to Iran to Offset US Sanctions

Source: The Hill, Reuters UK  The European Union has agreed to appropriate 19 million euros to Iran to help offset the impact of sanctions imposed by the United States. The announcement is part of the bloc’s effort to support the nuclear agreement that United States President Donald Trump abandoned in May of 2018; it is part of a wider package of […]

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Deadly Earthquake Hits Japan

Source: BBC, Al Jazeera  A powerful earthquake has hit Hokkaido in northern Japan, damaging towns and cutting power to millions across the island. Three reactors at the Tamari nuclear plant were running on backup generators, and landslides were triggered in a dense forest on the mountainside of a rural town, covering homes. One day after the quake, some 1.6 […]

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Hurrican Lane Poses Massive Threat to Hawaii

Source: CNN, The Washington Post  Hurricane Lane, a dangerous, Category 4 storm, is pushing closer to Hawaii. The islands have already begun to experience excessive amount of rainfall, exceeding 30 inches in some places, and waves as high as 25 feet tall are beginning to crash down on the south side of the state. The resulting flooding […]

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Canada Moves to Legalize Marijuana After Senate Vote

Sources: Fox News, Wall Street Journal, Financial Post On June 19th, 2018, Canada’s senate voted to legalize the recreational use of Marijuana, making it the second country in history to do so. Recreational use will become legal in mid-October after legislation cleared its final hurdle. This marks a wholesale shift in how the country approaches […]

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President Trump Signs Order to Stop Family Separation Border Policy

Source: NBC On the afternoon of Wednesday, June 20th, U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on immigration in the Oval Office of the White House. He, along with Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Vice President Mike Pence have received extreme pressure from members of both major American parties. The signed order is […]

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Travel to Africa

Global News Blog Summary: In addition to “becoming one” under the Church of England, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are becoming one with wildlife. They two arrived in Botswana late last week to celebrate a birthday; it also served as an important meeting between Markle and Prince Harry’s group of friends. After a night of […]

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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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