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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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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