Amateur Video and Today’s News

The quality of the video was pretty good considering it was taken by a civilian (it had to be) and it managed to capture the event as it was happening. The citizen’s purpose for recording this event was to document it in a sort of way for future sharing, whether that be with the news […]

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Amateur Video and Today’s News

The quality of the video is lackluster for a video to be posted on media, without professional cameras, but for an average civilian (which is what the angle leads you to believe) it is pretty good. However, with that being said there is a high possibility this was done with a definite purpose in mind. It could […]

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Adding Insult to Injury to the Brazilian Rain Forest

The Brazilian Amazon is still on fire. The fires that decimated the forest in the past year were no accident. Most of the land in the area has been cleared to create land for agriculture. With the forest occupying nine nations, deforestation rates are increasing. The agribusiness sector is the primary beneficiary of the deforestation. […]

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Midwestern Flooding Bursts Arkansas River Levee

Source: USA TODAY, CNN, Daily Mail   The Arkansas River ripped through a 40-foot section of a levee around 75 miles northwest of Little Rock, Arkansas early in the morning of Friday, May 31. This prompted flash-flood warnings and evacuations in rural areas around Dardanelle and Holla Bend. The flash flood alert warned that some […]

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Chicago Moves Closer to Marijuana Legalization

Source: Curbed, ABC7, Chicago Tribune   Illinois could become the latest state in America to legalize marijuana as legislators consider a bid to make the drug recreationally legal. A flurry of last-minute proposals is set to move through the Illinois House of Representatives Friday, May 31. If the proposal passes, Illinois would become the 11th […]

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Missouri’s Last Abortion Provider Nears Closing

Sources: NPR, CBS, ABC   The state license at a Planned Parenthood in Missouri, the last abortion provider in the state, will expire at midnight on June 1, 2019. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signed a law last week criminalizing most abortions after eight weeks. The law has yet to take effect; instead, the dispute between […]

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Investors and Retailers Continue to Shrug Off Lower Sales Numbers

Sources: Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News reports from multiple outlets tracking back to a 6-month period suggest that retailers and investors may be too quick to attribute declining sales numbers to external factors. Consider the following news reports as evidence: In October of 2018, the Wall Street Journal suggested that it was all too common […]

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Anonymous Op-Ed in NYT Causes Chaos

Source: The New York Times, The New York Times    On Wednesday evening, the New York Times published an account by an unnamed member of the Trump administration about resistance figures operating from inside the government. In the piece, the official claims that “many Trump appointees have vowed to do what we can to preserve our democratic institutions […]

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Hungary is Intentionally Denying Food to Asylum-Seekers

Source: NPR, Al Jazeera, Newsweek  Hungary’s government has stopped providing food to adult asylum-seekers who have appealed their denied cases. Authorities have both refused to provide food and denied individuals permission to purchase their own food. The government is also blocking attempts by outside groups to donate food, according to the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, a human rights watchdog group based in Hungary. […]

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Chicago Mayor Will Not Seek Re-Election

Source: Chicago Tribune, FOX News    Two-term mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, announced on Tuesday that he will not seek re-election. He abruptly dropped his bid for a third term as mayor, stating instead that he wanted to begin a new chapter in his life.   Rahm Emanuel has spent 23 years in politics, making many personal sacrifices […]

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