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Cold Snap Snaps Back

Veronica Huang For the better part of a week, the U.S. midwest was just as cold as–if not colder– than Antarctica. In many states, the temperatures was in the -30-40°F, but with windchill it was in the -50’s°F. Officials advised people to …

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Venezuela Crisis Reaches New Heights

Antonia Zhou U.S. President Donald Trump officially recognized Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s legitimate president on January 23, adding another factor to the country’s escalating political crisis, where opposition led by Guaidó is attempting to unseat current president, Nicolás Maduro. Shortly after Trump’s …

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The Far-reaching Governemnt Shutdown

Alice Zhong A government shutdown, as stated in the U.S. Constitution, require all expenditures of federal funds be authorized by Congress with the approval of the President of the United States. The U.S. federal government and the federal budget process operates on …

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George H.W. Bush: A Life of Service

Zeru Peter Li The 41st US President George H.W. Bush, 94, died on November 30, 2018. He is buried in the George H.W Bush Presidential Library and Museum, next to his late wife Barbara Bush and his daughter. President George H.W. Bush’s …

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Offshore Wind Farm Sold at Record Price

Ryane Li Block Island Wind Farm, an American wind farm just off of the coast of Rhode Island, was auctioned off at the record-breaking price of $135 million. It is the first offshore wind farm in America and it has generated enough …

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Claims of First Genetically Modified Humans

Ryane Li Chinese scientist He Jiankui has announced that he successfully used gene-editing tool CRISPR to modify the DNA of two human embryos before birth, creating the world’s first alleged genetically modified humans. Scientists around the world are skeptical of his claims, …

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Huawei CEO Arrested

Ryane Li The United States accused Meng Wanzhou, CFO of the Chinese tech giant Huawei, of covering up illegal transactions on Iran. Meng was arrested in Vancouver, and faces extradition to the US. She allegedly helped Huawei circumvent US sanctions on Iran. …

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The Yellow Jacket Riots

Michelle Hua On November 17th, people in Paris began protesting the taxes passed by the French president, Emmanuel Macron. Four protests have already taken place. These protests were led by the “gilet jaunes”, otherwise known as the “ yellow jackets” or “yellow …

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Would-Be Bomber Caught

Ryane Li   Federal investigators caught Cesar Alteri Sayoc Jr., 56, the man who has sent at over a dozen bomb packages to various critics of President Trump in October. None were able to go off, and no one was hurt. Sayoc …

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