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Syrian Refugees Are Being Shot At By Turkish Border Guards

Turkish border guards shot at Syrians who attempted to seek refuge and peace by crossing the border. The United Nations stated that around 247,000 Syrians were moved into the border area from December 15 to January 15. The deputy director of the North Africa division and Human Rights Watch’s Middle East, Lama Fakih, commented, “As fighting in Idlib and Afrin displaces thousands more, the number of Syrians trapped along the border willing to risk their

Politics

Breaking News: Trump Says He’s Not A Feminist!

Trump, in an interview on British television, tried to explain why he didn’t consider himself a feminist. Piers Morgan of ITV started to ask Trump about different women movements like the Women’s March, #MeToo and “Time’s Up.” All these movements wanted to bring awareness to sexual harassment and gender inequality in our society. Trump responded by saying, “I think that would be maybe going too far. I’m for women, I’m for men, I’m for everyone.

Politics

Failure to Agree on a Budget Causes Government Shutdown

After the Senate failed to come to an agreement on a short-term spending bill, the government was sent into a shutdown. The bill was supposed to help fund the government until Feb. 16 and required only 60 votes. Republicans and Democrats could not find a common ground on certain issues. Until a budget is agreed upon, U.S. government services will be inactive and will close. The last time the U.S. had a shutdown was in

Politics

Trump Rudely Comments About Immigrants From “Sh*thole” Countries

Trump became angered when the discussion of protecting immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries arose when he was with lawmakers in the Oval Office. This protection of immigrants would be part of a bipartisan deal, but that stirred up Trump’s emotions. Trump stated, “Why are we having all these people from sh*thole countries come here?” Trump then added on that he would rather have immigrants from countries like Norway, having met with the

Feminism

BBC Journalist Carrie Gracie Quits Job Over Unequal Pay

A top BBC senior international journalist quit her job as China editor, protesting BBC’s “secretive and illegal pay structure.” Carrie Gracie wrote an open letter to BBC viewers saying that BBC “is breaking equality law and resisting pressure for a fair and transparent pay structure.” She also stated that she would take her previous job at BBC’s TV newsroom “where I expect to be paid equally.” Gracie isn’t the only one that is upset over

Politics

Trump Fires HIV/AIDS Advisory Council Without Cause

This week, Trump fired all the last members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA). Just now, the White House has decided to dismiss these members through a form letter. This might’ve been Trump deciding they were no longer of use after around half-dozen members quit because of Trump’s position on health policies. Ever since 1995, PACHA would assist the White House on matters regarding HIV/AIDS policies. The National HIV/AIDS Strategy, a five-year plan

Real Life

A Devastating Fire Ignited in a Philippines Mall

A humongous fire ignited in a shopping mall in the Philippines city of Davao, trapping around 37 people in its wake. The mayor reported that firefighters were able to pull out at least one person but are relentlessly looking for the others. Unfortunately, the vice mayor, Paolo Duterte, stated that there was zero chance of survival for those stuck. He explained, “Our firefighters are still struggling to find a way in as the fire is still

Real Life

Hollywood Director Bryan Singer Has Another Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Filed Against Him

The director of “X-Men” and “The Usual Suspects”, Bryan Singer, has been accused of raping a 17-year-old boy in 2003 and is now being sued. His accuser is Cesar Sanchez-Guzman who told a very detailed recollection of the story, which Singer denied. A representative for Singer commented that he “categorically denies these allegations and will vehemently defend this lawsuit to the very end.” The lawsuit stated that the two met each other at a yacht

Politics

North Korea’s Rhetoric and the Arrival of U.S. Stealth Fighters Highten Tensions

U.S. stealth fighters recently moved into the Korean Peninsula as sources from South Korea and the U.S. say that tensions are rising with the possibility of war increasing. This weekend, a statement from North Korea released from its Foreign Ministry stated that Donald Trump is “begging for nuclear war” because of “extremely dangerous nuclear gamble”. National security adviser HR McMaster responded to a question regarding a nuclear war after North Korea’s launch of an intercontinental ballistic

Real Life

Obesity Is Ruining Lives And Is a Leading Cause of Death

As the years progress, the number of fast food items have increased and grown more popular, making it difficult to pull away and exercise. Obesity, alongside smoking, has become a leading cause of death in the United States. Although deaths from cancer decreased because of many who stopped smoking, they rose again because of obesity. In fact, there was a 1.4 percent annual increase in cancers associated with obesity in ages 20 to 49 from

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