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Yara Alawi

Yara Alawi
Politics

Trump Reportedly Tried To Fire Robert Mueller: Here’s Why That’s Important

The New York Times is reporting that President Trump attempted to fire Special counsel Robert Mueller in June. Special Counsel Mueller is leading the Trump-Russia investigation, as well as investigating whether or not the President has committed obstruction of justice. Four people close to the investigation (who are choosing to remain anonymous) are claiming that President Trump decided to back down from his decision of firing Mueller once the White House counsel threatened to resign.

Politics

Michael Flynn Is Being Investigated for Plotting to Kidnap a Turkish Dissident for $15 Million

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly investigating former Trump aide Michael Flynn over a plot involving Flynn kidnapping a Muslim cleric that lives in the U.S. and taking him to Turkey for $15 million. Flynn and his son, Michael Flynn Jr., would’ve been paid millions to deliver Fethullah Gulen to the Turkish government. Reports surfaced earlier this week claiming that Special Counsel Mueller had enough evidence to charge Michael Flynn, but the details of how

Real Life

Former NBC News Journalist Mark Halperin Apologizes After Sexual Assault Allegations

Earlier in the week, reports of women accusing Former ABC News and NBC journalist Mark Halperin of sexual assault surfaced. Since then Halperin has been fired as a contributor at NBC and dropped by Penguin, the publishing house that was supposed to publish his upcoming book about his experience in the 2016 U.S. election. He was also dropped by HBO, which was planning to make a movie adaptation of the upcoming book. CNN reports that

Europe/UK

Here’s What We Know About The Natural History Museum Attack in London

A car struck pedestrians on Saturday morning outside of the Natural History Museum in London. Several people have been injured, but there have been no fatalities. The Met Police have told CBS news that they don’t know if this incident is terror-related or not. Police are still working to find a motive for this incident. Katie Craine, a witness at the scene told the AP “He looked really proud of himself…He was laughing.” A witness

Real Life

A Muslim Doctor Who Treated Manchester Attack Victims Gets Stabbed

Dr. Nasser Kurdy got stabbed at 6 p.m. local UK time outside of the mosque he was attending, the Altrincham and Hale Muslim Association. Kurdy’s attacker stabbed him in the neck, Kurdy then proceeded to run into the mosque and call the police. Dr. Kurdy fortunately survived the attack and is making a full recovery. A 28-year-old man has been charged in relation to the attack. Assistant Chief Constable Russ Jackson has made a statement

Feminism

Ex-Employees Sue Google For Gender Pay Gap Discrimination

Three former female Google employees sued the company on Tuesday in the California Superior court in San Francisco for claiming that they don’t pay women as much as their male co-workers for doing the same work. The group of women consists of a former software engineer, manager and communications specialist. Kelly Ellis, Holly Pease and Kelli Wisuri all claim that women working at Google get promoted far less than men even if they are similarly

Real Life

Joel Osteen Finally Speaks Out About Not Opening Up His Church To Hurricane Survivors

Celebrity Pastor, Joel Osteen, has received major backlash on social media for not opening up his church earlier as a shelter for Hurricane Harvey victims. Nice of @JoelOsteen to open his 16,000 seat mega church in Houston to floor victims. Lol jk he’s not doing that. — Eoin Higgins (@EoinHiggins_) August 28, 2017 Houston’s Joel Osteen has a net worth over $50m and a church that holds 16,800 but this is all he’s offering. pic.twitter.com/rmhdWK6ZAO

Politics

Duke University Is Taking Down a Confederate Statue From Its Chapel

A Confederate statue in the Duke University Chapel of Gen. Robert E. Lee has been ordered to be removed by the university’s president Vincent Price after students make it clear they don’t want the monument up. The decision to remove the statue of the former Confederate general comes shortly after it was defaced on Wednesday. This also happened not long after violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia last week where controversy erupted over the removal of another statue

International

UN Security Council Imposes New North Korea Sanctions

The UN’s Security Council passed Resolution 2371 on Saturday. The resolution was unanimously passed with 15 votes in response to North Korea’s continued testing of ICBMs, which was in violation of previous UN resolutions. The resolution, drafted by the U.S., bans exports of coal, iron, iron ore, lead, lead ore and seafood to North Korea. The bill also prohibits increasing the number of North Korean laborers abroad and bans any new investment ventures with North Korea. This

Real Life

Stop Shaming Women Who Get Plastic Surgery

Women have always been shamed for what they choose to do with their own bodies, whether it’s something as minor as wearing makeup or something more serious, like abortion. As a society we’ve become used to policing women on what they can and can’t do. Shaming women for getting cosmetic surgery has always been prevalent, but during the last few months I’ve seen more of it than ever. A few days ago, Kylie Jenner posted

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