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U.S. Attorney Fired After Refusing Jeff Sessions’ Order to Resign

Danielle Anzures, Staff Writer
March 15
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One of the most prominent U.S. prosecutors, Preet Bharara, was fired Mar. 11 after refusing to step down, according to The Guardian. In a tweet Bharara said, “I did not resign. Moments ago I was fired. Being the U.S. Attorney in SDNY will forever be the greatest honor of my professional life.” During...

Ousted Egyptian President Mubarak to be released from prison

Jennifer Espana, Staff Writer
March 15
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Hosni Mubarak, the former president of Egypt who was overthrown in 2011 due to an uprising formed by the people, is set to be released from prison after a six year sentence. Originally sentenced to life in jail, Mubarak’s time was cut short when the jury cleared him of all charges. The court had previously...

Californians complain of contaminated tap water

Lisa Garcia, Staff Writer
March 15
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Thousands of Californians have recently begun to complain about their water being contaminated. NBC 7 news had discovered that more than 3,000 people in the San Diego area are without safe tap water. State investigations showed high levels of arsenic, uranium, nitrates and lead in the tap water supply...

WikiLeaks leaks “Vault 7” regarding CIA’s hacking capabilities

WikiLeaks leaks “Vault 7” regarding CIA’s hacking capabilities

Crystian Mendoza, Sports Editor
March 15
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WikiLeaks commenced its latest series of leaks code-named “Vault 7,” including 8,761 documents and files regarding the United States Central Intelligence Agency’s powerful hacking tools that can target everyday devices including smart televisions, cell phones, and cars. The U.S. government is...

Nike develops sports hijab for Muslim women

Nike develops sports hijab for Muslim women

Noah Garcia, Co- Editor- in- Chief, Digital
March 15
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Nike released its plans to internationally produce athletic Hijabs for their spring 2018 clothing line. This project was announced after releasing a commercial that displayed a female professional and everyday athletes from different parts of the Arab world. The product is supposed to be designed...

Keystone XL Pipeline Resumes Construction

Blanca Martin, Reporter
March 8
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Despite what President Trump said at the Conservative Political Action Conference, the Keystone XL pipeline is being built using non-American steel. Trump announced at CPAC Feb. 24, “If they want a pipeline in the United States, they're going to use pipe that's made in the United States,” con...

Emergency Medical Services Respond to Call at Rio Hondo College

Blanca Martin and Angelo Torres
March 8
Filed under News, Top Stories

Campus security was called to the RHC Bookstore at 11:15 a.m. March 8 due to an individual’s concerning behavior. The school’s psychologist and authorities were contacted to respond to the situation, and the individual was escorted off the premises. Officer Blanco from campus security was th...

Montebello High School Students protest District Policy

Montebello High School Students protest District Policy

Noah Garcia, Opinion Editor
March 8
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Hundreds of Montebello High School students walked out Mar. 2  to protest the resignation of  Montebello Unified School District’s Chief Financial Officer, Ruben Rojas, claiming he mishandled district funds causing 468 lay offs by the end of this fiscal year. This decision to cut back was reache...

Whittier Police Department Mourns Fallen Officer

Blanca Martin, Reporter
February 27
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A gunfire exchange involving two Whittier police officers and a “known gang member,” leave one dead. On Feb. 20, Keith Boyer, a Whittier Police officer succumbed to his injuries after being transported to UC Irvine Medical Center. The second officer is identified as Officer Patrick Hazel, who ...

Steve Bannon Now Sits Permanently on the National Security Council, Unbeknownst to Trump

Steve Bannon Now Sits Permanently on the National Security Council, Unbeknownst to Trump

Jake Laurell, Reporter
February 16
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In the wake of President Trump’s first few busy weeks comes an executive order that places Stephen K. Bannon, White House Chief Strategist, in a seat on the National Security Council. President Trump signed off on the order without fully understanding that Bannon would be filling this post, acc...

Romanians Rally Against Corrupt Goverment

Romanians Rally Against Corrupt Goverment

Xavier Alatorre, Reporter
February 16
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Romanians gathered together to protest in the streets of Bucharest, Romania on Sunday, February 5, 2017 to defend their civil rights and to eliminate their city’s corruption. According to USA Today, protesters turned on their cellphone lights and protested in front of their government headquarters...

Largest IKEA in U.S. Opens in Burbank

Largest IKEA in U.S. Opens in Burbank

Pete Escobar, Editor, Arts and Entertainment
February 16
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The biggest IKEA in the U.S. opened its doors to its first batch of customers Wednesday, February 8 at 9:30 a.m. The parking lot was supposed to be open at 6 a.m., allowing customers to line up and receive their free prizes, but according to the Los Angeles Times, Burbank Police were called after...

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