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North Korea Warns of “Super-Mighty” Preemptive Strike

Xavier Alatorre, Staff Writer
April 26, 2017
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Tensions are reaching a fever pitch on the Korean Peninsula between the United States and North Korea as the isolated nation threatened the U.S. with a “super-mighty preemptive strike” after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was looking to increase pressure on the North Korean regime. The...

Worldwide: March for Science

Danielle Anzures, Staff Writer
April 25, 2017
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Thousands of scientists and supporters of scientific inquiry gathered in Downtown LA April 22 to take part in one of the 600 demonstrations that took place on Earth Day going on around the world, according to the Los Angeles Times. The March for Science Los Angeles goal was to “defend the vital role...

Federal authorities knew about hundreds of Wells Fargo whistleblowers

Zachary Mejia, Managing Editor
April 25, 2017
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New revelations have surfaced in the Wells Fargo fake account debacle, and can be considered the most troubling since the scandal was first uncovered September of last year. A report released by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, an independent bank regulating bureau within the U.S Treasury,...

U.S. soda sales drop for 12th straight year

Danielle Anzures, Staff Writer
April 25, 2017
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For the 12th year in a row, soda sales in the United States have dropped, with 2016 sales dropping by 1.2 percent, according to a report made by trade publication Beverage Digest. The decrease is thought to have occurred because of consumers wanting healthier choices and the sugar taxes that were made ...

Salvation Army Hospitality House for Homeless opens in Whittier

Lisa Garcia, Staff Writer
April 25, 2017
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The previously closed Whittier Salvation Army hospitality house reopened two weeks ago as a women and children’s emergency shelter.  Nine families received a chance to move into the hospitality house, as officials and long time community members looked on to what they referred to as a blessing. It w...

RHC winning streak: Speech and Debate wins at national tournament

Rudolfo Pinedo, Guest Writer
April 25, 2017
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A team of eight represented Rio Hondo college for a week at the national Phi Ro Pi tournament held in Washington D.C. The team went up against opponents from all around the nation. Melissa De Leon, Patricia Hughes, Jonathan Kaldas, Kevork Abechian, Rodolfo (Rudy) Antonio Juarez-Pinedo, Tyerra Boyd, Sum...

Resource Fair raises awareness regarding domestic abuse at Rio

Angelo Torres, Staff Writer
April 25, 2017
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As a part of Domestic Abuse Awareness month, Rio Hondo hosted a Resource Fair for several organizations that assist victims of Domestic Abuse in the Mid Quad, April 18 and 19. This event was also used to spotlight Rio Hondo’s own VIP (Violence Intervention Program), an organization on campus tha...

More than 8 Million Adults have Mental Health Issues

Danielle Anzures, Staff Writer
April 25, 2017
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More than 8 million adults, around 3.4 percent of the population in the US, have mental health issues and are 10 times more likely to struggle to pay for health care service. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, conducted their annual national health survey where respondents were a...

Event Horizon Telescope captures photographs of supermassive black hole

Event Horizon Telescope captures photographs of supermassive black hole

Jacobo Garrido, Staff Writer
April 25, 2017
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For the first time in history, astronauts have taken photographs of a supermassive black hole (SMBH) as well as its surrounding region. With little research acquired throughout the years, much of the study on these SMBHs is limited to inaccurate methods. In attempts to further our space exploration...

DACA recipient sues Trump administration after being deported

Xavier Alatorre, Staff Writer
April 25, 2017
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Juan Manuel Montes, a 23-year-old DACA recipient, is suing the Trump Administration following his deportation back in February. Montes was granted permission to stay in the United States under the Obama-era program that protects young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally from deport...

UCLA finance official arrested for embezzlement

Danielle Anzures, Staff Writer
April 25, 2017
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A UCLA finance official was arrested earlier this month and charged with embezzling tens of thousands from City University of New York, as reported by the Los Angeles Times. Between 2008 and 2012 Carmine Marino allegedly misappropriated $81,000 from a tuition account at the school and transferred i...

Fox cuts ‘The O’Reilly Factor’ over sexual harassment claims

Corbin Boone, Staff Writer
April 25, 2017
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Political commentator Bill O’Reilly has been assailed by a series of sexual harassment claims that have put him under investigation and led Fox News to end their contract with the show host. “After a thorough and careful review of the allegations, the company, and Bill O’Reilly himself have agre...

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