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Mylan slapped with class-action racketeering lawsuit

Crystian Mendoza, Sports Editor

April 17, 2017


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Mylan, a global pharmaceutical company, was hit with a class-action racketeering lawsuit April 3. The company is charged with intentionally setting up an illegal scheme in which they’ve drastically increased the price of their EpiPen over the past ten years. Roughly a decade ago, consumers were paying ...

Trump Signs to Kill Broadband Privacy Rules

Andrew Rudin, Editor Science and Tech

April 17, 2017


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Trump signed a bill April 3 to repeal the internet privacy rules implemented by the Obama administration. These rules gave consumers control over their data as communication companies would have to ask for permission in order to sell it or use it towards targeted ads. The data includes browsing hist...

Apple Apologizes for Mac Mistakes

Diego Crespo, Editor- in- Chief, Print

April 17, 2017


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As Apple products continue dominating the technological pop culture zeitgeist, issues still manage to present themselves in their products both new and old. Referencing specifically the Mac Pro, Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, Phil Schiller, had this to say. “If we’ve had a pau...

US Carrier Strike Force is being sent to Korean Peninsula

Danielle Anzures, Staff Writer

April 17, 2017


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A US aircraft carrier-led strike group is heading to the Korean Peninsula in response to recent North Korean provocations as confirmed to CNN by a US defense official. The USS Carl Vinson strike group was directed by Admiral Harry Harris, the commander of US Pacific Command, to sail north to the Western Pa...

Trump Launches Tomahawk Strikes Against Syria

Xavier Alatorre, Staff Writer

April 17, 2017


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The United States bombed a Syrian air base Thursday April 6, after the Syrian government attacked its own civilians with chemical weapons. “Tonight, I ordered a targeted military strike on the air base in Syria from where the chemical attack was launched,” Mr. Trump said in remarks at his Mar-a...

United Airlines Escorts Doctor off Plane

Danielle Anzures, Staff Writer

April 17, 2017


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A man claiming to be a doctor was dragged off a United Airlines flight from Chicago to Louisville April 9. The incident happened because of the man did not want to give up his seat on the overbooked flight. "United airlines overbooked the flight," Audra Bridges, a passenger that witnessed and recorde...

Tossed in the Bargain Bin: Payless to Close 400 Stores

Angelo Torres, Staff Writer

April 17, 2017


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The discount retail shoe store Payless ShoeSource released a statement April 4 announcing it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and plans to close 400 underperforming stores in the US and Puerto Rico, including 24 locations in Southern California. Payless Shoesource was founded in Topeka, Kansas in 1956, with t...

President Trump Removes Chief Strategist From National Security Council

President Trump Removes Chief Strategist From National Security Council

Xavier Alatorre, Staff Writer

April 17, 2017


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Steve Bannon, President Trump’s Chief Strategist, was removed from the US National Security Council Tuesday morning, April 5. Multiple sources have given differing reasons for Bannon’s dismissal, and who was behind his removal from the council. After the resignation of Michael Flynn as Nation...

Pilot Arrested on Suspicion of FUI

Pilot Arrested on Suspicion of FUI

Lisa Garcia, Staff Writer

April 17, 2017


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Darrell Roberts, 58, was arrested late Monday night after deputies discovered him under the influence after making an emergency landing for his aircraft. As Roberts had attempted to fly his 1973 Piper PA – 28- 140 airplane from Temecula to San Diego he ended up going in the wrong direction and some...

RHC Wins At State Journalism Conference

RHC Wins At State Journalism Conference

Zackary Mejia, Managing Editor

April 10, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

It was a triumphant spring break weekend for El Paisano Newspaper editors, staff, and members of the Journalism Communications and Public Relations (JCPR) club after winning over a dozen awards from the Journalism Association of Community Colleges’ statewide conference. While attending the three-day...

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Used Fake Alias As Exxon CEO To Discuss Climate Change

Xavier Alatorre, Staff Writer

March 21, 2017


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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Tuesday Mar. 14 that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson used an email alias while CEO of Exxon to discuss climate change. The alias, Wayne Tracker, was used from 2008 to 2015. Schneiderman made the claim and has accused Exxon for not turning over all...

Trump’s Travel Ban 2.0 Blocked

Trump’s Travel Ban 2.0 Blocked

Xavier Alatorre, Staff Writer

March 21, 2017


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President Trump issued an executive order Mar. 6 revising the original travel ban he had approved in January, shortly after he took office. The original order sparked massive protests at airports across the country. It was eventually blocked by federal courts. The new ban is narrower in scope. The orde...

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