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Germany Rejects Trump’s Claim That It Owes NATO and U.S. ‘Vast Sums’ for Defense

Danielle Anzures, Staff Writer

March 21, 2017


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German Defense Minister, Ursula Von der Leyen, denied President Donald Trump's claim that Germany owes "vast sums of money" to NATO and the U.S. for defense. The claim came after a meeting between the US and Germany that was considered to be tense, according to NBC news. Trump had tweeted March 18 that the meeting ...

FBI director admits to investigation of Russian interference, colluding with Trump administration

Angelo Torres, Staff Writer

March 21, 2017


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FBI Director James Comey confirmed rumors of investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election during a testimony before the House of Intelligence Committee the morning of March 20. Russian interference has been a major point of discussion since the conclusion of the 2016 presidential...

Coast to coast, the death penalty is still a controversial issue

Coast to coast, the death penalty is still a controversial issue

Xavier Alatorre, Staff Writer

March 21, 2017


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Florida Governor Rick Scott removed State Attorney Aramis Ayala from the case of an accused cop killer after she announced she would not seek the death penalty in this case or any other case thereafter. Scott has assigned Lake County State Attorney Brad King to the case. “Earlier today, I called ...

Ex-LA County Sheriff Lee Baca Convicted

Ex-LA County Sheriff Lee Baca Convicted

Danielle Anzures, Staff Writer

March 21, 2017


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Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca was found guilty March 15 on obstructing a federal investigation into corruption within county jails and lying to cover up the interference as reported by the Los Angeles Times. The verdict, that jurors reached on their second day of deliberations, leaves a ...

Verizon vs New York City

Verizon vs New York City

Luis Gutierrez, Staff Writer

March 20, 2017


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The City of New York is suing Verizon for failure of providing Fios service to every household. They have sued for not completing certain requirements such as fiber to pass all residents in the city by mid 2014, as well not completing certain installments according to officials. To no one's surprise,...

Russia Preps for it’s First Manned Lunar Landing

Russia Preps for it’s First Manned Lunar Landing

Luis Gutierrez, Staff Writer

March 20, 2017


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Russia is finally getting into the space game once again after being quiet for some time.Russia’s space agency, Roscomos, is taking its first steps in achieving its first manned lunar landing. They’ve started to recruit people to be potential cosmonauts. They’re looking for about six to eight ...

South Korea President Removed from Office

South Korea President Removed from Office

Danielle Anzures, Staff Writer

March 20, 2017


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President of South Korea, Park Geun-hye, was formally removed from office due to a corruption scandal as reported by the New York Times. The decision brings an end to the career of South Korea’s first female president who was also the daughter of Cold War military dictator Park Chung-hee. Back in Dec. 20...

NASA Plans to Put a Magnetic Shield Around Mars

NASA Plans to Put a Magnetic Shield Around Mars

Danielle Anzures, Staff Writer

March 20, 2017


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The current state of Mars is known to be dry, cold and unlivable, but a new idea from scientist may have found a way to change these conditions with the help of a magnetic shield reported by phys.org. The idea came from NASA’s Planetary Science Division, PSD, during their community workshop called...

Kellyanne Conway’s comments add fuel to the fire

Kellyanne Conway’s comments add fuel to the fire

Crystian Mendoza, Sports Editor

March 15, 2017


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Recently, President Trump’s senior adviser, Kellyanne Conway, made comments based off of Trump’s previous claims suggesting that former president Barack Obama had wire tapped his telephone with a number of different devices. Conway was quick to clarify that she did not intend to accuse the former...

Powered by a Sea Breeze: Wind turbines at sea

Andrew Rudin, Science & Technology Editor

March 15, 2017


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Energy is heading seaside as companies search for more efficient ways to produce power. This renewable energy resource comes from wind at sea. Developers have been building wind turbines out at sea and the technology has become increasingly cheaper over the years, coming down 22 percent in the last year...

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

Danielle Anzures, Staff Writer

March 15, 2017


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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, 2017


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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...

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