Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Naiem Asadi’s Desperate Situation

But like thousands of other Afghans and Iraqis who served with the United States, Asadi has yet to be allowed across America’s border.

The Murder of Sarah Everard

Metropolitan Police officer Wayne Couzens was arrested and charged with kidnapping and murdering Sarah Everard. The murder of Sarah Everard has led to public outcries across the United Kingdom and the world against sexual harassment and violence.

New Zealand: a New Stride in the Fight Against Inequality

Ardern has proved herself to be a remarkable leader and her most recent piece of legislation adds on to her incredible list of achievements: free period products will be provided to schools throughout New Zealand.

ROBLOX Releases IPO Stock

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On Wednesday, March 10, ROBLOX opened up with a stock valuation of $69.50/share. Since then, share prices are up a dollar to $70.50, but it wasn’t a gradual rise.

Amazon Care goes Nationwide

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The virtual care program will go into effect across the nation by summer, but the in-person services will remain only in Washington D.C. and Washington state.

The History of Burger King’s Bad Ads

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The company made some very controversial posts on Twitter for International Women’s Day, an important holiday celebrating the accomplishments of women around the world and the continuing struggle for rights such as equal pay.

8 Fatalities After Atlanta Spa Shootings, 6 Of Them Asian Women

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On the evening of March 16, eight people were fatally shot after gunman Robert Aaron Long opened fire at three different spas in the Atlanta area. Among those eight, six of them were Asian women, four of those women of Korean ethnicity. This incident comes amidst an alarming surge of hate crimes against Asian-Americans in the past year, raising concerns among advocates and police that these killings were also racially motivated.

A Greater Society?: American Rescue Plan Aims to Slash Child Poverty

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Lyndon B. Johnson, another Democratic President who ascended from the Senate to the Vice Presidency and finally to the Presidency, was arguably one of the most progressive presidents in our country’s history while holding a reputation as a moderate from Texas. His Great Society, a collection of welfare programs including Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps (now known as SNAP), school breakfasts, and so much more, was a reinvigoration of working class America in the depths of the tumultuous 60’s. It took every ounce of LBJ’s mastery of Senate politics to get these measures passed, and still today they stand as the greatest role the federal government has in many Americans’ lives.

Will Biden Shut Down the Dakota Access Pipeline?

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On his first day in the White House, President Biden put out an executive order that stopped construction on the Keystone XL pipeline, which would’ve transported tar sands oil from Canada to Texas. As it was set to run through the heart of Oceti Sakowin territory, it sparked many protests among Indigenous Americans and their allies. Biden’s decision to end this project was proof of his commitment to protecting Native communities and the environment, and hopefully a sign of things to come.

New York Man Fined For Selling Live Sharks Out of His Home

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Are you tired of Floridians hogging the spotlight with their absurd crimes? Well, now we have a notably weird transgression from our very own state. The forty-year-old Joshua Seguine, known professionally as Aquatic Apex Life LLC, was fined five thousand dollars on March 17th for illegally keeping seven live sandbar sharks in a pool in his basement with the intention of selling them online.

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