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News Breakdown: Nov. 18-24

International News The death toll of the Californian wildfires has risen to 87 with more than 600 people unaccounted for while an area approximately the size of Hong Kong has burned. A massive federal government climate report issued by the Trump administration and criticized by the White House says that the US is currently affected […]

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News breakdown: Sept. 16 – 22

  International The Syrian government accidentally shot down a Russian surveillance plane it thought was part of an Israeli airstrike on Hezbollah linked targets in Syria, killing 15 Russian airmen. North Korea’s Kim Jong-un and South Korean president Moon Jae-In announced a dismantling of North Korea’s nuclear missile facilities, in the presence of international inspectors. […]

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News breakdown: Sept. 9 – 15

International Super typhoon Mangkhut, with the wind speed equivalent to a category five hurricane, has hit the northern Philippines, killing 14 people amid storm surges of 20 feet, and is now headed to southern China and northern Vietnam. Hurricane Florence hit the Carolinas as a category two storm and has killed at least five people […]

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News breakdown: March 17-23

International Thirty-one people have been killed and 65 wounded in a suicide bombing near a Shia shrine during the start of Norwuz, a New Year’s festival, in Kabul, Afghanistan. The mother of a dead child ripped off her head scarf and cried, “When you left this morning, you wanted to go to the Sakhi Jan […]

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News breakdown: March 10 -16

International More than 3,000 demonstrations against gun violence in schools took place across every U.S. state, drawing approximately 1,000,000 students and allies. In other news Democrat Conor Lamb narrowly defeated Republican Rick Saccone in a special congressional election in Pennsylvania’s 16th district, where President Donald Trump won by 20 points in the general election. In […]

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News breakdown: Feb. 24 – March 2

International China will drop presidential term limits, put the judiciary under the control of the Communist Party and approve a National Supervision Commission to entrench authoritarian rule without the separation of powers, in a host of constitutional changes. These changes, which are to be rubber-stamped by congress on March 5, effectively make Xi Jinping, the […]

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News breakdown: Feb. 10 – 16

International News: Fourteen students and three school staff, have been killed in a school shooting by a 19-year-old former student at a high school in Parkland, Florida on the Feb. 16. The FBI issued a statement saying that they had failed in acting on a tip about the shooter that was received on the Jan. […]

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News Breakdown: Jan. 27 – Feb. 2

International: – A SVBIED (suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device) in an ambulance killed 103 and injured 235 in Kabul, Afghanistan on Jan. 28. A Taliban spokesman claimed the attack, and the Afghan government set Jan. 29 as a public holiday and Jan. 30 as a day of prayer for the victims. – House Republicans have, […]

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News breakdown: Dec. 30 – Jan. 5

International – A passenger train collided with a truck in rural South Africa, killing 18 people and injuring approximately 260 people. Four hundred twenty nine passengers were headed home after the holidays aboard the state-owned train when the truck driver unsuccessfully tried to cross the track before the oncoming train. – An anti-corruption rally last […]

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News Breakdown: November 4-11

International The Paradise Papers, 13.4 million files on offshore investments and tax havens, were released on Nov. 5. – Their contents have exposed the Queen and Prince Charles of the United Kingdom, British lords, Donald Trump’s cabinet members, advisors and donors and the President of Colombia, among 120,000 other individuals and corporations. Twenty-six were killed […]