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New Texas Bill Would Criminalize Abortions

June 18, 2019 by

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Tony Tinderholt, a Republican state legislator, introduced a new bill into Texas. This bill would make abortion illegal with no exception for incest or rape. If abortion would occur under the new law, it would be possible to charge the woman with homicide and the death penalty because Texas allows capital punishment when homicide occurs. […]

Chemical Plant Explodes in China; 47 Killed

June 5, 2019 by

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On 21 March 2019, Jiangsu Tianjiayi, a chemical plant in China, exploded, setting off a tremor which matched a 2.2 magnitude earthquake. The chemical company is on the border of the city of Yancheng in Jiangsu Province. The plant was made in Xiangshui County in 2007 and creates pesticides. An inspection was done last year […]

New York Passes New Abortion Law

April 24, 2019 by

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On 23 January 2019,  New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a new abortion law into legislation. The law makes it easier for state residents to have post-availability, third-trimester abortions. The old law only allowed abortions in the third-trimester if the mother’s health was in danger. The bill AB 6221 passed with a vote of 94-49. […]

FAHS Hosts Annual Art Event for 2019

April 8, 2019 by

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On 23 February 2019, Fleetwood Area High School held its annual Art Event. “The Art Event was designed as a fundraiser for Artifact, our school’s fine art literary magazine, but became so much more. After 15 years, we now have our first students bringing their children as participants. My favorite part is seeing the whole […]

Trump Administration Bans Transgender Individuals from Serving in Military

March 13, 2019 by

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On 22 January 2019, the Trump administration presented a transgender military ban to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court granted the request to allow it to ban most transgender individuals from serving in the military. The Supreme Court allowed the ban with a vote of 5-4. The policy states and prohibits “transgender persons who require […]

Jamie Lynn Closs Escapes Kidnapper

February 7, 2019 by

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On 15 October 2018, the whole world changed for one little girl. Jayme Lynn Closs, thirteen-years-old, went missing. When police officers arrived on scene, they found Jayme’s parents shot to death in their home located in Barron, Wisconsin. Her father’s name was James Closs, and he was fifty-six-years-old. Her mother’s name was Denise Closs, and […]

Spain’s Miss Universe Contestant Becomes First Transgender Participant

January 25, 2019 by

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Angela Ponce, better known as the Miss Universe Spain contestant, became the first ever transgender contestant in the competition. Twenty-seven-year-old Ponce did not win the competition, but she was not upset with the outcome. The model stated it was an “honor and pride” to make history concerning the pageant. “This is for you, for those […]