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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 […]

Sculpture Planned to Commemorate Dogs of War

February 12, 2019 by

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In the 1900s, Lt. Colonel Edwin Hautenville Richardson trained various breeds of dogs for the First World War and convinced the US government that the Airedale Terrier was a soldier’s best bet for a four-legged friend beside him on the front lines. “Even before the war, the potential for dogs to carry out military duties […]

U.S. Troops Return Home from Syria

January 30, 2019 by

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“After historic victories against ISIS, it’s time to bring our great people home!” President Donald Trump said in a Tweet on 19 December 2018. More than 2,000 U.S. troops have returned from Syria, according to USA Today, but Senators from both parties were against the President’s decision to withdraw the troops for various reasons. “This […]

Fleetwood Students Create Armed Forces Strong Club

January 29, 2019 by

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Recently, Fleetwood high schoolers Rachel Wagner, Michaela Ernst, and Sarah Reitnauer created the Armed Forces Strong Club at FAHS. According to the trio, they created the club for Fleetwood students who have family in the military, so this way no one feels as if they’re alone in regards to having to deal with the struggles […]

Nicaragua Moves towards Civil War

May 25, 2018 by

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Nicaragua is headed for another civil war. Protests against President Daniel Ortega’s regime are being held all across the country. Nicaragua’s current state is starting to seem similar to Venezuela’s situation right now. Ortega first took power following the 1979 Sandinista revolution that overthrew the dictator Anastasio Somoza. He has dominated Nicaragua’s national politics ever […]

Suspected Russian Spies Injured in UK

May 16, 2018 by

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On 3 March 2018, former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia Skripal, were found unconscious on a bench in Salisbury, England. Suspecting passersby saw the pair lying on the bench in a daze-like state. They were transported to a hospital after emergency services were called by a member of the public where police […]

Trump Implements Syrian Retaliation

May 15, 2018 by

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Syria has had an on-going civil war for the past 7 years. On 13 April 2018, President Donald Trump issued military strikes on Syria. The Syrian government’s key supporters are Russia and Iran, while the US, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia back the rebels. A peaceful uprising against the president of Syria seven years ago has […]

Egyptian Christians under Persecution

May 4, 2017 by

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Egyptian Copts are the largest christian denomination in Egypt. They make up about 10% of Egypt’s population. They speak the Coptic language/ which is where they get their name. Although most Egyptians identify as Arabs, Copts do not. They identify themselves as the remaining descendants of the civilization of the Ancient Egyptians, with Pharaonic origins. […]

Terrorism Strikes England

April 11, 2017 by

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On 22 March, Khalid Masood rented an SUV in downtown London, England, and plowed through pedestrians on the Westminster bridge. Khalid Masood was a 52-year-old man who was born in Dartford, England. He was married and had three children and spent most of his life moving around England. He also spent time in prison. According […]

Attack Occurs on London in Westminster

March 30, 2017 by

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On 22 March 2017, at approximately 2:40 p.m., an attacker drove a car over Westminster Bridge, killing at least 2 pedestrians and injuring numerous others. The attacker drove a car into the railing outside of the Houses of Parliament. The attacker was armed with a knife and killed unarmed officer P.C. Keith Palmer before being […]

Afghan Terror Continues To Claim Lives

January 17, 2017 by

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On Tuesday, 10 January, 31 people were killed and 80 were wounded in two bombings near the Afghan parliament building located in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. The first happened when a bomber on foot detonated their device by a van carrying administrative staffers. The second blast came from another vehicle timed to detonate when […]

War In Syria Displaces Millions

January 12, 2017 by

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In 2011, Congress declared war on Syria for the arrest of 15 school children after they painted Revolutionary slogans on a school wall. After security officers opened fire on these demonstrators, the streets began rioting, killing several. This war ended in 2015, killing over 250,000 people. Since the start of this war, a UN commission […]

Ninety-Five Year Old Ex-Nazi Medic To Stand Trial For War Crimes

February 17, 2016 by

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Seventy years ago, the deadliest war in history began. Germany invaded Poland, sparking the Second World War, plunging the world into chaos. The forces of Allied and Axis powers fought an open and bloody war. Behind this fight for world domination lurked an even darker agenda. Adolf Hitler and his gang of Nazis began what is […]

Syrian Conflict Devastates Nation

January 8, 2016 by

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The Syrian war is a subject about which the public is very concerned. The war in the underdeveloped country has been tearing homes and families apart now for almost five years. Rebels are overthrowing the government, causing mayhem. “Why is no one helping them?  Bringing over refugees only helps so much,” Austin Scott said. The war […]

A Timeline Of ISIS Attacks

January 7, 2016 by

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10 June 2014: The day that the second of largest city in Iraq, Mosul, fell to Isis. Isis then declared itself the Islamic state. It has been stated that Isis has replaced Al Qaeda for accomplishing the takeover of Mosul and the rise of terror. The root of Isis comes from Jama’at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad in […]

Paris Left In State Of Emergency

January 4, 2016 by

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The Eiffel Tower stood dark on 13 November 2015. Paris needed time to absorb the deadliest violence since World War II. Gunman and suicide bombers attacked across Paris, killing at least 265 innocent victims as well as injuring 352 bystanders. There were a total of seven attacks by at least seven terrorists. All seven were […]

Syria: A Nation Of Turmoil

December 23, 2015 by

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The once populated nation of Syria is currently in turmoil after a four-year civil war. Syria is currently under the strict control of Bashar al-Assad and has been governed by the Assad name since 1970. Protests against the dictatorial leadership by Assad resulted in a full scale rebellion. These protests quickly turned violent due to […]

San Bernardino Creates Fear of Homegrown Terrorists

December 22, 2015 by

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Following the devastating terror attacks that occurred in Paris, western countries have become concerned about the increased risk of terrorism on the home front. Now it would seem this was a rightful fear to have because a shocking act of terrorism occurred in San Bernardino, California. This gruesome fear confirmed America’s worst fears of radicalization right […]

Parisian Attacks Open Door to Terrorism

December 16, 2015 by

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Terrorist attacks are unfortunately becoming more frequent. Terrorists don’t care who gets hurts, as long as they make their point. Paris went through a bombing and shooting, but they are still a strong city that is not backing down. There were multiple occurrences that happened on 13 November that left Paris in tragedy. In Paris, […]

FAHS Attends D.C. Concert for Valor

December 16, 2014 by

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On 11 November 2014, the National Mall in Washington D.C was full of excitement. Over 800,000 people were lined up to see the Concert for Valor, one of the biggest musical events of the year. The concert is held every year on Veterans’ Day to salute those who have served in our nation’s military and […]

Civil War Hero Recognized 151 Years Later

December 4, 2014 by

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Helen Loring Ensign is an 85-year-old woman from California. On 6 November 2014, she received the Medal of Honor for her distant cousin Alonzo Cushing. She took the opportunity to research her family history and found that she actually had a relative who was a hero in the Civil War. She found out about all […]

Blackwater Guards Convicted after Seven Years

November 11, 2014 by

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Four former Blackwater Worldwide security guards were convicted and jailed on Wednesday for their role in the 2007 shooting in Baghdad’s Nisour Square in Iraq. A jury in Federal District Court found that the deaths of seventeen Iraqis in the shooting, which began as the guards began firing in a crowded intersection, were a result of […]

Veterans Day a Long Time in the Making

November 11, 2014 by

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“In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.” -José Narosky. On 11 November, on the 11th hour in 1918, World War One ended. This was called Armistice Day. Unknown soldiers were buried on this day in 1921 all over the world, from Arlington National Cemetery in D.C to  Westminster Abbey in England and Arc de Triomphe […]

Russo Reveals Basic Training Regimen for New Army Recruits

November 5, 2014 by

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Anyone desiring to join the army must go through a ten week training known as basic training. This is a huge leap from being a normal citizen into a well-developed soldier. This training goes through the basic skills needed out in the field as well as bringing out the confidence in every single person. As a soldier, each […]