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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 […]