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Trump Administration Considers Repealing Ban on Elephant Hunting

December 13, 2017 by

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A census that was conducted in 2014 declared that only around 700,000 African elephants were left in the wild. The President of the United States Donald Trump and the Trump administration are now considering repealing an Obama-era ban that protects these giants. This ban blocks the imports of hunting trophies. The ban was introduced to […]

Australia Votes ‘Yes’ to Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage

December 7, 2017 by

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On 15 November 2017, Australia announced that they would legalize same-sex marriage. The decision was settled upon a public opinion survey sent out to Australians to vote ‘yes’ or ‘no’  on allowing same-sex couples to marry. Overwhelmingly, 61.6% of Australians voted ‘yes,’ while 38.4% voted ‘no.’ More than 12.7 million people participated in the survey. […]

North Korea Continues to Violate Human Rights

November 15, 2017 by

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After World War II, many powerful leaders swore to never let such atrocities happen again. Nevertheless, there is now a crisis that has been going on for quite some time. Escaping a prison camp in North Korea is considered to be impossible, suicidal even. This raises a question, why are there prison camps in the […]

Cruz, Trump Conspiracy Theories Take Twitter by Storm

November 7, 2017 by

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Have you ever wondered what Ted Cruz and Melania Trump have in common? They were both trending on Twitter for a hot minute on 18 October. The reason for this was a mixture of conspiracies and confusion. Ted Cruz has been the subject of two long-running conspiracy theories. One is that he is actually a […]

Puerto Rico in Dire Straits

October 30, 2017 by

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Puerto Rico is in a dire situation ever since Hurricane Maria hit its coast. Nearly 85% are without electricity and 45% without drinkable water. Puerto Rico’s recovery could cost up to $85 billion, which could destroy the island’s economy. The Trump administration submitted a $29 billion disaster-relief request to Congress last week to fund recovery […]

Trump Administration Calls for DACA Repeal

October 12, 2017 by

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The Republican Party is threatening to repeal DACA. DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, was created under Obama in 2012 to protect undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States unwillingly as children by their parents. If DACA is repealed, more than 780,000 “Dreamers” are in fear of deportation. In his campaigns while […]

Trump Policies Eliminate Environmental Protections

June 9, 2017 by

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One of the biggest issues surrounding Donald Trump as he ascended to the presidency was how he planned to deal with climate change and environmental regulation. Over the first few months of his term, Trump has already proposed budget cuts and legislation that will have adverse effects on the environment–and science in general. For example, […]