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Presidential Pardons: Should They Be Pardoned Off the Chopping Block?

This is the only pardoning that matters.

Alexander Yagoda, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018

Over the last several days, there has been some controversy stirred up about the ability of the president to pardon anyone of any federal crime. This has largely come about due to New York's law regarding double jeopardy --that a person can't be tried for the same crime twice. New York's Attorney General,...

What You Need to Know About the Dakota Access Pipeline

Native Americans and environmental activists protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Natalia Torres, Staff Writer

November 14, 2016

The Dakota Access Pipeline Project (DAPL) has become a topic of controversy in the last half of 2016, especially amongst Native Americans.  The pipeline will enable domestically produced crude oil to reach refining markets in a more environmentally conscious and cost effective manner.  The 1,172 mile...

Recap: April 11 – 17

Kerry visits Hiroshima, Volodymyr Groysman is Ukraine's new PM, Obama admits his worst mistake and Sanders and Pope Francis meet in this week's recap.

Sophie Feinberg, Editor

April 17, 2016

International Affairs Refugees tear-gassed at Macedonia-Greece border "Hundreds of people were injured when Macedonian police fired tear gas on a group of refugees as they tried to break through a fence on the Greece-Macedonia border, the medical charity Doctors without Borders (MSF) said. 'O...

A Change for Cuban-American Relations

President Obama strove to make amends with the Cuban government, in an effort to end a lengthy, hostile relationship.

Albany Muria, News Editor

April 8, 2016

On Feb. 18, President Barack Obama announced his historic visit to Cuba, the first United States (U.S.) President to visit Cuba since 1959. The announcement, having followed over half of a century's worth of minimal relations, struck controversy throughout the nation. Obama’s encounter with Cuba’s President, Raul Castro, occurred in efforts to reconcile any hosti...

Recap: February 29 – March 6

Teargas used at Greek-Macedonian border, backlash in France over dismantled migrant camp, Justice Thomas speaks and NASA's Scott Kelly returns from space in this week's recap.

Sophie Feinberg, Editor

March 6, 2016

International Affairs Syria’s cease-fire frays as Russia resumes airstrikes "Syria’s hard-won truce began to fray Sunday, with Russian warplanes resuming airstrikes on towns and villages in the north and fresh reports of artillery fire across several front lines. The violence came on only the s...

Recap: January 25 – 31

This week: metal on Thai beach sparked hope in missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Denmark passes controversial law, results of Texas Planned Parenthood case and escalation in Oregon leads leader of protest to tell others to go home.

Sophie Feinberg, Editor

January 31, 2016

International Affairs Who was behind Saudi Embassy attack in Iran? "At a press conference Jan. 24, the spokesman for Iran’s judiciary, Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Ejei, announced that 100 people have been arrested over the attack in early January on Saudi Arabia’s embassy in Tehran. Mohseni-Ejei said th...

Recap: January 18 – 24

This week: France's economic crisis, Chinese and Iranian leaders meet, record number of guns detected by TSA and the impact of Winter Storm Jonas.

Sophie Feinberg, Editor

January 24, 2016

International Affairs French President declares economic emergency "French President Francois Hollande pledged Monday to redefine France's business model and declared what he called "a state of economic and social emergency," unveiling a 2 billion euro ($2.2 billion) plan to revive hiring and...

Recap: January 11 – 17

UN convoy reaches Madaya, Taiwan elects first female president, Obama's final State of the Union address and Flint's water crisis in this week's recap.

Sophie Feinberg, Editor

January 17, 2016

International Affairs  Madaya Syria: Aid convoy reaches besieged town "An aid convoy has reached the besieged rebel-held Syrian town of Madaya, bringing vital food and medicines. Distribution will continue through the night to 40,000 people who have been trapped for six months by a government blockade and ...

Recap: January 4 – 10

This week: bombing in Libya, El Chapo recaptured, Obama on gun control and Chipotle receives subpoena.

Sophie Feinberg, Editor

January 10, 2016

International Affairs Saudi Arabia cuts ties with Iran, foreign minister says "Saudi Arabia cut ties with Iran, the Kingdom’s foreign minister announced on Sunday, deciding "enough is enough" with the Islamic Republic, according to a source with knowledge of the Saudi government's thinking." B...

Recap: December 14 – 20

National Front Party loses in France, Mother Teresa to be a saint, US striking harder against ISIS, Congress budget approved and more in this week's recap.

Sophie Feinberg, Editor

December 20, 2015

International Affairs  National Front Party in France Is Dealt a Setback in Regional Elections "French voters dealt a sharp setback to the far-right National Front in regional elections on Sunday, depriving the party of victory in any of the country’s 13 regions, according to projections b...

Recap: December 7 – 13

Smog in Beijing, historic elections in Saudi Arabia, Holtzclaw convicted and Obama signs education bill this week.

Sophie Feinberg, Editor

December 13, 2015

International Affairs Venezuela elections: socialists dealt a blow as opposition wins landslide "Venezuela’s opposition has won an overwhelming victory in parliamentary elections in the oil-rich nation, which is mired in economic turmoil and violent crime. Candidates for the centre-right...

Recap: November 23 – 29

Turkey shoots down plane, François Hollande and Obama meet, FSU controversy, Colorado shooting and more this recap.

Sophie Feinberg, Editor

November 29, 2015

International Affairs Turkey shoots down Russian warplane on Syria border "Turkish warplanes have shot down a Russian military aircraft on the border with Syria. Russian President Vladimir Putin said the Su-24 was hit by air-to-air missiles fired by Turkish F-16s while it was flying over Syrian...

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