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U.S. Olympic Champion Dies At Age 37

U.S. Olympic Champion Dies At Age 37

Ajooni G., Writer
May 9, 2017
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Steve Holcomb, a U.S. Olympic bobsledding champion, was found dead at age 37 in Lake Placid, New York, on Saturday. The longtime bobsledder had won three Olympic medals and had overcome a disease that nearly took his eyesight. The cause of Holcomb’s death are still uncertain and were not released. Accordin...

Another U.S. Citizen Detained In North Korea

Another U.S. Citizen Detained In North Korea

Ajooni G., Writer
May 7, 2017
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On Saturday, May 6th, North Korea detained another American citizen on suspicion for “hostile acts” against the government. The detainment of the man, Kim Hak-song, brings the number of U.S. citizens being held hostage in the country to four. Kim Hak-song worked for the Pyongyang University of Sci...

‘Iceball’ Planet Discovered by NASA

‘Iceball’ Planet Discovered by NASA

Ajooni G., Writer
April 27, 2017
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NASA scientists have found a new planet that may add to scientists’ understanding of the types of planetary systems that exist beyond our solar system. The planet - OGLE-2016-BLG-1195lb - has roughly the same mass as Earth and is orbiting its star at the same distance that we orbit our sun. However...

N. Korea Detains Another American Citizen

N. Korea Detains Another American Citizen

Ajooni G., Writer
April 25, 2017
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North Korea has detained another United States citizen, bringing the number of American citizens being held there up to three. The man, Tony Kim, also known as Tim Sang-duk, was detained on Saturday by officials at Sunan International Airport in Pyongyang as he was trying to leave the country. According...

Man Forcibly Removed From Overbooked United Airlines Flight

Man Forcibly Removed From Overbooked United Airlines Flight

Ajooni G., Writer
April 14, 2017
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A Vietnamese doctor was forcibly removed from an United Airlines Flight after refusing to give up his seat on the overbooked airplane. According to a video taken by another passenger, the man was dragged across the aisle of the airplane after getting hit on the head and lip by an armrest. Audra D. Bridges,...

San Bernardino Elementary School Shooting Results In 3 Deaths

San Bernardino Elementary School Shooting Results In 3 Deaths

Ajooni G., Writer
April 11, 2017
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On Monday, April 10th, a husband fatally shot his estranged wife in her classroom at San Bernardino’s North Park Elementary School before killing himself. His wife was a teacher at the school. An 8-year old student and a nine year old student, who were reportedly standing behind the main victim of...

US Launches Missiles At Syrian Airbase

US Launches Missiles At Syrian Airbase

Ajooni G., Writer
April 9, 2017
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On Thursday, April 6th, President Trump ordered the military to carry out a missile attack on a Syrian airbase for using chemical weapons against citizens. The attack did not gain approval from Congress or the UN Security Council, which raised the question of whether Trump had the legal authority to...

Kansas Principal Resigns After Student Journalism Uncovers Her Resume

Kansas Principal Resigns After Student Journalism Uncovers Her Resume

Ajooni G., Writer
April 9, 2017
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Kansas Principal Amy Robertson resigned after the student journalism published an article scrutinizing her resume. The students were looking deeper into their new principal’s background when they stumbled upon “illegitimate credentials.” According to NBC News, a senior and editor of the newspaper,...

Jared Kushner Travels To Iraq

Jared Kushner Travels To Iraq

Ajooni G., Writer
April 3, 2017
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Jared Kushner, son-in-law and senior advisor of President Donald Trump, traveled to Iraq this weekend. He was invited on this trip by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Joseph Dunford. Kushner is expected back in the United States early this week, said CNN. Details on Kushner’s trip were...

U.S. And U.K. Ban Electronic Devices On Flights From Muslim Countries

U.S. And U.K. Ban Electronic Devices On Flights From Muslim Countries

Ajooni G., Writer
March 23, 2017
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The United Kingdom recently followed America in our step to ban all big electronic devices on flights that are flying in from Muslim-majority countries. Fliers can still travel with their devices, but they must have them packed in their checked baggage. Pretty much all devices bigger than the average...

President Trump’s State of the Union Speech

President Trump’s State of the Union Speech

Ajooni G., Writer
March 3, 2017
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This Tuesday, Donald Trump gave his State of the Union Speech. He started his speech by condemning recent anti-Semitic acts and the shooting of two immigrants in Kansas, according to CNN. After discussing ‘radical Islamic terrorism’ and ‘building a wall’, Trump stirred the audience by commenting on the late Will...

Seven Earth-Sized Planets Discovered Orbiting Nearby Star Trappist-1

Seven Earth-Sized Planets Discovered Orbiting Nearby Star Trappist-1

Ajooni G., Writer
February 23, 2017
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Astronomers have discovered seven earth-like exoplanets orbiting a nearby star named TRAPPIST-1. According to Fox News, three of the seven planets are “in the habitable zone”, meaning they may contain liquid water and might be able to harbor some types of life. Estimates of their masses indicate that these seve...

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