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Afghan Army Base Attacked by Taliban Suicide Bombers

Afghan Army Base Attacked by Taliban Suicide Bombers

Joshua B., Writer

October 20, 2017


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On Thursday, October 19th, 2017, two Taliban suicide bombers killed at least 43 Afghan soldiers and injured nine as they rammed into a military base with armored vehicles. The event took place in the province of Kandahar in Afghanistan. A shopkeeper who lived near the base said, “The explosion ...

Toddler Killed by Dangerous IKEA Dresser

Toddler Killed by Dangerous IKEA Dresser

Joshua B., Writer

October 20, 2017


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A two-year-old toddler is now the eighth child who has been killed by an IKEA dresser. This particular dresser was recalled more than a year ago, due to the high risk of tipping over. The two-year-old, known as Jozef Dudek, was killed by a three-drawer IKEA dresser during his naptime. IKEA released a...

Samsung Electronics CEO Resigns

Samsung Electronics CEO Resigns

Joshua B., Writer

October 13, 2017


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The Samsung Electronics CEO, Kwon Oh-hyun, resigned due to an “unprecedented crisis.” He was one of three co-chief executives of Samsung Electronics. Although he resigned as a CEO, he will continue to remain on the board of Samsung Electronics until March of 2018. When announcing the decisio...

Boy Scouts Will Accept Girls In Its Cub Scout Program

Boy Scouts Will Accept Girls In Its Cub Scout Program

Joshua B., Writer

October 13, 2017


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On Wednesday, October 11th, 2017, the Boy Scouts of America announced that they would be accepting girls into their program. This would allow them to earn the highly prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. The decision will also likely bring membership counts higher for the Boy Scouts, which have been struggl...

California Wildfires Burns At Least 119,000 Acres

California Wildfires Burns At Least 119,000 Acres

Joshua B., Writer

October 10, 2017


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Over a dozen wildfires are currently scorching through Northern California. At least 119,000 acres have been destroyed in the fires, about three times larger than the size of Washington D.C. Over 20,000 people have been evacuated in this chaotic event. “This is really serious. It’s moving fast. T...

Nobel Prize In Literature Awarded To Kazuo Ishiguro

Nobel Prize In Literature Awarded To Kazuo Ishiguro

Joshua B., Writer

October 6, 2017


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On Thursday, October 5th, 2017, a Nobel Prize in literature was given out to Kazuo Ishiguro. He moved from Nagasaki, Japan, to Surrey, England, when he was just five years old. After a childhood love for books, he published seven acclaimed novels, his most popular books being “The Remains of the Day...

California Becomes A ‘Sanctuary State’

California Becomes A ‘Sanctuary State’

Joshua B., Writer

October 6, 2017


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California’s governor, Jerry Brown, has signed a bill that limits how local and state law enforcement can work with federal immigration officers. The bill blocks state and local agencies from asking what an individual’s immigration status is. This effectively prevents non-federal law enforcement fro...

At Least 58 Dead and 515 Injured After Shooting in Las Vegas

At Least 58 Dead and 515 Injured After Shooting in Las Vegas

Joshua B., Writer

October 3, 2017


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On Sunday, October 1st, 2017, a gunman on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino opened fire over a country music festival killing at least 58 people and injuring 515. The shooter was identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, who took his own life after the deadly attack. As said o...

Wales Rugby Player is Bitten By a Lion

Wales Rugby Player is Bitten By a Lion

Joshua B., Writer

October 1, 2017


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Scott Baldwin, a rugby player for Wales, was bitten by a lion while attempting to pet it ‘as if it’s a kitten.’ This 29-year-old was given several stitches to his wounded hand and was forced to miss a rugby game that was later lost 44-25. As said on BBC, “[T]he 29-year-old [Scott Baldwin] missed his ...

Air France Engine Fails While Flying Over Atlantic

Air France Engine Fails While Flying Over Atlantic

Joshua B., Writer

October 1, 2017


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On Saturday, September 30th, 2017, one of four engines failed on an Air France flight from Paris to Los Angeles. Carrying almost 500 passengers, the incident was very frightful. Fortunately, no one was injured, with the other three engines carrying the passengers to an emergency landing in Canada. ...

Mysterious Attacks Force Evacuations in Cuba

Mysterious Attacks Force Evacuations in Cuba

Joshua B., Writer

October 1, 2017


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After numerous mysterious attacks against US diplomats in Cuba, all nonessential diplomats and family were forced to evacuate Cuba—60% of the staff. At least 21 diplomats and their family had become sick due to sonic attacks. As said on CNN, “The US State Department is pulling out all families of...

Darci Lynne Farmer Wins America’s Got Talent

Darci Lynne Farmer Wins America’s Got Talent

Joshua B., Writer

September 24, 2017


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After 52 million votes, Darci Lynne Farmer, a ventriloquist/singer, emerged victorious as the winner of the 12th America’s Got Talent on Wednesday, August 20th, 2017. She beat out the other finalist, 10-year-old singer Angelica Hale. As said on People.com, “After 52 million votes were cast, the ...

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