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Russian Ambassador To Turkey Shot In Ankara

Russian Ambassador To Turkey Shot In Ankara

Ajooni G., Writer
December 21, 2016
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Andrey Karlov, Russia’s ambassador to Turkey, died after he was shot on Monday evening at an art exhibit in Ankara, Turkey’s capital city. The attacker, a Turkish police officer who was identified as officer Mevlut Mert Altintas, was killed, according to CNN. The gunman, who shouted “Do not fo...

Truck Ploughs Into Christmas Market In Berlin

Truck Ploughs Into Christmas Market In Berlin

Ajooni G., Writer
December 21, 2016
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On Monday night, a truck ploughed into a well-known Christmas market in Berlin. At least 12 people were killed and almost 50 were injured, police said. According to the New York Times, the crash was a suspected terror attack. Shoppers, who had been drinking glasses of mulled wine and shopping for Christmas presents...

Aleppo’s Civil War Is Said To Be Over

Aleppo’s Civil War Is Said To Be Over

Ajooni G., Writer
December 16, 2016
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Aleppo, Syria’s largest city, was completely destroyed Tuesday when bombs were dropped there. After the incident, the last remaining rebels agreed to leave Aleppo and hand it over to the government. The war was started when citizens began to rebel against the government, and when many were killed, the ...

Chevy’s New Bolt EV Could Change The Future For Electric Cars

Chevy’s New Bolt EV Could Change The Future For Electric Cars

Ajooni G., Writer
December 15, 2016
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General Motors’ new electric car, the Chevrolet Bolt EV is beginning to be released in California and Oregon. The Bolt was named Motor Trend magazine’s car of the year for 2017. The vehicle has marked a turning point in the history of electric cars; it is the first car that is capable of travelin...

John Glenn Dies

John Glenn Dies

Ajooni G., Writer
December 11, 2016
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On Thursday, December 8th, the first astronaut to orbit the Earth and a longtime US senator, died. John Glenn, whose death was announced by Ohio State University, died where he was being treated at the James Cancer Hospital. He was 95 years old. Glenn had experienced a number of health issues in the ...

Magnitude 6.5 Earthquake Strikes Off North California Coast

Magnitude 6.5 Earthquake Strikes Off North California Coast

Ajooni G., Writer
December 9, 2016
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A 6.5 magnitude earthquake shook the ocean floor about 100 miles off the north california coast early Thursday morning. The earthquake caused light shaking in coastal communities in California and in parts of Oregon, but there were no reports of injury or damage. According to the Los Angeles Times, the 6...

Trump Wants To Cancel Air Force One Order From Boeing

Trump Wants To Cancel Air Force One Order From Boeing

Ajooni G., Writer
December 7, 2016
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Donald Trump wants to cancel government plans to built two new Air Force One jets. The president-elect tweeted on Tuesday: "Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. Cancel order!" According to CNN, when he was asked by re...

Fire Breaks Out In Oakland Warehouse

Fire Breaks Out In Oakland Warehouse

Ajooni G., Writer
December 7, 2016
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On December 2, 2016, a fire broke out in a transformed warehouse, locally known as the Oakland Ghost Ship, which served as an artist collective. The fire that began in the warehouse is one of the city’s deadliest building fires on record. According to the LA Times, the Ghost Ship had been on Oakland officials’ radar for quit...

Dakota Access Pipeline To Be Rerouted

Dakota Access Pipeline To Be Rerouted

Ajooni G., Writer
December 7, 2016
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Celebrations, tears of joy, drumming and chanting rang out among thousands of protesters after the US Army Corps of Engineers declared that they would not grant a permit to allow the Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota. The $3.8 billion project, also known as the Dakota Access...

Chapecoense Plane Crashes

Chapecoense Plane Crashes

Hayden F., Writer
December 6, 2016
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Underdog stories are our favorite! But this underdog story of the Brazilian Soccer team, Chapecoense, ended tragically when their plane crashed and killed dozens. Chapecoense was a small Brazilian team. They have won only four state championships but never a league title. This year was different,...

Stabbing At Ohio State University

Stabbing At Ohio State University

Ajooni G., Writer
December 1, 2016
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An Ohio State University student was killed by the police after barreling into a crowd of pedestrians with his car, and later stabbing multiple people with a butcher’s knife on campus. Eleven people were sent to the hospital, and one is in critical condition. The suspect was a Somali refugee who was id...

Tragedy Strikes When Chapecoense Plane Crashes Near Colombia

Tragedy Strikes When Chapecoense Plane Crashes Near Colombia

Ajooni G., Writer
December 1, 2016
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Chapecoense players were on their way to play the biggest game in the soccer club’s history when their plane crashed. According to CNN, the plane had run out of fuel, which led to the fatal crash in mountains near Medellin, Colombia. Leaked audio recordings from the pilot informed the world, “The...

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