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Mexico’s 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Kills At Least 273

Mexico’s 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Kills At Least 273

Joshua B., Writer

September 24, 2017


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On Tuesday, September 19th, 2017, a devastating 7.1 magnitude earthquake took the lives of at least 273 people in Mexico. Over 100 of these casualties came from Mexico City. Also, an elementary school known as Colegio Enrique Rébsamen collapsed, killing at least 20 innocent students. As said on NBC News, “The office of President Enrique Peña Nieto revised the nationwide d...

The World’s Richest Woman Dies At 94

The World’s Richest Woman Dies At 94

Joshua B., Writer

September 21, 2017


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Liliane Bettencourt, 94 years old, passed away on Thursday, September 21st, 2017. She was the richest woman with a net worth of 40 billion dollars. The new position of the world’s richest woman now goes to Alice Walton, the heiress to Walmart, who currently has a net worth of 33.8 billion dollars. As said...

The World’s Oldest Captive Panda has Died

The World’s Oldest Captive Panda has Died

Joshua B., Writer

September 15, 2017


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On Thursday, September 14th, 2017, at 8:50 A.M., the world’s oldest captive panda died at the age of 37 (over 100 in human years.) After being rescued at around four or five years old, Basi lived at the panda facility until her death. As said on BBC, “At 37, Basi had outlived all her panda peers,...

Childhood Vaccines Could Become Just One Shot

Childhood Vaccines Could Become Just One Shot

Joshua B., Writer

September 15, 2017


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US researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have been testing a new microscopic particle that could help combine all of the vaccinations in the first year of a baby’s life (Diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, Hib, and even more) in one quick jab. As said on BBC, “A team at Massachusetts I...

Apple Announces New iPhone X

Apple Announces New iPhone X

Joshua B., Writer

September 15, 2017


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On Tuesday, September 12th, 2017, Apple announced the iPhone X (pronounced iPhone 10). This $999 iPhone (and that’s just the opening price) has OLED screens and features wireless charging. In order to create a larger screen, they removed the home button as well as Touch ID. As said on Tech Radar, ...

Amazon Planning to Build Second HQ

Amazon Planning to Build Second HQ

Joshua B., Writer

September 8, 2017


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On Thursday, September 7th, Amazon announced that they were planning to build a second headquarter in North America. This could open up 50,000 new jobs and will cost over 5 billion dollars. They hope to find a location in an urban city with a population of over one million people. As said on The New ...

Trump’s Decision to End DACA Sparks Controversy

Trump’s Decision to End DACA Sparks Controversy

Joshua B., Writer

September 8, 2017


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Trump announced recently that he was planning to end a program known as DACA. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is a program that prevents children of illegal immigrants from being deported. The ending of this program could put 800,000 ‘dreamers’ at risk of deportation. As said on Politico, “President Donald Trump has decided to end the Obama-era program that g...

Hurricane Irma Set to Hit Florida

Hurricane Irma Set to Hit Florida

Joshua B., Writer

September 7, 2017


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Hurricane Irma, a category 5 hurricane (as of Thursday, September 7th, 2017), is set to hit Florida. This catastrophic hurricane is happening only about a week after the devastating Hurricane Harvey. In addition to this, both Georgia and South Carolina hold a potential risk to this disastrous hurricane. As said on ABC News, “...

Houston Sports Donate to Hurricane Harvey Causes

Houston Sports Donate to Hurricane Harvey Causes

Jonas D., Writer

September 4, 2017


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As Hurricane Harvey ravages Southeast Texas, many people have been donating an ample amount of money to nonprofits that work to assist those affected by the tropical storm. The owners of the Houston Rockets, Houston Astros and Houston Texans are planning to collectively donate over $16 million dollars...

Hurricane Harvey Causes Excessive Damage to Texas

Hurricane Harvey Causes Excessive Damage to Texas

Joshua B., Writer

August 30, 2017


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Hurricane Harvey was recently downgraded to a tropical storm, but still caused devastating damage to Texas. At least 30 lives were claimed from the extreme flooding caused by the storm. On the bright side, almost 9,000 people were rescued in Houston. As said on CNN, “Several rain gauges...report mor...

North Korea Sends Missile Over Japan

North Korea Sends Missile Over Japan

Joshua B., Writer

August 30, 2017


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On Tuesday, August 29th, 2017, North Korea sent a missile flying over Japan in an attempt to show their defiance to the United Nations. The missile flew high above Japan about 10 minutes after being launched. It exploded into three pieces before finally crashing into the Pacific Ocean. As said on Vo...

Uber Offers CEO Position To Expedia Chief Executive

Uber Offers CEO Position To Expedia Chief Executive

Joshua B., Writer

August 28, 2017


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Dara Khosrowshahi, Expedia’s CEO, was offered the position of Uber’s CEO on Sunday, August 27th, 2017. He was chosen among three finalists, including Jeff Immelt of General Electric and Meg Whitman of Hewlett Packard Enterprise. The decision solved Uber’s CEO deficit since Travis Kalanick stepped d...

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