Wildfires devastate the state of California

Wildfires devastate the state of California

Written by Annie Coniglio, World News Writer

November 20, 2018


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November 8th is a day that many Californians will remember as one of the most catastrophic days in 2018. On this day, wildfires started to plow across the state of California. The two fires, Camp Fire and Woolsey Fire, have burned up to 246,949 acres of land leaving many people homeless and missing. As...

Bombs sent to Trump’s critics

Written by Annie Coniglio, World News Writer

November 15, 2018


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Fear spread across the nation when pipe-bombs were sent to the critics of President Trump. The suspicious packages were intercepted before reaching their intended targets. The devices were sent to the former President Barack Obama, former Vice President Joe Biden, former Secretary of State Hillary Cli...

Two-year-old girl infected with polio-like disease

Written by Annie Coniglio, World News Writer

October 23, 2018


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What started out as a little cold and cough transformed into a deadly disease. Two-year-old Julia Payne was diagnosed with a rare polio-like disease called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). She was first admitted into the hospital on September 5th for having symptoms of weakness. Now, Julia is being treated at ...

Man rescued at sea after 49 days

Written by Annie Coniglio, World News Writer

October 19, 2018


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Aldi Novel Adilang, 19, was lost at sea for 49 days since the anchor on the fishing trap he was working on snapped. Adilang dealt with harsh winds and large waves throughout his time on the trap. The trap placed was 125 kilometers off the northern coast of Manado in the province of North Sulawesi, In...

Hurricane Florence is hitting the East Coast in full force

Written by Annie Coniglio, World News Writer

September 12, 2018


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Residents of Wilmington, North Carolina are preparing for a category 4 hurricane by stocking up on food and boarding up their houses with plywood. Officials are alerting the community not to underestimate the power of Hurricane Florence. Over the course of 12 hours, the hurricane moved from 30 to 60 m...

An American icon dies, ending his battle with rare cancer

Written by Annie Coniglio, World News Writer

September 5, 2018


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Senator John Sidney McCain III passed away at the age of 80 on August 25th, marking the end of his battle with Glioblastoma, a rare form of cancer that affect the brain and spine. He was surrounded by his wife, Cindy McCain, and family.  McCain fought in the Vietnam War and in Operation Rolling Thunde...

Barbara Bush dies at age 92

Written by Annie Coniglio, World News Writer

May 2, 2018


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Barbara Bush passed away in her home in Houston, Texas, on April 17,  from COPD, a lung disease. Mrs. Bush, a mother of seven, was born on June 8th, 1925, in New York City and was married to former president George H.W. Bush. During the first year she was the First Lady, she was diagnosed with Graves...

A serial bomber threatens the safety of people in Austin, Texas

Written by Annie Coniglio, World News Writer

March 30, 2018


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A serial bomber in the eastern part of Austin, Texas in March put everyone on edge. The first three incidents involved packages being placed in people’s lawn or porches. These events either killed or wounded three African-Americans and one Hispanic. The police had not discovered the bomber’s motive ...

Another tragic shooting takes place inside a high school in Maryland

Written by Annie Coniglio, World News Writer

March 23, 2018


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At 7:55 A.M. on March 20th, a 17-year-old male opened fire with a handgun inside Great Mills High School. Two students were injured, a female student did not survive, and a male student is in stable condition. Great Mills High School went into immediate lock down, and then quickly evacuated to anoth...

Deadly plane crash in Nepal

Written by Annie Coniglio, World News Writer

March 19, 2018


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On March 12th, 49 people died in a plane crash in Nepal. The plane was carrying 71 passengers. Of the 71 people on the plane, 22 of them survived, although some of the passengers are in critical condition. According to CBS News, only 2 people have been released from the hospital. Ten of the survivo...

Why the government shuts down

Written by Annie Coniglio, World News Writer

March 7, 2018


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According to Kimberly Amadeo, who writes economic and business news for The Balance, “a government shutdown is when non-essential discretionary federal programs close.” Our commander in chief, who also serves as the president, must do this when Congress fails to appropriate funds. When the governme...

2018 Winter Olympics: U.S. Final Medal Count

Written by Annie Coniglio, World News Writer

March 6, 2018


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The United States of America finished the 2018 Winter Olympics with a total of 23 Olympic medals. The United States had a total of 9 gold, 8 silver, and 6 bronze medals. Norway finished on top with a sum of 39 Olympic medals. These are the following events that took gold: U.S.A. Men’s Curling Te...

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