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...

Chicago police commander killed in the line of duty

Written by Annie Coniglio, World News Writer

February 21, 2018


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On February 13th, Chicago police commander, Paul Bauer, was shot while responding to a call at the Thompson Center in Chicago. The shooting occurred near the government office building around 2:30 P.M. Bauer was the commander of the 18th district in the near North side and was also a 31-year veteran....

2018 Winter Olympics Highlights

2018 Winter Olympics Highlights

Written by Annie Coniglio, World News Writer

February 17, 2018


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Pyeongchang County, South Korea, hosted the 2018 Winter Olympics. From February 9th to 25th, athletes competed for the chance of an Olympic gold medal. Red Gerard, who is 17 years old, was the first person to win gold for team USA. Gerard competed in the men’s slopestyle snowboarding. There were Am...

Republican-led Congress passes new tax bill

Written by Zayne Giertuga, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018


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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, along with the entire House of Representatives, passed a tax bill onto President Donald Trump. The President signed the bill, and it is passed to the judicial branch where they will interpret the bill before it becomes a law. What exactly is the tax bill and what will i...

Once in a blue moon sight: super blue moon visible this Wednesday

Once in a blue moon sight: super blue moon visible this Wednesday

Written by Zayne Giertuga, Staff Writer

January 30, 2018


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A blue moon, lunar eclipse, and super moon will occur in the sky on Wednesday, January 31st. Excluding the supermoon, the last time this event happened was on March of 1866. A blue moon occurs every 2.5 years, which is the second blue moon in a single calendar month. The first full moon happened on ...

Person responsible for mistakenly sending a mass false missile alert in Hawaii “feels terrible”

Written by Annie Coniglio, World News Writer

January 30, 2018


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On Saturday, January 13th, an alert was sent to all the people in Hawaii that states: “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.” Thirty-eights minutes later, another message was sent out by the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency informing peopl...

The new alcohol tax cut

Written by Zayne Giertuga, Staff Writer

December 21, 2017


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Recently, the Senate passed a new tax cut lowering the tax on alcohol that will take effect from December 31 of this year to December 31, 2019. The tax will lower taxes for alcohol production by about $4.2 billion over two years and reduces the cost of a bottle of alcohol by half. Rates will also be low...

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