Horse, Maximum Security disqualified from the Kentucky Derby

Horse, Maximum Security disqualified from the Kentucky Derby

Written by Annie Coniglio, World News Writer

May 22, 2019


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History was made on May 4th during the 145th annual Kentucky Derby. The original winner, Maximum Security, was disqualified due to interference on the track. The stewards reviewed the video numerously before making the decision to strip Maximum Security from its first place title. Country House ...

50 murdered after a terrorist attack in New Zealand

Written by Annie Coniglio, World News Writer

March 27, 2019


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On Friday, March 15th, 50 people were killed and 34 people were severely injured after a gunman opened fire at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. The first attack took place just after 1:30 pm. The gunman entered the Masjid Al Noor Mosque and went through the building, killing dozens. Minutes later, ...

Twenty-three people dead due to two devastating tornadoes

Written by Annie Coniglio, World News Writer

March 20, 2019


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Twenty-three people died on Sunday, March 3rd, due to a number of tornadoes ripping through the state of Alabama and Georgia. Out of the 23 people, children were also killed during this natural disaster. The majority of the deaths occurred 5 to 6 miles south of Opelika, Alabama. Lee County Sheriff...

How the government shutdown affected the U.S.

How the government shutdown affected the U.S.

Written by Annie Coniglio, World News Writer

February 27, 2019


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On December 22nd 2018, Trump issued a government shutdown due to demanding five billion dollars to support the fund of his border wall. Trump declared a partial government shutdown since Democrats did not agree with his decision. The shutdown affected about 800,000 people, particularly federal employees...

Tragedy at Orland Square Mall

Written by Annie Coniglio, World News Writer

February 6, 2019


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On January 21st, a shooting occurred at the Orland Square Mall at Orland Park. Eighteen-year-old male, Javon Britten, was killed during the tragic incident. Britten was shot near the food court, but was found in critical condition by the escalators. Police were unable to locate the shooter immediately, causing th...

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...

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