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Race Together campaign from Starbucks ends in the midst of criticism

  Circumstances surrounding racial bias and instances of police brutality have become a topic of conversation almost overnight. This discussion has even managed to reach a popular coffeehouse: Starbucks. The company decided to join in by creating a campaign that was...
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Indiana to clarify discriminatory law

In response to extensive backlash, Republican lawmakers in Indiana have agreed to clarify the Religious Freedom Restoration Act signed into law by Governor Mike Pence last week. The bill in its current form asserts that the state government cannot “substanti...
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Hillary Clinton: Secretary of State Scandal

Earlier this month, Hillary Clinton was found using a personal email account to manage government business as secretary of state. In doing so, Clinton violated requirements that officials’ communication be held under government records. During her four-year ...
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A woman’s place is on the money

The year 2020 will mark the centennial of the 19th amendment, which granted women the right to vote. A new online campaign, Women On 20s, is seeking to commemorate the occasion by putting a woman’s face on paper currency. Women...
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Daily Show finds new host

Comedy Central announced last week that Trevor Noah would replace John Stewart on “The Daily Show.” The 31-year-old South African comedian is known for routines about race and politics, and often riffs about his multiracial background – born of a...
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Obamacare, still reviled by many, goes to Supreme Court again

The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, was signed into law five years ago this month. Since then, it has been challenged in the House of Representatives more than 50 times and has already reached the Supreme Court once....
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Sarasota man finalist for Mars One mission

  If Lennart Lopin is chosen as one of the final 24 to be sent on a one-way trip to Mars, he may perish in 68 days, or he may spend the rest of his life watching a blue sunset...
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Top winners announced at 73rd annual Intel Science Talent Search

  With awards totaling $1,612,500 and the motto “Tomorrow begins today,” the annual Intel Science Talent Search (STS) fuels the next generation of scientists. Held this year during the first week of March in Washington D.C., STS is the oldest...
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Deadlocked unlocked: Government avoids shutdown

Over recent years, the US government has been at odds with itself, coming close to or even allowing the government to shut down as they bicker over the budget. Liberals and conservatives battle to get their way, playing a game...
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Measles outbreak intensifies vaccine controversy

  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “from January 1 to February 27, 2015, 170 people from 17 states and the District of Columbia were reported to have measles. Most of these cases are part of...
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