NBA trade deadline: Cleveland reconstructs roster, buyout market quiets deadline deals

NBA trade deadline: Cleveland reconstructs roster, buyout market quiets deadline deals

The Cleveland Cavaliers dictated the National Basketball Association (NBA) trade deadline, sending away six players, including Isaiah Thomas, for four. Cleveland’s aggressive roster reconstruction was juxtaposed by 29 other teams apparently lulled into inactivity by an impressive buyout market. Perhaps...
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Eagles defeat Patriots in exciting Super Bowl, Timberlake performs controversially

Eagles defeat Patriots in exciting Super Bowl, Timberlake performs controversially

In one of the most competitive Super Bowls in recent National Football League (NFL) history, the Philadelphia Eagles, led by their backup quarterback, beat the dynastic New England Patriots for their first Super Bowl win in franchise history. Other than...
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Importing of trophy elephant tusks may soon be legal

Importing of trophy elephant tusks may soon be legal

“Selling a threatened animal’s life to raise money for ‘conservation’ is like selling a child on the black market to raise money to fight child molestation,” the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) concluded in a statement against...
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Republican tax plan passes through the House, Senate Panel: how might it affect you?

Republican tax plan passes through the House, Senate Panel: how might it affect you?

Without holding one hearing to discuss the over 400-page legislature, the Republican tax plan—the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act—was passed through the Senate Finance Committee (SFC) and the House of Representatives. The bill passed through the House with a vote...
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2017 Trans Day of Rememberance mourns deadliest year on record for transgender Americans

2017 Trans Day of Rememberance mourns deadliest year on record for transgender Americans

For nearly 20 years, Nov. 20 has marked the Transgender Day of Remembrance. What began as a way to memorialize the death of transwoman Rita Hester, who was murdered in 1998, has grown into a national movement to shine a...
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Pentagon pays for service members’ gender transition surgery

Pentagon pays for service members’ gender transition surgery

In a shocking turn of events, the Pentagon approved and paid for the gender transition surgery for a transgender active-duty service member—a move that comes just four months after Donald Trump announced a ban on transgender people serving in the...
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Texas State University suspends all Greek life following the death of a pledge

Texas State University suspends all Greek life following the death of a pledge

Texas State University (TSU) moved to halt all Greek life activities on Nov. 15, a day after a 20-year-old fraternity pledge, Matthew Ellis, died following an off-campus social event. San Marcos police reported being called on scene at 11:35 a.m....
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Congressional Affairs: Senator Al Franken facing two accusations, Roy Moore eight

Congressional Affairs: Senator Al Franken facing two accusations, Roy Moore eight

  Another woman—33-year-old Lindsay Menz—has accused Sen. Al Franken D-Mn. of inappropriately touching her, this time in 2010, only hours after Leeann Tweeden levied the first accusation of sexual harassment on the senator. Meanwhile, eight women, man...
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Keystone Pipeline leaks in South Dakota

Keystone Pipeline leaks in South Dakota

The heavily protested Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota has proven to be problematic in months following President Donald Trump’s approval of the project. This Thanksgiving, people and families living near the pipeline will be facing the ramifications of a 2...
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U.S. sees mass shooting nearly every day, no solution in sight

U.S. sees mass shooting nearly every day, no solution in sight

  “We have a lot of mental health problems in our country, as do other countries. But this isn’t a guns situation. I mean, we could go into it, but it’s a little bit soon to go into it,” President...
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