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Termination of Temporary Protected Status Results in Both Humanitarian and Economic Consequences

By Courtney Griffin On Monday January 9th, the Trump administration announced its plan to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nationals of El Salvador. This decision came just weeks after the white house announced the termination of TPS for Haitians.

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Talks Between North and South Korea Resume

By Sarah Shepp On January 2, 2018, South Korea invited North Korea to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics that will be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea in February. South Korea has offered high-level talks with North Korea that are

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What is Bitcoin and Why is it so Popular?

By Sarah Purtill To put it simply, Bitcoin is a currency that was created in 2009 by an unknown creator. The creator used the alias Satoshi Nakamoto. Bitcoin is unlike other currencies in many ways. For instance, Bitcoin does not

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Current Conflict of Acknowledging Jerusalem as US Embassy Spot

By Morgan Hinckley Currently, the United States has an Embassy in the bustling city of Tel Aviv. President Donald Trump is debatably expected to announce in the next week or so, that the Embassy is to be moved to Jerusalem.

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Trouble for Sub-Saharan Africa: Bobby Mugabe is Out of the Balance

By Trevor McDaniel For almost 40 years, Robert Mugabe was the leader of Zimbabwe, until early November when his military placed him under surveillance and he was forced to resign a few weeks later, allowing his recently-ousted Vice President to

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Global Denuclearization: Why it is not the Current Solution to Global Peace

By Chris Battiloro Nuclear weapons are a prolific topic in current global discussions. A topic that is becoming increasingly relevant as political tensions increase throughout the world. Currently, there are nine countries known to possess nuclear weapons: China, the Democratic

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U.N. Climate Negotiations

By Charlotte Munday It is widely known that on June 1, 2017 the United States withdrew from the Paris Agreement. As of that time it joined Syria and Nicaragua as the only countries not party to the agreement. About a

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Louvre on the Move

By Quinn Cartelli The Louvre was built in the 12th century by King Philippe Augustus as a defensive fortress to protect his city, Paris, from invaders. Expansion of the city beyond its original borders prompted the King to make architectural changes

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What You Should Know About the Rohingya Genocide

By Elizabeth Zimmer As of November 2017, the catastrophic Myanmar genocide has the potential to become the “most significant humanitarian catastrophe” since the Rwandan genocide in the 1990s. For members of the general public, this might come as a surprise.

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Turmoil in Spain: Is This the Birth of a New State?

By Eugene Mok On Friday, October 27, 2017, the autonomous Generalitat of Catalonia officially announced its independence from Spain. The Catalan parliament voted in favor of secession, while the Spanish parliament directly opposed such decision by approving the Spanish Prime

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