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Congress and the Opioid Crisis

In April 2016, Congress stripped the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) of the ability to freeze suspicious shipments of narcotics, which resulted in prescription painkillers to fill the nation’s streets during the deadliest drug epidemic in United States history, according…

Politicians from North Dakota and Minnesota show divide over Trump’s leadership during recent events with tweets addressing North Korea, the political rift with Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) and the conflict with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Reports were released…

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Dove Ad Accused of Racism

Dove, known for their body wash products, released a Facebook ad in GIF form depicting a black woman removing her shirt and revealing a white woman underneath. Social media users came out and criticized the ad for racism and…

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Congress Considers Gun Laws

Following the Sunday massacre in Las Vegas, public support for stricter gun regulations has risen while the Republican controlled Congress seeks to loosen gun laws. The pattern following mass shootings in the U.S. typically shows a spike in support…

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Puerto Rico Post-Hurricane

It has been two weeks since Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, leaving the U.S. commonwealth on the brink of a humanitarian crisis. The storm destroyed much of the island and left 60 percent without water and almost…

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Graham-Cassidy Bill Fails

The most recent effort by Senate Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), often referred to as “Obamacare,” has failed after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) decided not to hold a vote on the Graham-Cassidy bill. The…

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Quinn Garrick: So, tell us a little about yourself. Thomas Ambrosio: Obviously, my name is Thomas Ambrosio, and I am a professor of political science in the department of criminal justice and political science. I received my Ph.D. from…

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Dr. Lisa Feldner, vice chancellor of the North Dakota University System, was fired after accusations were brought against her by Chancellor Mark Hagerott. The accusations claim Feldner made derogatory comments and speculated termination of staff members. Feldner was brought…

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, has joined a bipartisan effort to challenge President Trump’s proposed ban on transgender troops. McCain, an outspoken critic of the President within the GOP, announced in a statement…

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Median household income levels increased for the second year in a row in 2016, according to a new census report released on Tuesday. The report also shows a decrease in the official poverty rate. “Median household income in the…