North Dakota State computer science students recently have been winning and taking home top awards from competitions and events. The five regional and national events include Mech Mania, Digi-Key, the International Collegiate Programming Contest, the International Aerial Robotics Competition…

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Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) joined a panel at the University of North Dakota Law School Friday to discuss potential policy changes to prevent human trafficking and sexual exploitation. The panel sought to give insight into the scope of child…

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Fall of ISIS Capital

U.S.-backed forces declared “total liberation” in Syria on Friday as they recaptured Raqqa, which served as the de facto capital of ISIS for more than three years. The victory that put an end to ISIS’s presence deals a blow…

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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…