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Attorney General Jeff Sessions was directed by President Donald Trump to take aim at banning bump stocks, a rifle accessory which increases the rate of fire for rifles. President Trump sent a memo to Sessions directing him and the…

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High was under fire just before school ended Wednesday Feb. 14 by a heavily armed, expelled 19-year-old, leaving 17 people dead. Nikolas Cruz was identified as the suspect by the Broward County sheriff. Cruz was expelled…

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Activists Angry Over ADA

When news arrived that the House passed legislation for the American with Disabilities Education and Reform Act Thursday, Feb. 15, numerous bouts of anxiety came to Democratic leaders and disability activists across the nation. Ultimately, the decision of the…

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Congress erased a Medicare cost-cutting tool called the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). This controversial part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was repealed by Congress at 5:30 a.m. Feb. 9. The IPAB board would have consisted of 15…

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The House Intelligence Committee voted to release a memo that details alleged surveillance abuses by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Justice Department, escalating tensions between Republicans and U.S. intelligence agencies. The Republican-controlled committee passed the vote…

Olympic team osteoplastic physician Dr. Larry Nassar was sentenced 40 to 175 years imprisonment for the sexual assault of more than 150 girls. The judge who sentenced him said Nassar never deserves to walk outside of a prison again.¬†…

The issue of net neutrality came up once again, only this time the¬†Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reversed the previous rule. Sen. Heitkamp expressed that she thought this issue was resolved and that now she and other senators are working…

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Party, Politics and a Promise

Politics in Congress brought the federal government to a three-day shutdown, starting last Friday at midnight after the Senate failed to pass a temporary spending measure. The weeks leading up to the shutdown were filled with tense negotiations between…

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Umergency on Campus

One in four college students will end up in the emergency room during their college career, and their parents worry. Umergency was partially founded by Gail Schenbaum, who created the app as a quick way for parents and their…