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Brazillian millennials rebel and start their own political parties

With the help of social media, Brazilian millennials have formed their own political parties to resist government corruption. Moving beyond online debates and street protests, young adults took initiative to equip political candidates with platforms matching crucial values they believe are not represented by the current administration. These political ‘start-ups’ […]

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Oklahoma teachers plan to strike in protest

Inspired by the successes of a teacher-led strike in West Virginia, educators in Oklahoma are organizing their own walk out because of low wages. CNBC reported in 2017 that Oklahoma teachers had the lowest annual wage in the nation, making only $42,460  a year on average. This, and the general […]

Amazon opens near-autonomous local market
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Amazon opens near-autonomous local market

Amazon, the online mega-retailer, introduced the next step for autonomous shopping: a walk-in market without cashiers, lines or registers. At the entrance of the store, several devices are placed that prohibit entry to anyone who does not have a specific smartphone app. Not unlike subway passes, shoppers must scan in […]

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Honduran Presidential election riddled with corruption

Museums turned to piles of ash, incinerated by angry protesters and rioters. Police personnel were sent to suppress the revolts with tear gas and guns. The nation of Honduras cancelled schools and work, in light of the most recent Presidential Election. The 2017 Presidential Election in Honduras was controversial on […]

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JBU engineering students rally to educate young girls

A day consisting of spaghetti towers, water bottle rockets and remote-controlled Lego cars helped educate young girls about careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). A part of National Engineers Week, Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (IGED) is a nation-wide initiative to empower girls to enter traditionally male-dominated […]

Former FBI director Robert Mueller attends the ceremonial swearing-in of FBI Director James Comey at the FBI Headquarters Oct. 28, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Alex Wong/Abaca Press/TNS)
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Russians indicted for influencing U.S. election

A federal grand jury, lead by Robert Mueller, indicted 13 Russians for interfering with the 2016 U.S. presidential election. On Friday, Feb. 16, Mueller, the leading special council member of the grand jury, released indictments against 13 Russians for fraud and other charges. The grand jury was tasked by the […]