Alia Knight

Obama Addresses US Presidential Race at G7 Summit

During a press conference from the G7 summit in Japan, President Obama touched on the subject of the US presidential race. More specifically, he addressed the concern that world leaders are evidently feeling about Republican front runner Donald Trump. “They are not sure how seriously to take some of his …

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South Carolina Governor Signs Law Banning Abortions After 20 Weeks

South Carolina governor Nikki Haley has signed into law a bill that bans abortion in the state after 19 weeks of pregnancy unless the mother’s life is at risk or the fetus has an “anomaly” that will lead to its death. The bill was passed by the South Carolina state legislator …

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NASA Believes One of Jupiter’s Moons Could Host Life

According to NASA, there is a significant possibility that Europa, one of Jupiter’s 67 moons, is capable of sustaining life. Europa’s surface is coated with ice, but scientists believe a massive, saltwater ocean below that surface. New evidence has emerged suggesting that that ocean contains “the necessary balance of chemical energy for …

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Prosecutors Say They Will Seek Death Penalty for Charleston Gunman

Dylan Storm Roof, the 21-year-old man who police say strolled into a South Carolina church and lethally shot nine individuals going to Bible study class, was captured in Shelby, N.C., on Thursday.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch has issued a statement that federal prosecutors will be seeking the death penalty in their case against  Dylan S Roof. Roof is charged with the mass killing of nine members of a predominately African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina last year. “Following the department’s rigorous review process to …

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Facebook Apologizes for Rejecting Photo of Plus Sized Model

Facebook Apologizes for Rejecting Photo of Plus Size Model

The Australian feminist group Cherez la Femme was outraged after Facebook refused to allow the group to advertise an event on the Social Networking site because their ad featured a plus sized model. The advertisement, meant to promote a “feminism and fat” panel discussion organised by Cherchez La Femme, showcased Tess Holliday, a tattooed, …

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American Airlines Announces Action to Make Security Screenings Quicker

With the string of suicide bombings in cities like Brussels and Lahore and the recent EgyptAir plane crash that many suspect was a terrorist attack, if anything airport security is only going to get tighter. This is not exactly happy news for travelers, many of whom are already frustrated with the long …

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China Fabricates 488 Million Social Media Posts per Year

It is no secret that the Chinese government fabricates social media in the country in order to sway public opinion, but new evidence has emerged revealing that the scale of this manipulation is far greater than anyone previously realized. Harvard professor Gary King and researchers Jennifer Pan and Margaret E. Roberts analyzed …

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Honolulu Pays $80k Settlement to Lesbian Couple Arrested For Kissing in Public

Courtney Wilson and Taylor Guerrero sued Honolulu city police department after they were arrested for kissing in a grocery store. It was announced on Friday in a federal court in Honolulu that the city would pay the couple $80,000. The City Council still needs to approve the settlement. “The Department of the …

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Oklahoma Legislature Passes Law Making Performing an Abortion a Felony

Oklahoma Legislature Passes Law Making Performing an Abortion a Felony

The Oklahoma legislature has approved a bill that would criminalize performing abortions in the state. It has been sent to the desk of Governor Mary Fallin. She will have five days to decide if she will sign the bill, veto it or allow it to become law without her signature. The …

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EgyptAir Flight Crashes on its Way to Cairo

EgyptAir flight 804 and its 66 passengers disappeared from the radar during its flight from Paris to Cairo. According to  Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos, the plane swerved 90 degrees to the left, then spun 360 degrees to the right. After plunging from 37,000 feet to 15,000, it vanished from Greek radar …

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