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Hispanics among the shooting victims in Sutherland Springs tragedy

Compiled From Media Reports The list of those who died in the mass shooting Sunday (Nov. 5) in Sutherland Springs, Texas, has been released. Some Hispanic surnames are on that list. As multiple news agencies have reported, the shooting took place at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, a small, unincorporated town near San Antonio. Multiple news agencies have …

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Hispanic representation in the U.S. military keeps growing

By Yanis De Palma As the United States has become more racially and ethnically diverse, so has the U.S. military. According to a Pew Research Center analysis of data from the U.S. Department of Defense, racial and ethnic minority groups made up 40 percent of Defense Department active-duty military personnel in 2015. The research also showed that 12 percent of …

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Greenlight to a better KCI airport

Compiled From Media Reports Kansas City, Mo., voters have spoken – and they’ve said Kansas City International (KCI) Airport will undergo renovations. On Tuesday (Nov. 7), the voters passed Question 1 49,950-16,378 (75 percent to 25 percent). As was stated on the ballot, Question 1 was a city request for approval to build a new terminal at the 45-year-old airport …

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Republican senators turning on Trump

By Yanis De Palma President Trump continues to make enemies in politics. His latest enemies, however, aren’t Democrats or the leaders of other nations. They’re in his own party. On Oct. 24, two Republican senators called Trump a danger to democracy. Following their claims, Jeff Flake and Bob Corker, senators representing Arizona and Tennessee, respectively, stated they would retire in …

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Trump’s condolence call causes controversy

By Tere Siqueira President Trump is involved in controversy again. On Oct. 4, an ambush in Niger resulted in the death of four American soldiers. On Oct. 16, Trump called the grieving pregnant widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, one of the soldiers who was killed. The president reportedly told Johnson’s widow that her husband “must have known what he …

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California launches investigation of pharmaceutical company

By Dermidio Juez-Perez A CNN report on a pharmaceutical company aggressively targeting nursing home residents with a prescription drug has sparked an investigation by the state of California. California-based drug producer Avanir Pharmaceuticals is being investigated for marketing and selling Nuedexta, which might be unnecessary or unsafe for elderly people. Investigators are trying to determine whether state or federal laws …

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Catalonia inspiring secessionist movements in California and Texas

By Tere Siqueira The citizens of Catalonia are inspiring people in two places they might not have imagined: California and Texas. As multiple media outlets have reported, Catalans recently voted to break away from Spain. Since Catalans voted on Oct. 1 to approve Catalonia’s independence referendum, leaders of the region’s separatist movement have been imprisoned, with prosecutors alleging that Jordi …

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Bipartisan effort underway to continue health insurance

Compiled from Media Reports Healthcare costs might not increase as dramatically as some healthcare experts and average Americans had thought. As multiple news agencies reported, President Trump signed an executive order on Oct. 12 to cease providing federal government subsidies for health insurance. News agencies also reported that the order sent waves of concern through the health insurance industry, with …

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BSA opening Cub Scout, Eagle Scout opportunities to girls

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) might need to consider changing its name. As multiple news agencies reported, the organization announced Wednesday (Oct. 11) that it would begin accepting girls as Cub Scouts in 2018. Open to ages 7-11½, Cub Scouts is the initial scouting program offered by the Boy Scouts. The Cub Scouts are organized into small, local units …

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Fake News Spread Trough Social Media

By Tere Siqueira The issues related to fake news online are becoming a major problem, considering that two thirds of adults in the United States get their news from social media. Recently there was a serious issue of online news going haywire. Google and Facebook amplified false news that surfaced after Las Vegas (Oct. 1) shooting. According to the Chronicle, …

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