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  • France Resolute Despite Terror Attacks

      [dropcap]L[/dropcap]ast week France was beset by three days of terror incidents that threatened the nation’s freedom of speech. On January 7th, brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi stormed into the Paris office of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, killing eleven members of its staff after opening fire with assault rifles. Incensed by the newspaper’s caricatures

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  • Defense Secretary Forced Out by White House?

    [dropcap]F[/dropcap]ollowing the news of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s resignation on Monday, questions arose on whether his resignation was voluntary or if he was forced out by the Obama administration. In addressing these rumors, Pentagon Spokesperson Rear Admiral John Kirby maintained that the Secretary was not fired, stating that both the President and Secretary Hagel determined

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  • Thanksgiving and Its Traditions

      [dropcap]O[/dropcap]ver time, holiday traditions modernize.  Some old traditions stay, and new traditions are made.   Thanksgiving has not always been what we know it to be, and there have been many other ways that different cultures have celebrated.  Celebrations of gratitude have been going on for centuries, and have been celebrated in many unique ways.

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  • Thanking Our Veterans: Veterans’ Day 2014

    [dropcap]O[/dropcap]n November 11, 2014, America celebrated Veterans’ Day.  Along with many other holidays, people do not often understand the importance of what they are celebrating.  Yet the people that are honored on this holiday are those who have served for the United States, and have put their lives on the line to do so. Veterans’

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  • Showdown in Washington over Immigration Reform

    [dropcap]O[/dropcap]ne week after President Obama expressed his intent to work alongside the incoming Congress after the Democrats lost control of the Senate last week, immigration reform is becoming a hotly contested subject between the President and current members of Congress. Although Press Secretary Josh Earnest has stated that the President has not finalized his plan

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  • Chase for Suspected Cop Killer Comes to a Close

    Taylor L. Turner Political Writer  [dropcap]A[/dropcap]fter seven weeks of eluding law enforcement officers, thirty- one year old suspected cop killer Eric Frein has been captured by authorities.  Frein allegedly opened fire on Pennsylvania’s Blooming Grove state police barracks, killing Pennsylvania state trooper Bryon Dickson and wounding Officer Alex Douglas on September 12.  Using stylistic survivalist

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  • Generals Disagree on President Obama’s ISIS Strategy

    Taylor Turner Political Writer [dropcap]W[/dropcap]hile the President persists that there will be no American troops involved in combat operations against ISIS, several generals have publicly challenged his strategy. Among the generals to disagree on the use of combat troops are Generals Ray Odierno, Martin Dempsey, James Mattis and former Defense Secretary Robert Gates. In an

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  • Labor Day Weekend

      The History: [dropcap]F[/dropcap]or most American children these days, Labor Day is just a day off from school all too soon but well appreciated after the long summer break and vacationing. It is celebrated with cook outs, picnics, and parades, but with little understanding of the holiday. For American and Canadian children living on September

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