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Wednesday, August 21st, 2019
Aug 21 • 13 min
The Trump Administration insists that the U.S. economy is in great shape. But the White House is exploring tax cuts - a move often used when an economy is struggling. So why these cuts and what could they look like? The U.S. has promised to continue its…
Tuesday, August 20th, 2019
Aug 20 • 13 min
Five years after Eric Garner’s death - the police officer who placed him in a choke hold has been fired. Garner’s family wants more. But the officer is planning to fight back as well. What does that action look like? We’ve seen the fight for democracy in…
Monday, August 19th, 2019
Aug 19 • 13 min
A suicide bombing at a wedding in Kabul killed 63. The Islamic State in Afghanistan claimed responsibility. This comes amid peace negotiations between the United States and the Taliban. What does this mean for the security of Afghan citizens? In…
Friday, August 16th, 2019
Aug 16 • 14 min
After banning two Muslim members of Congress from visiting, Israel is now allowing one of them limited access to visit a relative. Why did Israel deny Representatives Omar and Tlaib entry in the first place? Also, how is President Trump convincing his…
Thursday, August 15th, 2019
Aug 15 • 13 min
The Dow dropped 800 points yesterday, marking the worst day for stocks this year. Are there signs of an oncoming recession? And six officers were shot during a stand-off in Philadelphia yesterday. What do we know about the suspected gunman now in police…