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    Amazon cuts ties with Queens

    One can almost always find Amazon packages lying on doorsteps or Amazon vans driving down the street, but one place Amazon won’t be found is in Long Island City, Queens. Back in September 2017, The New York Times reported that Amazon, the technological merchandising giant had announced that it was looking create a second headquarters. Of course, many cities jumped at the opportunity to host Amazon, whose founder and CEO is Jeff Bezos. Amazon ended up dividing the intended headquarters into two, finally deciding to locate to both Virginia and Queens, New York. However, this past February, all changed as Amazon put out a statement saying that it would be…

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    Priests confess their sins

    For years the Catholic Church’s views on homosexuality have been ambiguous. While there are many radicals that swear by the Bible and how “homosexuality is a sin,” the actual views from the Church are more complex. They recognize that homosexuals exist, yet they are against gay marriage. This belief held by the Catholic Church is often hypocritical and puzzling.   Many people have become conflicted when it comes to their beliefs as they feel confused on who to support: homosexuals or God. In reality, the root of Catholicism is about love and reaching out to the outcasts, just like Jesus did. Regardless of sexuality, Christ himself would have been accepting…

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    Acting legend Luke Perry passes away at age 52

    On Feb. 27, 2019, beloved film and television actor Luke Perry suffered a massive stroke at his home in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California. TMZ reported that paramedics received a call about Luke Perry’s stroke from someone in the residence. When EMTs arrived, the Beverly Hills, 90210 alum was reportedly “responsive and talking,” however, “his condition deteriorated.” Following a second stroke, his family decided to remove him from life support and he died from complications on March 4, 2019 at the age of 52. Perry’s death certificate, released by TMZ, reveals the cause of death as an ischemic cerebrovascular accident, the most common type of stroke, which occurs when a…

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    Trump declares A national emergency

    After two years in office, President Donald Trump has yet to give up on his dream of building a wall on the Mexico-U.S. border, going as far as to declare a national emergency to get the funding he needs. Ever since the inception of President Trump’s campaign for office, he made colossal promises for what he planned to accomplish during his first term. From ending the funding of sanctuary cities, to repealing the Affordable Care Act, there are many vows Trump has either failed to fulfill or has not attempted to conduct. However, one thing Trump consistently stands by is his fight for building a 234-mile wall along the border…

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    Former ISIS member tries to come home

    FShamima Begum is one of three private-school students from Great Britain that, when she was 15 years old, fled her home to Syria, in hopes of being recruited into ISIS. Four years later, she wants to return home. The catch? Her reason is not a change-of-heart about her radical political alliance, but rather, she fears the safety of her child, who was just born in Syria. The New York Times reported that Begum begged for clemency in a, “televised interview,” while also wiping her hands clean of any involvement in Islamic propaganda and the recruitment process, citing that she solely took care of her family, which consists of her husband…