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    U.S. headed into possible recession by 2021

    Three out of every four economists in the United States are predicting the American economy will head into a recession by the year 2021, the Washington Post reports.  This new recession will occur just over a decade after the last financial crisis wreaked havoc on the global economy, where the United States alone lost 13 trillion dollars in total Gross Domestic Product. Many have still not recovered from the 2008 crisis, forcing many major financial institutions to close their doors and hundreds of thousands of people to lose their jobs.  Economists are basing their predictions on an economic anomaly that has occurred before every recession in the United States since…

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    Wikileaks founder Julian Assange arrested by British police at Ecuadorian embassy

    On Thursday, April 11, Julian Assange was apprehended by Metropolitan Police in London under a warrant from the U.S. Government. Assange did not go peacefully as he was dragged forcefully out of the Ecuadorian embassy, screaming and shouting obscenities at police officers.   Assange was granted asylum by the government of Ecuador in 2012, which was revoked 24 hours before his arrest. Assange self-exiled himself to the embassy for seven years, much to the embarrassment of British authorities. His presence at the embassy demanded ‘round the clock’ surveillance, costing British taxpayers millions of pounds.   Later that same day, Assange appeared in Westminster Magistrates’ Court, where he was instantly found…

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    Doctors hopeful after discovering possible cure for HIV in second case

    A second case of H.I.V. was recently cured in a man only known publicly as the “London Patient.” H.I.V. is the condition that leads to AIDS, a retrovirus that claimed the lives of over 940,000 people in 2017. There were approximately 36.9 million people worldwide living with HIV/AIDS in 2017, according to the United Nations Joint Program, UNAIDS. The virus works by attacking cells of the immune system, particularly T-cells. The virus then uses infected T-cells to make more copies of itself. Eventually, the afflicted person becomes so weak that they are unable to fight off even the most insignificant of diseases; even a cold can easily become deadly. The…

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    Princeton Review designates QC as “Best Value College”

    This past January, the Princeton Review has designated Queens College as a “Best Value College” in its 2019 guide. The Princeton Review is a college admission services company that sells SAT and ACT study guides, access to tutoring resources and a series of guides outlining the most accomplished schools for a particular year in several hundred categories. They have been established since 1992, and are widely considered to be the “go-to” guide regarding college admissions information. Queens was named a “Best Value College” by them, among over two-hundred other institutions of higher education, including some more expensive options such as Harvard College and Stanford University. The “Best Value College” list…