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    The Department of Education Investigates Anti-Israel Bias on College Campuses

    Two American universities have been contacted by the Education Department in regards to their controversial Middle Eastern studies programs. Duke University and the University of North Carolina have been asked by the Department to change the program’s curriculum after students had filed formal complaints about the lack of “positive imagery of Judaism and Christianity in the region,” according to The New York Times.  The inquiry comes from an extensive investigation from the Education Department’s secretary, Betsy DeVos, who has evidently become “… increasingly aggressive in going after perceived anti-Israel bias in higher education,” reports The New York Times. The Department explained their investigation demonstrated not enough focus on the circumstances…

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    ISIS leader al-Baghdadi dead in successful U.S. raid

    On Oct. 26, ISIS leader and longtime target of the United States, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, committed suicide during a U.S. raid against him in Syria.   According to an article by the Department of Defense, General Frank McKenzie, the leader of the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM), claimed that once intelligence had secured information on his whereabouts, special operation forces were flown in by helicopter to a compound in the province of Idlib, Syria. The special forces were met with gunfire from militants believed not to be ISIS members. In response, two airstrikes were launched against the militants, killing them immediately. Once the militants were subdued, the special forces called out for…

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    The results of the NASA Twin Study provide breakthroughs in the future of human space travel

    In early April 2019, findings from the NASA twin study, which was investigating the changes spaceflight brings onto the human body, were published in the peer-reviewed journal Science, paving the way for future long-term space travel. The study focused on a set of twins – Scott and Mark Kelly. Scott Kelly spent one year on the International Space Station (March 2015 – March 2016), while Mark stayed on Earth. By completing a longitudinal and multi-dimensional study of twins, researchers can observe two people with identical genetic backgrounds, and by only having one exposed to the extreme environment of space, it becomes easier to observe the effects of such environment by…

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    The City of Lights with a Cathedral in Flames

    On April 15th, 2019, the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France went up in flames. The cathedral served as a prominent symbol of France for a little over 850 years, and the people of Paris were devastated to see the iconic building become engulfed in flames. Thankfully, the fire didn’t destroy the whole cathedral, but there still was a large portion of building that was ruined. There had been renovations going on in the cathedral, as its Gothic architecture meant that the building was lined with wood and weak support beams that were almost 900 years old. Church spokesperson André Finot told French media that the entire wooden interior, which…

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    Sri Lanka Attacks: The Aftermath

    Easter Sunday is supposed to be a holiday where you spend time with loved ones. For the people of Sri Lanka, this family holiday became a horrific nightmare. On this year’s Easter Sunday, people in Sri Lanka were attending religious services when eight blasts occurred leaving at least 290 people dead and 500 injured. Reports also state that 38 foreigners were among the dead including British, Indian and US citizens. One of the first victims to be identified was celebrity chef, Shantha Mayadume. According to BBC News, three of the explosions occurred at churches: in the Kochchikade district of the Capital, Colombo, in Negombo, to the north and in the…