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    President Trump’s State of the Union: A Review

    On Tuesday, Jan. 30, President Donald Trump gave his highly anticipated first State of the Union speech. With a pin of the American flag and a democratic blue tie, Trump calmly addressed the nation in the chamber of the House of Representatives. Flanked by Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Trump began his speech by praising the resiliency of the nation amid floods, fires and gunfire. The president emphasized the country’s economic successes over the past year. He said that since his election, 2.4 million new jobs have been created and wages are rising. He also said that unemployment claims are at a 45 year…

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    Report uncovers alarming stats on rape and sexual assault

    Nearly one in five women in the United States has been raped in their lifetime, according to a Jan. 21 report from the White House Council on Women and Girls. Moreover, one in five women report they’ve been sexually assaulted in college. Often times, victims are “assaulted by someone they know, especially in incapacitated assaults,” according to the report. One in 71 men are also reported to having been raped in their lifetime. The paper was commissioned by the Obama administration to investigate those who are “most at risk of being victims of these crimes, examines the cost of this violence (both to survivors and our communities) and describes the…