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    AOC’s Speech and Micro-Aggressions Women Face At Work

    According to a report by The Hill, Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) was coming down the steps on the east side of the Capitol on Monday, July 20 as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) (D-NY) was coming up. Then, in an exchange overheard by a reporter, Yoho began to berate her, saying she was “out of your freaking mind” and “disgusting” because she suggested, “that poverty and unemployment are driving a spike in crime in New York City during the coronavirus pandemic.” Ocasio-Cortez then responded that Yoho was being “rude,” and as the two parted ways, Yoho joined Rep. Roger Williams (R-TX) and called Ocasio-Cortez a, “f***ing b***h.” On the House floor…

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    Lebanon in crisis

    Illicit explosives allegedly barred from being stored in Beirut were detonated at dusk on Tuesday in Beirut, Lebanon, causing numerous casualties.  At approximately 6:00 P.M., the explosion struck the capital city of Beirut, killing over 100 civilians and injuring at least 1,000. Lebanon’s prime minister said in an official statement that preliminary investigations show that an estimated 2,750 metric tons of explosive ammonium nitrate were stored at a warehouse at the time of detonation. The magnitude of the detonation caused tremors felt in the neighboring country of Cypress. Civilians, rescue teams and public officials are desperately searching for bodies amidst the rubble. Electricity in all of Beirut faltered, delaying search…

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    Uyghur, China Muslim Population: Victims of Inhumane Treatment

    In an era in which it is typical for people to take to the streets to protest a cause, there has been an overwhelming silence regarding a particular human rights issue: the Chinese oppression of the Uyghur population. Recent media releases, including New York Times footage of the forced labor of the ethnic minority, have brought forth the question- Who are the Uyghurs and why are they suffering in silence? The Uyghurs (pronounced wee-gr) are a mostly-Muslim minority ethnic group that mainly inhabit Xinjiang China, which is also referred to as East Turkestan or the Uyghur Autonomous Region. About 12 million Uyghurs are assumed to live inside the Uyghur homeland,…

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    OP-ED: Positive social outcomes of COVID-19

    COVID-19. Just reading the phrase might cause you to sigh, roll your eyes and long for the days when we freely roamed the world. The pandemic has resulted in a significant decline in mental health, due to the state-enforced quarantine and fear of becoming ill.  The Knight News sat down with Dr. Barbara Moore, a psychologist at the Queens College Counseling Center, for her take on the emotional state of the average person. Moore explained that the prominent emotions amongst individuals during the pandemic are sadness and hopelessness coupled with anxiety about the future. Additionally, she emphasized the dangers of social isolation, noting that, “Some countries like Britain consider loneliness…

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    World News: Economic, domestic, and political instability

    “I was earning 20,000 bolivars every two weeks I used to live in the state of Zulia in Venezuela. That’s less than 2.00 dollars. I was earning 4.00 dollars a month.” This is how Saul, a former Venezuelan fireman, began narrating his tragic arrival to Colombia. His story is no different from the stories of the thousands of people that cross the Colombian border hoping to find a job to sustain their families. “My wife and I could only eat once a day so we could feed our kids(…) I came to Colombia and started working in a restaurant, now I can send them money.” The steadily growing crisis that…