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Ralph Northam on thin ice over “Black-Face” controversy

Ralph Northam on thin ice over “Black-Face” controversy

Story by: Larissa Holloway

February 15, 2019


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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s political future remains in jeopardy after a racist photo in his 1984 medical school yearbook page was leaked on the website “Big League Politics” on Feb. 1. The photo shows one person in black face standing next to a person dressed in a white robe like a me...

World’s oldest man dies at 113 in Japan

World’s oldest man dies at 113 in Japan

February 12, 2019


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  On Jan. 20, Masazo Nonaka, the world’s oldest living man, died at 113 in his home on Northern Japanese island of Hokkaido due to natural causes. Born on July 25, 1905, Nonaka was raised in a large family in Ashoro, Hokkaido, Japan. Nonaka ran his family’s inn while living in it, which...

Longest government shutdown in history

Longest government shutdown in history

Story by: Brandon Lopez

February 7, 2019


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The government was under partial government shutdown for 34 days over budgeting disagreements for a border wall across the U.S. and Mexico border, the longest in U.S. history. Starting on Dec. 22, 2018 and ending on Jan. 25, 2019, the partial shutdown was the longest in the country's history, with...

Deaths of Fla. manatees break state records

Deaths of Fla. manatees break state records

Story by: Katie Hiebert

February 7, 2019


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Manatees live in the warm coastal waters of Fla., but in 2018, the deaths of these mammals broke Fla. state records. Fatalities were attributed to negligent boat drivers, cold weather and the Red Tide outbreak. In Aug. 2018, records revealed 554 manatees had been found dead. This broke the previous...

Two galaxies will collide

Two galaxies will collide

Story by: Savannah Carr

February 7, 2019


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A group of astronomers from Durham University have recently predicted a catastrophic collision between the Milky Way galaxy and the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) will take place in 2 billion years. The findings were released in the Feb. notice of the Royal Astronomical Society.   Every galaxy...

China’s mission to the dark side of the moon

China’s mission to the dark side of the moon

Story by: Sydney Peters

February 6, 2019


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On Friday, Dec. 7, China launched its spacecraft, Chang’e 4, at 1:23 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. This launch marked the world’s first exploration of the far side of the moon. The spacecraft is planned to land on the moon in Jan. and has a lunar rover on board for exploration.   "Anything...

‘Escape room’ fire kills five teenagers in Poland

‘Escape room’ fire kills five teenagers in Poland

Story by: Emily Fritz

January 29, 2019


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A fire broke out around 5 p.m. in an escape room in Koszalin, Poland on Jan. 4, killing five teenage girls celebrating a birthday. The fire also injured a 25-year-old male employee who was hospitalized with burns. Escape rooms are rooms in which players solve riddles and puzzles to find clues around...

Chris Brown arrested in France

Chris Brown arrested in France

Story by: Katie Kleinman

January 27, 2019


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Chris Brown was arrested in Paris, France on Jan. 21 after being accused of rape and drug violations. Unfortunately, this is not Brown’s first run in with the law, nor his first time being accused of sexual assault. Back in 2009, he was charged with felony assault and making criminal threats after...

Seven people killed in car crash near Gainesville

Seven people killed in car crash near Gainesville

Story by: Nia Devenyi

January 7, 2019


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On Jan. 3, a packed church van full of children from Los Angeles was headed to Disney World on Interstate 75 in Alachua, a city near Gainesville, when a diesel fuel spill sparked a massive fire involving two 18-wheelers, killing five children and the two truck drivers. The children among the dead...

Ending the year on a positive note

Ending the year on a positive note

Story by: Katie Kleinman

December 20, 2018


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The news and social media do a great good job of reporting all of the bad things happening in the word. It is rare that you watch the news without mention of politics, violence or tragedy. The world is so focused on the upsetting events that we forget how much we have accomplished. So to end 2018 of...

Kansas City man released after serving 17 years for a crime he didn’t commit

Kansas City man released after serving 17 years for a crime he didn’t commit

Story by: Sydney Peters

December 20, 2018


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In 1999, Richard Jones was arrested in Kansas City for a robbery he did not commit. There was little evidence in the case and no fingerprints connecting him to the crime. Two witnesses misidentified Jones, describing a man who looked almost exactly the same. He served 17 years before being released ...

Surgeon General declares teen vaping an ‘epidemic’

Surgeon General declares teen vaping an ‘epidemic’

Story by: Brandon Lopez

December 20, 2018


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Surgeon General Jerome Adams has declared youth vaping an epidemic and called out e-cigarette company Juul as part of the problem on Dec. 18. The use of ‘vapes’ among teens nearly doubled in the last year, according to the 2018 Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey. Among the 45,000 students surveyed, on...

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