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On edge under new administration, DACA students find refuge in school

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Thousands of undocumented students are protected from deportation under an Obama administration policy called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. But in recent months, many DACA recipients are on edge fearing what will happen to the program under the new administration. Continue reading

Tensions rise between U.S. and North Korea over nuclear testing

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The U.S. and North Korea exchanged threats Monday after Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to the demilitarized zone between North an South Korea. Continue reading

Class debate: Artists lock horns over Fearless Girl and Charging Bull sculptures

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Two sculptures located in New York City’s Financial District have artists and art appreciators locking horns in a sticky debate about art, commercial intent and public…read more

Neil Gorsuch confirmed to Supreme Court following rules change

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The Senate confirmed U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch Friday in a 54-45 vote, following a contentious week of opposition from Democrats prompted Republicans to change Senate rules in order to push the vote through. Continue reading

U.S. fires missiles into Syria in response to chemical weapons attack

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The U.S. launched nearly 60 missiles aimed at strategic air force targets in Syria Thursday night in retaliation for the Syrian’s government’s use of chemical weapons which killed at least 100 civilians on Tuesday. Continue reading

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