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ScotSkim: fate

ScotSkim: fate

Maya Benjamin, Staff Writer

March 10, 2019


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Plane crash leaves 157 people dead An Ethiopian jetliner headed toward Nairobi, Kenya crashed shortly after takeoff on March 10. There were 157 people on board of 35 different nationalities, including eight Americans. Shortly before the crash, the pilot sent out a distress signal and was give...

ScotSkim: charges

ScotSkim: charges

Maya Benjamin, Staff Writer

March 9, 2019


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Sacramento police refuse to press charges in the death of Stephon Clark On March 1, 2019, the Sacramento County District Attorney, Anne Marie Schubert, announced that no charges would be filed against the officers involved in the shooting death of Stephon Clark. In March of 2018, officers responde...

ScotSkim: reckoning

ScotSkim: reckoning

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

March 2, 2019


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Michael Cohen testifies in front of Congress Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, testified in front of the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday, Feb. 27. Cohen claimed that Trump had directed him to lie about hush money payments, that Trump had lied to the public about business...

ScotSkim: new beginnings

ScotSkim: new beginnings

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019


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North Carolina officials order new House election Following strong evidence of election fraud, the North Carolina Board of Elections voted unanimously to hold a new election in North Carolina's 9th Congressional District. Mark Harris, the Republican candidate, had used political operatives to sway ...

ScotSkim: declarations

ScotSkim: declarations

Emma Romanowsky, Staff Writer

February 21, 2019


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Pelosi combats Trump’s state of emergency Following the Senate resolutions which denied President Trump the funds to build a wall and implement his border security policies, Trump has declared a state of emergency. This declaration would allow Trump to access the billions required to build the wa...

ScotSkim: backlash

ScotSkim: backlash

Emma Romanowsky, Staff Writer

February 16, 2019


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Trump and O’Rourke butt heads in El Paso Former Rep. and potential Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke organized a rally in El Paso to counteract the pro-wall rally the president was having simultaneously. At his rally, O’Rourke spoke out against the wall and Trump’s overall bord...

ScotSkim: rumble

ScotSkim: rumble

Maya Benjamin, Staff Writer

February 11, 2019


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Government fights another shutdown The clock is ticking for Congress as they enter negotiations to avoid another government shutdown. Democrats Nita Lowey of New York and Patrick Leahy of Vermont met with Republicans Kay Granger of Texas and Richard Shelby of Alabama on Feb. 11 to try and reach a ...

ScotSkim: union

ScotSkim: union

Maya Benjamin, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019


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Trump's State of the Union calls for bipartisanship After a two week delay, President Donald Trump delivered his State of the Union address to a divided Congress on Feb. 5, 2019. In his address, Trump called for Democrats and Republicans to work together to pass laws and announced that he would be...

Scotskim: the end

Scotskim: the end

Emma Romanowsky, Staff Writer

January 26, 2019


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Government shutdown ends temporarily After 35 days, the Senate has passed a bill to temporarily open the government. The bill, a short term spending bill, which will reopen parts of the government until Feb. 15, 2019. The president has agreed to sign the bill, urging that “the Democrats and Repu...

ScotSkim: announcements

ScotSkim: announcements

Emma Romanowsky, Staff Writer

January 25, 2019


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New concerns surrounding Trump emerge As the United States enters day 34 in a partial government shutdown, new allegations towards the president have emerged. A Buzzfeed story published earlier this week claims that President Trump directed his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, to lie to regarding the...

ScotSkim: clash

ScotSkim: clash

Maya Benjamin, Staff Writer

January 21, 2019


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Nancy Pelosi and President Trump continue to clash The drama between Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, and President Donald Trump continues to spiral, but this time over the president's annual State of the Union address. On Jan. 16, Pelosi suggested that Trump cancel or delay his address slated f...

ScotSkim: waiting

ScotSkim: waiting

Maya Benjamin, Staff Writer

January 16, 2019


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Government shutdown continues The United States government is in the midst of the longest government shutdown ever with a record 25 days and counting. The previous record for the longest shutdown was 21 days. This shutdown has fueled further divisions as Democrats and Republicans continue to battl...

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