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ScotSkim: shock

ScotSkim: shock

Maya Benjamin, Staff Writer

June 1, 2019


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Robert Mueller resigns During a special news conference on May 29, Robert Mueller announced that he will be resigning as special counsel. After submitting a 448-page report with his team on their findings to Attorney General William Barr on March 22, Mueller says his work is done. “I’m speaking...

ScotSkim: danger

ScotSkim: danger

Maya Benjamin, Staff Writer

May 28, 2019


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Woman found after missing for two weeks After spending 16 days lost in a forest in Hawaii, Amanda Eller has been found alive. The yoga instructor and avid hiker disappeared after going to Kahakapao Trail in East Maui's Makawao Forest Reserve on May 8, 2019. Eller's Toyota RAV4 was found in the forest parking lot along...

ScotSkim: new beginnings

ScotSkim: new beginnings

Maya Benjamin, Staff Writer

May 27, 2019


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House passes an unprecedented LGBTQ bill House Democrats are following through on their promise to ensure civil rights protections for the LGBTQ community. The bill dubbed the "Equality Act" passed in the house with a vote of 236-173, with only 8 Republicans voting for the bill. The Equality Act woul...

ScotSkim: debate

ScotSkim: debate

Maya Benjamin, Staff Writer

May 19, 2019


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New abortion law directly challenges Roe v. Wade On May 15, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed into law the most extreme abortion ban in the country. The law completely outlaws abortion at every stage of pregnancy and threatens to punish doctors with a sentence of up to 99 years in jail if they're found pe...

ScotSkim: dismay

ScotSkim: dismay

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

May 13, 2019


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President Trump's tax records show he lost over a billion dollars A New York Times investigation revealed that President Donald Trump lost $1.17 billion in business losses. The investigation, which involved federal tax returns, was published on Wednesday and revealed that the losses occurred between ...

ScotSkim: resistance

ScotSkim: resistance

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019


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Steve Mnuchin refuses to release Trump's tax returns On Monday, the Treasury Department said that it would not release President Donald Trump's tax returns to Congress; this defies the request made by House Democrats. Steve Mnuchin, the treasury secretary, wrote that the request for the tax retu...

ScotSkim: defiance

ScotSkim: defiance

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019


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North Korea tests a new weapon According to a report from the country's state media, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un inspected and directed a "new tactical guided weapons firing test" on Wednesday. The report did not state what type of weapon was tested or its range. According to U.S. Department of Defen...

ScotSkim: damage

ScotSkim: damage

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019


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Notre-Dame Cathedral scarred by extensive fire Notre-Dame Cathedral was heavily damaged by a fire on Monday night that caused part of its delicate spire to collapse, as well as the roof. The fire filled the skies of Paris with smoke. It broke out around 6:30 p.m. and 400 firefighters have been dep...

ScotSkim: demise

ScotSkim: demise

Maya Benjamin, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019


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Nipsey Hussle shot to death Respected community leader and rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot to death on March 31, 2019. Hussle was shot outside of his store, Marathon Clothing, in Crenshaw. A suspect, Eric Holder, was arrested and charged with murder two days after Hussle's death. Hussle was an e...

ScotSkim: changes

ScotSkim: changes

Maya Benjamin, Staff Writer

March 28, 2019


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Father of Sandy Hook victim dies in apparent suicide Another person with a connection to a mass shooting has committed suicide. Jeremy Richman killed himself in his office on Monday, March 25. His daughter, Avielle Richman, was one of the 20 children killed during the Sandy Hook Elementary School s...

ScotSkim: anticipation

ScotSkim: anticipation

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

March 23, 2019


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Mueller report is complete, findings are still unknown After months of expectation, special counsel Robert S. Mueller III has delivered his report to Attorney General William P. Barr on his investigation into Russian interference into the 2016 election, according to the Justice Department. This rep...

ScotSkim: challengers

ScotSkim: challengers

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019


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Beto O'Rourke joins the presidential race Former congressman and Senate candidate from Texas, Beto O'Rourke, has joined the crowded field of Democrats running for president in 2020. O'Rourke's candidacy had been the source of much speculation and rumors until his official announcement on March 14. O...

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