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Trump Administration Ends Laboratory Research On Fetal Tissue

UNITED STATES—President Donald Trump and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on Wednesday, June 5, that all scientific research on the use of human fetal tissue will stop. According to the Health and Human Services website, HHS terminated the contract between Advanced Bioscience Research and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) which provided human fetal tissue from...

Pennsylvania School Superintendent Apologizes For Blurred Hats

UNITED STATES—The Littlestown, Pennsylvania School Superintendent issued an apology on the Littlestown Area Schools website for yearbook pictures of students that were inadvertently blurred out. In October 2018, during spirit week student pictures were taken. Jeremy Gebhart, 16, and his friend wore "Make America Great Again." The yearbook pictures depicted  came out in the spring for Littlestown Senior High School in...

Trump: I Don’t Do Cover Ups!

UNITED STATES—President Donald Trump held a press conference in the Rose Garden on Wednesday, May 22, after cutting a meeting with Congress short that was intended discuss infrastructure. According to reports, President Trump indicated in a letter to both Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Chuck Schumer (Sen-NY) that no agreement on infrastructure could be made until Congress moved...

President Trump Announces New Immigration Plan

UNITED STATES—President Donald Trump announced a new immigration plan from the Rose Garden on May 16. Trump laid out the two-part plan in detail on the White House website, where the plan recognizes the need for full border security. The new plan has a permanent self-sustaining border security fund within it. The revenue generated at the ports of entry...

CBP Increases Number Of Facilities To Hold Immigrants

UNITED STATES—The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) increased its number of facilities to hold immigrant families during processing. The CBP indicated in an update on Monday, May 20 that it constructed two steel frame buildings to use as shelters in El Paso and Donna, Texas to meet the demands of the increase of migrants crossing the border. The new structures...

Marriage Fraud Scheme Yields Over 200 Indictments

UNITED STATES—U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Special Agent in Charge, Mark Dawson and U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick, and District Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Tony Bryson reported a large-scale marriage scheme that yielded over 206 indictments. A total of 96 people are charged for their roles in the marriage fraud scam; a total of 50...

New Protections In Place For Healthcare Workers

UNITED STATES—President Donald Trump announced protections for healthcare workers on the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 2 in the Rose Garden at The White House. Both Vice President Pence and President Trump offered words on prayer on the third annual Day of Prayer. President Trump introduced new protections for healthcare workers that elaborate on previous laws passed to...

Attorney General William Barr Releases Mueller Report

UNITED STATES—Attorney General William Barr released the findings of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Thursday, April 18. During a press conference on Thursday, Barr spoke about the release of the confidential report completed by Robert Mueller on March 22. A public version of the reported with redacted details was made available on the Department of Justice website after it...

US Unemployment Rate Lowest In 50 Years

UNITED STATES—The employment rate in the United States is at its lowest in almost 50 years. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), a monthly report showed a continued growth in the labor market. The month of March showed a continued growth for 102 consecutive months. Information from the US Department of Labor shows that initial unemployment claims dropped...

Woman Berates Elderly Man In MAGA Hat

PALO ALTO—A 46-year old woman was fired after verbally attacking an elderly Jewish man who was wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat at a Starbucks location in Palo Alto, California. Cell phone footage captured Rebecca Parker Mankey berating, Victor, a regular customer at the Starbucks because of the hat that he was wearing. Mankey began shouting at the man calling...
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