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Student Forbidden To Choose President Trump In Hero Project

UNITED STATES—An 11-year-old student from Lake Ronkonkoma, New York was reportedly forbidden by her teacher to use President Donald Trump as her hero in a school project. Bella Moscato, a sixth-grade student at Samoset Middle School was reportedly told by her teacher that she may not choose President Trump as her hero because “he speaks negativity and says bad stuff...

Fisher-Price Issues Warning After 10 Infant Deaths

UNITED STATES—Fisher-Price and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a product warning on Thursday, April 4 after multiple reports of infant deaths caused by  the Rock n’ Play item. The CPSC reported in a press release that there have been 10 infant deaths from the product that have occurred since 2015, after the infants rolled from their back to...

Kirstjen Nielsen Resigns As Department Of Homeland Security Secretary

UNITED STATES—Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen officially resigned from her position submitting her letter of resignation to The White House on Sunday, April 7. Neilsen was the 6th Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. She has served in the position since December 2017. The following message was on Secretary Nielsen's webpage:   “To the brave and dedicated men and women...

Democrats, Republicans Call For Mueller Report Release

UNITED STATES—Members of Congress from both the Republican and Democratic party have asked for a copy of the findings in the Robert Mueller investigation. The document, which is approximately 300 pages long in its entirety is currently not available to the public. Attorney General William Barr did report his intention to have the report available by mid-April. Democrats in Congress...

Suspect Arrested In Murder Of Rapper Nipsey Hussle

LOS ANGELES—Ermias Asghedom, 33, known as Nipsey Hussle was shot multiple times in front of his apparel store Marathon Clothing on Sunday, March 31 around 3:25 p.m. The Grammy-nominated rapper was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead within a hour from gunshot wounds he sustained. The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office confirmed that the rapped died from a bullet to his...

Customs And Border Patrol Agent Assaulted

UNITED STATES—A U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agent Felix Chavez was assaulted while on duty on Monday, March 25. CBP agents were tracking suspected illegal immigrants near the South Eagle Pass Station where Sector Chief Patrol Agent Chavez reported that his agents were able to apprehend one of the individuals when the rest jumped into the Rio Grande River. While...

Charges Against “Empire” Star Jussie Smollett Dropped

CHICAGO, IL—All charges of filing a false police report against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett were dropped on Tuesday, March 26. Cook County First Assistant State Attorney Joseph Magats cleared Smollett of 16 felony accounts of disorderly conduct after allegedly lying to police about being targeted in a hate crime. Magats told reporters the charges were dropped after Smollett performed two...

Corveta Force-Fed Beagles Pesticides For Animal Testing

MATTAWAN, MI—The pesticide testing that would have resulted in the death of 36 beagles at a Michigan laboratory has come to an end, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), and the company that sought the testing, announced on Monday, March 18. The decision came less than a week after the Humane Society released the results of an undercover...

Bill Demands Tax Returns From Presidential Nominees

UNITED STATES—The Washington state Senate passed a bill that would keep any presidential candidate off the 2020 election ballot unless they release their tax returns. Washington senators voted with a 28-21 margin to approve the bill. Senator Patty Kuderer sponsored the bill that would require that any individual running for President of the United States to provide 5 years of...

California Residents Arrested For Cheating On TOEFL Exams

WOODLAND HILLS—Five California residents were arrested on Tuesday, March 12 for helping Chinese international students cheat on literary proficiency exams that are used to enter the United States to further their education. They used fake Chinese passports to take the exams in place of the Chinese students. The students hoped to be foreign exchange students at universities in the...
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