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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin Charged In College Admissions Scheme

HOLLYWOOD HILLS—Documents unsealed in federal court on Tuesday, March 12 detailed a $25 million nationwide college-acceptance fraud scandal, implicating 50 people including two SAT/ACT administrators, one exam proctor, nine coaches at elite schools, one college administrator and 33 parents in what authorities dubbed "Operation Varsity Blues."" Dozens of parents, coaches and facilitators, including "Desperate Housewives" and "Fuller House" actresses Felicity...
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