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Auditor Found CSU System Hid $1.5 Billion Surplus

SAN FRANCISCO—An auditor announced on Thursday, June 20, that the California State University school system hid a $1.5 billion surplus over the last 10 years. Elaine Howle, the California State Auditor, conducted a report from 2008 through 2018 with 23 campuses and 480,000 students and found that the CSU system did not inform students of the surplus when discussing...

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders Steps Down

UNITED STATES—Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders publicly announced that she is stepping down from office to go back home to Arkansas to spend time with her family. During a press conference, Huckabee could not say enough good things about her time as Press Secretary and working for President Donald Trump. She noted it was the single best thing she has...

President Trump Negotiates Immigration Deal With Mexico

UNITED STATES—President Donald Trump and the President of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador came to an agreement to stem the flow of immigrants traveling through Mexico from Central America to the U.S. border. If an agreement was not reached between both parties, President Trump planned to issue tariffs on all goods imported from Mexico into the United States. The tariffs...

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...

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...

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...
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