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NASA To Launch New Drone

UNITED STATES—On Thursday, June 27, NASA announced that it’s dispatching a drone named Dragonfly to examine Titan, Saturn’s largest moon. With the help of propellers, Dragonfly will fly and land on various areas on the icy moon to analyze if it can assist microbial life. The nuclear-powered expedition is part of NASA’s New Frontiers program, which lofted the New...

Question Of Citizenship Not Included In 2020 U.S. Census

UNITED STATES—On Thursday, June 27, the United States Supreme Court made the decision not to include the question of citizenship on the 2020 U.S. Census as requested by the United States Department of Commerce. The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 against having a citizenship question on the 2020 Census. This decision was made in the interest of time and President Trump's administration...

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...

Gambling Laws In Comparison: Canada Vs The USA

UNITED STATES—Gambling has come a long way since the days of Bugsy Siegel. Now, thanks to the progressive and innovative nature of the industry, we have seen Las Vegas become one of the most popular cities to visit, the growth of slot games and the dominance of online gambling. This phenomenal growth has meant online casinos such as Royal...

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...

Notre Dame Cathedral Damaged In Fire

PARIS, FRANCE—The 850 year-old Notre Dame Cathedral was damaged by a fire on Monday, April 15. Officials have not determined the exact cause of fire, but it is expected to be the result of renovations the establishment was undergoing. France 24 English spoke with Stephen Clarke, author of "God Save La France" who said "Every  inch  bares the  imprint  of ...

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...

Border Patrol Agents Save Migrants From Drowning

UNITED STATES—U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents saved a family of Guatemalan nationals from drowning in the Rio Grande river on March 28. The CBP reported on their website, the incident occurred near Eagle Pass, Texas. The woman and her three children, ages 2, 4, and 15 attempted to cross the Rio Grande River from Mexico when the...
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