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Ocasio-Cortez Submits New Green Deal Resolution

UNITED STATES—U.S. Representative, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York's 14th District and Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey released a new resolution for the New Green Deal on Thursday, February 7. Ocasio-Cortez’s first attempt of the passage of the 14-page resolution was rejected by Democrats in November 2018, deciding to utilize an older version from 2012. Bloomberg reported that Markey, who was the lead...

Santa Monica Hosting 2015 Special Olympics Games

SANTA MONICA—Los Angeles has officially been named the site of the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games. Santa Monica has been chosen as one of the host towns, providing some of the best attractions the city has to offer to Special Olympic delegations from across the globe. The decision was announced December 4 by Special Olympics Officials, including athletes, sponsors, city...

UCLA Chosen As Site Of Olympic Village For 2024 Bid

WESTWOOD—On Monday, January 25 it was announced that the committee bidding for the City of Los Angeles to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games has chosen UCLA as the place for the Olympic Village, which will house all competing athletes. During a campus press conference on Monday, LA 2024 officials said they were attracted to UCLA’s newly built and recently...

Oscar De La Renta Dead At 82

  HOLLYWOOD—Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta died after battling cancer for several years on Monday, October 20 at his residence in Kent, Connecticut. He was 82. Oscar has designed clothing for many celebrities including Emily Blunt, Jessica Alba, Tina Fey, Sarah Jessica Parker, and most recently designed the wedding dress for actor George Clooney’s bride, Amal Alamuddin. Kenneth Cole, another famous...

Death Of Palestinian Youth Causes Unrest

MIDDLE EAST—Tensions are still running high in the Middle East in the wake of Operation Pillar of Defense and Palestine’s admission to the U.N. as an observer state. On Wednesday, an Israeli Border policewoman at a check point in the West bank City of Hebron opened fire on 17-year old Palestinian, Muhammad Ziad Awad Salamah, after allegedly brandishing a pistol...

Alan Rickman Dies Of Cancer At Age 69

London, England—On Thursday, January 14, Alan Rickman, 69, died of pancreatic cancer.
LONDON, ENGLAND—On Thursday, January 14, Alan Rickman, 69, died of pancreatic cancer. The actor had not disclosed his condition to the public, and close friends said Rickman had not revealed the severity of his illness until recent weeks. Rickman’s representatives at the Independent Talent Group Ltd. say he had a short battle with cancer from the time of his...

San Francisco Looks To Score 2024 Olympics

SAN FRANCISCO—San Francisco is one of four finalist cities considered for the 2024 Olympic Games. In preparation for December's meeting of the a International Olympic Committee, a group of San Francisco business and city leaders are responsible for providing a viable argument for City’s capacity to host the games. The group is led by San Francisco Giants CEO and President Larry...

Mark Zuckerberg Testifies On Hill

UNITED STATES—Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified for two consecutive days on Capitol Hill this week. He first testified for 5 hours before a joint session of two Senate committees on Tuesday, April 10. Wednesday’s hearing was in front of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The hearings generated questions from privacy advocates and free speech protectors. Facebook was under a...

USA Defeats Spain Will Face Serbia For Gold Medal

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL—It was sloppy, uneven and at times a choppy semi-final between the United States and Spain on Friday, August 19. Team USA defeated Spain, 82-76, setting the table for Sunday's gold medal game vs. Serbia. Klay Thompson and DeAndre Jordan saved the day for the Americans. Thompson was on fire with 17 points in the first quarter,...

Stephen Paddock’s Girlfriend Reportedly Unaware Of Massacre

LAS VEGAS, NV—“I knew Stephen Paddock as a kind, caring, quiet man. He never said anything to me or took any action that I was aware of that I understood in any way to be a warning that something horrible like this was going to happen,” said Marilou Danley, the girlfriend of Las Vegas shooter, Stephen Paddock, via her...
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