What’s Going on Between North Korea and America? 4

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Brian Lam

Since Donald Trump’s election as president of the United States, Kim Jong Un, the Supreme People’s Assembly leader, and Donald J. Trump have been verbally “taking shots” at each other. North Korea and the United States have been threatening each other since the American/Korean war in 1950, but the election of Trump triggered something and brought the threats up another octave.

On August 1, 2017,  Kim Jong Un told reporters that North Korea’s military had constructed a surplus amount of new and destructive nuclear missiles that are able to reach America from North Korea. Kim Jong Un also stated that he would execute an experiment where he would launch three missiles near the shores of Guam, a U.S. military base, by mid-August, 2017. 

President Trump responded to this threat in an interview saying, “They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen. He has been very threatening beyond a normal state. They will be met with fire, fury, and frankly power by the likes of which this world has never seen before.” The missile strikes never did occur. More…

Taking A Knee 6

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For weeks now, you’ve likely been hearing about the tension between Trump and several American football teams due to their “disrespect” for the national anthem. But what our president finds to be contemptuous, others find heroic. Here’s everything you need to know about taking a knee:

This whole protest started on Aug. 14, 2016, when Colin Kaepernick first took a stand (no pun intended) and decided to stay seated during the national anthem. It wasn’t until about a month later that he created his iconic pose of taking a knee. He later said he chose this position because he felt it showed more respect for military veterans while still making his point. More…

President Donald Trump Withdraws the US from the Paris Climate Accord 3

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Kenny Tran

Representatives from 196 nations made a historic pact on December 12, 2015, in Paris to adopt green energy sources, cut down on climate change emissions and limit the rise in global temperatures while also cooperating to cope with the impact of unavoidable climate change. The United States was part of the 196 nations. But on June 1, Donald Trump made a very shocking announcement.

“In order to fulfill my solemn duty to protect America and its citizens, the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate accord but begin negotiations to re-enter either the Paris accord or an entirely new transaction under terms that are fair to the United States. We’re getting out. And we will start to renegotiate and we’ll see if there’s a better deal. If we can, great. If we can’t, that’s fine,” Trump said from the White House Rose Garden. More…

Pressured to Stop the Russian Investigation? 16

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Kenny Tran

James Comey, former FBI director, plans to testify publicly in the Senate to confirm the accusations that President Trump pressured him to end the investigation of Russia.

Details are still being worked out, but on June 8th Comey is expected to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee which is investigating possible connections between the Trump campaign and Russia during last year’s presidential election.

Comey has spoken privately with Special Counsel Robert Mueller III, a longtime colleague at the Justice Department, to work out the parameters for his testimony to ensure there are no legal entanglements as a result of his public account, a source said. Comey will likely sit down with Mueller for a formal interview only after his public testimony. More…

United States Upsets Two Allies 7

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Kenny Tran

With the United States leaking intelligence, the United States has managed to upset one of our closest allies. This raises concerns about ruining the trust of informational partners. Just days after President Donald Trump was reported to have revealed highly sensitive, likely Israeli-shared intelligence to Russian officials in the Oval Office, the United Kingdom is voicing its frustration over leaked information coming from US sources.

With the President repeatedly sharing sensitive information with another country, the UK is now very upset with the US. UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd slammed US leaks on the investigation into the attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, as “irritating” on Wednesday after a string of details emerged from US law enforcement sources before they were released by British police or officials. “The British police have been very clear that they want to control the flow of information in order to protect toperational integrity, the element of surprise,” Rudd told BBC Radio 4’s “Today” program. “So it is irritating if it gets released from other sources, and I have been very clear with our friends that that should not happen again.” And when asked if the leaks from US officials had compromised the ongoing investigation, Rudd said she “wouldn’t go that far.” More…

What Really Happened Between Trump And Comey? 7

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Kelsey Bisetti

Why did Trump really fire Comey? Was it because he refused to pledge his allegiance to our president? Or was it due to a few simple recommendations? This is the question dominating every headline in America. But first, a bit of background.

Wait a second, who’s Comey?

Comey, A.K.A. James Brien Comey, was FBI director for nearly four years before his ten-year contract was abruptly terminated by Donald Trump.

What exactly happened to him?

It’s actually kind of a funny story. Apparently, there was some major confusion when it came to informing Comey of his misfortune. Nobody bothered telling him he was fired. Instead, he found out while he was delivering a speech to FBI employees in LA on May 9th when he saw a news clip flash behind the crowd.   More…

Trump Taping Conversations 6

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Kenny Tran

When Trump fired James Comey on May 9, he gave him one threat that may have let some of his secrets slip. “James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press,” Trump tweeted. When reporters questioned Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, he said that this was not a threat and there was nothing more to say.

Although Trump did “threaten” Comey, Comey says that he isn’t worried about what is on the supposed tape. More…

Trump’s Biggest Accomplishments… And Failures 14

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Kelsey Bisetti

Everybody seems to have an opinion. That’s a great thing for a debate team, but an awful thing for a journalist trying to get the story right.

It’s been a nightmare trying to sort out all this nonsense about Trump’s first 100 days. Some say he’s already made America great again; others say he’s done absolutely nothing of what he promised. There are even those who feel what he has been able to accomplish has done great and possibly irreparable harm. There is evidence to show that all sides are partially right. So to sort it all out, let’s take a closer look at what our new president promised during his campaign.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

1.) Develop A Task Force Devoted To Reducing Crime, Especially Related To Drugs And Violence More…

The Chemical Invasion 2

Kelsey Bisetti

People seem to forget all too often that there is a vital difference between terrorists and innocents. Terrorists are the ones causing the fire; innocents are the ones caught in the crosshairs.

On Thursday, April 5th, chemicals bombs were released on what had been deemed, with little supporting evidence, terrorist factories.

Over eighty Syrian civilians, many of which were children, were proclaimed dead in this incident, the details of which are still hazy. More…

A Good Shutdown? 6

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Kenny Tran

After Trump’s first 100 days in office, he tweeted, “The reason for the plan negotiated between the Republicans and Democrats is that we need 60 votes in the Senate which are not there! We either elect more Republican Senators in 2018 or change the rules now to 51%. Our country needs a good “shutdown” in September to fix mess!”

Democrats quickly hopped including Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz who tweeted, “The President just called for a government shutdown this fall. No President has ever done anything like this.”

Congressional leaders have announced that they’d reach a deal to avert a government shutdown until September, but they would need Democratic votes. More…