#OneLoveManchester 1

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Elaine Tong

Ariana Grande is known to many as a “phenomenal” singer, or as quoted from other people, as “this generation’s best”. Or, perhaps, she is just an ordinary singer with a dream to pursue. On a concert date of this singer, an incident took place on May 22 that lost mothers, brothers, sisters, fathers, and loved ones.

On May 22 towards the end of the show, a suicide bombing was initiated that had 119 injured 22 killed. This action happened around the exit of the arena where many people began to exit. On the night of this day, loved ones received calls, alerts, and messages of what happened. Social media platforms were covered with missing people. This day deeply stirred the hearts of many. 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…

How Else Does Air Pollution Affect Us? 3

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Elaine Tong

Air pollution affects many things in the world. It is well known that the pollution damages perfectly fine rivers, lakes, or water sources. Indirectly, it also destroys many homes for people and animals. So, the first point is that it harms Earth and the environment. But in what way does air pollution affect us, exactly?

John Hopkins University School of Medicine head and neck surgeon Murray Ramanathan and a group of scientists recorded studies with mice as substitutes for humans. According to them, the small particulates in the air contribute to the same viruses within the nose and sinus areas that give someone a runny nose. These particulates include debris, smoke, dust, and coal typically originating from factories, farms, vehicles, and more. 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…

Our First Trip to the Sun 8

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NASA has plans to launch its very first mission to the sun. An announcement regarding this will be released on May 31 at 8 AM PST. The mission is named Solar Probe Plus.

Solar Probe Plus will travel into the range of 3.9 million miles towards the Sun’s surface, which is within Mercury’s orbit and the closest any spacecraft has ever been to the sun before. In this range, the mission will endure excruciating temperatures that are estimated to be roughly about 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit, hotter than any other historic spacecraft.

This launch will provide several data that will be helpful for future research, such as potentially harmful objects that may collide with Earth in the future. The information will be necessary to protect Earth in harm’s way. 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…

Henderson’s Island Trash 2

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Oanh Tran

On a small uninhabited island, researchers have discovered it has been harboring 38 million pieces of trash.

Henderson Island is a designated world heritage site because of bird life and is a part of the U.K Pitcairn island territory. It is located in the middle of the South Pacific Gyre ocean current making it a bullseye for debris carried in the ocean current.

The island has the highest density of plastic debris than anywhere reported on earth. According to Proceedings of Nationals Academic of Science, a study has estimated, 17 tons of plastic debris washed up on Henderson Island, with more than 3,570 new pieces of litter arriving every day on the one beach alone. More…

RUN! THE MEASLES ARE HERE! 2

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Evelyn Huynh

Recently, a measle outbreak has been sickening dozens of Somali-Americans in Minnesota, nearly all of them were children. They can be traced to anti-vaccination campaigns that targeted Somali-Americans and suggested that vaccines are linked to autism. As of Friday, May 12, the Minnesota Department of Health announced that it had been confirmed of 54 measles cases, 51 of those being children of 17 and younger. The majority of the infected were unvaccinated.

The number of cases was particularly high compared to the number of measles cases in Minnesota over the previous years. A total of 56 cases that were reported between 1997 and 2016. 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…