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Boston Bomber Found Guilty

Written by Andrea Martin. Media by Matt Miller. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty of all 30 charges that were against him for his role in the Boston Marathon Bombing that took place in 2013. The jury deliberated for 12 hours over the span of two days, and now the only thing left to decide is whether the 21 year-old will be sentenced to life in prison, or receive the death penalty.  Charges that Tsarnaev wa ...

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Indiana Religious Freedom Act

Written by Andrea Martin. Media by Garrett Streeter The state of Indiana has found itself in controversy after a new piece of legislation has turned people against the Hoosier state for its supposed discrimination of LGBT community. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act has gained many critics who are labeling the act discriminatory as the wording in it seemingly allows businesses to refuse service to gays ...

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France Mourns Deaths of Top French Athletes

Written by Andrea Martin. Media by Matt Miller. Two helicopters collided on March 9 in Argentina killing all 10 people aboard. Among the deaths were three French Olympic athletes.   The helicopters were traveling to northwestern Argentina for the filming of the reality TV show “Dropped” for TFI (French broadcast). The deaths all occurred in mid-air crash. Among the victims was Florence Arthaud, who sai ...

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50th Anniversary of Selma to Montgomery March

Written by Andrea Martin. Media by Garrett Streeter. The Selma to Montgomery march will be celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, which took place back in 1965 from March 7 to March 25. The march began at Selma, Alabama and was led by Martin Luther King, Jr. and 600 other civil rights activists. On that “Bloody Sunday” in 1965, the group traveled east out of the city on U.S. Route 80 and only made it t ...

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American Sniper Trial

Written by: Andrea Martin. Media by: Garrett Streeter. Guilty Verdict in ‘American Sniper’ Trial The man who admitted to killing Chris Kyle and his friend at a shooting range was found guilty, but will not be placed upon death row for his actions. Eddie Ray Routh, a 27-year-old former Marine, was convicted of first-degree murder in which his defense that he was not sane at the time of the murders. The jury ...

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Ukraine Crisis Update

Written by Andrea Martin. Media by Matt Miller Pro-Russian rebels were able to drive 80% of Ukraine’s troops out of a crucial city, even after a ceasefire had been issued. Ukraine had issued a ceasefire Sunday, which has been teetering on the brink of collapse after Pro-Russia rebels ignored the command by targeting Ukrainian soldiers in the city of Debaltseve Tuesday, Feb. 16. The rebels launched 112 attac ...

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Greece’s Extended Bailout Plan

Written by: Andrea Martin Media by: Garrett Streeter   Eurozone Extends Greece’s Loan Program Greece’s plan to extend its bailout won over the Eurozone as finance minsters approved a four-month extension period for the country. "We call on the Greek authorities to further develop and broaden the list of reform measures, based on the current arrangement, in close coordination with the institutions in or ...

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About Me: World News Section Editor Andrea Martin

About Me – World News Hello! My name is Andrea Martin and I’m a junior here at Greenville College. I’m majoring in Pre-nursing with a minor in History. Below is a little list of some information about me, and some of my favorite things. Born: June 17 Hometown: Yorba Linda, CA Favorite Color(s): Green, blue & yellow Favorite movie(s): The Silence of the Lambs & American Beauty Favorite TV show(s): Ho ...

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Super Bug Breaks out at UCLA

Written by Andrea Martin. Media by Matt Miller. Two fatalities have occurred at the University of California, Los Angeles after intrinsic procedures were performed in which a “super bug” has been identified as the main cause for the deaths. UCLA released a statement Wednesday, February 18 that the super bug was linked to medical scopes that had not been thoroughly cleaned. Seven others have been infected an ...

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10,548

Written by Andrea Martin. Media by Garrett Streeter. Afghanistan Civilian Casualties Hit Record-High Civilian casualties within Afghanistan topped over 10,000 since record keeping started in 2009. The United Nations recently released a report documenting the casualties, citing that 10,548 civilians were killed in 2014 alone. A 25% rise in deaths occurred in 2014 compared to the year before. According to the ...

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