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Chad Carr, 5, dies after fight with cancer

Article and Media by Andrea Martin. Chad Carr, the grandson of former University of Michigan head coach Lloyd Carr, passed away on Nov. 23 after being placed on hospice care by his family. Chad, 5, was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), an inoperable brain tumor, in 2014. Chad received chemo and other treatments, but his condition got worse with his mother citing suffering and discomfor ...

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Bombings in Syria After ISIS Attack in Paris

Written by Roman Butler. Media by Andrea Martin. Now that ISIS has claimed to be the reason for terror in Paris, Russia and France have decided to take a stand against ISIS. On Friday, November 13, a series of several terrorist attacks hit the Paris area with random shootings and suicide bombings. These acts of terror resulted in 129 lives lost and several hundred left in critical condition. On October 31, ...

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The European Migrant Crisis

Written by Rebecca Oldham. Media by Andrea Martin. In the past few months, migrants have been fleeing from the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria, and have sought to enter Europe. This migrant crisis has become one of the largest since World Ward II, and many of the countries within Europe are unsure of how to deal with the growing migrant population. The population influx has overflown into countrie ...

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Mormon Church Changes Stance on Same-Sex Couples

Written by Rebecca Oldham. Media by Andrea Martin. In the past week, the Mormon Church has made announcements against the LGTB community. They have passed rules within their church against same-sex couples, and the children of same-sex couples. CNN reported that the Mormon Church considers same-sex couples apostate and have laid out all new rules against the LGTB community in their handbook 1. According to ...

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Terrorism of Human Rights in South Sudan

Written by Rebecca Oldham. Media by Andrea Martin. Sudan has been in turmoil since South Sudan seceded in 2011, making South Sudan the youngest nation in our world today. In 2013, however, the violence and turmoil resurfaced to an all-time high when South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir, accused Riek Machar, his ex-vice president, of trying to form a coup to take over the government. This has led to an all-ou ...

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China Ends One-Child Policy

Written and Media by Andrea Martin. China announced Thursday [Oct. 29] it would be ending its one-child policy, which was enacted in 1979 to combat the fast-growing population. The statement was released by China’s Communist Party regarding the controversial topic; the policy has been estimated to prevent around 400 million births, but as China’s aging population has led its leaders to rethink the policy. 1 ...

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Operation Cross Country

Written and Media by Andrea Martin. Two weeks ago the FBI enacted Operation Cross Country, which resulted in the recovery of 149 sexually exploited children and the arrests of nearly 150 pimps and other individuals. According to the FBI, the youngest victim rescued was 12 years old. Three were transgender, and three others were males. With the operation in its ninth year, authorities were able to net more r ...

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Israeli Violence Continues to Escalate

Article by Rebecca Oldham. Media by Andrea Martin.   For a while now, there has been a growing epidemic of violence in Israel between the Israeli and Palestinian people. The violence between East Jerusalem and the West Bank has been growing for the past few years and recent events have started a new wave of stabbings, shootings, suicide bombings and even people driving into crowds. According to CNN, th ...

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Possible Amtrack Shutdown

Written by Roman Butler. Media by Thomas Hajny. Amtrak warned lawmakers of possible railway services being shut down if Congress denies the extension of implementing advanced safety technology. According to a Fox News article, Joseph Boardman, Amtrak Chairman, sent a letter Monday to the Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune describing the efforts being made to improve train safety by installing Pos ...

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Woolly Mammoth Remains Found in Michigan

Article by Rebecca Oldham. Media by Andrea Martin. Imagine when you were a little kid and you used to play in the sandbox. You would hide things and then dig them up later, or perhaps you’d find your dog’s bone hidden in the sand. Now imagine doing some form of work on your parent’s property where you have to dig several inches into the ground. What would you find?  Most likely just dirt, mud, maybe some ro ...

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