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‘Hands Up’ bill enters Missouri House

‘Hands Up’ bill enters Missouri House

By Rana Schenke, News Desk Editor

March 15, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest News, National, News Briefs

Missouri Rep. Brandon Ellington (D-Kansas City) filed a bill in the Missouri House on March 7 which would make it illegal for law officers to shoot suspects while surrendering, according to a Missouri Times press release.

Trump, testing limits of presidential authority, declares border emergency

Trump, testing limits of presidential authority, declares border emergency

By Noah Bierman, Los Angeles Times

February 15, 2019


Filed under National

President Donald Trump capped months of speculation and two years of failed negotiations over fortifying the southern border by declaring an emergency today, initiating almost certain legal challenges over the extent of his executive power as well as a new set of political risks.

At Marjory Stoneman Douglas one year later, an uneasy hero is still guiding students forward

At Marjory Stoneman Douglas one year later, an uneasy hero is still guiding students forward

By Ben Crandell, Sun Sentinel

February 14, 2019


Filed under National

After the carnage that took 17 lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School one year ago, few in the halls and classrooms of the Parkland school walked away with the toxic mix of emotions that weigh on Ernie Rospierski.

Harvard, taken to court, defends its new policy on fraternities and sororities

Harvard, taken to court, defends its new policy on fraternities and sororities

By Patricia Hurtado, Bloomberg News

February 13, 2019


Filed under National

Harvard University has brought its legal firepower to bear against fraternities, sororities and other single-sex clubs suing to keep their role as havens of social life at the school.

By detailing the events of her rape, one woman fights to end sexual violence on college campuses

By detailing the events of her rape, one woman fights to end sexual violence on college campuses

By David Wharton, Los Angeles Times

February 13, 2019


Filed under National

Her presentation begins with a warning – "The things I'm going to talk about are uncomfortable" – and a vow that the tale will be "kind of rough and hard but it gets better. And there is hope at the end."

‘El Chapo’ found guilty after epic drug trafficking trial

‘El Chapo’ found guilty after epic drug trafficking trial

By Molly Crane-Newman and Nancy Dillon, New York Daily News

February 13, 2019


Filed under National

A jury of eight women and four men reached a unanimous verdict in Brooklyn Federal Court Tuesday, convicting Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera in the closely watched case.

Civil rights advocate warns of larger trend toward hate

Civil rights advocate warns of larger trend toward hate

By Jaweed Kaleem, Los Angeles Times

February 5, 2019


Filed under National

When 11 people were killed in the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in modern U.S. history at Pittsburgh's Tree of Life synagogue in October, many Americans saw it as a shocking one-of-a-kind moment of raw hate.

Climate change will alter gender ratio of newborns, scientists say

Climate change will alter gender ratio of newborns, scientists say

By Fiza Pirani, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

January 29, 2019


Filed under National

Researchers have warned climate change will lead to extreme weather events, increase human mental health problems and internally displace more than 143 million people.

Immigrants affected by government shutdown could wait years for new day in court

Immigrants affected by government shutdown could wait years for new day in court

By Andrea Castillo, Los Angeles Times

January 29, 2019


Filed under National

Alfredo and Claudia Valdez were an hour and a half into their drive from Bakersfield to a Los Angeles federal courtroom, brimming with expectation that a judge there would finally declare them legal United States residents.

Undercover St. Louis cop says colleagues beat him ‘like Rodney King’; describes attack as ‘free for all’

Undercover St. Louis cop says colleagues beat him ‘like Rodney King’; describes attack as ‘free for all’

By Robert Patrick, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

January 23, 2019


Filed under National

An undercover St. Louis police officer who was beaten by colleagues during protests in 2017 later described the attack as a "free for all" and told someone at police headquarters that he was beaten "like Rodney King," according to recently released court documents.

Supreme Court rules for Trump’s ban on transgender troops in the military

Supreme Court rules for Trump’s ban on transgender troops in the military

By David G. Savage, Los Angeles Times

January 22, 2019


Filed under National

The Supreme Court on Tuesday set aside nationwide orders from three federal judges and ruled the Defense Department could now enforce President Trump's policy that effectively bans transgender people from serving in the military.

The next challenge for Jayme: Recovery will be difficult, mental health experts say

The next challenge for Jayme: Recovery will be difficult, mental health experts say

By John Lundy, Duluth News Tribune

January 12, 2019


Filed under National

"This will be part of her for the rest of her life," Heather Rose Carlson, a mental health specialist, said. "Any part of her teenage years that she can reclaim would be really important... but it's going to take a lot of work."

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