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Residents of Ferguson, Missouri, shook the nation into realizing their city’s debased condition with the spark of widespread chaos, riots and protests. Distrust over the city’s governance and policing system was building up and had burgeoned to a state that could no longer be accepted.
Women who come from countries affected by the Zika virus are advised to avoid pregnancy until the virus has passed. The Zika virus circulates in countries with warmer climates that are found in areas such as Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and is passed on by Aedes mosquitos. Brazil has the most prominent case involving the virus, when about 1.5 million people were affected in 2014.
As the duration of President Barack Obama’s term dwindles away, the United States’ political climate is thick and heavy. Republicans and democrats threw their 2016 presidential candidates into the ring, vying to grasp power and a hold seat in one of the most powerful, yet politically deadlocked governments.
While people in the government decided to reduce regulations — such as the case in our environment or the finance industry — it seems they’re finding ways to regulate people’s sexuality. Since the Supreme Court's 2003 ruling of Lawrence v. Texas that struck down anti-sodomy laws (typically associated with “homosexual conduct”), there still exist a dozen states that uphold laws generally banning sex that’s not procreative, heterosexual sex. Michigan is one of these states.
Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) is a full-time presidential campaigner and part-time New Jersey governor. Traveling all over the country, motivated by the outlandish idea he will somehow become the president of the United States while polling as low as 4 percent in New Hampshire, Christie has been long-gone from the state he should be taking care of.
New Jersey was the first state to pass Megan’s Law in 1994 before it became federal law. A few weeks ago, a bill dubbed as the “International Megan’s Law” passed Congress, and now sits on President Barack Obama’s desk for approval.
Part of an already volatile region in Africa, Burundi is at the cusp of a civil war. There are accounts of mass killings in the country, and the United Nations Human Rights Council unanimously backed a resolution that calls for a team of independent experts to investigate abuses in order to prevent its escalation.
The Return of Kings is a group that advocates for the legal rape of women, and the leader of the group, Daryush “Roosh V” Valizadeh, calls himself a neo-masculinist.
Is it fair to hand over 75 percent of your income to the government? Are there special circumstances in which this is acceptable?
Envision officers knocking on the door of your home. As far as you know, you’ve done nothing wrong, so you turn the knob so as to comply with authority and you’re asked about a “Rodriguez” that they seem to be after.
Kalief Browder was 16 years old when he was arrested for allegedly stealing a backpack. He was sent to Rikers Island, where he awaited for his right to due process, and was released two years later without having ever stood trial.
On Tuesday, after a month-long occupation of a federal building in Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, authorities finally confronted the group who call themselves Citizens for Constitutional Freedom.
If you’re a woman, you may undergo some insufferable and unnecessary problems: gender-biased pay gap, sexual assault, distorted media representation, barriers to birth control access, body image issues, etc. But in addition to these problems, women are taxed just for having vaginas.
Schools are the emblem of education. They signify a sanctuary for learning and development. They are places that we enter with a set of questions or general curiosity, and then leave with more information and a wide range of developed skills.
It’s been an unusually warm December in New Jersey. Actually, the weather the past few months has been a tad warmer than what you would expect, but this may not be a particularly alarming issue. After all, you can just keep wearing light and comfortable fall outfits as opposed to encumbering thick coats, hats and gloves usually worn around this time of year.
The Pentagon officially banned women from military combat, but they still heroically and unofficially served the United States in combat lines.
Scrolling through your Facebook news feed, you might have come across a peculiar page these past few days: The White Student Union at Rutgers University.
Chef Ayesha Curry has gotten herself into some hot water. The wife of Golden State Warrior point-guard Steph Curry has come under fire for a series of tweets about clothing and fashion choices. Curry’s initial tweet read, “Everyone's into barely wearing clothes these days, huh?
Typically delivered annually, the State of the Union (SOTU) is a speech given by the president to the joint session of the United States Congress, and this year’s SOTU signaled the end of another presidential era. President Barack Obama gave his eighth address on Jan. 12 for his final year in office, and it was the first SOTU with Paul Ryan as the speaker of the House of Representatives. He emphasized how this speech was not going to be about this year or the next five years — it was going to be about the rest of America's future.