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New study shows disparities in Louisiana executions

Marie Simoneaux

September 18, 2015

Filed under City, National, News

New research shows that the majority of death sentences in Louisiana involve crimes involving black men against white women. Frank Baumgartner, political science professor at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Tim L...

Professor killed in Delta State shooting

Nicholas Morea

September 17, 2015

Filed under National

A history professor at Delta State University was fatally shot in his office on Sept. 14. Assistant professor Ethan Schmidt was found dead by a shot to the head in his office in Cleveland, Mississippi. Fellow professor Shannon Lamb...

Texas student detained by police

Nick Reimann and Gabriel Garza

September 17, 2015

Filed under National

Police arrested a 14-year-old Muslim boy at an Irving, Texas high school on Sept. 16 after the homemade clock he brought to school was mistaken for a bomb. Ahmed Mohamed was taken to a detention center after showing the clock...

Fatal Flash Floods in the Southwest

Nicholas Morea

September 17, 2015

Filed under National

On Tuesday, Sept. 15, extreme weather hit the southwestern portion of the United States. 16 people in total are dead after the flash flood crashed upon the residents of Hildale, Utah and Colorado City, Arizona. Four people are missi...

Europe accepts migrant refugees

Nicholas Morea

September 9, 2015

Filed under National

From Syria to Afghanistan, millions have been searching for a way into Europe to escape either the violence of war or a police state. Germany said they will allow 500,000 migrants a year and multiple other countries are feeli...

Kentucky clerk denies marriage license

Gabriel Garza

September 3, 2015

Filed under National, News

Rowan County, Kentucky clerk Kim Davis refused to issue any marriage licenses to same-sex couples on Sept. 1. Davis decided to go against the U.S. Supreme Court's legalization of gay marriage, saying that it goes against her views...

Kentucky clerk denies marriage license

Gabriel Garza

September 3, 2015

Filed under National, Worldview

Rowan County, Kentucky clerk Kim Davis refused to issue any marriage licenses to same-sex couples on Sept. 1. Davis decided to go against the U.S. Supreme Court's legalization of gay marriage, saying that it goes against her...

Police officer killed in Illinois

Andrew Callaghan

September 3, 2015

Filed under National, Worldview

Illinois Police have yet to capture the three men suspected in the murder of 52-year-old Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz, patrol officer. A community youth mentor and father of four, the 30-year police force veteran was just weeks away...

President secures Iran nuclear deal with final vote

Nicholas Ducote

September 3, 2015

Filed under National, Worldview

President Barack Obama secured a legacy-defining foreign policy victory as Senate Democrats clinched the necessary votes to ensure an Iran nuclear agreement survives in Congress. The decisive 34th commitment came from Maryland...

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