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FBI asks to tap into phone needlessly

The FBI put in requests to Apple for the releasing of private data but their demands are unreasonable Apple’s homepage reveals a letter penned by the CEO Tim Cook on the site. In it, he explains that the FBI, supported by a court order, has attempted to compel Apple to retrieve personal data from the…

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VA avoids veteran calls

The department does not provide needed help to suicidal veterans As if the Department of Veteran Affairs had little else to be ashamed about, it has been reported that their suicide hotline goes directly to voicemail. An investigation by the VA’s Inspector General discovered the bewildering error, only another in a long line of blunders…

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Sony Records sparks rage over Kesha

Kesha, stripped of the bedazzled pop singer persona that vaulted her to stardom back in 2010, could only sob as the New York Supreme Court denied her request to be released from her recording contract with Sony Records and music producer Dr. Luke. Kesha’s ongoing struggle to escape from her contract marks a disturbing turn…

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CUNY ignores students

IN2NYC chooses overseas applicants before taking in CUNY students On Feb. 18, CUNY launched the International Innovators Initiative, a pioneering program for international entrepreneurs, in partnership with the New York City Economic Development Corporation. A key requirement is that entrepreneurs have to base businesses at CUNY incubators, thereby bringing employment and education opportunities to neighborhoods…

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Politicans vie for Scalia’s empty seat

The United States was shocked earlier this month to learn that Justice Antonin Scalia had died. At the virile age of 79, his death came as a surprise—indeed so much so that conspiracy theories aplenty now congest the airwaves. But all circumstances of his death aside, and before discussing the political beanbag the Republican Party…

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TMZ champions unethical journalism

In a world where technology and social media often collide, members of society are more aware of recent Hollywood divorces than the followings of the presidential race. Pop culture is a broad genre that swims in the masses of journalism, where celebrity news outlet TMZ is one of the many sources of Hollywood’s latest gossip….

Supreme Court halts climate change
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Supreme Court halts climate change

The United States has to pass climate change rules in order to maintain relationships with other countries The Supreme Court provisionally overruled President Barack Obama’s declaration to significantly limit the amount of coal emission from power plants. Paris in December 2015 served as a summit for major world leaders to convene and discuss an effective…

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Candidates battle it out

The 2016 Presidential Election is categorized by heavy belligerence The current election, particularly among the Republican candidates, surpasses ordinary bullying. There are many strong personalities involved. Hectoring is usually done when a candidate behaves unpleasantly, forcefully, or boisterously toward an opponent in order to get votes on his or her own behalf. Occasionally hectoring among…

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Beyonce’s ‘Formation’ faces criticism

About 118 million people witnessed Beyonce’s spectacular halftime performance during the 2016 Super Bowl on Feb. 7. Viewers did not expect the incorporation of various tributes to black history throughout the show by performers clad in uniforms inspired by the Black Panther Party. Beyonce’s performance of her new song “Formation,” a striking anthem that reinforces…

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Strict admissions crucial

Senior year in high school is one of the busiest and most stressful times of a teenager’s life, as the pressure of college applications and building a successful and attractive portfolio lead to many a sleepless night. Explaining to a college why they should accept you—when the main reasons you want to attend is for…

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