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Attacks in Westminster: What We Know

An attack Wednesday afternoon at several locations around London’s Houses of Parliament left several critically wounded.  Latest reports list the number killed as four, including the suspected attacker, though information is as yet unclear. Videos of the attack show pedestrians running, being ordered by police to get to cover and clear the area. A car,…

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OPINION: The Deadly Incoherence of the Modern Republican Party

For years, before and after the Affordable Care Act, also infamously known as “Obamacare” passed, Congressional Republicans used the piece of legislation to delegitimize the Obama administration and the Democratic party as a whole. They claimed that the bill was fundamentally unconstitutional and would lead to a massive rise in federal debt and amass severe…

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Candidates for IU Student Government Debate in Town Hall

In an attempt to engage with students and debate some important and contested topics, all of the tickets running for IUSA, or the Indiana University Student Association, met for a town hall event at the Indiana Memorial Union on March 7th. Five tickets attended, including IGNITE, Refund Supreme, Empower IU, Focus for IUSA, and Engage…

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IU Senior Relates to Michael Brown Sr.’s Story

Michael Brown Sr., whose unarmed son died in a police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014, spoke at “The Social Justice Seminar: Confronting Racism and Healing Our Communities,” on Wednesday night at the Indiana Memorial Union. In the audience, a cross-legged Hispanic girl sat to hear a story that was all too familiar. Bella Chavez, an…

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White House Bars Selected Media Organizations from Entry

The usual daily press briefing didn’t happen on February 24.  Instead, an untelevised briefing of a selected few media outlets took place at the White House. It is clear CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin is working to hide her shock as she broke the news at 2:01 p.m., Friday afternoon. “We have just learned here at…

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The Decision in Bobigny: Police Brutality in France

On Monday, a French court determined a police officer should go to trial and face charges of rape. The decision comes after weeks of often violent rallies, sparked by “L’Affaire Théo”: the February 2nd arrest of Théo Luhaka, 22, which resulted in surgery and a hospital stay.  Three police officers involved were accused of unnecessary…

Kelley

Women in Business Host Keynote Speaker at Kelley

Situated in a lecture room at Hodge Hall, home of the Kelley School of Business, a woman addressed a small crowd of budding businesspeople, arrayed in short-sleeve tops and skirts. The name of the speaker was Tiffany Olson, president of Nuclear Pharmacy Services at Cardinal Health. Olson served as the keynote speaker at “React to…

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Flint Residents Sue the EPA for $700 Million

In Flint, Mich., levels of lead in the water supply have fallen but remain above the federal limit. Residents of the city are outraged and demand justice. More than 1500 Flint residents have filed a class-action lawsuit against the EPA, citing an act of negligence. They demand over $700 million for the federal agency’s alleged…

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Author Deepa Iyer Talks War on Terror, Refugees at IMU

Communities of South Asian and Arab Americans have experienced backlash in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks, said author and civil rights lawyer Deepa Iyer at an event Monday evening at the Indiana Memorial Union. Iyer spoke to a crowd of about 60 students, faculty and Bloomington community members in the Frangipani Room of…

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Ashton Kutcher Delivers Testimony in Senate on Ending Child Sex Trafficking

Actor Ashton Kutcher gave a powerful testimonial in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee last week asking for federal support in his fight against child sex trafficking with his foundation ‘Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children’. Thorn was founded in 2009 by Kutcher and his former wife Demi Moore. The organization’s purpose is to develop…