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Putin Signs Law Decriminalizing Domestic Violence

A week ago, Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, signed into law a contentious bill decriminalizing domestic violence between family members. No longer in the Russian criminal code, domestic violence is now treated like any other case of battery, an “administrative violation.”  Battery carries a maximum fine of 30,000 roubles ($502), community service, or a 15-day detention.…

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A Rundown of Recent Protests and Riots in Paris

After similar riots earlier this month, protests in Paris got violent again over the weekend. On February 2, a black man, identified only as ‘Theo,’ aged 22, was arrested in the district of Aulnay-Sous-Bois by police.  He alleged that one of the officers sexually assaulted him with a baton during the arrest. The arrest was…

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Taiwan, the U.S. and the ‘One China’ Policy

Some people are saying Trump made a bit of a questionable diplomatic decision this week. The relationship between the U.S. and China has always been a bit strained, so Trump’s phone call Thursday night to Chinese President Xi Jinping to wish him a happy Chinese New Year might seem like a good move on his…

In only a few weeks, Judge Neil Gorsuch has gone from the federal appellate bench in Colorado, to one of the leading contenders to be President Donald Trump's nominee for the US Supreme Court.

A Definitive Guide to Neil Gorsuch: Trump’s Supreme Court Pick

On Jan. 31, President Donald Trump nominated Federal Appeals Court Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court seat left open by the death of Antonin Scalia a year ago. Seeing as Gorsuch is a new figure on the national stage, this article sets out to answer a few questions about who he is, what his…

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Trump’s Executive Orders, Explained

This article was written by Evan Spiegel for WIUX News. Since Donald Trump was sworn in as president almost two weeks ago, he has signed what appears to some to be a flurry of executive orders, from building a border wall with Mexico to repealing the Affordable Care Act to banning refugees and more. These…