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    Olympic Hockey Preview

    Since the International Olympic Committee (IOC) first allowed National Hockey League (NHL) players to participate in the Winter games in 1998, Olympic hockey has been seen as the pinnacle of the sport, with talent-laden teams, great goals, and exciting games. However, the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang will be a completely different experience, with no NHL players going after the NHL and IOC failed to reach a deal the NHL found satisfactory. Among the nations hit hardest will be the United States and Canada, perennial favorites in the tournament. The Canadians won back-to-back golds in 2010 and 2014 and undoubtedly have the strongest selection of players in the world. However, these…

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    MLS Shifts Focus Towards Youth

    America’s Major League Soccer (MLS), has long had a reputation for being a retirement league, home to aging European stars such as David Beckham, Andrea Pirlo, and Frank Lampard. However, spearheaded by expansion clubs such as Atlanta United FC and LAFC, the league is looking raise its quality of play and shed that reputation by focusing on cultivating young talent, especially from South America. The league’s “designated player” rule, which allows teams to spend big money to bring in international stars without counting their wages against the salary cap, was traditionally used to bring over former stars on big wages in hopes of selling seats. The players the league attracted…

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    George Weah Elected in Nigeria

    In a monumental event for the nation of Liberia, former international soccer star George Weah was elected president in a peaceful and well-conducted democratic election. In a country where elections are often marred by violence and corruption, a peaceful election was a welcome and uplifting change for all. “I congratulate the winner, Ambassador George Manneh Weah, and pray that God will guide him,” said Weah’s opponent in the final round of voting, Unity Party candidate Joseph Boakai. The concession, often taken for granted in American elections, came as a sign of impressive achievement for the African nation. Weah, the candidate for the Coalition for Democratic Change, who has run for…

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    Doug Jones wins Alabama Senate Race

    In a monumental and historic victory for the Democratic Party, Democratic candidate Doug Jones defeated his controversial Republican opponent Roy Moore in the 2017 Alabama Special Congressional Election. The election was for the seat of former Alabama Congressman Jeff Sessions, who vacated it after he was appointed Head of the Department of Justice by President Donald Trump. Jones’s victory marks the first victory for a Democratic Senate candidate in Alabama since 1992. Jones, who won by fewer than 2% (49.9% to 48.4%), was carried by several key demographics. Cities throughout Alabama, in particular Birmingham and Montgomery, voted decisively for Jones. Additionally, while Moore won white voters of all genders and…

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    FCC moves to end Net Neutrality

    The Federal Communications Commission, lead by Chairman Ajit Pai, revealed a sweeping plan for the ending of Net Neutrality on Tuesday, November 21. The decision, which has sparked monumental outrage from citizens all across the political spectrum, would limit federal regulation of the internet, remove the internet’s classification as a public utility, and give greater power and oversight to internet providers like AT&T and Comcast. Under the current rules, internet service providers (ISPs) are held to strict standards on the services they provide. ISPs are not permitted to slow down any websites and cannot charge extra for features like high definition streaming. Under the FCC’s proposed deregulation plan, ISPs would…