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    Constitutional amendments face opposition

    Six new amendments to North Carolina’s constitution will be on the popular ballot this November. These amendments propose a requirement for a voter ID when voting, a lowering of the income tax cap, a limiting of the power of the governor in appointing judges, transfer of power to allow the legislature to choose members of an election board, the addition of rights for victims of crimes and the protection of hunting and fishing. Republicans who voted to put the amendments on the ballot in the general assembly say that these amendments are necessary for promoting positive change in North Carolina. However, Democrats argue that they are unnecessary and worded in…

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    Turkey and US face off in Northern Syria

    In the Northern corner of Syria, bordering Turkey, two million Kurds live in a state of order as compared with the rest of the region. They have democratic and focused governments and a strong security force. Elsewhere, the once glorious cities of the Middle East have been ravaged by evacuating residents, drone strikes, insurgent guerilla fighting, and daily mortar shelling. In Kurd-controlled Syria, the largest ethnic minority in the fighting country lives in a state of order, as the region continues in violence. Kurds speak their own language and maintain a strong sense of self-determination and nationalism for their lands. In Syria, the Kurds have long been a repressed minority,…

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    North Korea, Trump, and South Korea talk

    North Korea has conducted six nuclear tests and threatened to fire missiles at the US. Now, Pyongyang might have finally succeeded in miniaturizing a nuclear weapon so that it can fit onto an intercontinental missile- a long dreaded moment for the US and its Asian allies. Kim Jong-Un’s regime is demanding representatives from the Kremlin be involved if Pyongyang and Washington negotiate. Vitaly Pashin, a member of Russia’s State Duma claimed Kim is ready to talk to the Trump administration just days after launching a missile capable of reaching the US mainland. He told Russian news agency that Kim is ready and willing to talk to President Donald Trump, but…

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    Women Join Together in the “Times Up” Movement to Fight Sexual Assault

    Over the past year, sexual assault allegations, such as those related to the “Me Too” movement, seem to be a recurring story in the media, attempting to bring awareness to the victims of sexual assault. These movements have brought success in changing the dynamic for victims and stopping sexual assault, but critics believe that many victims are overlooked in these movements. To answer these flaws, a group of famous women have begun the new movement, “Time’s Up.” The group is attempting to bring awareness to those who have experienced sexual assault or gender discrimination. For some lower class women, who lack access to social media or a strong platform, it…

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    Southern Cold Front Could Have Severe Consequences

    The shocking cold that spread across the East Coast in early January coupled with a winter storm  created brutal storms and hit parts of the country that had not seen temperatures below freezing or winter weather in decades. Coastal areas of the South such as South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, which are often 60 to 80 degrees this time of year, saw temperatures in the 30’s during the day and below 20 degrees at night, as well as more snow than Chapel Hill saw during the cold spell. While this did lead to some very funny moments, such as frozen iguanas falling from trees and people gawking in childlike awe…