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Vladimir Putin, Russias current president, has openly stated he does not recognize Ukraine as an independent nation.

War surges between Russia and Ukraine

On Thursday, Feb.  24, Vladimir Putin, Russia’s current president, invaded the eastern European country Ukraine after weeks of unrest. The two countries have had a tumultuous relationship for years,...

A couple hundred protestors stormed Michigan’s capital on Wednesday, April 15 in Lansing against Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s extension of the coronavirus stay-at-home order. The protests spurring across the country are fostering large amounts of people, essentially putting more at risk.

Michigan protests counter weeks worth of health precautions

A couple of hundred protestors stormed Michigan’s capital on Wednesday, April 15 in Lansing protesting Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s extension of the coronavirus stay-at-home order. “Reopen America”...

The 11th 2020 Democratic Primary Debate occured on March 15.

Sanders and Biden participate in 11th Democratic Debate

On Sunday, March 15, CNN hosted the 11th Democratic Primary Debate in Washington DC. Candidates Senator Bernie Sanders and Former Vice President Joe Biden discussed issues like the status of social security,...

Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden faced off in previous debates that included former candidates. On Sunday, March 15, the two candidates will participate in a debate with only each other.

Battleground: Democratic presidential candidate

As the Illinois primary quickly approaches, Democratic voters debate which of one of the three candidates will receive their votes: Joe Biden, Tulsi Gabbard, or Bernie Sanders. With the polls showing Biden...

President Trump ally Roger Stones sentence was commuted from a maximum of nine years to 40 months after pressure from Trump.

Trump abuses power of presidency in Roger Stone controversy

On Tuesday, Feb. 11, four federal prosecutors withdrew their jail sentence recommendation for former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone and suggested a revised, shorter sentence. Stone was accused of...

Many furloughed employees have protested against the shutdown as it shows no signs of ending.

The Government Shutdown: What is it and how should it end?

On December 21, 2018 the U.S. federal government shutdown began. While not unprecedented, on Jan. 12 this shutdown became the longest in U.S. history, passing the previous record holder of 21 days that...

RDN students tuned in to view Christine Blasey Ford accuse Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination stirs conversation

Divided senators voted 50-48 on Saturday, Oct. 6 confirming Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, despite him being accused of sexual assault. President Donald Trump nominated Kavanaugh...

Colin Kaepernick becomes Nike’s new face

In early September, Nike released their thirtieth anniversary campaign ad, which featured Colin Kaepernick, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, sparking a lot of discussion and controversy. Using...

Each day, students who are part of the Callisburg Independent School District pass signs like this on their way into the building. This could become a reality for many students across the U.S.

Students react to arming teachers

After the mass shooting and killing of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, people of all ages, from students to adults, have pushed for stricter gun...

Since the shooting, MSDHS students such as David Hogg (pictured) have pushed for stronger gun restrictions. However, some see this as a violation of constitutional rights.

Battleground: Gun control after the Parkland shooting

Background: On Wednesday, Feb. 14, tragedy struck at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. as former student Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people and injured 14 more, making it the 11th deadliest...

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