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Police gather on a chicago street  after the shooting of Laquan Mcdonald.

Human outcry against police brutality

After the release of a video displaying police killing a boy armed with a knife, citizens of Chicago rally to protestBy Julia Camara | Echo Protesters continue to pour unto the streets of downtown Chicago after the Nov. 24 release of a video displaying a white police officer gunning down […]

by · December 11, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · World/National
Tensions remain high as Russia investigates the downing of it's fighter jet.

Turkey downs Russian fighter jet

Russia cuts diplomatic ties with Turkey after destruction of Russian aircraftBy Seth Brandle | Contributor After Turkish military shot down a Russian warplane on the border of Turkey and Syria in late November, international tensions escalated amidst the growing Syrian conflict. Turkey claims that after the Russian plane entered Turkish […]

by · December 4, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · World/National
Small island nations such as the Marshall Islands lead the talks on battling climate change.

The small voices

Island nations battle to have their voices heard at the Paris talksBy Tom Gbean | Echo\ On Monday, 150 world leaders gathered at the COP21 climate talks in Paris to hash out an agreement to curb greenhouse gas emissions. Amidst the cacophony of big players such as the U.S., China […]

by · December 4, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · World/National
French Citizens gather to pay their respects to the victims of the Nov. 13th attack by ISIS.

The Age of Terror

As the Paris attacks unfurled, the world wondered how ISIS could pull them offBy Tom Gbean | Echo] The Western illusion of safety from large-scale terror attacks was once again shattered last Friday. In the most grisly attack in a developed nation by a terrorist organization since 9/11, more than […]

by · November 20, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · World/National
Displaced from their homes, many Syrian refugees do not know where to turn.

States bar Syrian refugees

Twenty-six states have barred refugees from entering for fear of terror attacksBy Joseph Johns | Echo Twenty-six state governors issued statements within the last week objecting to admitting Syrian refugees into their respective states after the Parisian attacks last Wednesday. The attacks, concurrent with an ISIS video in which the […]

by · November 20, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · World/National
Timothy Wolfe steps down amidst protest from students who claim he mishandled racial issues on campus.

Rallies, racism and resignations

President of University of Missouri resigns to allow healing on a racially wounded campus By Julia Camara| Echo Student protesters at the University of Missouri cheered as their president resigned from his position on Monday due to claims of his insufficient dealings with campus racism and other bigoted incidents. “I […]

by · November 13, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · World/National
Saudi Princes Smuggle Drugs

Saudi Princes Smuggle Drugs

Saudi Princes face suit for attempts to smuggle drugs By Seth Brandle | Echo News One of the largest drug smuggling attempts in Lebanese history was thwarted by authorities at the Beirut airport, and it allegedly involved a Saudi prince. Officials in Lebanon said that five Saudis were detained at […]

by · November 13, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · World/National
Pakistanis walk through the ruin after a devastating earthquake.

Earthquake in Afghanistan and Pakistan

A disastrous earthquake in the middle east claims hundreds of livesBy Joseph Johns | Echo An earthquake in northeastern Afghanistan killed more than 260 people on Monday Oct. 26, according to a report by the BBC. The New York Times reports that this earthquake added another layer to Afghani citizens’ […]

by · November 6, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · World/National
Paul Ryan takes on the top job of uniting the House of Representatives.

A house divided on itself

Can Paul Ryan bring balance to Congress?By Tom Gbean | Echo At the age of 45, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) was elected the youngest Speaker of the House on Oct. 29. Ryan began his political career in the House of Representatives when he was elected as a U.S. representative of […]

by · November 6, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · World/National
KKK members ride seven street in New York.

Anonymous hacks the KKK

Major political leaders become exposed Klan membersBy Seth Brandle | Contributor Anonymous, the infamous “hacktivist” group known for hacking the websites of governments and organizations it dislikes, has released a list of 400 names of alleged current Ku Klux Klan (KKK) members. The hackers have been actively working against the white […]

by · November 6, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · World/National