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Happening in the world: Shortly after Youtuber Logan Paul uploaded a video of a dead body hanging from a forest in Japan and was dropped from the platform’s Google Preferred tier, Youtube has promised more human oversight of its top-tier videos and better management of unsavory ads that show up next to content. (NYT) Happening […]

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Bwogline: The UK and EU are arguing over a Brexit negotiation. Brexit Secretary David Davis says that the UK won’t pay a 100 billion euro fee as the “divorce bill.” (BBC) Study tip: Get started on things early so you won’t be stressed near the deadline. This might seem like something really obvious to say, […]

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Happening in the world: A San Francisco federal judge, William H. Orrick of United States District Court, temporarily blocked Trump’s measures to withhold money from sanctuary cities, using his own words against him. This is the third such judicial measure against Trump’s immigration orders in his first 100 days on the job. (NYT) Happening in […]

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Happening in the world: Lt. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, the senior U.S. commander in Iraq, said that a US airstrike probably caused the collapse of a building in Mosul that killed a number of civilians. He indicated that an investigation will also examine if the attack set off more explosives set by militants in or near […]

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Happening in the world: North Korea tried to launch a missile…and failed. A North Korean missile fired on Wednesday morning (local time) exploded seconds after the launch. With North Korea having made clear its ambitions to develop missiles that can reach the US mainland, this (frankly unsurprising) failure is a reassuring result for South Korea, US, and […]

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Happening in the world: Poachers killed a beloved 4-year-old male white rhino, Vince, who was kept in the Thoiry Zoological Park in France. There is a very high demand for rhino horns especially in southeast Asia and China, where they are considered status symbols, an aphrodisiac, and a miracle drug. (Chicago Tribune) Happening in NYC: […]

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Happening in the world: Lee Jae-Yong, the de facto leader of the Samsung conglomerate, one of the largest corporations in the world, was indicted of bribery and embezzlement charges. This is part of the whirlwind of a political drama that has swept the country for the past year or so, and part of an effort […]

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Happening in the world: Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will be the first member of Trump’s cabinet to represent the administration abroad as he travels to Asia this week. He will travel to South Korea and China, both countries being places where security concerns are increasing. Later this month, he is also expected to travel to […]

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