New York State Decriminalizes Marijuana

New York State Decriminalizes Marijuana

DW-New York.While in session last month, the New York Senate passed legislation to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana. “Communities of color have borne the brunt of New York State’s marijuana drug laws. Our justice system directly reflects who we are as a society and that is why the Senate Majority is taking action to fix […]

Iran Nuclear Deal On Its Last Legs

Iran Nuclear Deal On Its Last Legs

DW-USA.After Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the Iran Nuclear Deal last May, the agreement meant to curtail Tehran’s ambitions started to break down. Today, the deal appeared to crumble further after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani removed all limits on nuclear research and development. “The atomic energy organization (of Iran) is ordered to […]

Donald Trump and the Mexican-American Border

Donald Trump and the Mexican-American Border

DW-USA.The Trump Administration has made one more controversial attempt to meet a pinnacle campaign promise. $3.6 billion, originally allocated to military-related construction projects, will now be used to build more of the boundary wall stretching the Mexican-American Border. Half of the $3.6 billion was originally diverted to bases abroad, the other half spanning 23 states […]

More People Are Leaving New York Than Any Other City in America

More People Are Leaving New York Than Any Other City in America

DW-NEW YORK.With outrageous housing prices, expensive energy bills, and a chaotic atmosphere, more and more people are moving out of New York City. According to 2018 census data, a net of 277 people leave New York every day. That’s 76 more than the city with the second-largest migrant outflow, Los Angeles. Some residents are making […]

Hong Kong Government Withdraws Extradition Bill

Hong Kong Government Withdraws Extradition Bill

DW-USA.After months of unrest, the bill that sparked the turbulence in Hong Kong has finally been killed. The law would have allowed the extradition of Hong Kong citizens to China. Following widespread outrage when the bill was first announced in April, Chief Executive Carrie Lam sidelined the legislation but stopped short of withdrawing it all […]

Boris Johnson’s decision

Boris Johnson’s decision

DW-USA.When Prime Minister Boris Johnson asked the Queen to suspend parliament starting October 31st in order to reach a Brexit decision, London has been up in arms. After a flurry of rhetoric and condemnation, members of parliament (MP) are taking concrete action to fight Johnson’s decision. Here’s what’s happening: Today, MPs will attempt to pass […]

Dozens Arrested in South Africa After Anti-Immigrant Protests

Dozens Arrested in South Africa After Anti-Immigrant Protests

DW-USA.Burning cars, looted shops, and rubber bullets. The situation in several South African townships these last few weeks have been dire. Anti-immigrant resentment has boiled for some time in the country, and it appears to be finally coming to a simmer. In Johannesburg’s central business district, dozens have been arrested after protestors looted and set […]

West Nile Virus Detected in New York City

West Nile Virus Detected in New York City

DW-NEW YORK.The mosquito-born disease, now common the United States, was detected by the New York Health Department last month. Though not a statistically harmful virus, 38 people have died from its side effects since its introduction to the US. The health department is currently taking measures to counteract the virus’s spread. According to NYC Health, […]

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