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News in Brief

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

April 22, 2016

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United Kingdom An online poll by the National Environment Research Council in the United Kingdom to name a high-tech polar research ship ended. While users chose the name “Boaty McBoatface,” the name may not be used at... Read more »

GSO sister cities share culture

Nicole Zelniker, Managing Editor

April 22, 2016

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In 1956, President Dwight Eisenhower created the idea of sister cities to promote international cooperation. “The idea of sister cities was founded after the Second World War to kind of promote this cultural and economic... Read more »

Obama calls for decriminalization of drug use

Quincy Malesovas, Staff Writer

April 15, 2016

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The final four days of March marked the 5th annual National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit. U.S. President Barack Obama was one of many presenters covering topics of narcotic abuse, recovery and prohibition. During his pa... Read more »

News in Brief

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

April 15, 2016

Filed under World & Nation

Australia Victoria became the first state in Australia to legalize the use of medical marijuana. On April 12, the Access to Medicinal Cannabis bill passed in Parliament. According to the Australian Broadcasting Corp., children... Read more »

Trouble ahead for ecosystem

Rachel Henley, Staff Writer

April 15, 2016

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Bright coral, crystal blue water, rainbow- colored fish, pesticides, run-off, trash. This is what the Great Barrier Reef has come to, and it is about to get worse. In order to handle coal exports, Queensland, Australia, has... Read more »

Terrorism coverage generates critical conversations

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

April 8, 2016

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It is hard to find an aspect of modern life that has not been touched by terrorism. If you go to an airport in the United States, the Transportation Safety Administration will meet you at the door. If you attend a packed public... Read more »

News in Brief

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

April 8, 2016

Filed under World & Nation

Iceland Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson resigned from his position as Iceland’s prime minister on April 5. Gunnlaugsson and other politicians like Bjarni Benediktsson, minister for finance and economic affairs, and Olof Nordal,... Read more »

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