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Voters feel unheard after recent election in Uganda

Elias Blondeau, Staff Writer

March 4, 2016

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A democratic system’s intent is to put a person in power based on the votes of a populace. In theory, it allows everyone’s voice to be heard. But a democracy only works when the establishment plays by the rules, which is... Read more »

Oregon calls for a rise in the minimum wage

Carson Risser, Staff Writer

March 4, 2016

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What if the minimum wage in North Carolina increased more than 70 percent? Instead of $7.25 an hour, you could make $12.50 an hour. That is the difference between the federal minimum wage, which North Carolina adheres to, and... Read more »

News in Brief

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

March 4, 2016

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Iraq The Iraqi government and the U.S. State Department have deemed the country’s largest dam at risk of collapsing. The Mosul Dam, located on the Tigris River, was constructed in the 1980s under President Saddam Hussein.... Read more »

U.K. to vote on EU status

Rachel Henley, Staff Writer

March 4, 2016

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The United Kingdom could be ready for a “Brexit” this June. A referendum to vote on whether or not the state leaves the European Union will take place in the U.K. and Gibraltar on June 23. Today, U.K. citizens are prepared... Read more »

Republicans fight to block next Supreme Court nominee

Nicole Zelniker, Managing Editor

February 26, 2016

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Almost immediately after Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia passed away on Feb. 13, Republicans vowed to block U.S. President Barack Obama’s nomination for a replacement. “He was the most conservative member of the Supreme... Read more »

House bill causes controversy: privacy vs. security

Meghana Iragavarapu, Staff Writer

February 26, 2016

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AES, DES, 3DES, RC2, RC6 and Blowfish. These combinations of random numbers and letters are six of the most common encryption algorithms. Everything from the data on SIM cards to your Guilford email is protected by encryption... Read more »

News in Brief

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

February 26, 2016

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Brazil Science and technology may be used to combat the Zika virus outbreak that has swept through much of Central and South America. According to Reuters, the Brazilian government, a nonprofit called Moscamed and Canadian... Read more »

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