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Christians celebrate in Iraq The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) took Qaraqosh, Iraq in 2014 according to Inquirer.net, but now Christians “danced and sang “ as Iraqi government forces attempt to take back part of their country. According to CNN, “part of Qaraqosh has already been liberated.” The Iraqi government continued to work with a Christian “paramilitary group” […]

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Hurricane Matthew More than 1,000 people are dead in Haiti according to Al Jazeera, and 1.4 million are in need of aid after Hurricane Matthew swept through the country. The storm left 34 dead in the United States as well. An article from The Weather Channel provided insight on how to help the victims of Hurricane Matthew. Cover Boy CoverGirl […]

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South Carolina shooting Two students and a teacher were shot at an elementary school in Townville, South Carolina according to “an official with Anderson County Emergency Services” CNN reported. The possible shooter, a teenager, was taken into custody according to the town’s deputy chief. While the teacher and one of the students were released from the hospital, the other injured […]

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Terror strikes NY and NJ An explosion occured in New Jersey Saturday morning, Sept. 17 according to the Washington Post, but no one was injured. Nearly 12 hours later in the Manhattan, New York area, another bomb went off — injuring 31 people in New York according to FOX News and the New York Times. While only two bombs exploded, […]

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Zika Virus Update More than 400 people have been diagnosed with the Zika virus disease (Zika) in the U.S., and 36 of the victims have been pregnant women. One death of a Puerto Rican man is linked to the disease. Zika is a major concern for pregnant women because of the connection to microcephaly. For more information about the virus, […]

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Earthquake in Ecuador A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck the coastal region of Ecuador Wednesday, April 20, leaving more than 500 people dead and thousands missing, injured and displaced. The South American country has since experienced even more intense aftershocks, reaching a magnitude of 7.8. The government has implemented a new tax policy in order to rebuild. Japan also experienced a […]

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Here we go, people. Like, share, learn something. Politics Here’s where we’re at with the delegate count. Some candidates are even threatening to skip the Republican Nation Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, which is expected to be … well, not conventional. There’s growing tension between the Republican party and its top candidate—Donald Trump! Even a couple of Trump’s children won’t be […]

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EgyptAir hijacking An EgyptAir flight headed for Cairo was hijacked, Tuesday, March 29, by Seif El Din Mustafa in an apparent marriage dispute. Mustafa managed the whole situation from the back of the plane and did not have explosives. The flight left from Alexandria, Egypt and was redirected over the Mediterranean, landing in Cyprus, where the incident was resolved and […]

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Belgium Terrorist attacks were carried out in Belgium at the Brussels Airport and the Maelbeek subway station, Tuesday, March 22, killing 31 people and injuring more than 200. It is believed that Belgium became a target because of its involvement in counterterrorism efforts. Two of the suspects were suicide bombers, and the third is still at large. There’s growing concern […]

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Tuesday Alright, by now you know the drill — another Tuesday in the books and more primary action to recap. Bernie Sanders and his campaign got to share the wealth of some delegates, as he came through with a surprising win over Hillary Clinton in Michigan. The usual suspect Donald Trump continued to collect, winning Hawaii, Michigan and Mississippi, but […]

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Super Tuesday That’s right, Tuesday, March 1 was Super Tuesday, which is that day that sounds like the counterpart of Black Friday or Cyber Monday… but that’s actually not the case. Unless you’re Donald Trump, who continued to collect delegates (316), winning seven states. The Clinton campaign also faired well, winning seven states and taking 577 delegates. At this stage […]

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Welcome to The Flare, a weekly round-up of some of the top stories in news, politics, entertainment, sports and beyond. The goal is to keep you updated and informed, without taking up too much of your time. Like, share and learn something 1.Guantanamo No More? If President Obama has it his way, that will be the case. Obama isn’t letting […]

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