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US Using Eye and Facial Scans on Mexican Border

By Christopher Rivera On December 10th 2015, Customs and Border Protection began using new biometric technology at Otay Mesa pedestrian crossing, in San Diego, for Non-U.S. citizens entering and exiting the U.S. According to cbp.gov the project will be in two phases; the first phase took place on December 10th in which certain Non-U.S. citizens used new kiosks, in the

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A Tarnished Father Figure

by Christopher Rivera Bill Cosby has come a long way from being an international spy on I Spy, peddling pudding pops, being the lovable fictional father, Cliff Huxtable, on the Cosby show, and being voice of reason for black youth, who tells them to pull their pants up. The idea of a lovable father figure that people have grown to

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Orange County Supervisors Approve Year-Round Homeless Shelter

By Christopher Rivera   In November, the Orange County Board of Supervisors, of California, unanimously approved a year-round homeless shelter to be built in Anaheim. This was after 600 supporters and opponents who gathered at the forum at Eastside Christian Church. Their vote came four hours after heated debate over whether or not the warehouse should be converted into a

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Trump Still Leads Polls Dispite Being Controversial

By Chris Rivera With five Republican debates so far and Trump leading nearly all the polls, Trump remains a controversial candidate. Trump has recently made headlines when he said he is in favor of banning all Muslims from entering the United States. He has also vowed on making a database for all Muslims living in the United States and for

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Nicolas Hėnin: Welcoming Refugees A Vaccine Against Terrorism

        By Chris Rivera On December 7th, on Democracy Now, Amy Goodman interviewed French journalist and author Nicolas Hėnin; Hėnin was held hostage by Isis for ten months in Syria and was held by Mohammed Emwazi. The focus of their conversation included Hėnin’s thoughts on countries closing their borders to Syrian refugees.     Hėnin was released

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All Lives Matter, Police Brutality, and Militarization

by Chris Rivera Martin O’Malley, former Maryland governor, recently had to apologize after hecklers, at the Net Roots national conference in Phoenix, shouted “Black lives matter,” which O’Malley responded, “Black lives matter. White lives matter. All lives matter.” Martin O’Malley apologized by saying, “I did not mean to be insensitive in any way or to communicate that I did not

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Kickstart a Politician

  By Chris Rivera A 2014 study, by Martin Gilens, of Princeton, and Benjamin Page, of Northwestern, found that America is no longer a democracy, but rather it is an oligarchy. Their research included a study between the years 1981 through 2002 and compared 1,800 policies that were put together by politicians and through their analysis they arrived at the

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Eight Black Churches Burned in the South

by Chris Rivera With the recent burning of churches within the past few weeks people are beginning to speculate whether or not these churches are part of a hate crime or something less sinister, especially after the massacre that occurred at Charleston’s Emmanuel AME church, where Dylann Roof murdered nine of its patrons, which included its senior pastor, who was

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