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A student running a company aiming to end gun violence receives 25 college offers

A student running a company aiming to end gun violence receives 25 college offers

A high school football captain and advocate against gun violence from Washington, DC has landed offers from 25 universities, including Ivy League schools and full-ride scholarships. RuQuan Brown, 17, received offers from Harvard, Yale, Princeton and others to play football after becoming the captain of his football team, leading them to multiple championships all while…MORE

Sanders retracts endorsement of controversial congressional candidate

Sanders retracts endorsement of controversial congressional candidate

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders on Friday withdrew his endorsement of congressional candidate Cenk Uygur after pushback from supporters over Uygur’s previous controversial comments, as well as Uygur’s decision not to accept endorsements. “As I said yesterday, Cenk has been a longtime fighter against the corrupt forces in our politics and he’s inspired people…MORE

DNC announces seven candidates qualified for next week’s debate stage

DNC announces seven candidates qualified for next week’s debate stage

The Democratic National Committee announced Friday that seven candidates have qualified to participate in next week’s presidential primary debate. Former Vice President Joe Biden, South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, businessman Tom Steyer, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and businessman Andrew Yang made the cutoff, according to the…MORE

Top Ukrainian official: All we are asking for is fair treatment

Top Ukrainian official: All we are asking for is fair treatment

Amid the US impeachment scandal that has ensnared Ukraine, a top official from the Zelensky government said Friday that his country is only seeking fair treatment from the United States and stressed the strong relationship between the two countries. Dmytro Kuleba, the deputy prime minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration — whose visit to Washington…MORE

Mourners remember Peter Frates, man who popularized the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Mourners remember Peter Frates, man who popularized the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Family, friends and community members paid tribute Friday to the life of Pete Frates, who used his ALS diagnosis to raise millions of dollars for supporting ALS research and patient care. About 1,500 people packed the pews, aisles and overflow room of St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish, according to an estimate from Boston College police.…MORE

Supreme Court to hear Trump pleas to block subpoenas for financial records

Supreme Court to hear Trump pleas to block subpoenas for financial records

The Supreme Court said Friday it will consider whether the House and a New York prosecutor can subpoena President Donald Trump’s longtime accounting firm and banks for his financial records, two monumental disputes concerning separation of powers and Trump’s broad claims of immunity that will be decided in the heart of the presidential campaign. In…MORE

A Clinton aide’s advice to Trump on how to survive impeachment

A Clinton aide’s advice to Trump on how to survive impeachment

With the votes on Friday in the House Judiciary Committee, Donald Trump is now only the third president in history who will face an impeachment vote in the House. The last one to do so was Bill Clinton, who was impeached by the House but not removed by the Senate in 1998. Joe Lockhart was…MORE

Nicki Minaj pays tribute to Juice WRLD in touching speech

Nicki Minaj pays tribute to Juice WRLD in touching speech

Nicki Minaj paid tribute to Juice WRLD and couldn’t help but get emotional. Minaj, who was being awarded the 2019 Billboard Women in Music’s “The Game Changer Award” on Thursday night, talked about how she and the late musician recently toured together, calling him a “kindred spirit.” “I had a great conversation with him and…MORE

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