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By: Jessica Griggs ~Campus News Editor~ Iran nuclear deal continues to gather support President Obama‚Äôs Iran Nuclear deal garnered enough support in the Senate Tuesday to prevent a Republican super majority. The president was joined by four Democratic senators and will no longer have to veto a forced Republican resolution. Since the Republicans did not gain a super majority (60 votes), the Senate democrats maintain the ability to filibuster a Republican plan. American woman beaten to death in Nepal Dahlia Yehia, an American woman, was beaten to death in Nepal last month. The 25-year-old was visiting the country to backpack … Continue reading News in brief

U.S. & World News The year in hashtags

By: Jessica Griggs ~Campus News Editor~ #BlackLivesMatter After incidents of police brutality against unarmed black men in Ferguson, New York City, Cleveland and South Carolina, #BlackLivesMatter emerged along with countless calls for justice. #BringBackOurGirls A year ago, 276 girls were abducted from their secondary school in Nigeria by the terrorist group Boko Haram. #BringBackOurGirls endeavored to raise awareness of the issue worldwide. As many as 219 of the abducted girls have yet to be found. #BoycottIndiana Debates about the equality and fair treatment of the LGBTQ community were sparked on numerous occasions this year. As a result of the Religious … Continue reading U.S. & World News The year in hashtags

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By: Meredith Francis ~Campus News Editor~ Presidential candidates for 2016 announce candidacy Hillary Clinton, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have all put their names in the race for the 2016 presidential election. In recent weeks, Paul, Cruz and Rubio announced their intent to run in the Republican primary. Several more Republicans are expected to join the race. Hillary Clinton also announced her candidacy in an online video, confirming media speculation that she would run. Boston Marathon bombing suspect convicted Cuba removed from terrorism sponsor list Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted for his role in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. … Continue reading News in Brief