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Budget cuts of global concern

The presidential budget proposal for the 2018 fiscal year has been revealed. The budgets for many non-defense related programs have been cut, and the scientific community’s Research and Development (R&D) programs have especially felt the impact. Although NASA’s space exploration programs were not majorly affected by the proposal, their Earth Science and Education programs did […]

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Vital to vote for Seattle Mayor

The phrase “every vote counts” has a strong application in this upcoming Mayoral election. The race for Seattle Mayor has drawn in 21 candidates total. Only two of these candidates will continue to the general elections come August. During the 2013 primary elections, only 35 percent of registered voters casted a ballot, and nine candidates […]

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Price of seeking truth too high

Seven years ago, he received the International Press Freedom Award by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), and two days ago he was pulled from his car and shot 12 times in broad daylight. Javier Valdez, a correspondent for La Jornada in Sinaloa, as well as founder and editor of the state weekly Riodoce, was […]

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New algorithm threatens privacy

It’s a well known fact that Facebook sells our personal information to companies for targeted advertising. Just make one search for any product you want and soon, you’ll see it pop up on your Facebook feed. While we also know that Facebook uses algorithms that produce echo chambers of ideas on feeds and hinder discourse, […]

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O’Reilly must face consequence

Why is Bill O’Reilly’s “The O’Reilly Factor” the number one cable news show when he has struck settlement deals with five women, totaling $13 million, for sexual harassment and verbal abuse? Since 2002, O’Reilly, Fox News’ highest rated political commentator, has been accused of vicious verbal abuse of producers, unwanted sexual advancements and, according to […]