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European Union Investigates Apple’s tax benefits in Ireland

  The European Commission’s three-year investigation of Apple Inc.’s Irish tax benefits will be concluded this week. Apple, an American business, has a firm in Dublin, Ireland.   The Irish government has enabled Apple to pay substantially less in taxes than other companies in the European Union. According to BBC News, the standard rate of…

Johnson seems unaware Syrian civil war centers around Aleppo

Libertarian party presidential candidate and former governor of New Mexico, Gary Johnson, shocked viewers during his interview with MSNBC’s Mike Barnicle. Barnicle asked a question regarding the situation in Aleppo, Syria. Johnson responded with, “and what is Aleppo?” Barnacle, shocked, quickly responded by asking if he was kidding. Johnson did not seem to be anywhere…

The woman I want to be

    I am not the woman that you can see in old movies from the 50s and 60s. I am also not the woman that the feminist in me says I should strive to be. Let me explain.   I will never be a housewife. When I picture my life in 10 or 15 years,…

Pike county slaying kills eight family members

  Eight people were found dead, shot execution style in Piketon, Ohio on Friday, April, 22.  CNN reported that the bodies were found at four different locations. In a list of names released by Cleveland.com, all of the victims were a part of the Rhoden family, ranging from a 44-year-old man to a 16-year-old boy. …

Trump sweeps five states, Clinton takes four

    Businessman Donald Trump scored another demanding victory in five different state primaries on Tuesday, April 26. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also had a strong night with four wins in states Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland.   The states that voted were Delaware, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Maryland. Trump was polling…

Trump: media made

  In 20 years, this election is going to be studied by political scientists. In their research, they are going to figure out how and why the Donald Trump phenomenon happened. There are a few things we already know. We know that people are angry and they are flocking to Donald Trump because he is…

Pope Francis eases burden of divorced Catholics

  After a long Synod on the Family held in October 2015, Pope Francis revealed his anticipated document on the family, “Amoris Laetita,” on Friday, April 8. The 256 page document did not make any changes in the law of the Catholic Church but Pope Francis, suggested the Church to open its arms and lessen…

Earthquake rocks southern Japan

    Thousands of individuals are fleeing the country after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Southern Japan on Saturday, April 16. Nine people have been confirmed dead, eight people are in serious condition and more than 850 individuals were injured.   43 people are reportedly trapped and 23 people have been buried alive. This occurred…

Obama goes to Saudi Arabia, meets with officials

    President Barack Obama traveled to Saudi Arabia to hold a meeting with King Salman Riyadh on Wednesday, April 20. With the growing tension between the United States and Saudi Arabia, this trip was timely. This tension stems from Saudi opposition to American outreach to Iran and the correspondence with Syria.   Obama was…

Thanks for helping, but don’t forget to leave

    The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Ecuador has caused hundreds of deaths and thousands more injuries. The physical damage is beyond what one country can fix all on their own, queue all of the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) like Red Cross or Catholic Relief Services to come in and help with the clean up. These…

Trump, Clinton win New York primary

  After a long string of loses from both businessman Donald Trump and Secretary Hillary Clinton, the two presidential nominee frontrunners won the New York primary, according to NBC News. Senator Bernie Sanders had won the last seven primary votes for the Democratic race, according to The New York Times. Senator Ted Cruz had won…

Puerto Rico debt crisis looms

  Puerto Rico has no clear path forward after a plan stalled in the United States Congress to help with the crippling debt that the U.S. territory is currently facing, according to Reuters.   Puerto Rico is currently looking at a May 1 deadline to repay about $422 million to Government Development Bank bankholders. In…

Russian fighter jet buzzes American destroyer

  Two Russian jets flew extremely close to a U.S. warship called the USS Donald Cook in the Baltic Sea on Monday, April 11. The following day, a second incident occurred when two Russian helicopters circled above the USS Donald Cook and apparently took several pictures. Two more jets made multiple close passes of the…

Canada introduces ‘assisted suicide’ legislation

  Quynh Tran The Carroll News   Canada introduced legislation to legalize assisted suicide for Canadians who are inflicted with a “serious and incurable illness” that causes them “enduring physical or psychological suffering,” according to The New York Times. The law specifies that only those consenting adults who are mentally competent can request an assisted…

Columns: Katelyn signing off

  Here we are, readers. The final Katelyn’s Candor column. The end of the road.   Well, kind of. I’ll be continuing my political rantings on a Medium page, so look that up. In addition, all of the graduating seniors have farewell columns in the final issue of the year, so you’ve got that to…

Terrorists in Brussels attacks arrested, charged

  Four men were arrested and charged for the terrorist attacks on March 22, 2016 at the Brussels airport. One of the men arrested was the infamous “man in the hat,” according to Belgian authorities. The “man in the hat” was caught on camera along side two of the other bombers, who blew themselves up…

Kasich’s best chance was not to run at all

      As each day goes by, we hear more and more about the chance of a contested convention. The fact is that there will be a contested convention. As much as Donald Trump likes to say there won’t be, he is yet again just plain wrong. According to The Washington Post, Trump would…

Senate puts Supreme Court nominee on hold

  Although it has been nearly a month since President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the Senate has yet to move forward with his confirmation.   Of the 54 Republicans in the Senate, only two say they support confirmation hearings– Susan Collins of Maine and Mark…

Panama Papers reveal global corruption

  In what is sure to be a global controversy, the Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca was subject to a widespread data leak that implicated world leaders and prominent figures around the globe in fraudulent activity, as well as other illegal or unflattering endeavors with the company. According to The Guardian, an unknown source leaked…

VA employees caught manipulating wait times

Supervisors instructed employees to incorrectly document patient wait times at Veterans Affairs’ hospitals in at least seven states, according to a USA Today’s analysis of over 70 investigation reports released in recent weeks.   Employees at 40 VA medical facilities in 19 states and Puerto Rico routinely “zeroed out” veterans’ wait times, and in some…

North Carolina passes controversial law

  The state of North Carolina passed a law blocking anti-discrimination laws on the local level.  Governor Pat McCrory signed House Bill 2, the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, that requires everyone to use the bathroom of their born biological sex and gives the state priority over the passage of anti-discrimination laws.  After signing…

California plans to increase minimum wage

    California’s legislature approved minimum wage increase according to The Los Angeles Times. The current minimum wage in California is $10 per hour, and will increase to $15 per hour over the next six years, which is the highest statewide wage. According to the plan, by Jan. 1, 2017, the minimum wage per hour…

We all agree people need help, so let’s help them

  Minimum wage is a hot button issue in this year’s election. The two main political parties have vastly different opinions on the issue, and for good reason. Liberals would say that it is impossible to survive on a wage of $7.25 an hour (which is around what a common minimum wage would be). Conservatives…

Cruz, Sanders win Wisconsin primary elections

    The state of Wisconsin held its presidential primary for both major political parties on Tuesday, April 5. The winner of the Republican primary was Ted Cruz and for the Democrats, the winner was Bernie Sanders.   The Washington Post reported that Cruz’s win, called by The Associated Press just after 9 p.m. Eastern…

Leaders meet for Nuclear Summit

    President Barack Obama hosted a nuclear security summit that was attended by representatives from over 50 other countries, including nations that, like the United States, currently possess nuclear weapons. The summit lasted two days, March 31 and April 1. According to CNN, leaders such as David Cameron of Britain; Francois Hollande of France;…