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Gambian lawmakers ruled on March 18 to advance a measure seeking to overturn the nationwide ban against the practice of female genital cutting (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons / Nichol Brummer. November 14, 2005). 
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Gambia considers end of ban on ‘female genital cutting’

In a landmark decision, Gambian lawmakers ruled on March 18 to advance a measure seeking to overturn the nationwide ban against the practice of female genital cutting. The current law prohibiting the practice across the nation has been in place since 2015. Despite this, the law has been weakly enforced since its inception, generating little recourse other than three fines handed to practitioners last year. 

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A nine-page ruling in the Georgia election interference case was issued in critique of six charges claiming that Trump and other defendants had asked public officials to violate their oaths of office (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons / The White House. November 14, 2018). 
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Judge dismisses six counts of election interference in Trump Georgia election case

In another addition to the number of headlines surrounding the Georgia election interference case against former President Donald J. Trump, an Atlanta judge ruled on March 13 to dismiss six of the charges brought forth in the case. Scott McAfee of Fulton County Superior court ruled that six of the counts, amongst the total of 41, were non-specific in alleging that Trump and his allies pressured public officials to break the law, according to the New York Times.

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Following her losses on Super Tuesday, Haley announced on March 6 that she was suspending her campaign (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons / Gage Skidmore. Oct. 12, 2020). 
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With Super Tuesday over, a clearer picture set of 2024’s general election

The nation’s primary elections are in full swing as the country readies itself for this November’s presidential contest. Beginning in early January with Iowa and New Hampshire, primaries will continue across the 50 states until the Democratic and Republican National Conferences take place over the summer, during which delegates from both parties will select the candidate to represent them in the general election. 

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The beginning of the war in Gaza brought an end to headway in peace talks, as the Houthis vowed to attack any ships in the Red Sea they believed to have ties to Israel (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons / “U.S. Navy Photo By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Vincent J. Street”/ Public Domain / October 2, 2007). 
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With the Red Sea under attack by Houthis rebels, peace remains out of sight for Yemen

The war in Gaza has further inflamed pre-existing tensions in the remainder of the Middle East, made apparent in the heated activity between the Yemeni Houthis and cargo ships in the Red Sea. The beginning of the war in Gaza brought an end to headway in peace talks, as the Houthis vowed to attack any ships in the Red Sea they believed to have ties to Israel, according to the BBC. Many of these attacks have included assaults on U.S. and British freighters, drawing the ire of the United States. 

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The Super Bowl Parade of the reigning Kansas City Chiefs descended into bloodshed on Feb. 14 (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons / Accedie, October 12, 2023). 
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Kansas City mourns as America reckons with juvenile gun violence

The homecoming celebration of a winning team after any major sporting event is reason for great pride and national attention, giving both fans and players an opportunity to revel in their victory after a season’s worth of trials and tests of faith. To see places of such joy marred, with the Super Bowl Parade of the reigning Kansas City Chiefs descending into bloodshed on Feb. 14, is a reminder of the ubiquity of the issue of gun violence in America.

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Neuralink, a company co-founded by Musk in 2016, aspires to produce significant advances in the realm of what neuroscientists and engineers term “the brain-computer interface.” (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons / “Elon Musk and the Neuralink Future” by Steve Jurvetson. CC-BY-2.0. August 28, 2020).
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Neuralink’s human trial begins: Elon Musk’s first steps in building the brain-computer interface

Elon Musk has made a prolific name for himself in the past decade, not only through the accumulation of wealth, but also as through his innovative and often divisive technological endeavors to which he has pledged his backing and resources. One such endeavor is Neuralink, a company co-founded by Musk in 2016, which aspires to produce significant advances in the realm of what neuroscientists and engineers term “the brain-computer interface.” 

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With a slew of changes being introduced by the Department of Education for the 2024-2025 form, the hope from the federal government is to make the FAFSA process faster and more efficient (Photo courtesy of Flickr / “Financial Aid Information” by Manchester City Library. CC BY-SA 2.0. June 19, 2015). 
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New Year, new FAFSA: Changes to the 2024-2025 federal student aid form

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is a fixture in any prospective or returning college student’s financial planning, and is often subject to complaint and frustration. With a slew of changes being introduced by the Department of Education for the 2024-2025 form, the hope from the federal government is to make the application process faster and more efficient for all students, while increasing the likelihood of eligibility for aid. 

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