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Russia accused of war crimes Human Rights Watch recently condemned Russia for war crimes committed in Ukraine. Russian soldiers are reportedly carrying out violations of the Geneva Convention against civilians, including unauthorized violence and threats, rape, two cases of summary execution and looting. This has occurred in the regions of Kyiv, Kharkiv and Chernihiv — […]

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Russian antiwar journalist Marina Ovsyannikova, a producer for Channel One Russia, made her mark on the evening news on March 14 by protesting the Russian war against Ukraine. As the broadcast started, Ovsyannikova ran into view of the camera crew behind reporters shouting, “Stop the war, say no to war,” and holding a poster reading […]

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CA mask mandate lifted The California indoor mask mandate came to an end on Feb. 15 due to a drop in Omicron cases, which triggered the reimplementation of the mask mandate on Dec. 15. As of Feb. 14, test positivity had dropped 72% in California. However, local health officials can continue to issue requirements due […]

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Justice Breyer Retires After Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement announcement on Jan. 26, all eyes have turned to President Joe Biden, who has the opportunity to be the first Democrat in nearly 12 years to nominate a justice to the Supreme Court. However, with Justice Breyer being a progressive, Biden will not have the […]

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Pediatric COVID vaccines Following the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of a low-dose Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5 to 11, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s independent advisers have moved to vote and recommend the product for the 28 million American children eligible. Jeffrey D. Zientz, White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator, expects […]

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Kyle Rittenhouse Trial Kyle Rittenhouse shot three protesters on Aug. 25, 2020, killing two. Rittenhouse was charged with one count of reckless homicide, one count of intentional homicide and one count of attempted intentional homicide. He was also charged with illegal possession of a weapon, but the charge was dropped by Judge Bruce Schroeder. The […]

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L.A. COVID-19 guidelines Vaccine cards will be required upon entry to Los Angeles public establishments beginning Nov. 29. Bars, restaurants, gyms, concerts and indoor establishments except supermarkets and pharmacies will require proof of vaccination. Those exempted from vaccination for religious or medical reasons are required to show a negative COVID-19 test within the past 72 […]


Conflict in Afghanistan The majority of U.S. troops left Afghanistan through the Kabul Airport on Aug. 16. On that day, hundreds of Afghans crowded around the departing planes hoping to escape from the country, leaving at least five people dead in the aftermath. This marked the end of 21 years of U.S. presence in the […]

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Weekly Newsbrief: COVID-19 update, Tax deadline

Weekly COVID-19 Update: The confirmed number of COVID-19 cases in the United States reached 477,161 on April 10. Cases confirmed in California reached 1,352, with 552 deaths. California is expected to reach its peak hospital usage and daily deaths April 26, according to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. The Centers for Disease Control […]