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Debra Brown

In the News This Week

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Each Wednesday, we recap the most important headlines from our global community to keep you up to speed on world news.

Democrat Doug Jones Wins Alabama Senate Special Election.
Doug Jones has won the Alabama special election. He is the first Democrat in the state elected to the US Senate in more than 20 years. The victory shaved the Senate Republican majority to a single seat.
Jones, 63, is a former U.S. attorney best known for prosecuting two Ku Klux Klan members for the 1963 bombing of a Birmingham Baptist church, which killed four girls. The bombers were not tried until the 1990’s.

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Trump
Debra Brown

In the News this Week

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Each Wednesday, we recap the most important headlines from our global community to keep you up to speed on world news.

Patagonia Vows to Sue Trump Over National Monuments.

Patagonia, a maker of outdoor apparel and other gear known for its advocacy on environmental issues, is denouncing President Trump for his decision to shrink two national monuments in Utah. Outdoor gear retailers REI and The North Face also released statements protesting the announcement and directing customers on how to protest the move.

The policy will make an 85% cut to the state’s 1.3m acre Bears Ears National Monument and a 50% cut to its 1.9m acre Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Native American tribes and environmental groups say they will file lawsuits against the policy.

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Nia Hampton

Imagining a Future Without a Free Internet

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What will life post-“free” internet look like? Will rates of anxiety and depression lower when people can no longer afford to overindulge in “screen time”? Will high-quality stationary become all the rage as we go back to sending love letters instead of unsolicited nudes? Or maybe the general population will continue to grow divided as the internet gets smaller, thereby only allowing the opinion of those who can afford to position themselves at the top of Google search. Where will the subcultures go to flourish?

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