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Were they worth it?: Key protest movements over the decade | AP News

COVID-19 left many Americans staying in their homes until the killing of George Floyd called many to protest against police brutality and racial injustice. However, across the globe people are protesting for similar reasons and for different struggles that involve injustices. In this AP article the author reflects on movements globally and throughout different time periods that have sparked change ... Read More »

North Korea might be making millions — and breaking sanctions — selling sand. Yes, sand. | CNN Business

North Korea had been caught skipping customs officers in an attempt to skip United Nations sanctions. However, it has recently been discovered that these North Korean ships were actually transporting sand. The issue is, in December 2017 the UN barred North Korea from exporting earth and stone. The discovery of North Korean ships illegally transporting sand was conducted by Lucas ... Read More »

One of the big three rating agencies sees college enrollment down as much as 20% for colleges this fall | Business Insider

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The agency predicts that private colleges in the northeast will likely feel the hardest hit their revenue. This is all due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Families might also need more financial aid because of job losses and financial restraints. Students and colleges alike are unsure of what college campus life might look like in the fall semester which leaves many ... Read More »

CrossFit CEO steps down after inflammatory George Floyd comments | NBC News

George Glassmen is retiring from his role of CEO of CrossFit after starting the well-known fitness business. Glassman was under fire after many people deemed his tweets regarding COVID-19 and the murder of George Floyd insensitive. Reebok dropped their sponsorship of CrossFit along with many other affiliated gyms after many people were vocal about no longer supporting CrossFit. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/crossfit-ceo-steps-down-after-inflammatory-george-floyd-comments-n1228941 Read More »

5 ways the Military hunts narco submarines you don’t hear about | Forbes

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The Enhanced Counter Narcotic initiative is an effort to stop and help decline the rate of drug smugglings. Typically, the US Military hunts for the drug smuggling submarines in the Pacific and Caribbean ocean. When a drug smuggling submarine is found many probably overlook what technologies it took to discover it. However, a lot of resources are at hand. Some ... Read More »

North Korea halts all communications with South in row over leafleting | BBC News

North Korea is cutting off communication with South Korea claiming this as the first step against their proclaimed enemy. This is a result of the South throwing leaflets of propaganda according to North Korean officials. North Koreans are only allowed news fed to them through officials. Stopping communication includes the daily phone calls between the leaders along with any hotline ... Read More »

Asymptomatic spread of coronavirus is ‘very rare,’ WHO says | CNBC News

It is rare that asymptomatic people are driving the spread of COVID-19 according to the World Health Organization. This information in data could drastically change policy implications. The CDC published on April 1st that pre-symptomatic transmission is a reason why social distancing is so important. These findings show that the point of focus needs to be on those showing symptoms ... Read More »

Jeff Bezos’ wealth has exploded to $150 billion since the beginning of the pandemic | Business Insider

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Jeff Bezos the Amazon CEO hit a jackpot of earnings according to Bloomberg billionaire index. The billionaires increased earnings are likely linked to the increased need for online ordering after COVID-19 swept the world and kept other competitors closed and consumers are home. However even though the Amazon CEO has benefited from COVID-19 many workers have protested after 8 warehouse ... Read More »

Zoom psychiatrists prep for COVID-19’s endless ride | Scientific American

The pandemic called for social isolation, job loss, financial distress, and break of routine for many people. Social support is one of the best tools according to Jamie Gradus who studies psychiatric epidemiology at Boston University school of public health. She studies mental health trends and COVID-19 how showed an increase in aid for psychologist’s interventions. At a time where ... Read More »