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September 26, 2014

Scotland had a choice to make earlier this month. It could continue to stay with the United Kingdom or split from the queen.On Sept. 18, Scotland cast votes in its own independence referendum, deciding whether the country would l...

Margaret Thatcher leaves behind legacy

April 23, 2013

Britain’s first and only female Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, died on April 8 of a stroke. Thatcher has a very mixed legacy with many Americans loving her and many British hating her. Thatcher may have a lot of haters, ...

Equality not achieved with a profile picture

April 15, 2013

Unless you have just come from the Eighties in a DeLorean, you know that recently, the Supreme Court heard arguments on the constitutionality of two laws impacting LGBT rights in the U.S.: the federal Defense of Marriage Act (D...

North Korea’s testing of nuclear weapons causes global concern

February 27, 2013

After North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Il died in 2011, his son, Kim Jong-Un became the leader of the country. Like his father, Un has continued the country’s testing of nuclear weapons with his first occurring on Feb. 11. The nucle...

Plastic bag ban could be positive for Austin – online

February 27, 2013

Starting March 1, 2013 a city wide ban of single-use paper and single-use plastic bags will go into effect in Austin. This is the first ordinance in a large city to ban single use bags in an attempt to reduce waste, according...

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