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Kirkland is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute's 2015 course.

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Charles “Chuck” Yeager dies

by Kirkland An
Posted 12/08/20, 07:20 am

Charles “Chuck” Yeager, the United States Air Force brigadier general most well known for being the first person to break the sound barrier, died Monday at age 97. Recognized for his unusually sharp vision, Yeager became a fighter pilot in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II despite insufficient education, and he became an ace. After the war, he became a test pilot at Muroc Army Air Field in southern California.

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Vatican prepares to make climate change policy plan

Environment
by Kirkland An
Posted 5/30/15, 11:30 am

The Vatican will meet next week to form Pope Francis’ campaign to persuade world leaders to take action against climate change.

Francis’ expected encyclical, a letter sent from the pope to all the bishops in the Roman Catholic Church, will be the Vatican’s first official, detailed word about climate change and what Church members should do about it.

Last month, the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences issued a statement about their stance on climate change. 

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