National Security
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Trump takes action against TikTok and WeChat

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/07/20, 04:36 am

President Donald Trump banned U.S. firms from doing business with the Chinese companies that own TikTok and WeChat in two executive orders signed on Thursday. In a letter to the House and Senate leaders explaining the move, the president said the apps have continued “to threaten the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States.” The orders will go into effect in 45 days.

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Associated Press/Photo by Alain Didier Compaore

Burkina Faso churchgoers under fire during worship

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/02/19, 10:10 am

The latest attack in Burkina Faso left 14 worshippers at a Protestant church dead on Sunday. The once calm African nation, landlocked between war-torn Mali and Niger, has seen an increase in insurgent violence.

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New York security blitz

Cities | Residents forgot what it was like to have a president in town
by Emily Belz
Posted 11/12/19, 01:05 pm

A New York moment: 

On Sunday night I was walking on the eastern side of Midtown near Trump Tower, and noticed police everywhere with checkpoints and dogs. But my mind didn’t put two and two together, and I asked a police officer what was going on. 

“Trump,” he said.

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