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Pressure points

Politics | Democrats take on a heavy burden with impeachment—one that could crush them if it fails
by Harvest Prude
Posted 9/26/19, 04:57 pm

Two months after the now-infamous July phone call between the U.S. and Ukrainian presidents, the two of them met in person Wednesday on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

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Heating up

Science | Climate activism takes center stage
by Julie Borg
Posted 9/26/19, 03:48 pm

Environmental activism heated up last week ahead of Monday’s United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York City. The week kicked-off with Emma Lim, a 19-year-old from London, Ontario, who encouraged young people not to have children until policymakers can ensure their safety from the predicted ravages of global warming. More than 3,500 people have already joined the movement #NoFutureNoChildren.

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Trump defends ‘America first’ at the UN

by Harvest Prude
Posted 9/24/19, 01:01 pm

In a speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, President Donald Trump decried globalism and encouraged world leaders to attend to the needs of their own countries. The president also chastised China for its trade practices, Iran for its provocative actions in the Middle East, and communist ideologies in general. He voiced support for democracy movements in Hong Kong and Venezuela. And he promoted the economic empowerment of women, religious freedom around the world, the right of individuals not to be jailed or executed for their LGBT status, and the pro-life movement.

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