Nigeria up against Boko Harem

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa— When a small group of Nigerian Islamist militants attacked two police stations and killed an officer, government security forces moved in swiftly, announcing they had “crushed” the revolt.

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Benefits of legalizing marijuana

Mary Jane, loud, pot, whatever the word of your choice is, should be legalized, like tobacco products and alcohol. 

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Privacy concerns about drone technology

It’s simple to explain Google’s and Facebook’s sudden, intense interest in drone technology: An estimated 65 percent of the world’s population today lacks Internet access, and flying robots probably can connect those 4.5 billion potential users to the rest of us.

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Abbas denounces Holocaust in debate

JERUSALEM — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday issued a statement calling the Holocaust “the most heinous crime” against humanity in modern times and expressing sympathy with families of the victims.

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Trip to Auschwitz highlights divide

JERUSALEM — Professor Mohammed Dajani expected criticism when he took Palestinian students to Poland last month to visit the site of the Auschwitz concentration camp. But he wasn’t prepared for the uproar that followed.

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Killings in Kabul hospital shows risk

KABUL, Afghanistan — The fatal shooting of three Americans in a charity hospital Thursday punctuated a dismal new trend that has emerged in the waning months of the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan: Just as many foreign civilians are being killed as troops.

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Cooper Hall wins first place

Cooper Hall has been named best residence hall by the Resident Hall Association and Student Affairs during the GALA awards. 

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Hip-Hop takes over environment

The Act On Climate tour, brought by WNAA 90.1FM, recently visited North Carolina A&T to discuss how climate change is affecting black and low-income communities. 

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US is expected to sign military deal with Philippines

MANILA, Philippines — With President Barack Obama scheduled to arrive in the Philippines on Monday, the administration announced Sunday that the United States will sign a defense agreement with the island nation that will give American troops, ships and aircraft more access to the Philippines than they’ve had since the last U.S. military base closed here in 1992.

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20 Questions

1. So how about that “lock down”? 2. Did you feel secure? 3. Were those Ebony votes secured? 4. You know there’s a such thing as screenshot right? 5.  Who’s the Preeminence 2020 bandit ? 6. How many people are going to the “optional” classes Friday ? 7.How many of y’all are going to express the option not to go ?8.How many of you asked for extra credit opportunities ? 9.How many of your professors hit you with “or nah” ? 10.During lock down did parking services make bank? 11.Was your car on lock down? 12.Is Sterling about to get clipped by the Clippers? 13.Who’s seen Chris Paul’s “12 Years A Clipper” picture? 14.  Are the Clippers the new plantation? 15. How many of y’all turned into black activists over night? 16.Was social media your guiding light? 17.Did your NAACP membership card come in ? 18.Speaking of NAACP, how much did Sterling pay for that Lifetime Achievement Award? 19.*Sniff around* is that corruption we smell ? 20.Furthermore, how exactly does one win two Lifetime Achievement Awards ? THANKS !?!

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Obama’s Asia trip yields great ties:

MANILA, Philippines — President Barack Obama came to Asia with multiple missions: to advance U.S. trade interests, to reassure allies he’d back them in any serious confrontation with China, and to rebut critics who dismissed his “pivot to Asia” strategy as being less than pivotal.

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