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LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX- Trump’s budget proposal cuts comprehensive sex education in public schools.

Participating in a high school sex education class is something most of us can relate to: the uncomfortable faces, the snickers of a few immature boys, the casual mention of taboo words. Despite these commonalities, our experiences might have varied greatly depending on the teaching method our schools chose to …

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ALTERNATING CURRENT- Leftists Arise to Meet White Supremacists Outside The Voting Booth.

Fascism is rising. It doesn’t feel like this could be our reality, but right-wing extremists organizations in the United States continue to disseminate propaganda and misinformation from neo-nazis and white supremacists. These far-right groups have gained national attention because of clashes with counter-protesters, many of whom are members of antifa …

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A PREGNANT PAUSE- Kentucky requirements for abortion clinics threaten the future of American reproductive healthcare.

Abortion — we don’t tend to talk about it unless we’re interested in rehashing the morality debate. The specifics of abortion politics can easily slide by, undetected. But over the course of this year, roughly 700,000 women in the U.S. will receive abortions. They may travel across counties, cities, or …

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CONFLICT CARVED IN STONE- Each side of the Confederate statue debate, explained.

Hundreds of torch-wielding white supremacists surrounded the anti-fascist counter-protesters. Holly McGlawn-Zoller, a member of Louisville Anti-Racist Action, witnessed the protest that night in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 11. She saw the orange glow of torches, like a fluorescent fog, lighting up the statue of Robert E. Lee in Emancipation Park. …

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BUDGET BREAKDOWN- Recent threats of government shutdown leave us wondering how the federal budget actually works.

We hear television anchors, radio show hosts, and our own parents talking about budgets. Generally, we know that “budget” means a certain amount of money set aside for a specific purpose. Your parents might have a weekly grocery budget, for example. Okay, that’s easy. We’ve got that. But what does …

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