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U.S. Tanks Moved to Baltic States

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The U.S. Army will send battle tanks to the Baltic states of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania along Russia’s borders ahead of an upcoming NATO operation (UPI). In early January, then-President Obama sent 3,000 U.S soldiers into Poland to reassure NATO allies concerned about a more territorially aggressive Russia (BBC). More than 80 tanks and hundreds […]

Trump Holds Phone Call with Australian Prime Minister

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Last Thursday, U.S. President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull discussed a refugee resettlement deal organized by the Obama Administration (Reuters). According to senior U.S. officials, during the 25-minute call, Trump told Turnbull this is “the worst deal ever” (Washington Post). Trump also allegedly accused the Australian government of trying to send the […]

Somali Refugees in Kenya Blocked from United States

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Over 200 Somali refugees intended for resettlement in the United States have been unable to travel due to the U.S. travel ban. The United Nations stated approximately 13,000 Somali refugees have been approved by the United States Citizen and Immigration Services, but their resettlement has been halted due to the travel ban. Kenya has hosted […]

The Super Bowl and Human Trafficking

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The Super Bowl is the largest sex trafficking event in the United States. Large sporting events attract massive crowds, which often bring problems associated with human trafficking (Fox 26). A 2016 Carnegie Mellon study examined online sex worker during large sporting events. The researchers found there is an increase in sexually suggestive classified ads on […]

Trump’s America and the Global Economy

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Hours after taking office in January 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump began implementing his 100-day action plan, aimed at bolstering the American workforce, economy and security (WP). In his Inaugural Speech, Trump announced that “[w]e must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making our products, stealing our companies and destroying our jobs” […]