Tuesday, September 25, 2018
McCain Health Care vote
The floor of the United States Senate is not known for riveting drama. Typically the outcome is already known before Senators vote for any given bill. Recently, with the exception of rare cases, most ballots are cut neatly down party lines. This statement is especially true in the battle of the American health care system. The contentious battle came...
U.S. Cornell University. Arts Quad at Cornell University, with McGraw Tower in background. Photo by: Eustress.
NEW YORK (ViaNews) - For most high school students, making plans to embark on a journey to post-secondary education is a no-brainer. Among the many issues that students have to consider, determining how to pay for higher education is at the top of the list. Over the last few years, student loan statistics show that borrower rates have risen drastically...
Women's March in Detroit, Michigan. November 1. 2017. Photo by Viviana Pernot.
WASHINGTON (ViaNews) - Women’s rights has been a topic of debate in America for centuries and this has not changed in the current year 2017. Donald Trump ran his election on the support of the conservative right who generally take a strict view on women’s rights issues such as birth control and abortion. During his time in office, both...
Douglas County Democratic Party headquarters. Photo by: Democratic Headquarters - Downtown Roseburg, Oregon.
All eyes are on Washington DC as Donald Trump rampages through the Republican Party like the proverbial bull in a china shop. Weekly scandals, many of which would bring down any other politician, has the country on the edge of its seat waiting for the next episode--or the end of this presidency. The chaos threatens to change the Republican...
Ohio State Fair fireball deadly incident.
Dating all the way back to the 15th century, roller coasters have been flipping, twisting, and pleasing riders for hundreds of years. Of course with all of the rapid movement brings attention to some cautious thrill seekers who are concerned about the build and general safety of the rides. Although it is almost certain that the risk of injury...
Billy Joel singing the National Anthem before-game 3 in the 2015 World Series
In 2017, it's nearly impossible to find a sporting event of any size that doesn't begin with the singing of the National Anthem. From the smallest high school basketball game to professional baseball's World Series, the officials won't start the game until the assembled crowd has warbled its way through the anthem. But it wasn't always that way. Before World War...
Jossa Johansson in Kenya holding a girl. Foto by: @jossajohansson instagram account.
NEW YORK (ViaNews) – Back in March, Instagram user Jossa Johansson (@jossajohansson) posted an image of herself with a child from Kibera, Kenya. Although the photo appeared innocent, Johansson became the center of unwanted attention when the social media community burst with an outcry in response to her caption. Johansson wrote, "One of the happiest moment in your life...
"Mother of all rallies" Trump supporters on September 16th.
Washington, USA (VIAnews) - On September 16th, what is being called the “Mother of All Rallies” (MOAR) was held at the National Mall in the District of Columbia. The rally was founded and organized by Tommy Gunn, known as the Pissed Off American on social media. In several event videos, Gunn invites “all patriotic Americans” to join this non-partisan,...
DACA rally in San Francisco. Photo by: Pax Ahimsa Gethen
Throughout the 2016 U.S. presidential election, then-candidate Donald Trump ran on a hardline immigration platform that promised to increase border security and end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). The time has arrived wherein President Trump is attempting to fulfill his promises to the American people, but not everybody agrees with his actions. On Monday, a...
Trump's comments on Charlottesville
Standing in Charlottesville, Va is a 26ft (7.9m) statue of General Robert Edward Lee. Unless an observer knows its historical significance, it is a fairly innocuous statue. The memorial is merely a man sitting atop a horse mid-stride. On Friday, August 11, this sculpture became a lightning rod for protests and riots in this small southern city. General Robert E....
Wayne County Court
At the top of the Keystone State, in the region known as NEPA (Northeastern Pennsylvania), you'll find the County of Wayne, home to a little over 52,000 people. It's not a large county - it encompasses just 751 square miles - and on the face of it, it might seem to outsiders to be rather sleepy and benign. In...
Trump - North Korea
On Tuesday, August 8th, President Donald Trump issued a frightening statement to the world: “North Korea best not make any more threatens to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen...(Kim Jong-Un) has been very threatening beyond a normal state. They will be met with fire, fury and frankly power...

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The pipe was repaired, but the contaminant was left in the environment. Photo by: Nile Institute of Environmental Health.

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JUBA, South Sudan (ViaNews) - Oil pollution now affects millions of people in South Sudan. Many villages have been completely destroyed by it. This has...

Interview

Rafael Valera, leader of the Venezuelan political movement Rumbo Libertad. Photo by: ViaNews.

Interview with Rafael Valera, leader of the Venezuelan political movement Rumbo...

CARACAS, Venezuela (ViaNews) - Venezuela’s crisis continues to grow rapidly and no one seems able to stop it. After last years failed protests and...

Europe

Independentists protesting in Autovía A-2. Photo by: ViaNews.

Pro-Catalan Protesters Take to Spain’s Highways to Call for Release of Political Prisoners

Madrid (ViaNews) - Separatists, with reflective vests, independentist Catalan flag, and banners demand the release of "political prisoners." Protesters choose major Spain's highway bridges to protest against the imprisonment of separatist leaders. A small group...
August 10. 2018, protest against corruption in Victory Square, Bucharest, Romania. Photo by: Babu.

Romania Protests: After Communism, Romanians Stand United to Fight Corruption

BUCHAREST, Romania (ViaNews) - Twenty-eight years have passed since the Romanian Revolution. At the end of 1989. there was a period of violent civil unrest which resulted in the overthrowing of the Communist regime...
Russia World Cup fan kissing Russian girl.

World Cup 2018: Russian Women are Being Bullied for Getting too Friendly With Foreigners

Moskow, Russia (ViaNews) - Russian women are being accused of disregarding Russian men and “sell themselves” to foreigners. Online haters have been launching bullying campaigns in the social media. They search for photos of...

Business

Goldman Sachs Tower in Jersey city. Photo by: Oriez.

Goldman Sachs Says Yes to Cryptocurrency Custody Service And No to Trading Service

Goldman Sachs was never in the running to set up a cryptocurrency trading desk. Over the past few months, reports have made headlines indicating that the investment company was considering opening a cryptocurrency trading...
Securities and Exchange Commission. Photo by: Ethereum World News Archives.

Will Cryptocurrencies End Up At Zero On Bubble Burst? – Yale Economist Explains

Will cryptocurrency-bubble burst or bounce back? That is the single biggest question among many electric currency enthusiasts make in response to wild price swings experienced in recent months. After a dramatic rise to record...
Reserve bank of India, Headquarters. Photo by: Soham Banerjee

This Is How India And Thailand Policies Have Affected Cryptocurrencies Sentiments

NEW DELHI (India) - A pronunciation by the Reverse Bank of India barring all banks and financial institutions form dealing in virtual currencies has had an adverse effect on the overall cryptocurrency landscape. The...