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World News Brief: Islamic State leader killed in U.S. military operation

Nick Viveiros

October 30, 2019

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Iraqi national who founded and led the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), was killed in a violent raid in Syria, President Donald Trump announced Sunday morning. According to the president, al-Baghdadi died after “running into a dead end tunnel” in his Syrian compou...

Suffolk Climate Watch: Coldest environments heating up?

Olivia Acevedo

October 9, 2019

The Amery Ice Shelf experienced its largest break-off in 50 years when a 347 billion ton iceberg fell off the third largest ice shelf in Antarctica, according to CBS News. The iceberg, identified as D-28, is larger than Los Angeles and equal to about 27 Manhattan Islands. The iceberg, spreading over nearly ...

Amendments to Egypt’s constitution headed to referendum

Eddie Reinhardt

April 17, 2019

Egypt’s parliament is reviewing amendments to its constitution that would alter the length of the term served by a president to six years. If the constitutional change is approved, Egypt’s current president, Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, would see his ongoing term extended by two years as well as be given a...

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