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What you need to know about the US and North Korea

Tensions between the international community, particularly the United States, and North Korea have seldom been more severe, as nothing seems to off the table for either party, including potential nuclear engagement. Following the DPK’s nuclear tests in July, the UN Security Council passed a resolution


Jones v. Cormier: Blood, sweat, and tears

Jon Jones reclaimed the UFC light heavyweight championship at last night’s UFC 214 event in Anaheim, California, this past Saturday after scoring a third-round TKO victory over Daniel Cormier in the evening’s main event.    Jones beat his rival Cormier at UFC 182 two and a half years

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University students rebuild the Rockaways

This year, the University’s Center for Community Action and Research took a group of 14 students from both the New York City and Pleasantville campuses to Rockaway, Queens for the annual volunteer trip, appropriately named Alternative Spring Break. This was the fourth year in a

Opposition supporters hold a national a flag during a rally against Nicolas Maduro's government in San Cristobal March 22, 2014. Two Venezuelans died from gunshot wounds during protests against Maduro, witnesses and local media said on Saturday, pushing the death toll from almost two months of anti-government protests to 33. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez (VENEZUELA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) ORG XMIT: VEN103

Economic troubles continue to plague Venzuela

Venezuela is in the midst of one of the most dire humanitarian crises South America has seen since European imperialism. The Venezuelan people are currently riffed with food shortages, rampant crime, and political upheaval. This denigration is due in large part to the collapse of

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