June 17th, 1994: A Day to Remember in Sports History

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsApp Today marks the 24th anniversary what was perhaps the wildest day in sports history. Many of the most memorable moments in athletics all happened to place on the same day: June 17, 1994. Perhaps you remember the 17th as the day your eyes were fixed on your television as OJ Simpson attempted to evade police in a low-speed chase in his White Ford Bronco. Or maybe as the last time golf legend Arnold Palmer would compete in the U.S. Open. Not ringing a bell?…

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Contested Territory in South China Sea Continues to Stoke International Tensions

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppIn response to China’s increasing military presence on man-made islands in the South China Seas, the United States recently ramped up its navigation operations in the area and has declared its support of free international trade and passage. Lieutenant General Kenneth McKenzie recently stated that the U.S. military has had a great deal of experience taking down small islands since the Second World War. He later added that he was not attempting to exacerbate the existing tensions between the two superpowers with his statement. Since…

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Minnesota Law Banning Political Apparel At Polling Place Declared Unconstitutional

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppOn Thursday, a law in the state of Minnesota was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. The law banned voters from wearing political apparel to a polling place. The Court determined that the law was unconstitutional in a 7-2 vote, stating that it inhibited the freedom of speech which is guaranteed by the First Amendment. Other states which have similar laws will most likely also be impacted by this ruling. However, Minnesota’s law was the strictest of all. Before the Court’s ruling, the state banned…

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New York Attorney General Sues Trump Foundation

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppThe Trump Foundation, including Trump’s children and the President himself, was sued on Thursday by the New York Attorney General. Allegedly, they were found to have violated both state and federal laws. The New York Attorney General, Barbara Underwood, stated that the foundation has violated campaign finance laws by self-dealing and illegally coordinating funds with the presidential campaign. The “charity” has been under investigation for over two years, both during and after Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. The Trump Foundation was found to be improperly using…

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Harvard University Faces Court Case For Alleged Discrimination Against Asian-Americans

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppOne of the most prestigious American universities is now facing a legal battle against Asian-American applicants. The Students for Fair Admissions accused Harvard University of lowering the rankings of Asian-Americans. Racial balancing, the practice that Harvard University uses, formulates acceptance percentages which include applicants’ ethnic backgrounds. Harvard has stated that their admission process is indeed legal. They also stated their university “does not discriminate against applicants from any group, including Asian-Americans, whose rate of admission has grown 29 percent over the last decade.” However, Edward…

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