New White House Merger Proposal Combines the Education and Labor Departments.

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppOn Thursday, the White House proposed to combine the Education and Labor departments into one Cabinet. The new Department of Education and the Workforce; overseeing both educational and work-related issues. The merger came about because the administration wanted a more efficient agency, and focus more on adapting skills and career technical education for students.  Within that, there will be four sub-agencies. One of the agencies is called the American Workforce and higher Education Administration— which would “bring together current [Department of Labor] workforce development programs…

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Turkey slaps counter-tariffs in US products, responds to trade wars

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppAfter being hit by U.S. tariffs as part of the current ongoing trade wars with European countries and China, Turkey has responded to the Trump administration’s measures with retaliatory tariffs. The implanted measures affect 1.8$ billion dollars worth of products, which would represent a set of 266.50$ in tariffs. According to the WHO, the affected products include rice, tobacco, paper and coal. The Turkish tariffs, which are between 5% and 40% of the product’s cost, are a response to the 25% and 10% tariffs implemented…

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Exam Cheating in Algeria Leads to Internet Shut Down

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppAlgeria takes extreme measures to prevent academic cheating: shutting down internet access.  The Algerian government ordered this command for the next several days as students take their final exams. For a couple of hours per day, nobody in the country will be granted access to use the web. Algeria completely blocked social media outlets, like Facebook, for the duration of the exams. All these unnecessary measures are taking place, just because students are cheating.  In 2016, exam questions appeared online before the test. This lead…

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Trevor Noah’s Book “Born a Crime” is Being Taught in Schools

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppTrevor Noah’s autobiographical novel Born a Crime is now being taught in schools. Noah recently sat down with the Los Angeles Times to speak about his latest accomplishment. As a student who was always in trouble, Noah feels a sense of pride that his book is officially a set-work book in Newark. Born a Crime serves as a window into what life was like in South Africa under apartheid. The book is anecdotal and is from Noah’s perspective. Born to a Swiss-German father and a…

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House Delays Vote on GOP Immigration Bill

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppAfter Trump signed an executive order on Thursday to keep immigrant families together, Republican leaders in the House found themselves needing to delay a vote on immigration legislation. House Republicans were struggling to convince other GOP lawmakers to vote in favor of the legislation, leaving them without enough support to pass the bill. The vote has been rescheduled several times. It was first delayed until Friday morning, and was then suddenly delayed until next week following a strategy meeting between GOP leaders. The bill had…

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