Trump Asks Mike Pompeo to Cancel Trip to North Korea

President Donald Trump recently asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to skip a scheduled trip to North Korea. Trump’s request has, therefore, put a halt to negotiations between the U.S. and North Korea regarding the latter’s denuclearization. The president’s request was made in response to North Korea’s notorious lack of action regarding denuclearization. In a series of tweets on Friday, Trump wrote: I have asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo not to go to North Korea, at this time, because I feel we are not making sufficient progress with respect…

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Disney Set to Pay Full-Tuition For Over 80K of Its Hourly Workers

Some of The Walt Disney Company’s employees recently received great news from their employers. Several thousand of Disney’s workers are set to receive a full-tuition payment from their employers. These workers will be able to use the funds towards either a college degree or a high school diploma. Employees may also use the payments to learn a new skill. Eighty thousand hourly workers will be eligible for Disney’s new program. Some workers will enroll in online classes starting this fall. The company began its “Disney Aspire” program with a $50…

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Venezuela Introduces Confusing and Possibly Illegal Cryptocurrency

Venezuela’s economic situation has become very concerning for the international community. Inflation has reached a dangerously high level in the South American country. Therefore, many were surprised when Nicolas Maduro’s government decided to create a new fiat currency called the “sovereign bolivar” and backed it up with a cryptocurrency called the “petro.” The petro has gathered international attention. The cryptocurrency does not trade, and it is being used by the nation to mortgage its own oil reserves. Both experts and the country’s parliament have stated that the petro is illegal by its very nature.…

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A Record Breaking Number of Female Candidates Have Won Midterm Primaries

A record number of female nominees from major parties are running in this year’s upcoming midterms. The former record was set in 2016. Women are also winning more primaries than ever before. This fact may shift the American political landscape and bring change to both the House of Representatives and the Senate. Most current female candidates are Democrats, and they could increase Democratic presence in major governmental institutions as well. Data from the Center for Women and Politics at Rutgers University shows that only 39 Democratic female candidates were nominated in…

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Trump Claims that Windmills “Kill So Many Birds”

President Trump often sparks controversy with his statements. One of his most recent statements has left many confused. His arguments for rolling back Obama-era environmental measures have started to become excessive. When arguing for the use of coal during a fundraiser in Utah, Trump decided to ridicule windmills. He stated:  Coal is indestructible. You can blow up a pipeline, you can blow up the windmills … They kill so many birds. You look underneath some of those windmills, it’s like a killing field. I said, ‘What happens when the wind…

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