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Jackrabbit News Brief: Panama Papers

Johnny Thai, Staff Writer

April 21, 2016


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Quite possibly one of the largest data leaks in history occurred at the beginning of April. The Panama Papers included 11.5 million documents that contain sensitive information about how wealthy individuals hid their money through shell companies—companies that exist on paper, but hold no substance—in...

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Johnny Thai, Staff Writer

March 14, 2016


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Missiles Fired on Sea of Japan On Friday March 4, Supreme Leader of North Korea Kim Jong-un has ordered his military to ready nuclear missiles. This action followed the United Nation’s decision to impose harsh economic sanctions on North Korea, which were intended to weaken North Korea’s nuclear...

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Johnny Thai, Staff Writer

February 29, 2016


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UK Staying in the EU? The United Kingdom is scheduled to have a public vote for citizens over the age of 18 to decide whether or not the UK will stay in the European Union. Historically, the UK joined the EU in 1973 and has been a somewhat active member, though they have not conformed to Europe’s...

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Johnny Thai, Staff Writer

February 29, 2016


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France Mandates Food for Charity France has become the first country in the world to enforce a law banning supermarkets from throwing away unsold food, which, under the new law, must be donated to charities or food banks. This legislation started on Wednesday, February 3, with the idea gaining popularity...

News Brief

Johnny Thai, Staff Writer

January 25, 2016


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CSULB Graduation Rates Improved More funding to CSULB allowed for professors to research habits and patterns to determine the reason for failing first-year freshmen students. Graduation rates in 2004 were floating around 46% and spiked to 65% by 2014. Professors found that using the “flipped classroom”...

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Johnny Thai, Staff Writer

December 17, 2015


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LAUSD Shuts Down in Wake of Terror Threat (or Terror Hoax?) On Tuesday morning of December 15th, all schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District shut down after receiving a terror threat from a ‘credible source’ according to LAUSD officials and the Los Angeles Police Department. Shortly...

News Brief

Johnny Thai, Staff Writer

November 19, 2015


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Paris Terrorist Attacks Killed Over 100 On Friday night, November 13, there were devastating shootings and explosions in 4 different locations of Paris. At least 129 people have died, and over 350 people are injured. Most of the fatalities occurred at the Bataclan Concert Hall, which is within the...

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Johnny Thai, Staff Writer

November 6, 2015


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Paul Ryan Elected House Speaker Representative Paul Ryan has been elected house speaker for the Republican party, succeeding John Boehner, who announced his retirement from Speakership and Congress last week. Boehner’s final duty as Speaker involved a negotiation with President Barack Obama on a...

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Johnny Thai, Staff Writer

October 22, 2015


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Settlement on Moon Russia and Europe are planning to work together on a space program to create a permanent space settlement on the moon. Luna 27, the name for the first stage of the project, will begin in five years time, led by Russian space agency Roscosmos and partnered with the European Space...

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Johnny Thai, Staff Writer

October 8, 2015


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Water Found on Mars On Tuesday, September 29, NASA announced its discovery of liquid water on the surface of Mars. Though the origins of the water is unclear, NASA stated that the water is extremely salty as it is filled with perchlorates, which are not drinkable. “...we think this is a very small...

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Noemi Summer, News Editor

October 8, 2015


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  Ahmed Mohamed In Irving, Texas on September 14, 14 year old freshman Ahmed Mohamed was arrested for building a clock to impress his engineering teacher, as it was thought to be a bomb. Mohamed was put in handcuffs and taken to a downtown detention center that same day. He was also interrogated,...

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Asa Mazor-Freedman, Staff Writer

February 27, 2015


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Obama Vetoes Keystone Pipeline This Tuesday President Obama vetoed a bill that would have permitted construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Supporters of the bill believed it would spur economic growth and job creation. Its opponents claimed it would contribute to global warming. Estimates of the...