Leslie Williams

Leslie Williams

Bio: Leslie Williams is a student of Political Science and Geography, as well as a lifelong writer. She lives in California with her sister, two cats, and a dog. She is deeply passionate about political issues, especially in regards to human rights and civil liberties. When she isn’t working on school, writing articles, or working on essays, Leslie enjoys reading and writing fiction.

Moderna To Study Vaccine In Children

There are a couple different vaccine frontrunners that have proven promising as of this December. Pfizer and BioNTech’s vaccine is among them, with an efficacy rate of approximately 95%, though the Pfizer vaccine has raised some concerns, as it also requires storage at extremely cold temperatures.

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Concerns Over President Trump’s Use Of Pardons Rise

As we enter the last months of President Trump’s term before he exits the role and President-elect Biden takes up the position, speculation over how President Trump might possibly utilize presidential pardon power has been increasing.

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Wisconsin Recount Seems To Affirm Initial Results

President Trump has suffered another loss in his struggle against the election results in a Wisconsin recount. This year’s presidential election was a contentious, turbulent event. The weeks building up to it were characterized by a presidential debate that gained attention for its hostility and crosstalk, resulting in public critique. …

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Mayor Bill de Blasio To Re-Open Elementary Schools

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced the re-opening of parts of the New York City school system, not long after he closed them down in response to spiking numbers of COVID-19 cases.

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Promising Results For A Third Coronavirus Vaccine

A third major vaccine for the coronavirus appears to be showing promising results, reports say. Earlier this month, one of the frontrunners in the production of the vaccine, Pfizer – in conjunction with European biotechnology company BioNTech — announced that their vaccine was 95% effective with no serious safety concerns.

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Michael Flynn Has Been Pardoned By Trump

After losing the 2020 Presidential election in early November, leaving Trump with only a limited term to serve out, President Trump has announced that he has granted former national security adviser Michael Flynn a full pardon.

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The Path Towards Presidential Transition Continues To Be Slow

It has been over two weeks since former Vice President Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election, making him the president-elect of the United States and unseating incumbent President Trump. However, the presidential transition process has continued to be painfully slow.

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ALS Advocate And Supporter of The Ice Bucket Challenge, Patrick Quinn, Passes Away

Patrick Quinn, one of the men responsible for promoting and popularizing the viral, world-famous ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, has passed away.

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Trump Begins Process Of Withdrawing From Afghanistan

President Trump and the Pentagon have reportedly made the decision to heavily reduce the numbers of troops stationed in Afghanistan. The numbers of troops in Afghanistan will be reduced from 4,500 to 2,500, and troops in Iraq will be decreased as well, from 3,000 down to 2,500.

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Senator Chuck Grassley Tests Positive For COVID-19

As cases of the coronavirus spike across the United States, Republican and Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley has tested positive for the coronavirus. Senator Grassley initially announced that he was quarantining after exposure. A few hours later, Senator Grassley tweeted out that his test had come back positive, though he stated that he was “feeling good.”

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Both Senate Seats In Georgia Head To Competitive Runoffs

The 2020 general election is slowly starting to wind down, though a whirlwind of political drama surrounds the results of the vote for our nation’s executive role. Nonetheless, at this point, most of the seats in the House and the Senate have been called, as has the presidential election between incumbent President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, which was called in favor of Biden last week, though President Trump has thus far refused to concede and is attempting to battle the decision in court, with little luck thus far.

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Newfound Mummies And Artifacts Unearthed In Egypt

In recent science news, ancient coffins and mummies have been found in the vast burial ground of Saqqara in Egypt. Among the discovered items are 40 funerary statues and about 100 painted wooden coffins—some of which contain mummies.

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