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Thousands of Students Flood Tennessee Capitol in Protest of Gun Control

Thousands of Students Flood Tennessee Capitol in Protest of Gun Control

More than a thousand students in the Nashville area walked out of their schools on Monday and marched to the Tennessee Capitol to call for stronger gun laws. These protests are in response to the shooting that killed six people at Covenant Elementary School last week.

Ban on Transgender Treatment for Kids is Approved by Florida Senate

Ban on Transgender Treatment for Kids is Approved by Florida Senate

This bill, SB 254, applies to anyone under the age of 18, and it also bans “universities, local governments, the health insurance plans for state workers and providers contracted with the state’s Medicaid Managed Care program” from using public dollars to cover the treatments. It could also lead to felony charges for doctors who provide treatments to minors.

Kevin McCarthy Dodges Questions About Assault Weapons Ban

Kevin McCarthy Dodges Questions About Assault Weapons Ban

According to the National Gun Violence Archive, the Nashville Shooting was the latest in 131 mass shooting incidents so far this year. The school shooting happened on Monday at the Covenant School and killed three adults and three nine-year-old children.

McCarthy said, “I don’t think one piece of legislation solves this; we’ve got to deal with mental illness.”

Republican Senators clash over TikTok Ban Bill

Republican Senators clash over TikTok Ban Bill

Senator Josh Hawley moved in for a decisive victory on the issue of TikTok’s potential surveillance by way of unanimous consent to pass his bill to prohibit TikTok from operating on US soil; and prohibit all commercial transactions between US businesses and ByteDance, the parent company, to TikTok which is Chinese owned and operates in China. The precedent for this action, which has seen bipartisan support rarely seen in the recent past, is not only the concern for national security from foreign surveillance and disruption (the issue of spying and data mining was first brought to light under Trump’s administration via an executive order against TikTok); but also as an extension of a previous bill passed into law which banned the use of Tiktok on government devices.

Tiktok Facing Renewed Pressures to Sell or Face a Ban from U.S

Tiktok Facing Renewed Pressures to Sell or Face a Ban from U.S

The proceedings are reminiscent of an emergency executive order in 2020 under the Trump administration, levying broad sanctions against tik tok to pressure them into selling to the US buyer. Some of the sanctions threatened were the withdrawal of American advertisers through the app and possibly pulling the app from Apple and Google app stores.

Legislators Propose a Gay Marriage Ban in the State of Iowa

Legislators Propose a Gay Marriage Ban in the State of Iowa

In 2015, the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage throughout the United States. Now, nearly eight years later, Iowa has a plan to prohibit these rights in its state. Iowa was one of the earlier states to support gay marriage, legally recognizing same sex unity in 2009. At the present time, Iowa legislators are seeking a ban on gay marriage.

Abortion Continues to Divide America

The United States continues to split from their differences. The issue on spotlight is abortion, and with one arguing about pro-life and the other focusing on the life of the mother, there has been difficult chances to see the subject eye to eye. Some states have outlawed abortion. For women to get an abortion, some of them have crossed into different states. This can be a crime for some states too.

Reports of Atrocities Surface as Russia Retreats

Reports of Atrocities Surface as Russia Retreats

There is nothing more haunting than seeing the image of civilian bodies piling up on the streets of Ukraine’s cities. Russians continue to attack the southern areas of Ukraine, but there are also opening up to peace talks. Officials and spectators are skeptical about ever reaching peace because they think that the meetings are made to delay a larger attack that is coming from the Russians.

U.S. House of Representatives Vote to Suspend Trade with Russia and Belarus

U.S. House of Representatives Vote to Suspend Trade with Russia and Belarus

Nearly three weeks after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the House of Representatives have voted to suspend regular trade relations with Russia, and its close ally Belarus. The decision comes as an attempt to further isolate Russia’s economy in retaliation for Putin’s aggression towards Ukraine. The vote was nearly anonymous, a bipartisan agreement with 424 yes’s and only 8 no’s.

Elina Svitolina, Ukrainian Tennis Player Refuses to Play Against Russian Opponent

Elina Svitolina, Ukrainian Tennis Player Refuses to Play Against Russian Opponent

Svitolina, lined-up to play against Russian opponent Anastasia Potapova on Tuesday, refuses to play if sport authorities don’t take action against Russia for attacking her homeland. “I believe the current situation requires a clear position from our organizations: ATP, WTA and ITF,” Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina released on Instagram, speaking out against the injustice facing the Ukrainian people with Russia’s recent attacks. She continues, “As such, we—Ukrainian players—requested to ATP, WTA and ITF to follow the recommendations of the IOC to accept Russian or Belarussian nationals only as neutral athletes, without displaying any national symbols, colours, flags or anthems.”

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