February 19, 2019

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  • News | Jan.27, 2010

    Health Risks Increase In Haiti

    Seventeen days after the earthquake in Haiti, more immediate concerns are taking precedence over safety and pulling people from rubble. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is warning that Haiti must now combat potential health risks, which are rising. PAHO’s deputy director, Dr. Jon Andrus, told The Wall Street Journal that health risks are rising due to the increasing numbers of displaced residents living in overcrowded areas.

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  • News | Jan.27, 2010

    Facing Flak After Obama’s Bank Restrictions

    Facing heavy flak from critics who have dubbed his first term “disappointing,” President Barack Obama is taking steps to reform Wall Street. In a statement on Thursday, Jan. 21, Obama let Wall Street know that he is not afraid to throw some punches. “If these folks want a fight, it’s a fight I’m ready to have.”

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  • News | Jan.27, 2010

    U.K. Terror Level Increases to “Severe”

    On Saturday, Jan. 23, the United Kingdom raised its terror level from “substantial” to “severe,” according to BBC. The “substantial” level indicates that “attack is a strong possibility.” “Severe” indicates that “attack is highly likely.” Although the level was raised, reports BBC, Home Secretary Alan Johnson stressed that this does not indicate an imminent attack. The increased level is simply meant to increase public awareness.

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  • News | Jan.27, 2010

    Al Qaeda Carefully Making Yemen a Terror Hub

    The United States government is facing a difficult challenge with al Qaeda establishing a terror hub in the country of Yemen. The al Qaeda group has carefully cultivated ties to the local population and has a largely homegrown movement in the Arabian Peninsula. The U.S. government will have a complicated time dislodging the group in Yemen.

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  • News | Jan.27, 2010

    Cyber-attacks on Google Trouble Obama

    According to BBC, “President Barack Obama continues to be troubled by alleged cyber-attacks originating in China on the Internet search giant Google.”

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  • News | Jan.27, 2010

    Friar Finance 101

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s term will expire on Jan. 31, 2010. There have been mixed reviews on how the Fed has handled the financial crisis, but leaders in Washington believe he will receive the votes necessary for another four-year term.

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  • News | Jan.25, 2010

    Speculation of Bush Administration’s Failure

    On Sunday, Nov. 29, the democratic staff of the Senate Foreign Relations committee released a report that cast the blame for the current situation in Afghanistan on the Bush administration. As reported by CNN, President Barack Obama is to announce his decision to approve military requests for more troops at West Point, N.Y. Obama will commit 40,000 troops in all; 30,000 of these troops are to be U.S. and the remaining 10,000 are to be troops from various NATO countries.

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  • News | Dec.10, 2009

    Sips of Success From Red Cup

    The rowdy behavior by college students that led to the infamous Operation Red Cup has calmed over the past three months, leaving Elmhurst neighborhood residents satisfied for the time being. Positive feedback was voiced at a meeting held Tuesday night at Capitol Ridge assisted-living center.

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  • News | Dec.10, 2009

    Youth for Western Civilization Defeated

    Over 100 students attended the Student Congress meeting on Tuesday, during which the voting members of Congress voted down legislation that would have made Youth for Western Civilization a proposed club, 16 to 12. Congress hotly debated the proposed club at last week’s meeting. A specific issue was first raised at the Dec. 1 meeting was the appearance of Providence College as a chapter of the national organization on the YWC Web site before Congress had officially sanctioned it. Other members of Congress opposed the group.

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  • News | Nov.08, 2001

    Issues aside, it boils down to respect

    by Stephanie Pietros The state of the Providence Public Schools is a constant source of public attention and debate. A few years ago, it was a teacher’s strike that brought the schools into the public eye. More recently, the whirlwind…

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