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New York Times Editorial Board Gives its Final Rose to Two Candidates
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New York Times Editorial Board Gives its Final Rose to Two Candidates

By Neema Mungai, Staff Reporter The New York Times editorial board has been endorsing presidential candidates for over 160 years. Historically, the interview process has been done behind closed doors. This year, however, the board chose to experiment with a public process. This included the periodic release of candidate interview transcripts, four New York Times…

New HIV Strain Discovered, First in Nearly 20 Years
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New HIV Strain Discovered, First in Nearly 20 Years

By Neema Mungai Scientists have announced the discovery of a new strain of HIV for the first time in nearly two decades.  According to a study published on Nov. 7 by the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, the new strain is part of the Group M version of HIV-1 and has been named HIV-1…

House Democrats Push Higher Education Reauthorization Plan
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House Democrats Push Higher Education Reauthorization Plan

By Neema Mungai, Staff Reporter House Democrats on the Committee on Education and Labor unveiled their plan to reauthorize the nation’s main federal law governing higher education on Oct. 15. The College Affordability Act (CAA) — a 1,165-page bill with an estimated cost of $400 billion over 10 years — aims to lower the cost…

CBCF Commemorates 400 Years of Legacy
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CBCF Commemorates 400 Years of Legacy

By Neema Mungai The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) hosted its 49th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center from Sept. 11-15. Although it is linked to the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), the foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan arm that runs programs in economic development, education and public health. The black…

Presidential Candidates Heat Up Climate Change Debate
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Presidential Candidates Heat Up Climate Change Debate

  By Neema Mungai The seven hour long CNN town hall on the climate crisis has solidified climate change as one of the most important issues in the 2020 Democratic primary. On Wednesday, Sept. 4, 10 Democratic presidential nominees took to the stage for back-to-back town halls to discuss their comprehensive plans to combat greenhouse…