The overall acceptance rate for Perez’s UPenn class of 2023 was a record-low 7.4 percent. And as a low-income Latina and first in her family to go to college, Perez had additional obstacles to overcome. “They obviously had to leave behind their family, their jobs, life as they knew it.
It’s been almost a week since a prominent Saudi journalist vanished after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Jamal Khashoggi went there to get paperwork so he could marry his Turkish fiancée, and he hasn’t been seen or heard from since Oct. 2. Who is Jamal Khashoggi?
On Oct. 5, the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad “for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.”
The FBI’s background investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was delivered to Capitol Hill early Thursday, where it drew conflicting assessments. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said from the Senate floor, “So none of these last-minute allegations have been corroborated, as is confirmed by the seventh and latest FBI investigation.” McConnell also pledged to vote for Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
A federal statute, 18 U.S.C. 1001, stops someone from making false statements in a written document or an unsworn interview.
As Hurricane Florence barrels toward the U.S. East Coast, over 1.5 million people have been ordered to evacuate in coastal areas from South Carolina to Virginia.
This week a bombshell anonymous New York Times op-ed written by a “senior official in the Trump administration” claimed to be part of the “resistance” working within the Trump White House. How did the 25th Amendment come about? In 1965, Congress formally proposed the 25th Amendment, and it became part of the Constitution in February 1967.
On Tuesday, Ariz. Gov. Doug Ducey, a Republican, announced his pick to fill John McCain’s Senate seat. Who is Jon Kyl? From 1987 to 1995, Kyl served as a member of the House of Representatives from Arizona.
Last month, President Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort was convicted of eight of 18 criminal counts of tax and bank fraud in a federal court in Virginia. The long-time Republican operative faces more legal woes in a second trial in a D.C. federal court in connection with his political consulting work in Ukraine. Before Manafort worked for the Trump campaign, his lobbying firm was infamous for representing controversial opposition leaders abroad, which brought a bigger payday.
On Aug. 17, President Trump told reporters, “I think that Bruce Ohr is a disgrace with his wife Nellie. For him to be in the Justice Department and to be doing what he did, that is a disgrace. Bruce Ohr: He’s been President Trump’s latest target at the Justice Department and the subject of his angry tweets.
President Trump announced this week that White House counsel Don McGahn will be leaving his post. White House Counsel Don McGahn will be leaving his position in the fall, shortly after the confirmation (hopefully) of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court. Most notably, he threatened last year to resign if Trump continued to press for the removal of special counsel Robert Mueller, who is overseeing the Russia investigation.
This week President Trump said — without providing evidence — that Google’s search engine was hiding “fair media” coverage of him. ….results on “Trump News” are from National Left-Wing Media, very dangerous. Google & others are suppressing voices of Conservatives and hiding information and news that is good.
Air pollution may be more damaging to our health than once thought, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. It examined the relationship between cognitive test scores and short-term and long-term exposure to dirty air. Is air pollution making us dumb?
The Hawaiian Islands are experiencing the effects of Hurricane Lane, a Category 4 storm with heavy rain, flash flooding and damaging winds. The Aloha State is no stranger to natural hazards, like Mount Kilauea’s volcanic eruption that destroyed nearly 700 homes earlier this year. Only two hurricanes have made landfall in Hawaii since the 1950s: Hurricane Dot in 1959 and Hurricane Iniki in 1992.
This week, President Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty in federal court to a total of eight felonies, including two campaign-finance violations. On Thursday, “Fox & Friends” aired a taped interview with Ainsley Earhardt and President Trump. One of the women, Stormy Daniels, is an adult film star who claims she had an affair with Trump in 2006, which he denies.
At a rally in West Virginia on Tuesday, President Trump alluded to the EPA’s new plan to roll back environmental regulations in an effort to fulfill a campaign promise to boost the coal industry. The new proposal, called the Affordable Clean Energy Rule, would roll back former President Barack Obama’s efforts to combat climate change. Harvard University researchers estimated that the repeal of Obama’s Clean Power Plan could lead to 36,000 deaths over a decade, as a result of poor air quality.
On Monday, a 1998 memo written by Brett Kavanaugh was released in full by the National Archives, and it reveals sexually explicit questions proposed for President Bill Clinton about his relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. Kavanaugh is President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee and worked for Ken Starr, the independent counsel who investigated a series of scandals during Clinton’s presidency.
The authors of the study predict a 58 percent chance that the next few years will be “anomalously warm,” with a 69 percent chance that earth’s oceans will be too. The study found that that warming trend is not just the result of a steady increase in human-made climate change driven by emissions of greenhouse gases. The study used data from 10 climate-change models and found that natural variabilities were the cause of a global warming “hiatus” in the early 2000s.
“Enemy of the people”: It’s an expression President Trump has repeatedly used to describe the news media. The Fake News hates me saying that they are the Enemy of the People only because they know it’s TRUE.
This week, the Trump campaign filed a demand for arbitration accusing ex-White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman of violating a 2016 nondisclosure agreement. While Manigault Newman’s nondisclosure agreement hasn’t been made public, her agreement may have been based on other NDAs signed by Trump campaign workers.
In July, police say Michael Drejka fatally shot Markeis McGlockton. A Florida sheriff initially decided not to charge Drejka, citing the state’s “stand your ground” law. On Monday, Florida prosecutors reversed that decision and charged Drejka with manslaughter.