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Covid-19 relief bill: what it means for you

President Biden signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act yesterday, granting more Covid-19 relief to Americans struggling financially. Unlike previous Covid-19 relief bills, college students and dependents ages 17 to 24 may qualify for $1,400 stimulus checks.

Students and faculty react to Trump’s second impeachment acquittal

Following former president Donald Trump’s acquittal of inciting an insurrection on Feb. 13, students are feeling the aftershock of his divisive presidency and concerned for the future of political discourse, level headedness and civility.

Trump acquitted in second impeachment trial

The Senate has voted to acquit Donald J. Trump on grounds of inciting the Jan. 6 attack on the nation's Capital. 

Stalemate continues over NJ marijuana bill

Progress has stalled on the bill to legalize marijuana in New Jersey after 67% of voters voted yes to the ballot question in November of 2020, according to NJ.com. 

Students react to Trump impeachment hearing updates

The House of Representatives officially passed an article of impeachment to the Senate on Monday, Feb. 1. The Senate will begin the trial after allowing two weeks for President Biden’s cabinet hearings.

Reddit users cause GameStop stock to soar, questions future of investing

GameStop’s stock (GME) reached record highs last week hitting $468 a share after closing on an average of $18 in early January.

Larry King, “Larry King Live,” dead at 87

King was a staple across American households and was known for his direct, yet non-confrontational approach to interviewing. He often came with little preparation as he wanted the interview to feel like it is coming from the audience’s perspective. His trademark suspenders and slicked-back hair gave King a memorable appearance.

New York Times responds to Lauren Wolfe accusations

The New York Times released a statement on Sunday clarifying that the decision to end involvement with freelance editor Lauren Wolfe was not in response to her comments during Joe Biden’s inauguration.

President Biden signs 17 executive orders; begins to reverse Trump directives

Biden jump-started his presidency today by signing 17 executive actions, working to reverse the decisions of the previous administration while also establishing several avenues of Covid-19 relief.

Joe Biden sworn in as the 46th President of the United States

Today, Joseph R. Biden Jr. was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States. The inauguration makes history with Vice President Kamala Harris being sworn in as the first woman, first Black American and first South Asian American to be elected to the position.

Trump impeached for second time with only seven days left in office

Today President Trump has become the first president to be impeached twice, after a majority ruling in the House. While this historic impeachment does not remove him from office, it is the first step leading to the Senate trial which will grant Congress the opportunity to bar him from ever holding public office again, as well as potentially removing his post-presidency pension benefits and secret service protection. 

Ripple effects follow Capitol attacks, rumors of second impeachment linger

After the desolation of the Capitol building during a recount of votes from the 2020 presidential election on Jan. 6, the following days have brought a chaotic end to the presidency of Donald Trump.

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