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Pro-choice supporters protest the abortion ban in Texas. Although the ban did not go into effect until Sept. 1, abortion rights in Texas have been at risk for years now.
Pro-choice movement set back by Texas abortion ban
Nissa Wilcox, Layout Editor-In-Chief • October 19, 2021

Texas has banned abortions past six weeks, which has caused outrage across the country as Roe v. Wade, the decision made by the Supreme Court, in 1973, ruled in the Constitution a pregnant woman's liberty to choose to have an abortion without excessive government restriction, could be threatened. Texas is the first state to ban abortion past six weeks, and it may not be the last. However, the U.S....

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Seventeen Republican-controlled state legislatures pass laws that further limit their constituents ability to vote in upcoming elections. Supporters say that it will increase voter confidence in our elections, while social activists say that it is an attempt to suppress minority voters.
Republican state legislatures pass voter suppression laws
Jasmine Z. Allison, Social Media Editor • October 13, 2021

After the 2020 presidential election, 17 Republican-controlled state legislatures have passed laws that further limited their constituents' ability to vote in upcoming elections. Republican supporters of the bill state that upholding voter integrity and confidence in our elections is the primary goal of such bills. Democrats and social activists say that the laws specifically target minorities' constitutional...

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U.S. Air Force member stationed in Afghanistan relaxes with his K-9 partner. As a result of the Taliban’s uprising after U.S. withdrawal on Aug. 30, troops are being deployed again.
Biden administration withdraws Afghanistan troops
Abby Thibodeau, Layout Editor-in-Chief • October 9, 2021

On Aug. 30,  the last U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan boarded a plane back to the United States in compliance with executive orders from the Biden administration. While troops exited, the Taliban overthrew the Afghan government and attacked the Kabul Airport. They took control of previous U.S. military bases in the region and gained access to equipment and intel. This mess was created by Biden’s rushed...

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