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Nigerians Protest Police Brutality

When Nigeria created the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, known as SARS, in 1984, it was supposed to solve rampant crime, robbery, and kidnapping in the West African country. But many Nigerians now believe that their country’s police force has become a vehicle for the exact violence and exploitation it was supposed to counter. On October 4th, a video was circulated online of a man killed by SARS officers without any evidence of provocation. ...

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Amy Coney Barrett’s Judicial Philosophy

Amy Coney Barrett is the Trump administration’s replacement for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court of the United States. She has been on the 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals since 2017, and her time as an appellate court judge, while short in length, gives insight into her judicial philosophy. By her description, she is an originalist and a textualist. Her core convictions follow the approach of Justice Antonin Scalia: “A judge must apply the law as written. ...

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When the News Goes Out of Business

In an age dominated by electronic media, print newspapers are finding themselves in jeopardy of financial troubles and, in the worst case scenarios, going completely bankrupt. The world of journalism in DC has already seen such casualties: on September 12, 2019, Washington Post Express, a free daily newspaper that had been distributed by The Washington Post across the DC area for the previous 16 years, printed its final issue before shutting down for good. ...