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Will the U.S. Government Go Into Default? 

The Trump Administration’s proposed $4.1 trillion budget has lawmakers scrambling to raise the debt ceiling with major cuts to discretionary funding. Will the United States go into default for the first time ever?

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US Hits IS With Largest Non-Nuclear Bomb Ever Used [Associated Press]

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. forces in Afghanistan on Thursday struck an Islamic State tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan with “the mother of all bombs,” the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military, Pentagon officials said. The bomb, known officially as a GBU-43B, or massive ordnance air blast weapon, unleashes 11 tons of explosives. When it was developed in the early 2000s, the Pentagon did a formal review of legal justification for its combat use. The U.S. military headquarters in Kabul said in a statement that the…

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Clinton Campaign In ‘Panic Mode’ Over Florida Black Voters – POLITICO

Will hot sauce in her bag and doing the ‘nae nae’ be enough for Clinton to win the Black Vote in November?

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What You Missed While Not Watching the First 2016 Presidential Debate — TIME

0 minutes. This is what you get America. No one is exactly sure why. But it happened: Nine percent of the U.S. population cast ballots for the two major-party nominees. Now only a third of voters describe either as honest and trustworthy. Democracy is strange and unpredictable in exactly the way NBC anchor Lester Holt… via What You Missed While Not Watching the First 2016 Presidential Debate — TIME

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Almost Half of Voters Think Hillary Clinton Will Win First Presidential Debate — TIME

The first presidential debate, starring Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump is scheduled for this evening, 9/26  at 9PM. The Debate will be held at Hofsfra University in Long Island, New York and moderated by NBC NEws Anchor Lester Holt. The debate is scheduled for 90 minutes with six 15-minute time slots for the following topics: America’s Direction, Achieving Prosperity and Securing America.  The debate will air on NBC, CBS and ABC, as well as CNN, PBS and Fox News. Multiple news source outlets, such as NYTimes…

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Social Initiatives Uncategorized World News 

Michelle, Malia and Sasha Obama in Liberia for Let Girls Learn Initiative

“We left the president behind because he’s a boy,” the First Lady of the United States told a group of Liberian schoolgirls on her three-day tour in Liberia for her Let Girls Learn Initiative. Let Girls Learn, created by Michelle Obama, is dedicated to providing access and funding for millions of young girls worldwide. Currently, over 60 million girls and teen girls are not enrolled in school globally for social, economic and/or political reasons. Michelle brought along her daughters Sasha and Malia, who herself just graduated from high school and…

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North Korea Taunts US With Nuclear Testing, Launches

While the western world abroad had its eyes set on the BREXIT referendum in the UK, in the Far East North Korea has been sharpening its nuclear missles, possibly preparing to attack the United States. Via International Business Times: North Korea is now a nuclear threat to be reckoned with, the country’s top official for U.S. affairs told the Associated Press Friday. Han Song Ryol, director-general of the department of U.S. affairs at North Korea’s Foreign Ministry, said that Washington can expect more nuclear tests and missile launches, like those…

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Death Toll Rises in Brussels Terror Attacks

Full details + link below via CNN: Brussels terror: 34 killed in explosions at airport, subway station   (CNN)Three explosions that ripped through the Belgian capital of Brussels on Tuesday killed at least 34 people and wounded about 170 more, according to Belgian media, and raised the reality of terror once again in the heart of Europe. “We were fearing terrorist attacks, and that has now happened,” Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel told reporters. Belgian federal Prosecutor Frederic Van Leeuw said late Tuesday morning that it was too soon to…

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President Obama Nominates Merrick Garland For Supreme Court

Merrick Garland, US appeals judge in the Washington DC circuit is Obama’s pick for Supreme Court Justice. Garland was nominated for the ninth seat on the highest court due to the sudden death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia February 13. Obama referred to Garland as being ” One of America’s sharpest legal minds” on the white house lawn early Wednesday morning. Garland is described as being a moderate judge with an emphasis on gun control, a hot button issue for liberals and democrats alike. However, has garnered bipartisan support for over…

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