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    The second presidential debate: a summary and commentary

    The second debate between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama was set up as a “town hall” format, with the audience asking the questions and a more relaxed atmosphere with the candidates not glued to a podium or a chair. Though less formal, it made for a better performance all around.

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  • LIVE COVERAGE of the second presidential debate

    Check out our live coverage of tonight's presidential debate starting at 8 p.m.

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    Cell transformation earns Nobel Prize

    About a week ago, the Nobel Prize winners in medicine were revealed as Sir John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka for their work in cell research.

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    The varying role of the vice-president

    As the public profiles of the presidential candidates grow in magnitude with each passing week, another huge component of the race cannot be forgotten: the vice presidency.

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    Mitt Romney announces foreign policy plan

    Last Monday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney gave a speech to the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va., to present his position on foreign policy.

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    Storify of the vice presidential debate

    A Storify of Thursday's vice presidential debate.

  • LIVE COVERAGE of the vice presidential debate

    Stay tuned and check us out at 8:00 p.m. tonight for live coverage of the 2012 vice presidential debate.

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    The first debate: sorting out fact from fiction

    Instead of spending last Wednesday evening with his wife on their 20th anniversary, President Barack Obama stood in a room with Gov. Mitt Romney discussing his vision for the United States for the past, present and future.

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    Commentary and wrap-up of the Oct. 3 debate

    The first presidential debate between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama came with some surprises last night.  The first surprise was Obama’s performance, which left even some of his most loyal supporters slightly disappointed.

  • Live coverage of the first presidential debate

    Stay tuned and check us out at 7:30 p.m. tonight for live coverage of the first 2012 presidential debate.

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    Presidential debate season kicks off with focus on economic crisis

    The first debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney is scheduled for this Wednesday.  As DePaul students, and eligible voters, it is our duty to obtain as much information as we possibly can to help guide our decision-making process.

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    Economy suffers as student debt rises

    The Pew Research Center released a study that revealed one in five United States households are burdened by student debt.

  • Experts say climate change will kill 100 million by 2030

    Climate change will kill an estimated 100 million people by 2030 and cost the global economy 3.2 percent of its potential output annually according to a report from humanitarian organization, DARA.

  • China and Japan clash over control of islands

    Japan and China’s historic dispute regarding ownership of a chain of islands in the East China Sea has recently resurfaced. The islands, referred to as Diaoyu in China and Senkaku in Japan, began to be a source of tension in the 1970's when oil resources were discovered in the area.

  • One-year anniversary of the Occupy movement

    Activists fed up with the growing income disparity between the rich and the poor formed the Occupy Wall-Street movement, a year ago. Their goal was to change the scope of politics and America’s capitalist system.

  • Helping students apply for deferred action

    In June, President Obama announced a policy called “deferred action” that would temporarily permit certain undocumented youth to stay in the country. Deferred action will remain valid for two years and can be renewed at the end of those two years if the policy is still in place.      

  • Bloomberg bans politicians from 9/11 memorial

    The anniversary of 9/11 last week was met with the usual remembrance and mourning, but this year it lacked one commonality: politicians. According to The Huffington Post, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, along with the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, decided to bar politicians from speaking at the anniversary ceremony.

  • Students react: Nation thirsty after summer draught

    The excruciating heat and humidity in the past three months affected everyone and everything across the nation. The National Climatic Data Center ranked the drought of 2012 as one of the worst in history due to its persistence.

  • Romney chooses Paul Ryan as running mate

    Only a few weeks ago, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced Wisconsin senator Paul Ryan as his running mate. Now he will campaign with Ryan in hopes of securing the White House in November.

  • Students react: NASA lands exploration rover on Mars

    Earlier in August, NASA successfully landed a rover on Mars appropriately-named Curiosity. The rover, according to NASA, is capable of staying on the red planet for at least 687 days.

  • Students react: Mass shootings shock the nation

    Two mass shootings occurred this summer, shocking the entire Nation.

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    Shooter identified in attack near Empire State Building

    Today at 9:03 a.m. ET, a disgruntled former employee of Hazan Imports fired gunshots outside of 10 W. 33rd Street in New York City, around the corner from the Empire State Building. Officials have identified the man as Jeffrey Johnson, 53.

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    Egypt's President and military struggle toward democracy

    Tunisia was the spark that ignited the Arab Spring, but the revolts in Egypt immediately after set the fire ablaze. When Egyptians removed former President Hosni Mubarak from power, all eyes were on them. Since then, Egypt has endured through frustration with the military regime and various attempts at progress, marking the beginning of a complex transition.

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    Sikhism 101


    Correctly pronounced ‘sik-h’ with a slightly aspirated h. However some people, especially in English speaking countries, purposefully mispronounce it as ‘seek’ to avoid confusion with ‘sick.’ The Five K’s: Both men and women are supposed to adhere to wearing the Five Ks at all times. Typically, all items aside from the Kara remain hidden under clothes.

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    Nation argues over Wisconsin's wolf hunt

    Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources is currently accepting applications for its inaugural wolf hunting season. Until January 12, 2012, wolves remained on the state’s protected species list, but it only took until April for the Madison to pass Act 169; which allows for hunting and trapping of wolves as a means of population reduction and management.

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    Balfour receives multiple life sentences for Hudson family murders

    CHICAGO (AP) — The man convicted of gunning down the mother, brother and nephew of Jennifer Hudson will spend the rest of his life in prison.

  • The Dark Night Rises premiere shooting shocks the nation

    A Storify of the Aurora Colorado shooting at the Dark Knight Rises premiere 7/20.

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    Egyptian President Morsi's powers remain in question

    For the first time in history, the people of Egypt have democratically elected their president. However, due to changes implemented by the military while still in power, it remains to be seen what the new presidency will mean for the country.

  • GlaxoSmithKline pays $3 billion in healthcare fraud settlement

    GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the British pharmaceutical company behind the drugs PaxilWellbutrin, and Advair, pled guilty to federal charges of misconduct in the marketing of its products, July 2. The company will pay out $2 billion plus a $1 billion criminal fine, amounting to the largest health care fraud fine in history.

  • Obama administration will not deport certain youth

    The Obama administration took a step forward on immigrant rights this month after announcing that it would stop deporting some young, undocumented immigrants. In order to be eligible, youth must have came to the United States under the age of 16, have lived in the country for five years, and currently be under the age of 30.

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    AP: High court upholds key part of Obama health law

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama's historic health care overhaul.

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    Pew Center: Growing support for gay marriage

    President Obama made headlines recently after revealing in an ABC interview that he supports same-sex marriage, making him the first sitting president to publicly endorse gay nuptials.

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    Film shows China’s rising influence in South America

    A cow falls from the sky in the opening shot of “Un cuento chino,” or “Chinese Take-out,” in this year’s Chicago Latino Film Festival, and it’s raising some unexpected questions, like what does China have to do with Buenos Aires?

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    NATO sticks to 2014 Afghanistan withdrawal, pledges future support

    World leaders met today on the second day of the NATO summit to discuss the future of Afghanistan, including the transfer of security responsibilities to Afghan forces and the need for future international support in maintaining stability within the country.

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    What does NATO summit mean for Obama campaign?

    President Obama helped bring the NATO summit to his hometown Chicago, a significant event near the end of his first term in office. The question that many are asking is if it will impact his electoral prospects when voters go to the polls this November.

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    9/11 suspects begin trial at Guantanamo after 4-year delay

    Four years ago the trial for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other alleged 9/11 conspirators was postponed at Guantanamo Bay amidst widespread criticism of its legitimacy. Several weeks ago, military commission hearings began for those five defendants in a process that is expected to drag on for years.

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    Ex-Rutgers student gets 30 days, probabtion for Clementi suicide

    A former Rutgers University student who used a webcam to spy on his gay roommate was sentenced Monday to just 30 days in jail — a punishment that disappointed some activists but came as a relief to others who feared he would be made a scapegoat for his fellow freshman's suicide.