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The Mississippi River has many nicknames. Now it has a new one: America’s ‘most endangered river.’

The Mississippi River has many nicknames. Now it has a new one: America’s ‘most endangered river.’

MCT Campus

April 14, 2020

CHICAGO — The upper Mississippi River, from its headwaters in Minnesota to the southern tip of Illinois, has been named the most endangered river in the United States, according to an annual list released by American Rivers, a national advocacy group. Citing record-breaking flooding in 2019, which l...

Concert industry could lose $9 billion this year due to the coronavirus pandemic

Concert industry could lose $9 billion this year due to the coronavirus pandemic

MCT Campus

April 7, 2020

Just a month ago, the live music industry was in a cautious wait-and-see mode about the impact of COVID-19. What everyone wouldn’t give to go back there now. A report released Friday by the live-event trade publication and research firm Pollstar lays out the scope of damage that the novel coronaviru...

Senate unanimously passes $2 trillion economic stimulus package

Senate unanimously passes $2 trillion economic stimulus package

MCT Campus

March 26, 2020

WASHINGTON — In an overwhelming bipartisan vote, the Senate on Wednesday passed a $2 trillion economic stimulus package — the largest ever — designed to pump money directly into Americans’ pockets while also shoring up hospitals, businesses and state and local governments struggling against the corona...

Coronavirus doesn’t change this Fed president’s upbeat outlook for the US economy

Coronavirus doesn’t change this Fed president’s upbeat outlook for the US economy

MCT Campus

February 20, 2020

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland president Loretta Mester said the coronavirus poses a risk to the global economy, but that hasn’t changed her forecast for continued growth of about 2% in the U.S. this year. “I’m thinking about it as a risk,” Mester said at a Forum of Executive Women event ...

Schumer Says Americans Want Truth From Impeachment Trial

Schumer Says Americans Want Truth From Impeachment Trial

Learfield Wire Services

January 14, 2020

WASHINGTON--Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says the articles of impeachment against President Trump are deep and serious.  He said he wants nothing but the truth to come out of an impeachment trial that could start as early as next week.  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said today that...

How do wildfires get their names?

How do wildfires get their names?

MCT Campus

October 31, 2019

LOS ANGELES — Their names are seared into the collective consciousness of California: The Griffith Park fire of 1933. The Bel-Air fire of 1961. The Tunnel fire of 1991. The Camp fire of 2018. Spurred by high winds, low humidity and an abundance of fuel, California’s most destructive fires remake its cities ...

What’s Trending? On Twitter!- October 23rd

What's Trending? On Twitter!- October 23rd

Kaylea Kuhlman, Editor in Chief

October 23, 2019

#RewriteATvOrMovieEnding- Twitter users use their imagination to redo the endings of various Television shows or movies. Many users use pictures, GIFS and videos to express their ideas. There’s enough room for two people! #RewriteATvOrMovieEnding pic.twitter.com/FZwYbj6GUF — Mister Race Bannon (@MrRaceBannon) October 23, 2019 CELEBRITIES- Mark Zuckerberg (#Zuckerberg) was trending during t...

Why America is making an appointment with ‘The Good Doctor’

Why America is making an appointment with ‘The Good Doctor’

November 30, 2017

By Neal Justin Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (TNS) LOS ANGELES — Freddie Highmore has seen the light. After four years of playing a murderer-in-training on A&E’s “Bates Motel,” the actor has slipped into the scrubs of Shaun Murphy, the most beloved TV character to carry a stethoscope sin...

Northeast reaches out to international students following executive order

Hundreds protest at a vigil for refugees on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017 in Dallas, Texas at Thanksgiving Plaza. (Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)

Josh Crim, Writer

January 31, 2017

President Donald Trump's new executive order on immigration and refugee resettlement was signed last Friday, and the order has caused concern among colleges across the country because of their  international students studying in America. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Nebraska-Omaha...

Might drug baron Chapo Guzman be sent to the United States?

January 14, 2016

By Tim Johnson McClatchy Foreign Staff (TNS) MEXICO CITY — Security agents Friday recaptured notorious drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, six months after his second prison escape, thrusting Mexico again into a debate over whether it can ensure he remains behind bars. Mexican marines ...

Romney 3.0? 10 reasons that’s a huge challenge

Romney 3.0? 10 reasons that's a huge challenge

January 13, 2015

By David Lightman McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS) WASHINGTON _ Mitt Romney has a lot more to worry about than Jeb Bush. Romney is moving toward a third presidential bid, and Bush's money and legion of family friends are only the most obvious obstacles. Romney faces a daunting series of other...

Russia’s History And Politics, Not U.S. Policies, Drive Putin In Ukraine, Book Argues

Russia’s History And Politics, Not U.S. Policies, Drive Putin In Ukraine, Book Argues

April 10, 2014

By Roy Gutman McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) “Putin’s Wars: The Rise of Russia’s New Imperialism” by Marcel H. Van Herpen; Rowman Littlefield ($29.95) ——— WASHINGTON — In the U.S. debate over the Ukraine crisis, with its inward focus on which U.S. administration has b...

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