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North Korean ransomware attack

On May 12, the ransomware program dubbed WannaCry swept the globe in one of the largest cyber-attacks of all time. Over 150 countries were affected and hundreds of thousands of computers have been infected since. Ransomware, commonly known as a computer “virus,” is a type of malicious software that encrypts …

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Band’s Arcadia three-peat

On Nov. 18, MC band took home the Arcadia tournament trophy, sealing their third Arcadia win in a row. “We didn’t know if we were going to win or not, so the whole rush of [winning] was really insane,” MC senior Hannah Wong said. The anticipation built after a season …

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#FreeCyntoiaBrown

#FreeCyntoiaBrown. This simple hashtag has gone  viral through posts tagged by  A-list celebrities and the contentious issue itself. 29-year-old Cyntoia Brown has been sentenced to a life in prison after killing  43 year old Nashville man, Johnny Allen. Brown lived a childhood of physical and emotional abuse, drugs, rape, and …

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US to recognize Jerusalem as the capital if Israel

On Wednesday, Dec. 6, President Trump announced that the United States will be the first nation to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and will move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to the historic city. Citing a lack of progress on peace talks between the Palestinians and Israelis …

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North Korea sends an eerie gift to Japan

  A series of mysterious boats filled with human skeletons and bodies have washed up on the eastern shore of Japan, thought to be from North Korea. Named “ghost ships,” for their eerie sights, the severely damaged vessels arrive day after day, the first, on Nov. 18 with three bodies …

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Doug Jones wins Alabama Senate seat

The results are in: Democrat Doug Jones has defeated Republican Roy Moore in the race for the Alabama Senate seat. An incredibly close win, Jones won the seat with 49.6% of the votes, according to the New York Times. This special election began when President Donald Trump chose Alabama state …

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Take back Black Friday

For the third year in a row, REI CEO Jerry Stritzke made the executive decision to close all 151 of his stores nationwide during the annual event of Black Friday. He encouraged his customers to go outside and make memories with their loved ones instead. “I like the idea that …

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iPhone X’s facial recognition failure

Every year or so when a new smartphone is released, it seems that its features and security become more advanced. Take for instance, the added fingerprint recognition to the iPhone 5 in 2013. However, a new complication has arisen with Apple’s newest security feature: facial recognition. Bkav, a Vietnamese security …

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Murderer Charles Manson dies at 83

Cult leader Charles Manson died on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017 in Bakersfield Ca, at the age of 83 after being rushed to Mercy Hospital. Through manipulation, powerful words and ruthless murders, Manson created a legacy for himself, along with changing  the lives of many. The Manson Family cult, led by Manson …

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