Federal officers deploy tear gas and crowd control munitions at demonstrators during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Five national stories of the week

Portland protest groups sue U.S. agents, General William Barr defends aggressive federal response to protests, Hawaii fights complacency, the virus exacts heavy toll in Queens neighborhood and cleanup from Hanna spurs fear as virus cases increase in Texas make up this week’s five national stories.

A tourist take photos in town of Sóller, in the Balearic Island of Mallorca, Spain, Monday, July 27, 2020. Britain has put Spain back on its unsafe list and announced Saturday that travelers arriving in the U.K. from Spain must now quarantine for 14 days. (AP Photo/Joan Mateu)

5 international stories of the week

U.S. and China relations come to a new low, Europe faces setbacks after opening to tourists, Vietnam's new virus cases, a mock aircraft carrier increases tension between U.S. and Iran and Najib Razak faces the fate of his charges all make up this week’s five international stories.


A cry for help: How Juice Wrld is changing the rap industry

Rap. A genre born within the 1970s block parties of New York City by blending funk, soul, and disco. A genre hailed for its wordplay, punchlines, complexity, and “real” lyrics. Artists like Tupac and Biggie preach systematic issues like racism, class divide, drugs, etc. However, anybody unacquainted with the genre will tell you it glamorizes sex, violence, anarchy, and drugs. As this may have been true within the past couple of years, I think a light has been slowly growing right under our noses. A light that was almost snuffed out on Dec. 8, 2019, but has prospered above all. That light is Juice Wrld. 


Muncie's Older Sister

Muncie, Indiana has a sister city in Zhuji, China. Relationships between sisters form a special kind of bond. For many, sisters are not only family, but a best friend.  

Pedestrians walk through the gates of Harvard Yard at Harvard University Aug. 13, 2019, in Cambridge, Mass. Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology filed a federal lawsuit July 8, 2020, challenging the decision to bar international students from staying in the U.S. if they take classes entirely online this fall. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

5 national stories of the week

The first COVID-19 vaccine tested in the U.S. poised for final testing, The Trump administration rescinding on its rule for international students, the first federal execution in 17 years, Ghislaine Maxwell being denied bail and the politics of reopening schools during a pandemic make up this week’s five national stories.

Irina and Anastasia Lagutenko walk with their son, Dorian, at a playground July 2, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Russia. Their 2017 wedding wasn’t legally recognized in Russia. (AP Photo)

5 international stories of the week

The debate on whether to make face masks mandatory, U.S. Marines in Japan being infected with the coronavirus, China's sanctions against American politicians, the rejection of China's claims in the South China Sea and Russia's constitutional change against same-sex marriages make up this week’s five international stories.

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