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Disney throws a foul with ‘Artemis Fowl’

Despite an interesting concept with a wide-open fantasy world to be creative in, ‘Artemis Fowl’ didn’t even reach the bare minimum to make a film that might be entertaining to young children, let alone adults.  

Boats are piled on each other at the Southport Marina following the effects of Hurricane Isaias in Southport, N.C., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Five national stories of the week

Evictions begin as moratoriums end, the Southern California wildfire started by vehicle malfunction, 2020 census schedule cut causes worry over accuracy, weather caused by Tropical Storm Isaias hits I-95 and school spending is reshaped by virus concerns make up this week’s five national stories.

 In this March 5, 2014 file photo former US President Bill Clinton, right, with former Social Democratic Labour Party leader John Hume and Hume's wife Pat walk across the Peace Bridge, in Londonderry Northern Ireland. The family of politician John Hume, who won Nobel Peace Prize for work to end violence in Northern Ireland, says he has died. He was 83. The Catholic leader of the moderate Social Democratic and Labour Party , Hume was regarded by many as the principal architect behind the peace agreement. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

Five international stories of the week

Outbreak on Norway cruise ship, Spain's new wave of infections, John Hume dies at 83, Afghan forces retake prison and Notre Dame Cathedral's organ getting 4-year-long cleaning all make up this week’s five international stories.

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.  

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