President Joe Biden walks out from the White House in Washington, D.C., before his departure to Surfside, Florida, on Thursday, July 1, 2021. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)

Five national stories of the week

Wildfires threaten homes and land across 10 Western states, Biden escalates fight for voting rights, US drilling approvals increase despite Biden's climate pledge, the death toll at a Miami-era condo collapse site climbs to 94 and Cubans in Miami talk of boating to island to back protests makes up this week's five national stories. 



Two men accused of being involved in the assassination of Haiti President Jovenel Moise are transported to the Petion-Ville station in a police car in Port-au-Prince on July 8, 2021. (Valerie Baeriswyl/AFP via Getty Images/TNS)
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Five international stories of the week

A Florida resident is detained as the latest suspect in the Haiti killing, two Jordanians are sentenced to 15 years over an alleged royal plot, France tries to slow the delta variant and boost vaccines, Italy erupts as Europe's soccer champions come home to Rome and China says it chased US warship out of disputed sea makes up this week's five international stories. 


Amy Wyse, junior international business, economics and Spanish triple major, was announced as Ball State's new student trustee in June. She will serve in her position through June 30, 2023. Amy Wyse, Photo Provided
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Meet Ball State's new student trustee

Amy Wyse, Ball State junior international business, economics and Spanish triple major, was in Yellowstone National Park when she missed a call from the Indiana governor’s office — a call letting her know she had moved onto the final round of interviews to fill the student representative position on the Ball State Board of Trustees.



Search and rescue operations resume as members of the Pennsylvania Search and Rescue team comb through the debris several after hours after the Champlain Tower South complex was demolish on Monday, July 5, 2021 in Surfside, Florida. (Carl Juste/Miami Herald/TNS)
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Five national stories of the week

Tropical Storm Elsa gaining strength, R. Kelly's lawyer wants trial delayed due to jail quarantine, building collapse lawsuits seek to get answers, hunting and poaching reduces Wisconsin's wolf numbers and flight delays hint at a hard summer for travelers makes up this week's five national stories. 


Pope Francis (right) meets US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in a private audience at the Vatican in Rome, Italy on June 28, 2021. (Vatican Media/IPA via ZUMA Press/TNS)
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Five international stories of the week

Pope Francis is alert and well a day after intestinal surgery, Tropical Storm Elsa headed to landfall on central Cuba coast, Japan searches for dozens missing in a mudslide, Israel looks to renew a law that keeps out Palestinian spouses and Johnson says UK must live with virus as he announces easing makes up this week's five international stories. 




Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., leads the final vote of the impeachment of President Donald Trump, for his role in inciting an angry mob to storm the Congress last week, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Five national stories of the week

Florida collapse search stretches to day 6, the House of Representatives is to vote on a bill launching a probe into the Jan. 6 insurrection, two killed in a natural gas line explosion in Texas, California bans state travel to Florida and four other states and the Supreme Court won't revive school's transgender bathroom ban makes up this week's five national stories. 


BALL BEARINGS

Boutiques and Embroidery

When Ball State sophomore Emma Schneider launched her own fashion apparel company Reflections Boutique two years ago, she had a specific vision in mind — for people to look in the mirror and love the reflection they see, feeling confident from the inside out.  


Russian President Vladimir Putin pictured at the Kremlin in Moscow on March 4, 2021. (Alexey Druzhinin/SPUTNIK/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)
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Five international stories of the week

Hong Kong to ban flights from the UK to curb the variants of the coronavirus, the U.N. human rights chief said reparations are needed for people facing racism, a Polish church reports recent clergy abuse of 368 children, German Chancellor Angela Merkel defends the idea of a summit between the EU and Putin and Sweden's prime minister resigns makes up this week's five international stories. 






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