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Cardinal Pell Sentenced To Six Years In Prison

          George Pell, age 77, was found guilty last December on charges of sexually abusing choirboys after a Sunday mass back in 1996. On top of this, another charge of a second assault just months later. Disgustingly, Pell abused the boys only two months after announcing the ‘Melbourne Response,’ which was a plan on how to deal with sexual abusive clergymen.

          Pell is one of the most most prominent Cardinal’s of the Catholic Church, and is Australia’s most senior cleric (meaning the nation’s most powerful Catholic). Rightfully so, the case has gained traction as the world watches to see how this all plays out. And it seems that waiting may soon be over. Continue reading Cardinal Pell Sentenced To Six Years In Prison

California Man Who Spent 39 Years in Prison Gets $21 Million For Wrongful Conviction

          A resident of California was convicted back in 1978 for the murder of his former partner and her child. It was a heinous crime no doubt, but what if he didn’t commit it?

          This is the cruel reality for Craig Coley. Coley, 71, was charged and sentenced for the murder of his former partner, Rhonda Wicht, and her son. The child was only four years old at the time. It all went down in their apartment, and Coley was the lead suspect. After being locked up for thirty nine years the man has been freed, and is being compensated for the mistake. Continue reading California Man Who Spent 39 Years in Prison Gets $21 Million For Wrongful Conviction

Ukrainian Tensions Rise In Fear of Russian Invasion

          Ukraine has entered martial law, as tensions rise between the nation and its neighbor, Russia.

          First, before we go any further, it’d be best to get a basic understanding of the situation. Ukraine became an independent state in 1991, after the collapse of the USSR. Since it’s foundation, there was already bad blood between the two. In 2014, following a referendum, Russia annexed Crimea. After taking control of the small region in the peninsula of southern Ukraine on the Black Sea, the area was ‘fully integrated’ into Russia in July of 2015. However, Ukraine and the vast majority of international powers still consider Crimea as Ukraine’s.  Continue reading Ukrainian Tensions Rise In Fear of Russian Invasion

California Shooting Leaves 12 Dead; Almost A Dozen Injured

          Tragedy struck last week, leaving a dozen dead and almost as many injured as a bar in California became home to the 307th mass shooting in the United States this year.

          The Borderline Bar & Grill was a popular hangout spot for the youth of Thousand Oaks, California. On the night of November 7th it was a special ‘College Night’ event and per usual, customers packed in to dance, watch the game and unwind. Then, terror struck as a man dressed in a black trench coat and glasses suddenly rushed and shot the security guard. Inside, patrons thought that it may have been a sound effect or fireworks, and some people even continued to dance. Continue reading California Shooting Leaves 12 Dead; Almost A Dozen Injured

North & South Korea Begin To Disarm Border

          Earlier this week, both North and South Korea began efforts to disarm all land mines located across a crucial segment of the Demilitarized Zone.

          This news comes after the lastest Korean Summit, when figureheads Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong-un met in Pyongyang. There, both the North & South Koreas came to an agreement to “halt all hostile acts” against one another, while also removing threats of war. Continue reading North & South Korea Begin To Disarm Border