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Race to 2016

Where it all went wrong

It is actually going to happen. After months of fervent denial, Donald Trump is the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee for President. With a resounding victory in the state of Indiana, destroying any hope of sustained opposition, Trump is now looking forward to a showdown with… Keep Reading

Race to 2016

Race to 2016: Losers in Iowa

Entering the Republican Iowa caucuses on Feb. 1, Donald Trump looked unstoppable. Topping every poll in Iowa by a margin of seven points, his victory seemed well assured. Only six hours later, his domination in the polls evaporated, ending in a humiliating three-point defeat to… Keep Reading

Race to 2016

What happened to Ben Carson?

How quickly the tide turns in Washington. At the first Republican primary debate on Aug. 6, former neurosurgeon Ben Carson appeared unstoppable. Leaping past other establishment candidates, he shocked political pundits when he placed next to Donald Trump in the national polls. Supportive of the… Keep Reading

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Race to 2016: Bernie Sanders

“Excuse me, do you know who Bernie Sanders is?” “Who?” “He’s a presidential candidate for 2016, who works for the common good of society rather than catering to the individualistic needs of—” “—I’m sorry, I only know Donald Trump and that Clinton dude.” “Please, sir.… Keep Reading

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Propaganda balloons burst Inter-Korean relationship

After eight years of silence between the two Koreas, North Korea’s leader Jong-un Kim unexpectedly decided to resume highest-level bilateral talks during his nationwide New Year’s speech. However, on Jan. 9, North Korea issued an ultimatum declaring that South Korea must either stop the release… Keep Reading

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China, Japan agree to hold talks

Holding formal talks for the first time since May of 2012, Chinese President Jinping Xi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took steps to improve Sino-Japanese relations on Nov. 10 at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit meeting held in Beijing, China. The high-level dialogue followed… Keep Reading

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North Korean leader reappears amid tensions

Making his first public appearance in more than five weeks, Jong-un Kim, the Supreme Leader of North Korea, inspected a newly constructed residential area for scientists on Oct. 14. According to the BBC, this visit quelled rumors of his removal from power. The speculation started… Keep Reading

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