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Political science professor says Trump's foreign aid budget cuts more harmful than helpful

Randall Blimes, assistant professor of political science at BYU-Hawaii, said U.S. President Donald Trump’s push to cut foreign aid could result in less diplomatic power with other nations, potential casualties to citizens of other nations who receive medical help, and allies becoming enemies.

International political science majors say Texas bill banning sanctuary cities adds safety but unconstitutional

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed into law Senate Bill 4, which requires law enforcement and campus police departments to honor ICE detainers and bans any rules preventing authorities from enforcing immigration laws or asking someone about their immigration status, according to KVUE news.

Mormon scholars critical of Trump immigration ban, compare it to 19th century treatment of Mormons

Mormon scholars have released a brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit comparing the treatment of early Latter-Day Saints to President Donald Trump's executive order banning immigrants from six mostly-Muslim nations, according to the Washington Post.

Teen's sexual assault broadcasted on Facebook Live, viewers don't report incident

Seven males sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl while 40 people watched on Facebook Live on March 19. None of the 40 people who watched it online contacted the police.

Filipino students oppose Nickelodeon proposed underwater theme park in Palawan

Nickelodeon plans to build an underwater theme park in the Philippine island of Palawan according to CNN News, but Filipino BYU-Hawaii students said the park would offer more job opportunities but destroy the island that has remained very preserved for years.

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