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Scandals put White House on the defensive

Under mounting pressure, President Barack Obama on May 15 released a trove of documents related to the Benghazi attack and forced out the top official at the Internal Revenue Service following revelations that the agency targeted conservative political groups.

UK team excites and frustrates soccer fans worldwide; called the NY Yankees of soccer

Manchester’s 20th soccer Premier League title spurred excitement from the club’s fans and induced frustration for its rivals. The signing of Robin van Persie on Aug. 17 proved to be a defining moment for the club as it looked to take the league title before the season began.

Guantanamo Bay detainees rebel with hunger strikes

The prisoners won’t eat. This was a new problem faced at Guantanamo Bay prison by the U.S. detainment and interrogation camp for suspected terrorists of high-value located at the Naval base in Cuba. BYU-Hawaii students commented on the effectiveness of the detainees’ strategy.

Horse Slaughterhouse Reopens: BYU-Hawaii students, staff share their cultural views on the subject

After being shutdown for a year, a couple in New Mexico who transformed their cattle slaughterhouse to killing horses may be able to open their plant again unless Congress reinstates a ban on the practice, said U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on April 30 in an Associated Press story.

China rushes relief after 7.0 Sichuan earthquake

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Lushan, Sichuan, China at 8:02 a.m. local time on Saturday, April 20. The disaster sent people fleeing from buildings across the southern Sichuan province.

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