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Bernie Sanders’ Valentine’s Day Memes Are All the Range

By Elaine Nalikka Contributing Writer for Telegraph Local   A screenshot from a New Years tweet from Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt) became a viral meme template within the last month and a half.The meme has so many variations, there was even a number tailored for Valentine’s Day circulating the web yesterday, sources reported.      NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIMARY […]

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February 1 isn’t just the start of Black History Month. It’s National Freedom day, created by a former slave commemorating abolition

  By Elaine Nalikka Contributing Writer for Telegraph Local It is common knowledge that yesterday marked the beginning of Black History Month in the United States, but it was also a holiday that predates Black History Month, first lobbied by a former slave from Georgia. Major Richard Robert Wright Sr. was the first to argue that there […]

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Dershowitz Changes His Mind on Impeachment Requirements, Argues Crime Must Be Committed  

By Elaine Nalikka Contributing Writer for Telegraph Local On Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, the newest addition to President Trump’s defense team, Alan Dershowitz, entered into a heated exchange with Wallace about Dershowitz’s track record with following his own stances in constitutional law, specifically, on impeachable offenses.  TRUMP IMPEACHMENT UPDATES: PARTICK PHILBIN ARGUMENT, REPUBLICAN NEGATIVE RESPONSE […]

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East Africa Locust Outbreak Sparks Calls for International Help  

By Elaine Nalikka Contributing Writer for Telegraph Local The most devastating of all locusts, the Desert Locust, has been spreading across East Africa in terribly large numbers.   Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are struggling with ‘unprecedented’ and ‘devastating’ swarms of Desert Locusts. Swarms are being reported to be the size of an area around the size of Moscow […]

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President Donald Trump Invites Israeli Leaders to Washington to Hear Peace Plan Details 

By Elaine Nalikka Contributing Writer for Telegraph Local Vice President (VP) Mike Pence announced today that he asked Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu to fly to Washington next week for talks on the “prospect of peace”. From the US Embassy in Jerusalem, VP Pence reportedly said “President Trump asked me to extend an invitation to Prime Minister Netanyahu […]

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‘Africa’s Richest Woman’ Now a Formal Suspect in Graft Probe 

By Elaine Nalikka Contributing Writer for Telegraph Local Days ago, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), a paris-based advocacy and legal group that protects African whistleblowers, leaked over 700,000 documents (“Luanda Leaks”). The documents, which display how a massive network of consultants, lawyers, bankers and accountants have helped Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos acquire her wealth, […]

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California Considers Declaring Common Pain Killer Carcinogen   

By Elaine Nalikka Contributing Writer for Telegraph Local   If you live in California, you may soon find a warning label on your Tylenol: acetaminophen, a drug found in Tylenol, Excedrine, Sudafed, Robitussin and Theraflu, is under review to join a government list of chemicals known to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity. California Could Launch its Own […]

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“Ok Boomer” makes it to the Supreme Court 

By Elaine Nalikka Contributing Writer for Telegraph Local In 2009, Chief Justice Roberts’ Supreme Court ruled that the private sector provision of the Age Discrimination Employment Act required more proof than other forms of discrimination. Yesterday, The Supreme Court heard a case involving the federal sector provision of the ADEA, questioning whether or not the tougher private […]

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Bernie Sanders Told Elizabeth Warren in Private 2018 Meeting that a Woman Can’t Win, Sources Say

By Elaine Nalikka Contributing Writer for Telegraph Local Anonymous sources who weren’t in the room to overhear the conversation over one year ago, but allegedly spoke to Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) at some point after reported to CNN that Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) told Elizabeth Warren “a woman couldn’t win” during a conversation between the two, months […]

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Department of Justice Seeks Up to Six Month Prison Sentence for Michael Flynn

By Elaine Nalikka Contributing Writer for Telegraph Local Michael Flynn was National Security Advisor to President Trump for a record breaking 24 days, before he resigned after information resurfaced that he had mislead the FBI and Vice President Mike Pence about the nature and content of his communications with Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergei Kislyak. Former […]

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New Pressures Greet Pelosi Following Bolton’s Willingness to Testify   

By Elaine Nalikka Contributing Writer for Telegraph Local This Monday, the news that former National Security Advisor John Bolton had decided he would testify if asked in the Senate impeachment trial probably caused Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to breathe a sigh of relief, however that relief only lasted a moment-House Speaker Pelosi has two […]

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Kat Taylor, Wife of Democratic Presidential Candidate Tom Steyer, Visits South Carolina    

By Elaine Nalikka Contributing Writer for Telegraph Local Yesterday, Democratic billionaire and 2020 presidential candidate Tom Steyer announced on twitter that Kat Taylor, his wife, would be “on the ground” in South Carolina over the weekend into Monday. The Democratic Primary Is a Four-Way Race  The couple last made a visit to the Palmetto state on December […]

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What Does California’s New Data Privacy Law Mean

by Elaine Nalikka Contributing Writer for Telegraph Local On January 1st, a data privacy law will take effect in California. The California Consumer Privacy Act, passed last year, is legislation that is designed to give Californians unprecedented control over how companies collect and use their data. Report: Over 267 million Facebook Users Have Personal Data and Profiles […]

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Presidential Candidate Joe Biden Tries to Explain Why He Would Refuse To Testify

by Elaine Nalikka Contributing Writer for Telegraph Local In a series of tweets Saturday morning, Joe Biden attempted to explain why he should not have to comply with a subpoena from the Senate in the upcoming impeachment trial. He refers to a comment he made the day previously, in a Des Moines Register interview, about how he […]

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Judge Halts North Carolina Voter ID Law

by Elaine Nalikka Contributing Writer for Telegraph Local Yesterday, a federal judge answered a reoccurring legal question in the state of North Carolina; whether the implementation of photographic identifications violates the constitutional rights of North Carolinian voters. The lawsuit was filed by the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP against the North Carolina Governor and members of […]

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Passenger Jet Crashes Shortly After Takeoff in Kazakhstan

by Elaine Nalikka Contributing Writer for Telegraph Local Near Almaty, Kazakhstan, a Bek Air aircraft carrying 98 passengers and crew aboard struggled to get airborne and crashed 19 seconds after takeoff, killing 12 and injuring 67. The aircraft, flight 72100, lost altitude during take-off and broke headfirst through a concrete structure located near Kyzyl Tu village. The […]

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President Trump Blames Speaker Pelosi and California Governor Newsom for Out-of-Control Homelessness

by Elaine Nalikka Contributing Writer for Telegraph Local The day after Christmas, at 7:59 AM, President Trump tweeted about homelessness in California, alleging that Senator Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) district in particular is “one of the worst anywhere in the U.S.”. He continued “It [homelessness] has gotten so bad, so fast-she has lost total control and, along with […]

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Senator Lisa Murkowski “Disturbed” Over GOP Co-ordination Over Trump’s Impeachment

by Elaine Nalikka Contributing Writer for Telegraph Local Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), who has been critical of the impeachment process, was quoted by an Anchorage television station Tuesday saying she was “disturbed” by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) comment that there would be “total coordination” between the White House and the Senate in the upcoming impeachment […]

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Pentagon Warns Military Not to Use Consumer DNA Kits Due to Security Risk

by Elaine Nalikka Contributing Writer for Telegraph Local In a recent internal memo, dated December 20th, the Department of Defense advised its personnel and Service members to refrain from purchasing or using commercial genetic ancestry kits. In response to certain genetic testing companies targeting military personnel by advertising military discounts, the Pentagon disbursed this memo ahead of […]

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Fred Rooney, Former Lehigh Valley Congressman, Dies at 94

by Elaine Nalikka Contributing Writer for Telegraph Local Former Democratic congressman Fred B. Rooney, who represented Pennsylvania’s 15th district for almost sixteen years, died in his Washington, DC home yesterday surrounded by family. Democrats and White House strike deal on trade Rooney was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on November 6, 1925 and named after his father. […]

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Boeing Fires CEO Dennis Muilenburg as the Company Struggles with 737 MAX Crisis

by Elaine Nalikka Contributing Writer for Telegraph Local This morning, Boeing announced that CEO Dennis Muilenburg and the American aerospace company would be parting ways. Muilenburg started as an intern at Boeing and rose to CEO in 2017; he’s been with the company for over 33 years. The news comes just days after Boeing’s spacecraft Starliner […]

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Illinois is the 11th State to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

by Elaine Nalikka Contributing Writer for Telegraph Local The introduction of recreational marijuana has brought major changes to aspects of everyday Illinoian life. On January 1, 2020, The Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act will take effect, legalizing the use, possession, and cultivation of marijuana by adults, aged 21 years and older, for recreational purposes. The effect […]

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SCOTUS Refuses to Hear Case on Homeless Sleeping Outside

by Elaine Nalikka Contributing Writer for Telegraph Local Today the Supreme Court declined to review a U.S. Circuit Court case deciding the criminality of homeless persons sleeping outside in western states. Ninth circuit states grappling to confront their ever growing homeless population have been at the forefront of the issue, especially after President Donald Trump’s visit […]

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Senator Kamala Harris Drops Out of 2020 Presidential Race

by Elaine Nalikka Contributing Writer for Telegraph Local On Tuesday afternoon, Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-California)  tweeted that she was suspending her presidential campaign. Even the President, from London, took to tweeting about her decision to exit the race saying, likely sarcastically, that she will be missed. Senator Harris replied, tweeting “see you at your trial,” […]

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Trump Impeachment Probe at a Glance (As of 12/1/2019)

  by Elaine Nalikka Contributing Writer for Telegraph Local After two weeks of public impeachment hearings, the holiday recess allows for a brief pause and a chance to reflect. At this time, the Intelligence Committee has no additional impeachment hearings scheduled. While the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs, and Oversight and Reform Committees will continue in their […]