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White House rebuffs panel’s questions on emails, air travel

White House rebuffs panel’s questions on emails, air travel

Billy House, Bloomberg News (TNS)

October 17, 2017


Filed under Nation/World

WASHINGTON — The White House is rebuffing a House committee’s bipartisan request for detailed information about the Trump administration’s use of private email for government work and executive branch use of government and chartered aircraft. In two letters Monday from White House congressional lia...

New York Comic Con 2017

John Renfrow, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2017


Filed under Nation/World

Horizon Staff Reporter John Renfrow was at this year's New York Comic Con. Check out his coverage in the presentation below. You can expand the presentation by clicking the arrows icon on the bottom right. ...

Michigan State researchers are on the cusp of developing a birth control for men

Michigan State researchers are on the cusp of developing a birth control for men

Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press (TNS)

October 15, 2017


Filed under Nation/World

Scientists at Michigan State University might have uncovered the key to developing an effective male birth control pill. In studying the causes of male fertility and infertility and using a new gene editing technology, researchers discovered that they can effectively block the gene that controls sperm produc...

Beyond the orbit of Neptune, a dwarf planet is found to have a ring

Beyond the orbit of Neptune, a dwarf planet is found to have a ring

Deborah Netburn, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

October 14, 2017


Filed under Nation/World

There may be more ringed objects in the outer solar system than anyone knew. This week, researchers revealed that the egg-shaped dwarf planet Haumea — one of four known diminutive planets that circle the sun from beyond the orbit of Neptune — is surrounded by a ring of material roughly 43 miles in...

US withdraws from UNESCO, saying it’s biased against Israel

US withdraws from UNESCO, saying it’s biased against Israel

Nick Wadhams and Kambiz Foroohar

October 12, 2017


Filed under Nation/World

Bloomberg News WASHINGTON — The Trump administration withdrew the U.S. from the United Nations cultural organization, saying it’s biased against Israel and citing its decision to admit the Palestinian territories as a member state. The decision to quit the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cult...

Student loan program about to expire

Student loan program about to expire

Emily Wilkins, CQ-Roll Call

September 29, 2017


Filed under Nation/World

WASHINGTON — A college student loan program with bipartisan support will expire Saturday after key Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander blocked legislation to extend it. The need-based program will lapse midnight Saturday, depriving tens of thousands of college students a source of financial aid that i...

Updated Senate health bill seeks to sway holdout Republicans

Updated Senate health bill seeks to sway holdout Republicans

Mary Ellen McIntire, CQ-Roll Call

September 25, 2017


Filed under Nation/World

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans are circulating an updated version of their latest proposal to overhaul the 2010 health care law. The new draft bill was obtained by CQ Roll Call. The updated bill, from Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-.S.C., and Bill Cassidy, R-La., would overhaul the 2010 health care law. ...

Two Dead, One Injured After Portland Train Stabbing

Sarah Magin, Assistant Editor

June 1, 2017


Filed under Nation/World, News

Three men defended two young women on a train in Portland, Oregon, from a violent man with a knife last Friday, May 26. The attacker, Jeremy Christian, was reported to have been using hate speech against Destinee Magnum and her friend for appearing middle eastern and for wearing a hijab. "I hope th...

Studying Abroad Through IU Southeast

Studying Abroad Through IU Southeast

Tony Pacheco and Jewell Conner

December 4, 2016


Filed under Campus, Nation/World, News, Top Stories

Touring the streets of Paris. Climbing to the top of Notre Dame. Riding a camel in the desert. Swimming in the Dead Sea. IU Southeast offers study abroad programs that allow students to study around the world. Omar Attum, associate professor of biology, Valerie Scott, senior lecturer in psychology and...

Trump makes campaign trail stop in Louisville on Super Tuesday

Trump makes campaign trail stop in Louisville on Super Tuesday

Paige Thompson and Kristin Kennedy

March 3, 2016


Filed under Kentuckiana, Nation/World, News, Photos, Top Stories

Thousands of supporters and protesters gathered to hear presidential candidate Donald Trump speak in Louisville on Tuesday, March 1, just days before the Kentucky Republican caucuses. Supporters and protesters began filling the streets surrounding the Kentucky International Convention Center in the...

Only six white rhinos left in the world

Only six white rhinos left in the world

Haley Warwick, Staff

December 3, 2014


Filed under Features, Nation/World, Top Stories

With six Northern White Rhinoceros left in the world, Steven Taylor, assistant director of conversation, education, and collection at the Louisville Zoo said the subspecies is functionally extinct. Taylor said all rhinoceros have been hunted for their horns, which are used for medical purposes mainly...

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