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Republicans Push Government Shutdown

By Monday’s midnight deadline for the 2013 fiscal year, Congress was not able to agree on the decision to pass an appropriations bill. Democrats and Republicans have been going back and forth over the issue and certain Republicans have not complied because they do not agree with Obamacare. This is the first time in 17 years that the federal government has had to completely shut down and it is going to affect millions of people in this country.

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Another Government Shutdown Furlough Compromises Millions of Paychecks

Congress has to come to a resolution on its budget by Monday or else the government will be shut down and 800,000 federal employees will have their paychecks jeopardized and two million others who are essential to the government might not get paid on time.

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Horrific Navy Yard Shooting Kills 13

On Monday morning, around 8:20AM, shots were fired on the Navy Yard in southeast D.C., causing panic and all-too-familiar feelings from past attacks. -year-old Navy reservist Aaron Alexis from Ft. Worth, Texas entered the base with proper military ID and posed no threat for further inspection.

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War with Syria?

The debate over whether or not we should retaliate against Syrian president Bashar al-Assad has been ongoing for about a month and we have yet to come to any conclusion.

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Workers’ Capital Stewards Urge United Commitment to Economic Impact Investing

Participants in Heartland Capital Strategies’ Los Angeles Forum Challenge Wall Street’s Pension Investment Model

By Marco Trbovich, HCS Communications Director, and Senior Vice President of Strategic Communications, Tricom Associates

Stewards of some of the nation’s sizeable pension funds assailed Wall Street’s excessive management fees, condemned the financial sector’s business model for pension fund investments, and urged greater collaboration among investors of workers’ capital in job growth and community wellbeing.

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Using iPads in K-12 Education in Los Angeles: A Step Forward or Backward?

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) recently negotiated a deal with Apple in which students across its 47 campuses will receive iPads. A project to update school technology, the Board of Education unanimously voted to approve the $30 million plan. Members of the LAUSD say that the project is the first step toward providing every one of its students with an iPad by 2014. Understandably, Microsoft is upset about the negotiation.

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3D Printing: Is It Too Good To Be True?

Last week I attended a lecture where Det Ansinn, the founder of the software development company BrickSimple, spoke to a group of interns. During his presentation Ansinn was asked about the development of the 3-dimensional (3-D) printer. He replied by stating that the printers will eventually revolutionize everything from creating everyday items to advancing the medical field.

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Snowden: Privacy Versus Security

The National Security Agency (NSA) leaks have become a controversial subject this past month, especially with regard to Edward Snowden’s future.

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Detroit Files for Bankruptcy: Who is Next?

After a longstanding debt crisis, Detroit filed for the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history. The city’s debt amounts to approximately $18 billion. On July 18, the filing became official. Hearings are predicted to take place in Detroit, Kentucky, Ohio or Tennessee, the first of which took place on June 24.

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Breaking Down The Trayvon Martin Case

On February 26, 2012, George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old Hispanic man, fatally shot Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old African American high school student. Zimmerman was the watch coordinator for his neighborhood in Sanford, Florida on the night that Martin was killed. Initially, Zimmerman was taken into custody, questioned and then released. Over a month later, a new prosecutor charged him with murder. Zimmerman’s trial officially began on June 10, 2013.

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