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This 1972 photo of women in miniskirts helped persuade Trump to commit to war in Afghanistan.

The National Security Advisor Showed Trump Afghan Women in Skirts to Sway Him

National security advisor H.R. McMaster showed President Donald Trump a 1972 picture of Afghan women in skirts as a way to motivate him to continue the war efforts in Afghanistan, according to the Washington Post. The picture was used to convince Trump that the country had once adopted Western values, and still could if the…

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Trump Fires Chief Strategist Steve Bannon

President Trump fired his former chief strategist, Stephen Bannon, on Friday, Aug. 18. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed in a statement Bannon’s removal. “White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve’s last day. We are grateful for his service and wish him the…

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Department of Justice Plans to Tackle Affirmative Action

The Department of Justice is planning on investigating affirmative action policies in universities in the United States, according to an internal document released by the New York Times on Tuesday night. In the document released, it stated the Civil Rights division of the department was in search of lawyers to work on “investigations and possible…

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Attack on Mosque Kills Dozens in Herat, Afghanistan

An attack on a mosque occurred around evening prayers on the night of Tuesday, Aug. 1, in Herat, Afghanistan, killing 29 people and injuring 64 others. The attack occurred at a predominantly Shiite mosque named the Jawaida Mosque. According to an Afghan police spokesperson, the two attackers also lost their lives. One attacker fired at…

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The Celebrity Apprentice: The White House Edition

In what seems to be an episode of “The Celebrity Apprentice,” Trump’s White House seems to be facing constant instability. The White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, first resigned on July 21 after it was confirmed that the New York hedge fund magnate, Anthony Scaramucci, also knows as “The Mooch,” was hired as the new…

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Stop Calling Sally Hemings, Thomas Jefferson’s Mistress

Archaeologists have recently discovered the slave quarters of Sally Hemings, a female slave who lived in President Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello home, and whom Jefferson had six children with, according to many historians and DNA testing. The discovery was part of the Mountaintop Project, a $35 million project which will restore the mansion to Jefferson’s time,…