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Donald Trump Impeached For the Second Time

The second impeachment trial of former president Donald J. Trump has already concluded. This makes Trump the only president in American history to be impeached twice. Trump has assembled a team of lawyers in order to defend himself against the impeachers, who are mostly Democrats but also some Republicans have joined the cause as well.

 

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A New COVID-19 Relief Bill?

Throughout the last 11 months, Americans have been faced with multiple challenges: unemployment, the spread of COVID-19, and an unforgettable presidential election. Millions of Americans have lost their lives, jobs, and businesses this year. However, due to the significant unemployment rate, the House of Representatives will pass a new Coronavirus relief bill in the coming weeks. The bill will be passed as House Democrats prepare to implement President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief proposal next week, which will increase the minimum wage to $15.

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Third Vaccine on the Way

On January 29, 2021, Johnson and Johnson unveiled their new COVID-19 vaccine that has proven to be 66% effective in preventing moderate and severe disease in a global Phase 3 trial. 

 

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China's New Coast Guard Law Generates Tension with Neighboring Countries

China and Japan have been arguing over the seas that border them, claiming certain seas as theirs. However China brought this to a new level with their most recent foreign policy. This new policy allows Chinese Coast Guard vessels to fire upon any foreign vessel in Chinese waters. This means Chinese Coast Guard vessels can destroy objects placed on reefs in their seas by a foreign power, board and search foreign vessels, and fire on foreign vessels.

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New Scholarships For African American Students

Through the year 2020- 2021, the country has taken notice of a lot of things; one of them being racial injustice. Nutley Public Schools and the township have taken their own steps with this.  NHS now offers a new scholarship for African American students. This scholarship has many opportunities for these students available for them. 

 

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Donald Trump and Joseph Biden’s First 30 Days In Office

On January 20, 2021, Joseph R. Biden Jr. was sworn in as the President of the United States of America. He had previously served as Vice President alongside former President Barack Obama for two terms (2008-2017). Former president, Donald Trump, has left the office after only serving for one term. As President Biden gets situated into office, he strives to change some of the executive orders that former President Donald Trump had released. 

 

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Essex County Models Rollout While Battling Covid Variant

Over this last month, the number of Americans in hospitals with Covid-19 fell below 100,000 for the first time since December 2020. Vaccine rollout continues nationwide as new variants of the virus, originating in the UK and South Africa, are appearing in the U.S. While vaccinations are assisting in the fight to lower the Covid outbreak, variants present new challenges.

 

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Executive Orders That Have Already Been Signed By President Joe Biden

President Joe Biden and Madam Vice President Kamala Harris took charge and immediate action during one of the most challenging times in history. They are coming into the White House very prepared with specific plans, timelines, and changes that are needed to get America back on track. President Joe Biden shocked America when he publicly signed 17 executive orders on his first night of being President. 

 

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A Look Back on the 2021 Presidential Inauguration

On January 20, 2021, Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Kamala Harris were sworn into office and officially became the 46th President and 49th Vice President of the United States. Throughout the Inauguration, millions of Americans watched as President Biden delivered his Inaugural Address, prominent musicians performed, and politicians congratulated the president.

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Americans Begin to Receive COVID-19 Vaccinations

COVID-19 has been a global pandemic since early in 2019. It is over a year old and has killed over 2 million people, worldwide. It is one of the most infectious diseases in history, requiring several lockdowns and quarantines worldwide. However, hope finally may be coming to the world. Vaccines, developed by the companies Pfizer and Moderna, have been released and are being implemented all around the world. Is the nightmare finally over? Or is it not as effective as it may seem?

 

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January 6, 2021: United States Capitol Siege Recap

On January 6, Congress was holding a meeting at the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. to officially certify Joseph R. Biden as the 46th President of the United States. Right outside the Capitol, was a group of people, supporters of President Trump. The group was coming back from a Trump rally and were protesting against the certification of Joe Biden as President. No one was prepared for what was about to happen next.

 

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Georgia Election Results

A Presidential Election occurs every four years. This year Election Day was on November 3, 2020. It was the deadline for mail-in ballots to be received by the election officials in each state. Most of the states got their results within hours. 

 

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The Deathy Penalty

The earliest recording of execution in the United States of America was in 1608. Captain George Kendall in the Jamestown Colony of Virginia was a spy for Spain. To pay for his treason, Kendall was executed by a firing squad. He was the first person to be executed by capital punishment. Around Kendall’s death, the littlest things such as stealing grapes, killing chickens, and trading with Indians could get you sentenced to death. Britain influenced the United States to use the death penalty.

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100% Virtual Instruction at NHS

Going back to school was very questionable this year as  COVID-19 cases rose across the local area, state and country this fall. After many Board of Education meetings, Nutley Public Schools opened to hybrid learning for elementary levels, beginning on October 19th with a phased-in approach. By November 9, the Board of Education voted to not bring back middle and high school students and to keep all students and teachers virtual after Thanksgiving, beginning Monday, November 30.  

 

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U.S Ranger Receives the Medal of Honor

The Medal of Honor is the highest military medal awarded by the United States and must be awarded by the President. The requirements for the medal are: “risk of their own life above and beyond the call of duty in action against an enemy of the United States.” This makes it a very rare medal to see on a soldier not to mention on a living one. However on September 11, 2020, Army Ranger Sergeant Major Thomas “Patrick” Payne was awarded the Medal of Honor and still continues to serve to this day. 


 

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What Happened in the 2020 Presidential Election… Results, Key States, Suspected Voter-Fraud and the Transition of Power

November 7, 2020, Democratic nominee Joseph R. Biden was officially declared President-Elect. Following a stressful week for the nation and a much more stressful month of ballot counting for poll workers, the call was made by the Associated Press the first Saturday of the month, four days after Election Day. As of a December 9 update made by the Associated Press, Biden received 306 electoral votes, winning over 51.4% of the U.S. population, thus making him the first President-Elect to receive over 80 million votes in a single election.