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The key takeaways from the first presidential debate between incumbent President Donald J. Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.

The first presidential debate, riddled with interruptions and name-calling, covered a wide range of topics from the supreme court vacancy to the pandemic to racial injustice but did not produce coherent and constructive arguments from either side of the podium. The candidates offered more bile and tormenting comments than proposed policy changes for Washington. With Fox News anchor Chris Wallace

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ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS of the COVID-19 lockdown- a statistical analysis

The image above is satellite imagery of the air pollution levels in China, the virus’s origin, in 2019, left, vs 2020, right. Photograph: Guardian Visuals / ESA satellite data. ** The novel Coronavirus pandemic has made the headlines of practically every media news story, every day, for the past 6 months so far. Schools have been shut down, restaurants are

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Justice During the Dark Hours of Political Partisanship: Senator Mitt W. Romney’s profile in Courage

For the third time in United States history, the House of Representatives voted to formally impeach the President of the United States based on two articles of impeachment, abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, on December 18, 2019 (“Articles of Impeachment Against Donald John Trump”). With the nation in the midst of a highly polarized era, the impeachment process

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Israel in Review: 2018

In the month of January, many of us get reminiscent about the previous year. With American politics as crazy as they now are, let’s take a look at how 2018 treated the state of Israel. The year didn’t start off too well for the Israeli government. Amid allegations of corruption, the government opened an investigation into Prime Minister Netanyahu’s affairs

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Valley Torah Student Featured in Jewish Journal’s ‘Mensch List’!

This past week in the Jewish Journal, you a familiar face appears on page #21. Student-body co-president and Scroll media director Jake Schochet (‘19) was a feature on the Jewish Journal’s annual “Mensch List”. Under the title “Class Pres and Special-Needs Advocate,” Jake’s leadership and volunteering enterprises were highlighted in addition to quotes from Jake explaining his motives for becoming

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