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Devastating wildfires continue to spread throughout Northern California. Courtesy of NBC News
Devastating wildfires continue to spread throughout Northern California.

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Trump addresses street gang violence and illegal immigration

President Donald Trump discussed his administration's national security plans to handle illegal immigration and street gangs on Friday, July 28, in Suffolk County, New York.

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Supreme Court votes to legalize same-sex marriage

On June 26, a divided Supreme Court ruled in a five-to-four decision that same-sex couples nationwide have the Constitutional right to marry. Until the decision, same-sex couples were barred from marriage in fourteen states.

Right to same-sex marriage to be decided

The Supreme Court announced Jan. 16 that it would review appeals from four circuit courts that ruled on same-sex marriage last year. The longstanding legal debate over the rights of same-sex couples appears to be heading towards a resolution.

Three Denver teens attempt to join extremists in Syria

On Oct.17, three American teenage girls on their way to join the terrorist group ISIS were stopped at the Frankfurt airport in Germany.

Blair alumni named a 2014 Macarthur Fellow

On Sept. 17, Blair graduate Jacob Lurie was among the 21 people named a 2014 MacArthur "Genius" Fellow. Lurie, along with the other fellows, will earn a stipend of $625,000 from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

CVS/Pharmacy has stopped selling tobacco products

CVS has ended the sale of tobacco products in all of their locations in the United States on Sept. 3, one month earlier than originally planned.
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Launching US space exploration to new heights

In July of 2012, Congress approved The National Aeronautics and Space Administrationís (NASA) new Space Launch System and the Orion Space Capsule, allocating over 18 billion dollars to the project. NASAís Space Launch System (SLS) is a powerful, advanced launch vehicle designed to further human exploration beyond Earthís orbit.

Top Ten Tweets 2/20-2/26

Every week on Silver Chips Online the top ten tweets will aim to highlight the ten most important, most clever, or funniest tweets of the week. Keep caught up with news, sports, and social media in this week's roundup.

Top Ten Tweets 2/13-2/19

Every week on Silver Chips Online the top ten tweets will aim to highlight the ten most important, most clever, or funniest tweets of the week. Keep caught up with news, sports, and social media in this week's roundup.