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News Briefs: International news

BY MELISSA SIEGLER STAFF WRITER Drug cartel confesses to the mass murder of missing college students Members of a Mexican drug cartel have confessed to killing and burning the bodies of the 43 college students who went missing on September…

News Briefs: National news

BY MELISSA SIEGLER STAFF WRITER Autopsy of Michael Brown supports officer’s story Following the autopsy of Michael Brown, authorities say that the majority of the evidence corroborates Officer Wilson’s account of this controversial shooting, a Washington Post article indicated. The…

News Briefs: International News

BY JEAN-MARIE BRALLEY STAFF WRITER More details on Canadian gunman emerge Muslim leaders said Friday that Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the Canadian man who shot and killed a soldier and then invaded Parliament, had criticized his Vancouver mosque for being too liberal.…

News Briefs: National news

BY JEAN-MARIE BRALLEY STAFF WRITER Obama discusses travel ban to West Africa In his weekly address Saturday, President Obama re-iterated his opposition to implementing a travel ban on West Africa to control the spread of Ebola, according to a Fox…

News Briefs: International News

BY MELISSA SIELGER STAFF WRITER Ex-Iraqi pilots are reportedly training ISIS militants The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has reported that ex-Iraqi fighter pilots are training ISIS militants to fly three war planes that were captured from a Syrian air…

News Briefs: National news

BY MELISSA SIEGLER STAFF WRITER Supreme Court denies appeals to ban gay marriage in several states On Monday, October 6, appeals from five states looking to ban gay marriage were denied by the Supreme Court, therefore legalizing it in those…

News Briefs: International news

BY JEAN-MARIE BRALLEY STAFF WRITER UN envoy warns of massacre Staffan de Mistura, the new United Nations envoy to Syria, warned Friday of a potential “massacre” of 500 people who are threatened by the Islamic State in Kobani, a Syrian…

News Briefs: International news

BY MELISSA SIEGLER Staff Writer ISIS beheads fourth captive ISIS, also known as ISIL, released a video on Friday, October 4, of one of their militants beheading British captive, Alan Henning. This is the fourth video of its kind to…

News Briefs: National News

BY JEAN_MARIE BRALLEY Staff Writer Ebola case diagnosed in the US After a recent Ebola case was diagnosed in the United States, Dr. Thomas Friedan, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sought to reassure the public on…