Question Two: Constitutional Advisory Committee

By: Tanvi Mittal(Correspondent) Midterm elections are coming up and voters are scrambling to make decisions for the ballot questions. Question number two in the in Massachusetts is about an initiative to create an advisory committee that would make amendments to the U.S. Constitution regarding corporate personhood and political spending. If voted yes this would mean a 15 person committee would be created to advocate for certain amendments to the United States Constitution. A no vote would stop this initiative.

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Pope Francis Calls a Meeting

By: Tanvi Mittal (Correspondent) Pope Francis was recently accused of covering up several sexual abuse allegations by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganó, the previous Vatican ambassador, who in a letter accused the pope of knowing from as early as 2013 about the abuse. In response to this, Pope Francis has called a meeting in February for all the Catholic bishops to discuss the issue of sexual abuse and determine ways to prevent it. This is unprecedented because no pope has ever called such a large scale meeting before to discuss the issue.

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Serena Williams Subject of Controversial Cartoon

By: Rachel Hess Wachman (Correspondent) After Serena Williams, a world famous tennis player, argued with the umpire over a rarely enforced violation at the U.S. Open on Saturday September 8th, an Australian newspaper printed a controversial cartoon of Williams that has been labeled by many as both racist and misogynistic.

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