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The Hawkeye

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Iran rejects further talks

After President Donald Trump expressed hope after the G7 summit that Iran would be willing to meet with the United States to discuss an end to its nuclear program, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that no meeting would take place until America repeals the economic sanctions it has placed on the country. Rouhani maintains the position that, until America lifts its sanctions, it will continue to scale back the limits placed on the country’s nuclear program by the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal. The Trump Administration says that sanctions will only be lifted if Iran agrees to renegotiate the nuclear deal and limit its intervention in other nations.

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Queen suspends parliament

British Prime Minister and Conservative Party Leader Boris Johnson has committed to withdraw from the European Union by October 31, even without reaching an economic agreement with the EU. On August 28, Queen Elizabeth II approved the suspension of Parliament from September 10 until the new session opens on October 14. This allows Johnson a month to work out Brexit plans without interference from Parliamentary opposition. The announcement sparked outrage, with House of Commons Speaker John Bercow denouncing it as a “constitutional outrage” and Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn calling it a “smash-and-grab on our democracy in order to force through a no-deal exit from the European Union.”

National

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Mass shootings shock nation

Over the summer, there were multiple mass shootings in the United States, adding to the whopping total of over 250 mass shootings in America in 2019 alone. A major shooting occurred on August 3 at a Walmart located in El Paso, Texas during a busy weekend for back to school shopping. It resulted in 22 innocent deaths and is considered by Governor Greg Abbott to be “one of the most deadly days in the history of Texas.” Minutes before the shooting, the perpetrator posted a manifesto online detailing his hatred of Hispanic immigrants and belief in a white supremacist conspiracy theories. Within 24 hours, a shooting occurred in the downtown Oregon District of Dayton, Ohio. Despite only lasting seconds, the shooting left nine dead.

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Johnson and Johnson pays up

Johnson and Johnson, notable drug and household product manufacturer, has been ordered to pay $527 million dollars to Oklahoma for its role in perpetuating the opioid crisis by overstating the benefits and downplaying the risks of prescription painkillers. The $527 million judgement is far from the $17 billion that Oklahoma had hoped for, but it should pay for around one year of drug treatment services for those affected by the opioid epidemic. The result of this trial is the first of its kind, and gives hope to those involved in the thousands of similar suits against pharmaceutical companies across the country.

State

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Jay Inslee drops out

Washington state Governor Jay Inslee (D) suspended his presidential campaign on August 21. He ran on a platform of climate activism, which he intends to maintain as he shifts his attention to running for a third term as Governor. Inslee had met the donor requirements for the September democratic candidate debates, but, “it became clear that we would not meet the DNC’s polling threshold, thus we would not have been invited to the fall debates,” he said in an email to his supporters.

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About the Contributors
Nolan DeGarlais, Editor-in-Chief
Editor-in-Chief Nolan DeGarlais is in his senior year of high school and is a fourth-year staff member of the Hawkeye. This year, Nolan hopes to lead the Hawkeye in coverage of all of the events that have the potential to impact the school community. Nolan also hopes to further develop the Hawkeye as an editor and a leader by helping other staff members to be successful in all aspects of journalism, including writing, graphics, photography and design. Under his leadership, Nolan hopes that the Hawkeye will continue to shine as one of the top student publications in the state and nation. In his free time, he enjoys reading, hiking, watching movies and spending time with friends.
Amy Harris, Hawkeye Staff

Amy Harris is a junior, and this is her third year associated with the Hawkeye, but her first as a lifestyle reporter and photographer. As a student, she is involved in Technology Student Association, and has a passion for drama. She enjoys writing about music, especially MTHS' award-winning jazz program, and all of the other events that make MTHS an engaging community.

Nina Otebele, Outreach Manager
Nina Otebele is a sophomore at MTHS. This is her first year in Hawkeye as a staff member. Nina loves writing, which is one of the reasons she joined Hawkeye. She also joined Hawkeye to practice her photography skills. Outside of Hawkeye, Nina is an active Girl Scout, a member of the Rocketry Club and Vice President of Feminism Club. She is also apart of the Museum of Flight's apprenticeship program, where she gets to build her own exhibits for the museum.
Lin Miyamoto, TEMPO Editor & Data Manager
Yearbook Co-Editor-In-Chief and Data Manager Lin Miyamoto is a third-year Hawkeye staff member and a senior. She hopes to strengthen her design skills as well as create a community within TEMPO. While tackling school and HSM, she also plays video games with her buddies and doodles in her school notes.
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