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Is Washington DC Trying To Hide Its Homeless Population During…

For the Presidential Inauguration Washington DC homeless shelters must stay open during the day, an unusual move generally only made when temperatures dip below freezing.

Pirate Party Battles LEGO Over Copyright and Trademark Injunction

The Czech Pirate Party used LEGO pieces in an animated promotional video for their political campaign. Apparently LEGO wasn’t too thrilled.

Russian Protest Against U.S.-Adoption Ban Draws Thousands

Protesters marched with images of politicians supporting the ban on posters with the words shame plastered across their faces.

About the author  ⁄ Amy Merrill

Amy Merrill

Amy is a senior at Boise State and the current news editor for The Arbiter. She crammed everything she possibly could into a single degree; a dual major in communication and English, a journalism emphasis and a political science minor. She is eager to earn what she calls, "that expensive piece of paper" on May 18, but in the meantime is focused on bringing campus as much news as humanly possible.