Hannah Kris

Hannah Kris is a rising senior at Mercer Island High School in Mercer Island, Washington.

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Today's Headlines and Commentary

Today’s Headlines and Commentary

Federal law enforcement officers arrested a California man, Robert D. Chain, on Thursday after he made several threatening calls to the Boston Globe, reports the Post. In his phone calls threatening to shoot members of the paper, Chain allegedly called the Boston Globe the “enemy of the people,” a phrase popularized by President Trump.

Today's Headlines and Commentary

Today's Headlines and Commentary

The Trump administration is preparing to impose sanctions on countries that buy oil from Iran after Nov. 4, including China, reports the Wall Street Journal. In response to Chinese non-compliance, Hook said that the U.S. may impose secondary sanctions on China. China claims that the import of Iranian oil is lawful, and Beijing refuses to reduce imports, with some analysts claiming that China may double down and increase trade with Iran in order to undermine U.S.

Today's Headlines and Commentary

Today's Headlines and Commentary

Prosecutors in the Manafort trial are expected to rest their case today, according to the Associated Press. The trial enters its ninth day on Friday. So far, the prosecution has called over 20 witnesses, including Rick Gates—Manafort’s deputy in the Trump presidential campaign—and Heather Washkuhn—Manafort’s bookkeeper—and submitted over 500 pieces of evidence. Prosecutors have also contended with multiple scoldings from Judge T.S.