Trending: Trudeau’s tweet to refugees; Tragedy still fresh in SC

By Juan Jose Rodriguez

Search traffic for Canada PM Trudeau rising after Trump’s Muslim ban

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Searches for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spiked as a result of President Trump’s executive order on immigration.

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s executive actions halting immigration into the United States from seven predominantly-Muslim nations, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been outspoken in his message welcoming refugees and others being turned away by the Trump administration.

The leader of the United States’ northern neighbor took to Twitter to offer hope to the men, women, and children whose religious beliefs stand in the way of their entrance into the United States. Continue reading

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Gov. Pat Quinn talks about MAP grants at DePaul University. (Photo by Josclynn Brandon)

Editor’s note: This story was originally posted on Dec. 12, 2012 and is housed at RedLineProject.org

By Bob Smith

Gov. Pat Quinn visited DePaul University’s Loop campus on Wednesday to discuss how pension reform is harming the Monetary Award Program (MAP) college scholarships and access to higher education in Illinois.

“This is so important to our state, not only in the past, but certainly now and in the future,” Quinn said. “We want everyone to have the opportunity to go to college that has the ability to go to college.”

MAP grants are need-based college scholarships that allow merit students who are in need across the state and do not need to be repaid by the student. Quinn said that due to cutbacks and having to pay more money in the pension amount, almost 18,000 students lost their MAP grant scholarships this year.

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