Summer News Explained


The LGBT community rejoiced on June 26 when the United States Supreme Court granted same-sex couples the right to wed in all 50 states.

It was a 5-4 decision that ended complicated state-by-state policies previously concerning the issue.

This marks a new era of progressivism in the U.S. and many are reaping the benefits of that ideal.


After two bailouts in the past five years, the Greek economy is on the verge of collapse again.

They are almost 300 million euros in debt. There is a 25 percent unemployment rate, and the banks have closed until they can get emergency loans.

While there is no bailout plan in place, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has worked out an agreement to limit spending and help them stay in the eurozone.

This has put a harsh strain on both the European and global economy.


After being welcomed into their prayer group for almost an hour, 21 year-old Dylann Roof took the lives of nine members of the Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina.

There were a series of errors in the FBI background check process that allowed Roof to obtain a gun despite a past criminal record.

Roof also had a website profiling his white supremacist ideas which is why the FBI wants to investigate it as a hate crime or domestic terrorism.

This act of violence ultimately led to the take-down of the Confederate flag which flew over the South Carolina capitol building.