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"...passports and visas of mutant citizens have been frozen, effectively barring them from legitimately entering or leaving the United States. The U.S. Department of State has assured visa and passport holders that this is an emergency freeze, not cancellation, but outcry against this policy has been loud and immediate. The Department has refused to budge in this matter, citing concerns of national security..."

"...security at District X and other mutant enclaves throughout the country has dramatically increased, enforcing curfews and severely limiting travel. Crime reports have plunged, but complaints of abuse by authorities and excessive use of force have spiked. The National Guard has stated that these concerns are being investigated with due diligence..."

"...opponents have likened these measures to the Mutant Registration Act in all but name, enacted without going through legislative channels. Proponents have denied any connection to the MRA, instead reiterating that these measures were undertaken in the interests of national defense at the brink of open war..."

"...the New Years Eve celebrations in Times Square this year came amid heightened security, but no major incidents were reported. The crowds rang in the new year with a mixture of optimism and anxious hope for a better tomorrow..."


[[ ooc: News Mingle! Feel free to start your own threads in this log in response to one or more of these news clips, or even to things related but not specifically posted here. In addition, feel free to use the plotting post, even if your character won’t be participating in the infiltration mission!]]

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"... once missing, former de facto leader of the Mutant Liberation Front, Claudine Renko, has now been officially declared deceased, her remains discovered by SHIELD officials during the arrest of Nathaniel Essex. The manhunt has been called off, with resources being used to expand the reach of aid for those affected by the Legacy Virus outbreak. The MLF has publicly stated they will hold a memorial service and demonstration for her in District X... "

"...President Kelly has established vaccination centers nationwide to distribute the cure to the public, free of charge, to the surprise of both supporters and opponents. Opponents have been quick to decry these centers as an unnecessary drain on public funding, while mutant rights supporters have brought up concerns of price gouging should the Legacy Virus cure remain in private hands..."

"...tensions between mutant and human communities are nevertheless on the rise, with many mutant enclaves accusing local governments of denying them access to much needed services during the outbreak or otherwise withholding vital resources. Mutant community leaders have pointed to the numerous electrical outages in District X, while the New York State Public Services Commission states such incidents are purely coincidental..."

"...unconfirmed reports that suspected members of the Mutant Liberation Front and the Friends of Humanity have been coming into direct and violent conflict and actively recruiting once more..."

"... sudden and unprovoked aggression from the Genoshan Acolyte Air Force, striking several military targets near the African and Middle Eastern coasts. All US diplomatic officials have been expelled from the island nation and peace negotiations have effectively ended. Concerns from leading experts all seem to say the same thing, that a Genoshan attack on US targets, or even on US soil, is inevitable. With the Legacy Virus Crisis taking up most US homeland resources, opponents of President Kelly have strongly questioned whether or not he will be able to effectively respond to Genosha's acts of war, or whether or not they are actively his fault..."


[[ ooc: News Mingle! Feel free to start your own threads in this log in response to one or more of these news clips, or even to things related but not specifically posted here.]]

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"...not the cure that everyone has been hoping for, but researchers working with the virus ravaging mutant enclaves around the country claim to have reached a breakthrough -- a treatment which can stop the contagion from spreading from person to person. For more on this, we're joined by our medical specialist..."

"...ravaged by riots for the second time this year, District X citizens have been organizing to repair the damage that's been done not only the the buildings and infrastructure, but also to their sense of community. Several people are in S.H.I.E.L.D. custody in connection with the recent outbreak of violence, but few details have emerged so far..."

"...outpouring of grief from mutant communities and their supporters internationally after a high-profile member of the X-men's death was confirmed. Kurt Wagner, known to the public as 'Nightcrawler', was a long-time staff member at the Xavier Institute, rumored in recent months to have been suffering from the virus affecting mutants around the nation and the world. When asked for comment, a representative of the school asked for peace and privacy, and declined any further discussion..."

"...slight drop in mainstream support for candidates Norman Osborn and Graydon Creed attributed to their well-publicized outbursts against, among others, the mutant and pro-mutant protest groups that have been dogging them on the campaign trail. A video taken just last week of Osborn's rambling and incoherent response to a question posed to him by a mutant attendee of a meet-and-greet event went viral, prompting mockery even from some of the other candidates in the primary..."

"...international news, President Kelly has set a date for a new round of discussions with Genoshan leadership. Speaking with the press this morning, he said that he wanted to give his thanks to them personally for the help that their researchers have provided in the past weeks, and to continue making steps towards the normalization of relations..."


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"...reported sightings of the fugitive mutant supremacist leader Claudine Renko remain unsubstantiated. A S.H.I.E.L.D. spokesperson assured the press that all plausible leads are being investigated, but declined to comment on her most likely whereabouts. Anonymous sources have sent News 10 the following photos, showing Renko or someone bearing a strong resemblance to her in a Mexico City cafe, and later in an airport near Cape Town, South Africa, leading to widespread speculation that she's on her way to Genosha. Anyone with knowledge of her whereabouts is again encouraged to contact..."
 
"...team of medical experts working alongside the Xavier Institute's Henry McCoy have put forth that the disease exclusively affects people with active X-genes -- in other words, mutants. While it has continued to spread like wildfire through District X and other mutant enclaves, no related cases have been confirmed among baseline humans. With the death toll at home rising and new cases beginning to be reported around the world, a travel advisory has been put out discouraging mutants from traveling overseas in hopes of slowing the disease's spread..."
 
"...Travel restrictions to the notoriously closed-off country of Genosha have been tightened even further in light of the mysterious virus affecting mutants around the world. In a personal statement, Magneto stressed that since the concentrated mutant population in Genosha puts them at greater risk from this disease, 'measures must be taken to prevent any contamination within Genosha's borders'. Many high-ranking Genoshan diplomats have gone further and offered their condolences to the families affected by the disease, as well as applauding President Kelly's executive decision to channel funding towards treatment and research of the disease. A number of Genoshan doctors and scientists have left the country to collaborate with the researchers studying the virus..."
 
"...vigils held around the country this weekend in memory of the virus's victims..."
 
"...meteorologists scratching their heads about the sudden storm near an Appalachian town in southern Virginia last week, where record levels of rainfall caused flash flooding and mudslides. Other nearby towns were completely unaffected, and experts say that the prevailing weather conditions don't line up with such a dramatic downpour..."
 
"...Senator Graydon Creed appealed to his major constituents during last night's primary debate with his usual hard line on social issues and mutants in particular. However, businessman Norman Osbourne has risen in the polls after claiming that Creed's proposed policies, including the Mutant Registration bill being debated in the House, don't go far enough. Osbourne promised that, if elected, he'll introduce legislation aimed at deporting all mutant foreign nationals to their home countries, drawing applause from the debate's live audience and an outcry from leaders of the mutant refugee community..."

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"...An explosion rocked a New York apartment complex today leaving 3 dead and 12 injured. Authorities are still investigating the cause of the blast which originated in a third story apartment. Survivors are reporting having seen a blinding light before the explosion leading to speculation that it could have been..."

"...Concert in central park was a rousing success as thousands of mutants and humans alike came together for the 2 hour spectacular. When asked what was next Dazzler said she'd be sticking in New York for a while to work on her new album before heading back on tour..."

"...First fatalities have been reported from the virus sweeping through the mutant population of District X. Heath officials are working alongside Dr. Henry McCoy on tracking the virus which still hasn't spread outside the Mutant population..."

"...Receiving reports of Claudine Renko through Canada and the United States. None of these reports have been corroborated and authorities are still asking people to report any sightings and..."

"...Repairs have completed at Xavier's Institute for Higher learning after the incident in May. Not much is known about what happened but proponents of the Mutant Registration Act have been using it as an example to push the legislation. When reached for comment Senator Graydon Creed responded stating a worry that if this was what happened in their own neighborhood that you should imagine what could happen in yours..."

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Pestilence

Jun. 9th, 2015 12:26 pm
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"... uncertain of whether or not wanted Mutant Liberation Front leader Claudine Renko is alive or dead. The FBI offers no comment at this time, and attempts to find source's in Xavier's Institute of Higher Learning, where the incident took place, have also turned up nothing..."

"... have called for Charles Xavier to be subject to government investigation. Creed said that the citizens of the United States can no longer trust mutant institutions in America, and that Xavier's willful harboring of Claudine Renko, and the violence that occurred there, is proof that said trust no longer exists...

"... plans to hold a concert in Central Park and is offering free admission and VIP passes to anyone currently living in District X, as well as the students and faculty of the Xavier Institute. Dazzler said that she spent part of her teenage years in District X, and Xavier gave her a safe place to live until her music career took off. She wants to give back to those that supported her, in their time of need..."

"...responded to the rumors of Claudine Renko being alive and having been given asylum in Genosha, stating that they have a publicly known policy of offering citizenship and sanctuary to all mutant refugees, Claudine Renko herself has not applied for citizenship within their borders. We remind our audience that as part of the Passover Accords, Genosha and the United States are both required to keep public record of their immigration policies with regards to mutants..."

"... so far have stated that only mutant patients have reported symptoms of the new virus spreading within District X. Leading medical experts are still researching the pathology, but feel that there is no panic needed, and that the medical community was prepared for the possibility of mutated viruses that have evolved alongside mutants..."

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"... been numerous threats made in recent days and weeks against William Stryker, who has continued his vigil on Capitol Hill ever since his release from the hospital early last month. All eyes are on him, as the most recently proposed form of the Mutant Registration Act is debated on the Senate floor..."

"... the Last Stand coalition, led by Graydon Creed, in addition to lobbying for Mutant Registration, has also been credited with increasing the pressure on government agencies to find and apprehend Claudine Renko, the radical mutant leader who disappeared after the public attempt on her life that fueled the violent X-Day riots. The FBI, the CIA, and SHIELD held a joint press conference this morning, once again urging anyone with knowledge of her whereabouts to come forth...

"... weather beginning to heat up, Dazzler was spotted on the beach in Maui, near where she's rumored to be shooting footage for her latest video. In paparazzi photos, she appears to have a mysterious man by her side -- but the pop diva has been effusive when asked about their relationship..."

"...remark that while the official Genoshan response to the X-day riots took a measured, moderate tone (perhaps in light of the recent Passover Accords), the Genoshan media has by and large been sympathetic to the MLF, whose aggressive, hawkish politics aren't far from their own. Analysts remain skeptical of the arrangement's sincerity and permanence, though President Kelly has been quick to defend it as a great step forward. The President has continued to be outspoken about his opposition to Mutant Registration, which would jeopardize the fragile peace that he has worked for..."

"... peaceful demonstration against the Registration Act took place this afternoon on the National Mall, with smaller rallies taking place in cities across the country. The event was organized and led by the Families and Allies of Mutant Americans. When asked for comment, their president -- the adopted daughter of a single mutant woman -- spoke eloquently of the struggles her loved ones have faced..."

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WHEN: Saturday Evening
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Emma really knew how to throw a party. The Atlantean theme to the event was apparent in every decoration. The five gorgeous women playing in the string quintet that accompanied the event were dressed in fanciful mermaid inspired costumes, to match the setting. Why, if Namor himself walked through the door at that very moment, it's likely people would just have assumed he was an honored guest. And don't think Emma hadn't tried to do just that.

Food of all varieties was available, as well as multiple flavors of punch. When the string quartet wasn't playing, general Prom-style mixes of various hits and dance songs throughout the decade would play over the meticulously crafted sound system, a parting gift from a former student. All in all, it was truly as much a Paradise Beneath the Waves as Emma had wanted it to be.



And it didn't stop there. The outdoors of the Institute had also been decorated, but this time in the theme of a spring garden. Blankets were scattered out along the lawn around the pool, offering spaces for people to simply lay down, relax, and enjoy a myriad of virgin (and not so virgin, for the adults) cocktails provided by an "old friend" of Emma's.

It was the biggest social night of the year for the students of Xavier's. And Emma, knowing the transient nature of the school... wanted it to be as memorable as ever. Emma Frost herself, however... was curiously absent.
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"... since X-Day, it would appear that activity of both the Friends of Humanity and the Mutant Liberation Front have been largely contained. Authorities still urge caution, of course, but as far as the continuing violence is concerned, the streets are a little safer now. However, the leaders of both organizations are still at large. The FBI, along with SHIELD, have requested that any information to the whereabouts of MLF or FoH leadership be brought to them as quickly and discreetly as possible..."


"... holding her first concert since the violence broke out and her original tour was cancelled. Tickets to victims of anti-mutant violence were given entirely for free. Dazzler herself was quoted saying that now was a needed time for healing, and music plays an important role in that. She wants her fans to know that she is here for them, and she will do everything she can to help mutants still struggling in the wake of hatred and violence..."


"... Stryker has said that his vigil, continuing again after being released from the hospital, will continue until Claudine Renko, whom he holds personally responsible for the death of his son as well as the X-Day riots, is brought to justice. Senator Graydon Creed and the other Last Stand lawmakers have said they will stand with Reverend Stryker for the same goal. Creed went on to say that the only way from preventing something like X-Day from happening again is to pass the Mutant Registration Act, finally..."


"... Gabrielle Haller claiming that she and Genosha leadership have come to an agreement to stall potential international aggressions. The Passover Accords, as they are being called, were signed by both President Kelly and President Lensherr, sealing an agreement of non-aggression between the two powers, even if only temporarily..."


"... was released from SHIELD custody today and will stand trial for multiple accounts of fraud as well as the attack on the Xavier Institute of Higher Learning. John Sublime plead guilty to all charges, and expressed his regret that his obsession lead to such horrible acts. He reiterated that all he wished for in his Third Species movement was for peace between human and mutant, and a better understanding of each other..."



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"... have declined significantly. Experts say the lack of activity from the formerly aggressive group may indicate a change in gameplan for the Friends of Humanity. Rather than taking to the streets and participating in violent confrontations with rioters, the Friends of Humanity have become much more visible on the internet and in social media. "A Voice for Humanity", a gathering spot for many FoH supporters, has branched itself onto Facebook, Twitter, and other social media spheres. Paul Stacy, the creator of the website and noted anti-mutant activist and writer, has stated that in the modern world, social revolutions aren't won on the streets, but on the web..."


"... resulting in the death of five officers and six others so far, the riots in San Francisco continue as masked members of the Mutant Liberation Front fan the flames, violently fighting off any attempts by city officials to regain control of the Castro Street neighborhood, also known as "Mutant Town West". The mayor has pleaded to the state and federal governments for aid in order to restore order..."


"... Reverend William Stryker, uncle to the late Donovan Zane, was finally forced to end his vigil today as a young man identifying himself as a member of the Mutant Liberation Front rushed the capital steps today, using an unknown mutant power to injure the reverend in what police are calling attempted murder. Reverend Stryker was rushed to the nearest hospital and is said to be in critical condition..."


"... President Kelly and special diplomat Gabrielle Haller left for Genosha again for another round of peace talks, but were stopped and forced to turn away as Air Force One entered Genoshan air space. There has been no word from the mutant nation as to why, specifically, US officials were invited and then summarily dismissed before they even reached land, but many in congress are claiming this is a clear sign from the Genoshan government that they are not interested in peace talks and are preparing to invade the US..."


"... holding rallies in known mutant neighborhoods in major urban centers across the US. In District X specifically, one of the masked speakers declared that they had claimed District X back from the human hands that had left them to starve and to freeze. Several food and clothing supplies, believed to be stolen and hijacked by MLF factions working in the Atlantic, were then delivered to the district's residence..."



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"... the hashtag has inspired several high profile mutants in the entertainment world, particularly mutant pop star Dazzler, to put up personal accounts of the discriminations they've faced growing up as mutants. However, the Mutant Liberation Front, or at least hackers claiming to be them, have seemingly hijacked the movement on several social media sites, using the hashtag while "doxxing", defined as "sharing the private personal information of an individual or group, anyone that has publicly spoken out against mutants. The internet has become a battleground like any city street..."


"... special diplomat Haller faced many questions arriving back in the United States today. She has stated she had no comments on Genosha's threat of war against the US. President Kelly's diplomatic relations with Genosha have largely been criticized as failures, and many in congress and in the public in general seem to be in favor of preparing for the inevitable..."


"... Reverend William Stryker, uncle to the late Donovan Zane, has lead a vigil lasting several days now on the steps of Congress and refuses to be moved until Mutant Registration has been passed. Public support is turning overwhelmingly in favor of registration as the nation mourns the young man, Donovan Zane, whose life was taken in the midst of a violent protest..."


"... with the coldest temperatures on record. Volunteers are urging everyone in District X to be extra careful as the season progresses, to regularly visit the shelters and soup kitchens, and to not try to brave the winter storms alone. They have also put out a mass call to anyone willing to help out, with food, blankets, and/or warm clothing..."


"... a nation on the brink of war. President Kelly addressed the nation saying that 2019 will not be a repeat of historical mistakes or tragedies. He says he refuses to believe the spirit of the American people are so willing to give in to bigotry and surrender to what is perceived as an inevitable war with Genosha. It can be stopped, he urged. He said we all have to look at ourselves and find the courage to do the right thing and love our fellow person, no matter what the circumstances. President Kelly continues to believe in his vision of hope for humans and mutants..."



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The entire campus is decorated for the holidays in red greens and silvers. It seems just about every major winter holiday is represented in some way. In the main lobby, there's an absolutely gigantic tree done up in a brilliant light display, with Emma Frost's touch added to the star. She's probably off somewhere enjoying a spot of cocoa with her old comrades, even. But really this wasn't so much for the Institute itself, but for all of its students. The ones that had no other home to return to....
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"...demonstrations quickly broke into violence as members of both Friends of Humanity and the Mutant Liberation Front attacked one another in various scuffles all throughout the evening in various locations around the US, particularly in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, and Washington DC. Police have attempted to keep the situation under control, but neither group has made it very easy..."


"... President Kelly's return has also brought on several questions about the Genoshan situation and now the current strife in the US has effected those negotations. Kelly has simply stated that he has faith in the ambassadors still in Genosha and in the American people to come to a peaceful resolution on the mutant crisis..."


"... in an extremely rare interview, Shaw told Rosetta Riley that, in his view, Mutant Registration was the precipice of the not just the new decade, but what would shape the way historians looked at the early 21st century entirely. He said that while he regrets his company in their involvement in Project Wideawake, he still supports Registration on principle, he just feels the federal government has very little in the way of resources to enforce it the way it would be needed to fairness and liberty for mutant citizens...."


"... soup kitchens across District X were defaced overnight with anti-mutant graffiti, much of which parodying the now famous MLF logo. Some of them even had their food stocks tampered with, forcing organizers to scramble to make up for the damaged food..."


"... found dead after the protests cleared out, with the MLF logo spraypainted on his back. Relatives and mourners described the young man as a positive force in his community. He had many mutant friends as well, who described his death as unjustifiable and proof that the MLF is as dangerous as those they claim to fight against..."



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WHO: What faculty and students are still left at campus during the holiday.
WHAT: A Thanksgiving dinner for the school.
WHERE: The dining hall
WHEN: Thanksgiving Day
WARNING(S): none


Logan preferred hockey to football, but it was on, so the bigscreen was left there while he and what faculty were left plated everything buffet style, with a stack of plates at the end of the line for students to pick up and gather what they wanted. And, of course, all dietary conditions were met by the variety of foods, thanks to Hank's thorough list he'd made. Logan, of course, looked a bit more grumpy about it since Ororo was gone to spend time with her family, leaving him behind to babysit the kids. At least that's how he thought of it. At least he was left in good company...


[[ Part 2! Pretty much all the Thanksgiving staples are accounted for, as well as alternative foods for characters with special diets. Mingle at will! ]]
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"... sweeping victories in both the House and Senate. Creed and his fellow Last Stand congressmen celebrated today, eager to begin the new legislation they promised in their collective campaign. Senator Creed enthusiastically exclaimed that the era of letting mutants go unchecked were finally going to come to an end..."


"... calling themselves the 'Mutant Liberation Front', or MLF, the campaign of vandalism and propaganda has been extensive in Europe and has started to appear in the United States and Canada as well. The MLF are most recognized by their tag sign of the double helix, along with the word LIBERATE. Most authorities are not incredibly concerned, as the group has been non-violent so far..."


"... as talks have broken down with Genosha. A special ambassador from the United States has been assigned to speak with Genosha on behalf of the US government, Gabrielle Haller, has stated that she will ensure that peace between the two nations will be assured. Haller and President Kelly left for Genosha this morning..."


"... Mutant Arts Council of Greater New York reported record setting turnout for their Halloween charity events in District X and are now focusing on their next seasonal event for the coming holidays. The Council is also looking for volunteers for District X soup kitchens for the winter months..."


"... making her the only platinum record seller in 2018. Industry analysts say that the hype that came as a result of Dazzler's coming out spiked the sales of her album well past anything else that's been release this year. Billboard expects "Mojoworld" to make the double platinum certification before the end of the year, with the Christmas shopping season approaching..."


"... projecting the coldest winter in the last twenty years for much of the United States. Certain voices outside the scientific community have gone from denying climate change to accepting it, under the caveat that climate change is now being blamed on possible mutant interference... "


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WHO: Logan and YOU
WHAT: Trick or Treating around New York
WHERE: Time's Square, Central Park, and District X
WHEN: Friday, October 31st, evening.
WARNINGS: I'm the best at what I do, and what I do ain't pretty...especially when I'm trick or treating.

It's that wonderful time of the year, when Mutants can go around the city of New York and not get stared at...well, at least no more than any other group of kids that are wandering around the city dressed in costume...though, to be honest, they don't stare too hard, because of the slightly angry looking man who seems to be guiding them around. Well, they can only tell he's mad due to his body language, as he's dressed like this: .

Never make a bet with a telepath, folks.
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WHO: Everyone!
WHAT: Halloween Masquerade
WHERE: Right here, in the Institute
WHEN: Friday, October 31st, evening
WARNING(S): Teens partying? Follow the rules, students!

The entire area was decorated for Spookoweenmas, handily set up by both volunteering staff members and Kurt Wagner AKA Nightcrawler. As a matter of fact, the entire setup was a dramatic affair, courtesy of the one who goes BAMF. But even mutants could celebrate the holidays, especially the one holiday where everyone dresses up as something else. Costumes were practically a requirement for entry so be sure to have yours handy though it would be much preferred if the costume was being worn.

Food and drinks were always available, arranged on a table and guarded by a staff member, just to make sure no one gets the bright idea to spike the drinks or do other nefarious things. Music was also playing but how many times have you heard the Monster Mash this year? Try not to mess up when doing the Transylvanian Twist. The dance floor was clear enough so tripping wouldn't be an excuse.

The most important thing, especially to the party arranger, was to both have fun and enjoy the spooky environment. It was the best day of the year to do both at once.
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"... suspect dead after a violent confrontation with authorities. This marks the seventh incident in the US alone this week of murders being conducted in the name of the "U-Men" and the TransSpecies movement. Authorities worldwide still can find no real evidence that this "U-Men" organization even exists, but many more political voices are pointing at mutants for causing the chaos..."


"... a long tirade. Senator Creed, among other things, called out the mutant population for poisoning the minds of human youth and leading them to believe that participating in these violent acts and organ thefts could give them mutant powers. Creed firmly called for Mutant Registration immediately, and if the president did not comply, he intended to take the matter to the states..."


"... involved in a romantic tangle with fellow musician and consummate superhero sidekick Rick Jones. TMZ posted a video this morning catching Rick Jones and Dazzler leaving a popular LA hotspot arm in arm and with Dazzler stealing a kiss from the popstar heartthrob before departing for the night with her entourage. Dazzler recently came out in public as a mutant, and has had even more media attention as a result..."


"... left the talks with Genosha with a positive outlook. President Kelly, who has changed his tune about mutants over the course of his presidency, says that he and the Genoshan economic ministers are on the breach of a trade agreement that will ease tensions with the mutant nation. However, nothing is set in stone, as Genoshan leader Erik Lehnsherr has been very public with his criticism of the US and its president..."


"... John Sublime has been unavailable for comment on the recent string of murders related to his TransSpecies movement. A representative of Sublime spoke on his behalf saying he is deeply saddened and troubled by how his followers have chosen to interpret his message, and has retreated to seek out guidance of his own on how to proceed..."


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President Kelly's Address )

News of the World )
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"... 5 dead, 20 injured in today's bombing in London. Authorities and witnesses both claim that it was literally impossible for the bomb to have been placed where it was unless someone had the ability to literally teleport into the terminal. Several experts are drawing this incident's blame to ex-Brotherhood assassin and terrorist only known at large as 'The Vanisher'..."


"... increased security for his upcoming public address. Now more than ever, calls are incredibly loud and clear for some kind of Mutant Registration law. Alleged mutant terrorism has spiked recently internationally, and many in the US public feel that President Kelly needs to take a leadership position on this much like he did during his congressional career..."


"... Sublime was very forthcoming with his experiences growing up in a mixed human/mutant household and the struggles it created. He also detailed his thoughts on Mutant Registration, saying that he felt like it wasn't the solution to the problem, and that humanity could only move forward if they embraced unity between humans and mutants. He went on to say that his philosophy of the Third Species suggests that there will be a time when the entire planet is mutant, and peace can come from accepting this..."


"... shook the sporting news world with his announcement that he was indeed a mutant. Delroy Garrett, Jr was stipped of the medals he'd won in the 2016 Olympics and has been panned universally for what was, essentially, cheating in some of the worlds' most coveted sports. The triathlete said that he doesn't regret coming out, and that he had to be who he was in the world today or those medals would have been truly meaningless..."


"... proposed a Mutant Olympics, as well as European United Mutant Football Club and any number of mutant specific sporting events and clubs. 'Why not?' Captain America said, firmly siding with Garrett and his supporters. 'I don't see any reason why these athletes, who have trained and worked hard to represent their countries should be denied that right based on how they were born. It just isn't right.' Rogers was also asked about the growing tension between mutant nation Genosha, whom protested the Winter Olympics this year due to the anti-mutant rulings, and the United States. Rogers refused to comment..."


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