2015 News
THE DAILY BUGLE 2015 News

Assassination of Genoshian Ambassador
Copy by Udon Fawk Edup Written for 14 Aug 2015
Story is the lead on many New York papers and online, written by Ken Clarke, photos by Eddie Brock. After an inflamatory speech at the United Nations, the Genoshian Ambassador was killed today during clashes between pro and anti-mutant protestors in the United Nations Plaza. NYPD officials state that a police car that was carrying the ambassador and her guard was destroyed by an explosive device, but could not provide more information due to the on-going investigation. However, many witnesses claim that there was a sniper at the scene and he or she was confronted by none other Captain America. There are unconfirmed reports that the sniper was a mutant.
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(Picture of Cap standing in the shattered window of a building, with a sniper rifle off to the side. Black 'ooze' covers the front of the building underneath the Captain. More pictures include the destroyed police car, the crowds, and riot police clashing with protestors.)
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Genoshian authorities have demanded that the assassin, once captured, be turned over to them for trial and punishment. Genosha, a small country north of Madagascar, is known for its treatment of mutants as a labor force as evidenced when asked for the identities of the bodyguard that died with the ambassador and being informed that she was Mutate 497. Mutate 4801, the other bodyguard, remains in critical condition at Midtown Hospital. Genosha has also offered to send their own specialists in mutant tracking and capture should the United States government fail in their search.
Genoshian Ambassador Speaks at UN
Copy by Gene Shian Written for 13 Aug 2015
Posted on the Genoshian government website and mirrored on YouTube is this speech given at the United Nations on August 13, 2015:
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Fellow Ambassadors, Ladies and Gentlemen, my name is Katarina Devereaux and I am the Ambassador for Genosha to the United Nations. Our country is currently experiencing a peace, prosperity and one of the highest living and educational standards in the world. It is because of the work of our mutates that has caused this rise of our country to be one of the foremost powers in the world. And it is that rise that has drawn the unwarranted attention of some of the other powers of the world. Particularly and foremost among these is the United States of America. Its recent use of mechanical beings against their own kind for 'protection' has set forth a dangerous precedent amongst the nations of the world.
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Was it not the same United States that tested its own weapons of mass-destruction on their own soil before turning it out against the world? Not only were their soldiers in the fields of the State of Nevada for chemical, biological, and weaponization tests - but also to witness the destructive power of their atomic weapons. They called these tests a deterrent against aggressions of the communist parties of the former Soviet Republic and Eastern Bloc countries.
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We Genoshians now see these 'field tests' of the so-called Sentinel to be nothing more than posturing against our country as a way to show us that if we do not bow down to their politics and way that we too will be attacked. Let me make the words of our President and Leadership known. Any attempt by these Sentinels against the sovereign country of Genosha will be taken as an act or war and aggression and will be responded to properly with an equal show of force. Just because you do not have your mutates under control does not mean that we are not capable of using ours against you. Thank you for your time today, and please take my words to heart. We cannot stand by and allow the United States to bully us into their version of the perfect world.
Editorial Response to Senator Kelly
Copy by Steven Rogers Written for 26 July 2015
I admit to never to knowing much. I'm just a scrawny kid from Brooklyn. But as I read what is being said by Senator Kelly and others in our government are saying about those that are different than us, that they should be controlled or locked away. I remember reading similar about the exploits of a government official that wanted to do the same in Germany. When we start placing names on lists and sending out armed troops to 'protect' them, then we are placing the very thing we claim to hold most dear, freedom, hostage.
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It shouldn't matter if it's a school in Westchester County, New York, a church in Charleston, South Carolina, or a recruitment center in Chatanooga, Tennessee. We are all equals, despite our differences. We all share our own beliefs, feelings, but overall, a dream to be free. To live our dreams, to be allowed the chance to achieve them. And it should not matter what our race, color, or gene status is. We should all be given the same right to pursue our own freedoms and dreams. I ask you, our elected officials, to make it a hate crime to assault a mutant, no more so than it is to assault or murder men and women out of your own prejuidices. But then again, I'm just a citizen, that wants to do what is right for all of us. As Americans. As humans.
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Steven Rogers
Cartoonist, Daily Bugle
American Citizen
Monster Attacks Grammercy Park!
Copy by Natalie Watchman Written for 23 July 2015
Following an art festival in Grammercy Park earlier this evening, a creature many are referring to as a "monster" attacked and killed three people. According to eye-witnesses, it was quadrapedal, black, had a long tail, and wings. Exact descriptions vary, but all agree that it was definitely not human.
The victims' identities are being withheld at this time, but according to witnesses, they were associated with an anti-mutant movement. The creature attacked as they were speaking out against mutants, and it appeared to target them specifically. This leads authorities to believe that this creature is of mutant origin.
Following the attack, the creature flew away to an unknown location. Police are currently investigating leads. Citizens are asked to immediately report any strange sightings to authorities.
Mutant Actions Over Manhattan
Copy by Natalie Watchman Written for 20 July 2015
Its all over the news, television and internet, that a rogue mutant flew at New York City on Sunday (July 19th) with a train box car held over her head. There's numerous civilian videos coming into the news agencies (and youtube) of the train car being flown in toward the city with the unknown girl beneath it, holding the car up. The various videos also show her and the car suddenly dropping out of the sky and crashing into the East River on the north side of Manhattan.
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The individual news outlets are forming their own opinions on the matter. Many of them are claiming that this was a foiled terrorist attack.
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Video of the search and retrieval operation also is being shown… primarily of the moments where the four Sentinels that have been parked outside of Tony Stark's NYC properties launch into the sky and move toward the river, only to engage in a shortlived battle with the Iron Man himself. The robotic 'protectors' from Trask Industries were humiliated by Mr. Stark who seemingly hacked their interfaces and had them perform slapstick comedy reminiscent of the Three Stooges before they were all destroyed above the East River.
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Vocal opposition of this display has already begun, primarily in the form of the bolsterous Senator Robert Kelly.
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"Tony Stark defends these mutants! We've already determined that this particular she-terrorist is the same girl who rescued Mr. Stark when he was shot earlier this year. Now he swoops in and returns the favor? This is simply unacceptable! The American people need to see that this is harboring terrorism! Isn't this city tired of these attacks? Threatening the lives of our loved ones, our homes, our future? Mr. Stark needs to hand this terrorist over to authorities so that she can be dealt with justly and -legally-. The Sentinels are here to protect us from these monsters, Mr. Stark is here to protect the monsters?"
Sentinels on Watch?
Copy by Natalie Watchman Written for 10 Jul 2015
Sentinels on Watch?
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With the resurfacing of Tony Stark into the public spotlight proving that the 'Iron Man' is infact not dead, the massive robotic anti-mutant machines known as 'Sentinels' have parked themselves in front of the Avengers Mansion, as well as Stark Tower. The metal towers themselves have since been motionless after arriving at this key Stark-related locales within New York City…
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This would clearly indicate a chess-like manuever from the growing anti-mutant movement toward those who would stand in their way, in this case, the infamous Tony Stark. Mr. Stark, in full Iron Man regalia, arrived in western New York City two weeks ago to reportedly aide mutants that were causing a chaotic public scene endangering many bystanders in the process. He engaged the Sentinels that were sent to arrest the mutants. Thankfully no innocents were harmed.
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No public word has been released, and its causing a bit of a fuss along the streets in front of these locations. Citizens on both sides of the argument are arriving to protest, or support, the Sentinel's presence. Emergency services are on-location to keep the crowds calm and orderly.
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- Top News Story on all news outlets.
Celebrity Gossip - Drago's Russian to Moscow
Copy by LS Walker Written for 8 Jul 2015
It looks like Nick Drago's at it again. After performing several acoustic concerts in St. Petersburg, Drago has continued with his tour of Russia by traveling to Moscow. Hey!
Celebrity Gossip - Drago goes overseas
Copy by LS Walker Written for 8 Jul 2015
It looks like Nick Drago’s at it again. After performing several acoustic concerts in St. Petersburg, Drago has continued with his tour of Russia by traveling to Moscow. Hey!
Avengers no help as musician is hospitalized again.
Copy by Ouwda P Roportia Written for 29 Apr 2015
Avengers no help as musician is hospitalized again.
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In an upsetting turn of events, in JFK Airport yesterday where Rocker/Actor Nick Drago was attacked by a wolf after moving a child out of the way of the attack. Despite the already dire situation, Two Avengers were spotted in the baggage claim area. One refused to offer help while the other proceeded to assault Mr. Drago.
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So much for protecting the public.
Ragnarok. 7 months later.
Copy by Juan Don Written for 24 Apr 2015
Despite the events of Ragnarok occurring around 7 months ago, shelters are still serving as the home for a number of families that were displaced from the buildings that were damaged to the point of condemnation. Patience for the situation is wearing thin for these people as some are dealing with an acquired stigma of being without a place of their own for some time. Another issue that seems to have gone unresolved are the missing persons cases that have stemmed from the homeless population.
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"I hate to say it but it looks like law enforcement would rather pretend nothing is going on than looking into it." Says Stu K. Autsid, one such displaced person.
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As for the slow pace of the rebuilding, Wilson Fisk has stepped out to voice his distaste for the slow handling of the post-ragnarok situation. "This delay is an outrage and I will fill the gaps where SHIELD and other government agents have failed to help our neighbors in need."
Celebrity Gossip - Drago goes Asia
Copy by LS Walker Written for 24 Apr 2015
It looks like Nick Drago’s been busy this past week. After performing acoustic concerts in Mumbai, Drago has continued with his tour of Asia by traveling to Dhaka, Bangkok, and is currently in Shanghai. One source hinted that Seoul and Tokyo may be next on the list.
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