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Freebird!
Nov 23, 2017

Freebird!

Thanksgiving has been observed by some of America’s earliest leaders. In recent years, the president has received a turkey from a farmer who raises turkeys, but instead of eating the turkey, the president sets it free. This tradition is a fun way the president celebrates the Thanksgiving holiday. Bush Starts the Tradition In the past, […]

Wave Power
Nov 22, 2017

Wave Power

You’ve heard of solar power and wind-generated power. But what about power that comes from ocean waves? That’s right: the U.S. government is spending up to $40 million to build a new wave energy test facility six miles off the coast of Newport, Oregon. But wave-generated power may be more complicated than it initially seems. […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Nov 20, 2017

Stuff YOU Should Know

Zimbabwe Faces Military Coup It may seem like the United States has had more than its share of political upheaval these days. However, this is nothing compared with Zimbabwe, which has recently experienced a military coup that has placed its long-term president, Robert Mugabe, on house arrest. Mugabe, who is 93 years old, has ruled […]

Gains for Democrats
Nov 17, 2017

Gains for Democrats

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story focuses on the political wins experienced by Democrats in last week’s state and local elections. Election night 2016 was a difficult time for many Democrats. This year, however, the opposite turned out to be the case. With large gains at local and state levels of […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Nov 15, 2017

Stuff YOU Should Know

Federal Funding to Puerto Rico Ends Puerto Rico is home to 3.4 million American citizens. Nearly two months after Hurricane Maria devastated the island, many Puerto Ricans still do not have reliable access to food, water, electricity, or health services. And now, federal disaster relief funding from the United States–never sufficient in the first place–has […]

Trump’s Asia Tour
Nov 13, 2017

Trump’s Asia Tour

This week, President Trump and his wife Melania have been on a twelve-day, five-nation tour of Asia. This has been the president’s longest foreign trip to date. Included on the itinerary are stops in Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, and the Philippines. Here, btw takes a look at some of the highlights of the visit. […]

New Developments in Russia Investigation
Nov 10, 2017

New Developments in Russia Investigation

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story is the latest legal actions taken as a result of Robert Mueller’s investigation in the suspected Russian meddling with the recent national election. In May, Robert Mueller was appointed to lead the special counsel to investigate Russian meddling in the 2016 election. The […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Nov 9, 2017

Stuff YOU Should Know

Mass Shooting at Texas Church Last Sunday, at least 26 people were killed and 20 more wounded when a lone gunman opened fire on a congregation at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Sutherland Springs is a small, close-knit community about 30 miles east of San Antonio. The shooter was Devin Patrick Kelley, […]

Terrorist Truck Attack in New York City
Nov 8, 2017

Terrorist Truck Attack in New York City

On Halloween (October 31), a man named Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov drove a rented pickup truck into pedestrians and bicyclists on the Hudson River Park bike path in Lower Manhattan, killing eight people and injuring twelve others. It was the worst attack in New York City since the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers on September […]

Trump Takes on Opioid Addiction
Nov 3, 2017

Trump Takes on Opioid Addiction

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story is the president’s announced plans to fight the problem of opioid addiction in the country. Opioid addiction has now reached epidemic proportions in the United States. Opioids (highly addictive painkillers such as oxycodone, codeine, morphine, and many others) kill roughly 50,000 Americans each year. […]