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Stuff YOU Should Know
Jul 20, 2018

Stuff YOU Should Know

A Bridge of Love in Northern Africa In a world where it often seems like everyone is at war, the neighboring North African countries of Ethiopia and Eritrea have finally made peace. Once upon a time, these two countries were actually the same nation. But twenty years ago, Eritrea declared its independence from Ethiopia. Soon […]

Trump Picks Kavanaugh for High Court Vacancy
Jul 19, 2018

Trump Picks Kavanaugh for High Court Vacancy

Earlier this month, Election Central brought you the story of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement from the U.S. Supreme Court. This week, btw takes a look at Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s pick to replace him. Who Is Brett Kavanaugh? Judge Brett Kavanaugh was born in 1965 in Washington, D.C. He attended Yale Law School and later was […]

Europe’s Immigration Crisis
Jul 12, 2018

Europe’s Immigration Crisis

If you’ve been paying attention to the news lately, you’ve probably heard a lot about Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy, and the controversy surrounding the separation of immigrant and refugee parents and children at our nation’s borders. But the United States isn’t the only country facing an immigration crisis. Europe is also harshly divided over […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Jul 11, 2018

Stuff YOU Should Know

Soccer Team Rescued from Thailand Caves Last week, btw brought you the story of the boys soccer team that was trapped in a vast cave system in Thailand. Now, after a staggering seventeen days underground, all twelve of the boys and their coach have been rescued and brought to safety. The boys initially became trapped […]

Pruitt Departs EPA
Jul 10, 2018

Pruitt Departs EPA

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site provides the news that the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, has resigned from this cabinet level position in the Trump administration. Recently, Pruitt has been facing intense investigations about his spending habits on Capitol Hill. More news stories keep appearing to document […]

Farmers in Danger
Jul 6, 2018

Farmers in Danger

Lately, the issue of suicide has been in the news a lot, with the unexpected deaths of chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade making headlines. But while celebrity deaths gain attention, suicide is quietly on the rise among another group as well: American farmers. Here, btw takes a closer look at this heartbreaking […]

Kennedy Retires from Supreme Court
Jul 4, 2018

Kennedy Retires from Supreme Court

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site examines the news and possible consequences of Anthony Kennedy’s announced plan to retire from the Supreme Court. Last week, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy announced his upcoming retirement from the United States Supreme Court. Here, Election Central takes a look at Kennedy’s long and important career, […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Jul 3, 2018

Stuff YOU Should Know

A Civic Debate Does your school require you to take a civics class? Probably not. Civics classes focus on the study of U.S. government, history, and democracy. One of the reasons why our country first set up a widespread public education system was to create informed and active participants in the government. Until the 1960s, […]

U.S. Divided Over “Zero Tolerance” for Immigration
Jun 29, 2018

U.S. Divided Over “Zero Tolerance” for Immigration

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site examines the growing conflict and protest about the “zero tolerance” immigration policy recently enacted by the Trump administration. For the past five weeks, the Trump administration has been exercising a “zero tolerance” policy toward illegal immigration. Under this new policy, roughly 70 children per day […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Jun 28, 2018

Stuff YOU Should Know

Hungarian Hard Line The United States isn’t the only country that’s divided right now over the controversial issue of immigration. Hungary has taken the debate a step further, by passing a law making it illegal even to help undocumented immigrants. Like Donald Trump, Prime Minister Viktor Orban believes that immigrants are a threat to his […]