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Stuff YOU Should Know
Sep 20, 2018

Stuff YOU Should Know

Kavanaugh Update Recently, btw brought you a closer look at Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s most recent Supreme Court nominee, and the challenges he faced as he began his week of Senate confirmation hearings. Now that those hearings are finished, however, Congress, as well as the American public, are more divided than ever over Kavanaugh’s nomination. Related […]

Florence Makes Landfall–Morning Update
Sep 19, 2018

Florence Makes Landfall–Morning Update

Last Friday morning, Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina, bringing 90 mph winds and widespread flooding. Many towns in North Carolina have seen between 30-36 inches of rain because of the slow-moving and massive story. Here, btw takes a closer look at this deadly storm. A Record-Breaking Storm Florence left a wide path of […]

Celebrate Constitution Week
Sep 17, 2018

Celebrate Constitution Week

On September 17, the United States celebrates an important anniversary. On that date in 1787, 39 delegates to the Constitutional Convention added their signature to a document that would become the “supreme law of the land”—the U.S. Constitution. James Wilson, a delegate from Philadelphia, proudly stated that “it is the best form of government which has ever […]

Happy Constitution Day!
Sep 17, 2018

Happy Constitution Day!

On September 17, 1787, the United States Constitution was signed by the members of the Constitutional Convention. These delegates from several of the states had been meeting in Philadelphia. Initially they gathered to discuss ways to improve upon the Articles of Confederation, which was this nation’s first official governmental system. However, in the course of […]

The President vs. Anonymous
Sep 14, 2018

The President vs. Anonymous

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site looks into two dramatic stories surrounding President Trump and his administration. On September 5, the New York Times published an anonymous Op-Ed piece by a White House insider. This individual, only identified as a Senior White House official, whose identity is known to the Times editorial leaders, wrote about […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Sep 13, 2018

Stuff YOU Should Know

Deadly Earthquake in Japan Last Thursday, a magnitude-6.7 earthquake struck Hokkaido, Japan. It lasted for almost a minute, causing roads to collapse, and leading to deadly landslides that killed at least nine people. An additional seven people died of heart attacks as a result of the earthquake. More than 150 people were injured, and in […]

Anthems, Protests, and Football
Sep 12, 2018

Anthems, Protests, and Football

Last week, btw took a closer look at the grievance that professional football player Colin Kaepernick filed against the NFL, accusing teams of working together to refuse to give him a contract in order to punish him for performing peaceful protest (“taking a knee”) during the national anthem before games. (Kaepernick, a former quarterback for […]

A 9/11 Tale of Hope
Sep 10, 2018

A 9/11 Tale of Hope

So many stories that originated from the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 are sad stories of loss. But there are also some stories of human kindness and changed hearts. Today, before the annual remembrance of that sad day, let us hear and think about a positive story, in which a group of American travelers were fortunate […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Sep 6, 2018

Stuff YOU Should Know

Kaepernick vs. the NFL Over the past two years, the name Colin Kaepernick has become synonymous with the idea of protest. Even people who aren’t football fans are aware of Kaepernick and his refusal to stand for the national anthem. Kaepernick originally “took a knee” during the national anthem in 2016 as a player for […]

Saying Goodbye to Senator John McCain
Sep 5, 2018

Saying Goodbye to Senator John McCain

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site remembers the life and service of John McCain. When you hear the name John McCain, you might think of the man whose courage in battle Trump attacked during the 2016 presidential election. Or you may remember further back, to when John McCain ran against Barack […]