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Stuff YOU Should Know
May 22, 2019

Stuff YOU Should Know

Trade Standoff With China Continues Last year, Election Central brought you the story of the ongoing tariff standoff between China and the United States. (To recap: Trump, who feels that China has an unfair trade advantage over the U.S., has continually raised tariffs on Chinese goods coming into the United States. China, in the meantime, […]

To the Moon by 2024?
May 21, 2019

To the Moon by 2024?

Fifty years after NASA first landed astronauts on the Moon, they are gearing up to do it again. The president and vice president have stated that the United States will return to the Moon by 2024: just five years from now. And NASA says it can make that happen. Here, btw takes a closer look. […]

New Tensions in the Middle East
May 17, 2019

New Tensions in the Middle East

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web gives an update on the recurring tensions between the United States and Iran over the nuclear weapons deal originally negotiated by Barack Obama. In 2018, President Trump pulled out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a nuclear deal that the United States and other […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
May 15, 2019

Stuff YOU Should Know

Paradise, California: Six Months Later Six months ago, btw brought you the story of the devastating California Camp fire, which killed at least 85 people and destroyed thousands of structures, including homes. Eight thousand families survived the blaze, but lost their houses. Today, half a year later, roughly a thousand families in the town of […]

CAREERS: Summer Job Edition
May 14, 2019

CAREERS: Summer Job Edition

Another school year is winding down, and for many students, that means one thing: time to start looking for a summer job. But how do you begin your search, or narrow it down? What factors should you consider when making a decision? Here, btw takes a look at the process and shares some tips to […]

Trump Takes on Asylum Seekers
May 10, 2019

Trump Takes on Asylum Seekers

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web provides a report about the Trump administration’s suggestion to charge asylum seekers a fee for immigrating into the country. Last week, Trump followed up with a presidential memo suggesting several changes to the current immigration policy. These changes are aimed specifically at potential asylum seekers and […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
May 9, 2019

Stuff YOU Should Know

A New Capital for Indonesia? Quick: what’s the capital of Indonesia? If you answered Jakarta, you’re correct . . . though maybe not for long. The country has plans to move its capital city. Why? Because Jakarta–located on Java, the most populated of Indonesia’s thousands of islands–is polluted, choked with traffic, and even worse: it’s […]

Japanese Emperor Abdicates Throne
May 8, 2019

Japanese Emperor Abdicates Throne

Emperor Akihito, the 125th emperor of Japan, is stepping down from the throne he has held since 1989. Why is this such significant news? Because Akihito is the first Japanese emperor in modern history (since about the mid-1800s) to abdicate, or leave, his throne. Here, btw takes a closer look at the decision, and at […]

Barr Under Fire
May 2, 2019

Barr Under Fire

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web provides another update on the Mueller Report release and takes a closer look at Attorney General Barr’s summary of the report For most of Donald Trump’s presidency, he has been under investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller for his knowledge of Russian tampering in the 2016 […]

San Francisco’s Public Pooping Problem
May 1, 2019

San Francisco’s Public Pooping Problem

The city of San Francisco, California, has a problem: residents are going to the bathroom in the streets. That might sound like something out of the era of the Industrial Revolution, but it’s not. This public pooping is happening so much that it’s becoming a genuine health concern. And the fact that this is going […]