Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted on Aug 16, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Manafort Faces Trial In March, Election Central brought you a look at the arrest of Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chairman, on a wide range of charges (18 counts in all) ranging from conspiracy to money laundering, to tax fraud. Now, btw takes a look at new developments as this case finally comes before a […]

YOU DECIDE: Space Force

YOU DECIDE: Space Force

Posted on Aug 15, 2018 in You Decide! | No Comments

In June, the president announced that he wanted to establish a “Space Force,” or a military presence in outer space. Last week, Vice President Mike Pence laid out some details of what the administration would like the Space Force–otherwise known as United States Space Command–to look like. According to this plan, Space Force would start […]

Super Bacteria?

Super Bacteria?

Posted on Aug 8, 2018 in Science and Technology | No Comments

Over the past decade or so, hand sanitizers have become a growing trend. You’ve probably seen the little bottles clipped to purses and backpacks, or given out as freebies at fairs and other events. They’re also very common in hospitals and doctors’ offices. Often, the dispensers are installed in every room so that health care […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted on Aug 7, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

A Champion Promise LeBron James may be the best basketball player in the world. But now he’s contributing something to society that’s arguably even more meaningful: a school. Situated in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, James’s school–called “I Promise”–is no ordinary educational facility. Focusing on academically “at-risk” youth, the program seeks to do more than […]

Who is Maria Butina?

Who is Maria Butina?

Posted on Aug 2, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

It sounds like something from a movie: Two weeks ago, the Justice Department announced the arrest of a 29-year-old Russian spy named Maria Butina. But this is no movie. Within the overall investigation of the Russian meddling within the United States election, her story is a very important one. Here, btw takes a closer look […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted on Aug 1, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

New Cycle of Russian Hacking Begins With the 2018 midterm elections less than 100 days away, many people have started wondering about the possibility of another Russian hacking attempt. Now there is new evidence to prove that this is indeed a threat. Claire McCaskill, a Democratic senator from Missouri, is up for reelection this fall. […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted on Jul 27, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Trouble at the UN? Last week, the United States butted heads with Russia and China at the United Nations Security Council. The reason? A disagreement over the Council’s policies toward North Korea. A week earlier, the United States submitted a complaint to the Security Council, saying that North Korea had imported more than three times […]

Trouble in Helsinki

Trouble in Helsinki

Posted on Jul 25, 2018 in United States, World | No Comments

On July 16, Donald Trump met with Russian president Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. The two hours of closed-door talks between the two leaders was followed by a news conference, which turned out to be one of the most troubling moments of Trump’s presidency so far. Here, btw takes a look at […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted on Jul 20, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

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

Trump Picks Kavanaugh for High Court Vacancy

Posted on Jul 19, 2018 in Government | No Comments

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 […]