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Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

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 […]

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Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

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, […]

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Posted by on Nov 2, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Brexit Bots? If you follow the news, you’ve probably heard a lot about the possibility of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Most recently, it was revealed that Russia purchased ads on Facebook and Google during the election season in an effort to sway voters. As it turns out, however, the United States […]

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Posted by on Oct 27, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Gender and Political Party In the United States today, who has it easier: women or men? As it turns out, your answer might depend at least somewhat on your political party. While 50 percent of Democrats say that women have a tougher time, only 19 percent of Republicans think so. Moreover, while more than two-thirds […]

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Posted by on Oct 20, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Clothing of Calamity You clean out your closet and find bags of old clothes you don’t want anymore. What should you do with them? Maybe it would be a good idea to send them to Africa for people in need? Think again. What you see as a charitable gesture might actually be doing more harm […]

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Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Anti-Weapons Group Receives Nobel Prize Lately, there has been a lot of talk in the news about nuclear weapons, particularly as tensions escalate between the United States and North Korea. So it seems fitting that this year’s Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to a group that is working hard to get rid of nuclear weapons. […]

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Posted by on Oct 6, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Catalonian Independence? More than 800 people are injured after an election in Europe turned violent last weekend. But that didn’t stop the vote from going forward. Catalonia, a region of Spain with its own distinct language and culture, voted overwhelmingly on Sunday to seek independence from Spain. Over 90 percent of the votes were in […]

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Posted by on Sep 28, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Puerto Rico Post-Maria Last week, Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria. Roofs were swept away and roads destroyed. The death toll currently stands at 16, but is likely to rise because many remote provinces haven’t been able to submit casualty reports yet. A week after the disaster, 60 percent of the island still has […]

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Posted by on Sep 21, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Equi-Hack You may have heard of Equifax. It’s one of the three major consumer credit reporting agencies in the country. It has collected the information of more than 800 million individual consumers and 88 million businesses worldwide. And last week, it got hacked. A security flaw in the Equifax system allowed hackers to gain access […]

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Posted by on Sep 14, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Facebook, Twitter, and Russian Hackers Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner is leading the Senate’s investigation into Russia’s attack on the 2016 presidential election. Senator Warner has long believed that Russians used Facebook and Twitter to influence Americans during the election. It turns out that he was right. On Wednesday, Facebook admitted that it […]