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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 […]

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

Hurricane Harvey: Recovery Efforts Begin More than a week after Hurricane Harvey first made landfall in Texas, many areas are still heavily flooded. Some south Texas towns are suffering from high bacteria levels in their water, rendering it undrinkable. Hospitals and schools have had to close; in fact, ten to twelve thousand Houston students will […]

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Posted by on Aug 30, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Hurricane Harvey Hits Texas This weekend, Hurricane Harvey arrived in southeastern Texas and pummeled the area with widespread damage and record-breaking rainfall. The storm made landfall on Friday night as a Category 4 hurricane. Since then, at least five people have been reported dead, and hundreds more are injured in a storm that many are comparing […]

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Posted by on Aug 25, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Bannon is Out Another key member of the Trump presidency’s advisor group is gone. The most recent departure is Stephen K. Bannon, who left his position as chief strategist last Friday. Bannon was always a controversial figure in Trump’s cabinet. A former editor of Breitbart News, a far-right publication that often printed opinions and stories in support […]

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Posted by on Aug 22, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

New Options in Education Do you have a plan for what you want to do when you finish high school? In West Virginia, one of the poorest states in the nation, 17 percent of young adults are neither in school nor working. That’s the second-highest rate of “disconnectedness” in the country. Now, West Virginia is trying […]

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

New Rights for Women in Tunisia Tunisia, a country in the Middle East, is not known for its equal treatment of women. In fact, in 2016, sixty percent of Tunisian women reported that they were victims of domestic violence. Fifty percent reported that they had been the victims of public aggression at least once in […]

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Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

A New Continent? Can you name all seven continents? Get ready to add an eighth one to the list: Zealandia. It’s a 1.9 million square mile landmass located southeast of New Zealand and northeast of Australia. But don’t bother getting out your map to look for it: Zealandia is located almost entirely underwater. Scientists believe […]

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

John McCain Diagnosed with Cancer Senator John McCain has recently been diagnosed with glioblastoma, a very aggressive form of cancer that forms in the tissue of the brain and spinal cord. Last Friday, McCain underwent surgery to remove a blood clot at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix. During surgery, doctors confirmed the presence of […]

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

Wildfires Rage Across the West As summer heats up across the United States, the effects in some areas could be deadly. In the West, exceptionally hot and dry conditions, paired with high winds, have led to an outbreak of wildfires. As of last Thursday, 43 fires were considered out of control in the western United […]