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Posted by on Jun 13, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Australia Rocked by Mass Shooting It’s all too common here in the United States: a mass shooting that claims the lives of many innocent people in a short period of time. In fact, in the U.S., an average of one hundred people per day die as a result of gun violence. But in other countries, […]

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Posted by on Jun 5, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Building the Wall? Few things about Trump’s presidency have been as hotly debated as the border wall he plans to build along the U.S. southern border. In fact, congressional disagreement over funding for the wall earlier this year led to the longest federal government shutdown in the nation’s history. More recently, Trump’s attempt to gain […]

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Posted by on May 28, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

A Festival of . . . Camels? Now that summer is approaching, festival season is upon us. Across the United States, you can find festivals celebrating nearly everything, from hot air balloons to sauerkraut, from corn to walleye. But here’s one festival you’ll need to travel a bit further for: the Thousand Camel Festival. Held […]

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Posted by on May 22, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

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, […]

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Posted by on May 15, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

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 […]

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Posted by on May 9, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

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 […]

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Posted by on Apr 30, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Hundreds Killed in Sri Lanka Bombing On Easter Sunday, 253 people–including at least 45 children, 42 foreign nationals, and three police officers–were killed in a series of suicide bombing attacks in three Christian churches and three resort hotels in Sri Lanka. In addition, at least 500 people were injured. A few days later, during a […]

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Posted by on Apr 25, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

New Gene Therapy Trials Underway Do you think scientists should be allowed to modify the genetic material of human beings? What if you had a serious or life-threatening disease that could possibly be helped if scientists could modify your genes? You may have heard of CRISPR last year, when a Chinese scientist used this gene-editing […]

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Posted by on Apr 18, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Medical Fraud Scam Unveiled You’ve probably already heard about the recent college admissions scandal that rocked U.S. higher education. But last week, 24 people also were arrested in connection with another scandal that was far more lucrative (though decidedly less glamorous): medical braces. Here’s what happened: call centers in Latin America and the Philippines called […]

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Posted by on Apr 11, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Next Steps for FIRST STEP? In February, Election Central took a look at the new FIRST STEP Act, which was signed into law by the president on December 21, 2018, and seeks to reform the current U.S. prison system in the hopes of lowering the rate of recidivism (the rate at which people who have […]