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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 […]

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Posted by on Apr 3, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Status of Trump’s National Emergency Back in February, Donald Trump sparked nationwide controversy when he declared a national emergency at the U.S. southern border in order to secure the funding he needed to begin construction on his border wall after Congress refused to approve it in the budget. The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives immediately responded […]

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Posted by on Mar 27, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Uhlenbeck Wins World’s Greatest Math Prize Known as the “Nobel Prize of Mathematics,” the Abel Prize is the world’s most prestigious award in this field. It was founded in 2003 and is given each year by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters to an outstanding mathematician. And this year, for the first time ever, […]

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Posted by on Mar 21, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Another Reason to Log Off How much time a week do you spend on social media? Have you ever noticed that your mood can sometimes be affected by your social media interactions? If so, you’re not alone. A recent study found that the percentage of U.S. teens and young adults who experience depression and suicidal […]

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Posted by on Mar 14, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Claire’s Not Looking So Good If you’ve been to a mall in the U.S., you’ve probably been to a Claire’s. In case you haven’t, this retailer specializes in makeup, jewelry, and ear piercings marketed to teen and tween girls. But unfortunately for teenagers, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently tested Claire’s makeup products and […]

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Posted by on Mar 6, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Cohen Takes on Trump On February 27, Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, gave shocking testimony before Congress, accusing the president of a series of lies in both his personal and professional life. According to Cohen, Trump knew about a meeting his son held with Russian operatives during the 2016 presidential campaign, in which the Russian […]

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Posted by on Feb 27, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

FEMA Fraud Do you remember Hurricane Sandy? It was the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of the 2012 hurricane season. At that time, it was the second-costliest hurricane in U.S. history and the largest Atlantic hurricane on record. As it moved up the East Coast, Sandy was downgraded to a superstorm. However, it still caused […]

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Posted by on Feb 21, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

A Vote on the Green New Deal Last week, Election Central brought you details of the proposed Green New Deal, an ambitious plan to fight climate change introduced by Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY) and Sen. Ed Markey (MA). In a nutshell, the plan is a nonbinding resolution that would require a complete overhaul of […]

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Posted by on Feb 14, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Washington State Battles Measles Outbreak While most Americans receive vaccinations against measles and other potentially deadly diseases while they are still babies, there are some families who choose not to participate in this program. As a result, there is currently a severe outbreak of measles–a disease which was once officially declared to no longer be […]