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Posted by 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 […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by 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 […]

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Posted by on Jun 6, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Digital License Plates? A company called Reviver Auto may have finally found a solution for everyone who is tired of waiting in long lines at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to get their annual license plate registration renewed. The answer? The Rplate: a digital license plate. Here’s how the Rplates work: they display large […]

To Tax or Not to Tax

To Tax or Not to Tax

Posted by on Apr 16, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site examines the growing economic tensions between the United States and China. The United States and China trade about $650 billion worth of goods and products every year. But earlier this month, President Trump announced that he would raise tariffs on more than a thousand imported […]

Trump’s Asia Tour

Trump’s Asia Tour

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in United States, World | No Comments

This week, President Trump and his wife Melania have been on a twelve-day, five-nation tour of Asia. This has been the president’s longest foreign trip to date. Included on the itinerary are stops in Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, and the Philippines. Here, btw takes a look at some of the highlights of the visit. […]

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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 […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Chinese Drought Continues Northern China, especially Inner Mongolia, is facing its worst drought in history. The intense temperature and lack of rainfall over the past few months are causing more and more of the region to be taken over by desert in a process known as desertification. As of late May, roughly 120,000 people and […]

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Posted by on Apr 7, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Government Shut Down Ahead? Saturday April 29 will mark President Trump’s 100th day in office. But it could also signal something else: the start of a partial government shutdown. The current federal government spending bill runs out on April 28. Congress must pass a budget before that date. However, Congress is deeply divided on so […]

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Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Town Hall Meetings Stir Up the United States Across the country, citizens are voicing their objections to President Donald Trump’s agenda using a method as old as our nation itself: by participating in town hall meetings. These meetings take place in churches, theaters, high school auditoriums, and many other venues, and give people a chance […]

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Posted by on Jul 20, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Terrorist Attack in Nice Bastille Day, celebrated each year on July 14, is a French national holiday commemorating the beginning of the French Revolution in 1789. Like our Independence Day, Bastille Day is celebrated with military parades and fireworks. This year, the day was marked with tragedy and bloodshed. In Nice, a city located in […]