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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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Stuff YOU Should Know

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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Stuff YOU Should Know

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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Stuff YOU Should Know

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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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jan 29, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Crisis in Venezuela United States citizens may consider elections to be stressful and sometimes controversial events. But Venezuela is facing a potentially violent crisis in the aftermath of its own presidential elections last week. The country’s sitting president, Nicolas Maduro, has refused to recognize top vote-getter, leader of the National Assembly Juan Guaido, claiming election […]

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Posted by on Jan 24, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Barr Faces Senate Hearing Donald Trump has chosen a replacement for Jeff Sessions, who resigned from his job as attorney general in November. His pick is William Barr, who served as attorney general from 1991 to 1993 under the George H.W. Bush administration. Barr has also been a private attorney and served in the CIA […]

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

Border Security: A National Emergency? The federal government shutdown is now the longest in our nation’s history. The government has shut down because the president is demanding $5.7 billion from Congress in order to build a wall along the U.S. southern border and Congressional Democrats are refusing to sign off on it. So now, to end […]

Warren 2020?

Warren 2020?

Posted by on Jan 10, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site discusses Senator Elizabeth Warren’s early entry into the upcoming presidential election contest. With the 2018 midterm elections just two months behind us, it may seem early to start thinking ahead to the 2020 presidential election. But that’s not the case for Democrats, who have barely […]