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Stuff YOU Should Know

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 […]

Happy 150th Birthday Canada!

Happy 150th Birthday Canada!

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 in Top Stories, World | No Comments

Last weekend, our neighbor to the north turned 150, celebrating with huge parades and festivals all over the country. Here, btw takes a brief look at the history of Canada. Origins Like the United States, Canada was once populated by tribes of Aboriginal people who were eventually displaced by European explorers. In 1534, French explorer […]

British Election Upset

British Election Upset

Posted by on Jun 14, 2017 in Top Stories, World | No Comments

On June 8, the United Kingdom held a general election, with surprising results. Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party lost 12 seats in the UK’s Parliament, which means they also lost their majority. The Labour Party, on the other hand, gained nearly 30 seats. So what does this mean for Britain, especially with Brexit looming? […]

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

Japanese Emperor Retiring? In Japan, unlike in the United States, emperors don’t have term limits. In fact, they aren’t allowed to retire . . . ever. But all of that may be about to change. Japan’s current leader, Emperor Akihito, is 83 years old. The son of the infamous Emperor Hirohito, who ruled Japan during […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

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

UPDATE: Georgia’s Special Election Back in March, Election Central brought you a look at the hotly-contended congressional special election race in Georgia’s 6th district, and at Jon Ossoff, the 30-year-old Democrat who seemed poised to take a seat that has not gone to a Democrat since the Carter administration. Last Wednesday night’s special election, however, […]

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

Brexit Officially Underway On March 29, British Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger Article 50, the official plan for any country that wants to leave the European Union (EU). The British government will also enact a Great Repeal Bill, which will end the rule of EU law in Britain. Once Article 50 is triggered, the […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

“Wiretapping” Scandal Intensifies On March 4, President Trump sent out a tweet accusing former President Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower in the days leading up to the election. Since then, however, Trump has provided no evidence of his claim, and has avoided reporters’ questions about his accusation. President Obama denied any such activity. The FBI […]

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Posted by on Feb 2, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Trump Meets with Prime Minister May Last Friday, President Trump held his first meeting and news conference with a foreign leader, British Prime Minister Theresa May. May, a conservative, took office after the British voted in favor of “Brexit,” or the withdrawal of Britain from the European Union (EU). During the press conference, President Trump […]

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Posted by on Jan 28, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

It’s Good to be Bored? What do you do when you find yourself with five or ten minutes of unexpected free time? Chances are, you reach for your phone to message a friend or scroll through social media. But research is beginning to show that the over-stimulation brought on by this technology habit is having […]

Brexit: What Does It All Mean?

Brexit: What Does It All Mean?

Posted by on Jun 29, 2016 in Top Stories, World | No Comments

Last week, the people of the United Kingdom went to the polls and voted 52% to 48% in favor of leaving the European Union. It is being called Brexit (for British Exit). The news is causing quite a stir around the world, as leaders and experts gather to determine what comes next. This week, we […]