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Posted by on Jul 11, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Soccer Team Rescued from Thailand Caves Last week, btw brought you the story of the boys soccer team that was trapped in a vast cave system in Thailand. Now, after a staggering seventeen days underground, all twelve of the boys and their coach have been rescued and brought to safety. The boys initially became trapped […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Mar 7, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Five Types of Diabetes? Do you or someone you know suffer from diabetes? If so, you’re not alone: it’s the fastest-growing disease worldwide. Until recently, the disease has been classified into two types. Type 1, or early-onset diabetes, is the kind that people are born with. Type 2, or late-onset, develops over time. But scientists […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jan 25, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Big Plans for Apple in the U.S. Chances are, you own an Apple product . . . or two. But despite its popularity, Apple has also faced a lot of criticism, mostly for outsourcing its manufacturing to Asia, where workers complain of mistreatment and poor conditions. This is obviously bad for Asian workers, but it […]

Year in Review 2017: World News

Year in Review 2017: World News

Posted by on Dec 13, 2017 in Year in Review | No Comments

The U.S. and World Conflicts The deadly civil war in Syria continued to dominate the news throughout the early part of the year. In April, the United States conducted air strikes against the Syrian government, but with Russian support, the rebellion was largely destroyed. Meanwhile, the relationship between the United States and North Korea continued […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

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

Brexit Bots? If you follow the news, you’ve probably heard a lot about the possibility of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Most recently, it was revealed that Russia purchased ads on Facebook and Google during the election season in an effort to sway voters. As it turns out, however, the United States […]

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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, […]