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Posted by on Oct 3, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Government Narrowly Avoids Shutdown It’s that time of year in the federal government again: budgeting time. And for a while, it looked like the government would once again be brought to the brink of a shutdown over the spending bill. However, at the last minute, representatives from both sides of the political aisle worked together […]

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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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Posted by on May 3, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

SuperShe Have you ever dreamed about being rich enough to buy an island all your own? Entrepreneur Kristin Roth has done exactly that. Plus, she has taken the idea a step further: her SuperShe Island is a place where no men are allowed. That’s right: no men at all. Up to ten women at a […]

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

Cold Start to 2018 Did you miss any school last week due to snow and freezing temperatures? Over a million students did, particularly along the East Coast, where an intense winter storm–known as a “bomb cyclone,” a “winter hurricane,” or a “nor’easter”–shut down schools and airline flights, and led to floods and even several fatalities. […]

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 […]

President Trump’s UN Speech

President Trump’s UN Speech

Posted by on Sep 29, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story explains how President Trump’s United Nation’s speech ratcheted up the tension between the United States and North Korea. During Donald Trump’s campaign for the presidency last year, he repeatedly criticized the United Nations for being ineffective. He also said that the United States […]

Missile Launch Raises Questions

Missile Launch Raises Questions

Posted by on Sep 8, 2017 in World | No Comments

Last week, North Korea fired an intermediate range missile over Japan. The Hwasong-12 missile, which is designed to carry a nuclear warhead, traveled about 1,700 miles in fourteen minutes before crashing into the Pacific Ocean 575 miles east of Japan. This isn’t the first time that North Korea has launched an object into the skies […]

The War of Words Between the U.S. and North Korea

The War of Words Between the U.S. and North Korea

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story takes a look at the growing foreign policy tension between the Trump administration and North Korea. Ever since President Trump’s inauguration in January, the relationship between the United States and North Korea has gone rapidly downhill. Last week, tensions came to a head […]

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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 […]