Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

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 […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

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 […]

Tensions Escalate Between the U.S. and North Korea

Tensions Escalate Between the U.S. and North Korea

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in United States, World | No Comments

In what can only be described as a rapidly deteriorating situation, the United States and North Korea continue their diplomatic face-off while the rest of the world watches nervously, waiting to see what will happen next. Tensions between the U.S. and North Korea have been escalating for quite some time. North Korea continues to test […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

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

Sessions Faces New Questions About Russia On Wednesday, the day after President Trump’s successful speech to Congress, the Trump administration faced yet another setback: The Washington Post revealed that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had met twice with a Russian official during the 2016 presidential campaign. Last month, Michael Flynn resigned from his post as National […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Oct 1, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Wells Fargo Violations The financial company was back again in the news this past week and the chief executive officer (CEO) of the global banking firm, John Stumpf, faced angry questions from members of Congress. This was the latest scandal surrounding the banking firm that played a key role in causing much of the credit […]