Mueller Testifies Before Congress

Mueller Testifies Before Congress

Posted by on Aug 1, 2019 in Top Stories, United States | No Comments

On July 24, Special Counsel Robert Mueller testified before Congress about his investigation into the Trump campaign’s role in the Russian tampering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Across the nation, Democrats and Republicans alike tuned into the televised testimony from Capitol Hill to learn what new information might come to light. Republicans hoped that […]

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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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Posted by on Feb 14, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Washington State Battles Measles Outbreak While most Americans receive vaccinations against measles and other potentially deadly diseases while they are still babies, there are some families who choose not to participate in this program. As a result, there is currently a severe outbreak of measles–a disease which was once officially declared to no longer be […]

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Posted by on Sep 20, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Kavanaugh Update Recently, btw brought you a closer look at Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s most recent Supreme Court nominee, and the challenges he faced as he began his week of Senate confirmation hearings. Now that those hearings are finished, however, Congress, as well as the American public, are more divided than ever over Kavanaugh’s nomination. Related […]

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Posted by on Sep 13, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Deadly Earthquake in Japan Last Thursday, a magnitude-6.7 earthquake struck Hokkaido, Japan. It lasted for almost a minute, causing roads to collapse, and leading to deadly landslides that killed at least nine people. An additional seven people died of heart attacks as a result of the earthquake. More than 150 people were injured, and in […]

Who is Maria Butina?

Who is Maria Butina?

Posted by on Aug 2, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

It sounds like something from a movie: Two weeks ago, the Justice Department announced the arrest of a 29-year-old Russian spy named Maria Butina. But this is no movie. Within the overall investigation of the Russian meddling within the United States election, her story is a very important one. Here, btw takes a closer look […]

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Posted by on Aug 1, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

New Cycle of Russian Hacking Begins With the 2018 midterm elections less than 100 days away, many people have started wondering about the possibility of another Russian hacking attempt. Now there is new evidence to prove that this is indeed a threat. Claire McCaskill, a Democratic senator from Missouri, is up for reelection this fall. […]

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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 […]

Trouble in Helsinki

Trouble in Helsinki

Posted by on Jul 25, 2018 in United States, World | No Comments

On July 16, Donald Trump met with Russian president Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. The two hours of closed-door talks between the two leaders was followed by a news conference, which turned out to be one of the most troubling moments of Trump’s presidency so far. Here, btw takes a look at […]

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Posted by on Jul 20, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

A Bridge of Love in Northern Africa In a world where it often seems like everyone is at war, the neighboring North African countries of Ethiopia and Eritrea have finally made peace. Once upon a time, these two countries were actually the same nation. But twenty years ago, Eritrea declared its independence from Ethiopia. Soon […]