Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

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Clothing of Calamity You clean out your closet and find bags of old clothes you don’t want anymore. What should you do with them? Maybe it would be a good idea to send them to Africa for people in need? Think again. What you see as a charitable gesture might actually be doing more harm […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Nov 8, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Cubs Win! Last Wednesday night, in a game that lasted ten innings, included a rain delay, and dragged on until early Thursday morning, the Chicago Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in the seventh and final game of the World Series, becoming the new World Series champions. The victory was especially important for Chicago fans […]

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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 […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Sep 26, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

The 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio The Paralympics ended in Rio de Janeiro last week and over 4,000 athletes from more than 160 nations competed to earn the honor and the glory of Olympic medals while overcoming some amazing challenges. The Paralympic Games are focused entirely on  athletes with physical challenges that would make some of […]

Rio 2016 Summer Games: An Overview

Rio 2016 Summer Games: An Overview

Posted by on Aug 17, 2016 in Current Events | No Comments

As the Olympics enter its last days, btw brings you some highlights. Logistics Earlier this month, you read news of some of the challenges facing the organizers of the games in Rio as they prepared. How is everything going now that everything is in full swing? On the positive side, the Zika virus (which we covered last […]

2016 Summer Olympic Games Preview

2016 Summer Olympic Games Preview

Posted by on Aug 4, 2016 in Top Stories | No Comments

It’s been a year since btw explored the notion of a changing attitude toward the Olympic Games. As the Rio Summer Olympic Games’ Opening Ceremony will begin tomorrow, August 6, let’s take a closer look at the preparation for the Games, the arrival of athletes and spectators, and what to expect once all the competitions get under way. […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jun 30, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Officer Acquittal in Freddie Gray Case Last year, btw brought you news of the death of Freddie Gray. Gray died while in the custody of Baltimore, Maryland police. News of his death sparked outrage and protests that came in the wake of the police shooting of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Missouri. Last month, officer Edward Nero went […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jun 22, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

British MP Killed Over Brexit Back in April, btw brought you news of a possible “Brexit”. Last month, the British parliament suffered a personal casualty. Jo Cox, a member of the left-leaning Labour Party, who was particularly vocal about the United Kingdom remaining as part of the European Union (EU) was killed. Her attacker reportedly […]

Remembering “The Greatest”

Remembering “The Greatest”

Posted by on Jun 16, 2016 in Top Stories | No Comments

The year 2016 has been an especially significant one for deaths of our country’s heroes. The most recent loss to create a significant void is Muhammad Ali. Beyond his considerable skill as a boxer, Ali was an important cultural figure–outspoken and not afraid to take big risks in the name of fighting injustice. Humble Beginnings Ali […]