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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 […]

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Posted by on Sep 6, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Kaepernick vs. the NFL Over the past two years, the name Colin Kaepernick has become synonymous with the idea of protest. Even people who aren’t football fans are aware of Kaepernick and his refusal to stand for the national anthem. Kaepernick originally “took a knee” during the national anthem in 2016 as a player for […]

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Posted by on Aug 29, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Voter Controversy in Georgia A new development in the hotly-contested Georgia governor’s race has led to accusations of voter suppression. To review: in November, Brian Kemp, the Republican secretary of state, will face off against Stacey Abrams, the Democratic former state House minority leader. If Abrams wins, she will become the first black governor in […]

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Posted by on Aug 22, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Fight Fire with . . . a Bill? You can’t stop wildfires with a law. Or can you? California state legislators, facing a second year of record-level wildfire destruction, are trying to do just that. One proposal is to pass laws requiring a more rigorous emergency alert system, to give more people time to evacuate. […]

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Posted by on Aug 16, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Manafort Faces Trial In March, Election Central brought you a look at the arrest of Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chairman, on a wide range of charges (18 counts in all) ranging from conspiracy to money laundering, to tax fraud. Now, btw takes a look at new developments as this case finally comes before a […]

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

A Champion Promise LeBron James may be the best basketball player in the world. But now he’s contributing something to society that’s arguably even more meaningful: a school. Situated in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, James’s school–called “I Promise”–is no ordinary educational facility. Focusing on academically “at-risk” youth, the program seeks to do more than […]

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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 […]

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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 […]