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Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

More Men Accused of Sexual Harassment The list of well-known men accused of sexual harassment and/or assault continued to grow over the past few weeks. Michigan Senator John Conyers, a Democrat and the longest-serving member of the House of Representatives, will likely resign after facing sexual harassment charges from three different women. Last week, news […]

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Posted by on Nov 29, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Mugabe Resigns New developments have occurred in Zimbabwe’s military coup since btw brought you the story last week of longtime president Robert Mugabe’s arrest. Last Tuesday, after his party introduced a motion of impeachment against him, Mr. Mugabe finally resigned. Mugabe has served as president of Zimbabwe since the country achieved independence in 1980. That […]

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Posted by on Nov 20, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Zimbabwe Faces Military Coup It may seem like the United States has had more than its share of political upheaval these days. However, this is nothing compared with Zimbabwe, which has recently experienced a military coup that has placed its long-term president, Robert Mugabe, on house arrest. Mugabe, who is 93 years old, has ruled […]

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Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Federal Funding to Puerto Rico Ends Puerto Rico is home to 3.4 million American citizens. Nearly two months after Hurricane Maria devastated the island, many Puerto Ricans still do not have reliable access to food, water, electricity, or health services. And now, federal disaster relief funding from the United States–never sufficient in the first place–has […]

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Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Mass Shooting at Texas Church Last Sunday, at least 26 people were killed and 20 more wounded when a lone gunman opened fire on a congregation at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Sutherland Springs is a small, close-knit community about 30 miles east of San Antonio. The shooter was Devin Patrick Kelley, […]

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Posted by on Nov 2, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Brexit Bots? If you follow the news, you’ve probably heard a lot about the possibility of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Most recently, it was revealed that Russia purchased ads on Facebook and Google during the election season in an effort to sway voters. As it turns out, however, the United States […]

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Posted by on Oct 27, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Gender and Political Party In the United States today, who has it easier: women or men? As it turns out, your answer might depend at least somewhat on your political party. While 50 percent of Democrats say that women have a tougher time, only 19 percent of Republicans think so. Moreover, while more than two-thirds […]

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Posted by on Oct 20, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

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 […]

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Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Anti-Weapons Group Receives Nobel Prize Lately, there has been a lot of talk in the news about nuclear weapons, particularly as tensions escalate between the United States and North Korea. So it seems fitting that this year’s Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to a group that is working hard to get rid of nuclear weapons. […]

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Posted by on Oct 6, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Catalonian Independence? More than 800 people are injured after an election in Europe turned violent last weekend. But that didn’t stop the vote from going forward. Catalonia, a region of Spain with its own distinct language and culture, voted overwhelmingly on Sunday to seek independence from Spain. Over 90 percent of the votes were in […]