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Posted by on Feb 15, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Reversal in Bermuda In May 2016, Bermuda’s Supreme Court ruled same-sex marriage to be legal. Now, only nine months later, the island has banned it. Here’s what happened. Last year, residents voted against same-sex marriage in a referendum. Then came the Supreme Court ruling, which legalized it. Bermuda’s legislature responded by drafting a bill which […]

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

Puerto Rican Aid Continues Last week, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that as of January 31, it would no longer be sending aid to Puerto Rico. Ever since Hurricane Maria devastated the island four months ago, FEMA has provided essential food, water, medicine, and other supplies. In fact, FEMA estimates that it has […]

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Posted by on Jan 25, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Big Plans for Apple in the U.S. Chances are, you own an Apple product . . . or two. But despite its popularity, Apple has also faced a lot of criticism, mostly for outsourcing its manufacturing to Asia, where workers complain of mistreatment and poor conditions. This is obviously bad for Asian workers, but it […]

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Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Deadly Mudslides in California Over the past several months, whenever we heard about California weather in the news, it was usually because of the devastating wildfires that ravaged huge portions of the state and left a wide path of death and destruction in their wake. Now, Montecito, a city in Southern California, is facing a […]

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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. […]

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Posted by on Dec 22, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Net Neutrality Ends In November, Election Central examined the issue of net neutrality, and what it could mean for consumers like you if the Federal Communication Commission, or FCC, voted to eliminate it. Last week, despite intense opposition from the public and consumer groups, the FCC voted to end net neutrality with the so-called Restoring […]

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Posted by on Dec 14, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

California Wildfires Worst Ever The six wildfires blazing across Southern California continue to rage, leaving death and widespread destruction in their path. As of Sunday evening, the six fires combined had claimed nearly 200,000 acres, destroyed 792 structures, and were responsible for the deaths of 43 people. The largest of the six fires is the […]

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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 […]