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Posted by on Jan 15, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Border Security: A National Emergency? The federal government shutdown is now the longest in our nation’s history. The government has shut down because the president is demanding $5.7 billion from Congress in order to build a wall along the U.S. southern border and Congressional Democrats are refusing to sign off on it. So now, to end […]

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Posted by on Jan 9, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Brazil’s New President The new year brought more than just confetti in Brazil, where Jair Bolsonaro was sworn in as president on January 1. Bolsonaro, 63, is a far-right-wing conservative. Though he is a retired army captain and congressman, he has no previous experience in the executive branch. In fact, he has often been called […]

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

Fishermen vs. Fossil Fuels While there is a great deal of proof that fossil fuel emissions have dire consequences for the environment–including contributing to climate change–oil, gas, and coal companies have been causing other environmental impacts as well–according to some in the fishing industry. Last month a group of fishermen in California and Oregon, called […]

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Posted by on Dec 3, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Paradise Lost Once again, Northern California is finding itself ravaged by wildfires–and this year is the deadliest and most destructive one yet. The confirmed death toll currently stands at 85, but with at least 249 still missing, it’s expected to continue to rise. Furthermore, after two weeks, the Camp Fire has destroyed more buildings than […]

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Posted by on Nov 27, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Trump Appoints New Ambassador Saudi Arabia has been in the news a lot lately because of the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi in October at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. So far in his term, the president has not appointed a U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia. But on November 13, after nearly two […]

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Posted by on Nov 12, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Deadly Shooting in California It was supposed to be just a fun night out. But for a dozen people at a California bar, the evening ended in tragedy. Last Wednesday evening at about 11:20 pm, during “College Country Night,” Ian David Long entered the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California, dressed all in […]

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

Migrant Caravan Moves Toward U.S. You may have already heard about the so-called “migrant caravan” that is making its way through Central America toward the southern United States. Donald Trump has already announced plans to deploy up to 15,000 U.S. troops to the southern border. But is the caravan really as great a threat as […]

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

Silence of the Girls As you can probably imagine, cell phones are an important part of life for teenagers in almost all parts of the world, not just the United States. And you can probably also imagine that some teenagers have greater access to technology than others, right? But what you might not know is […]

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Posted by on Oct 23, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Senator Warren’s DNA Test Controversy The ongoing feud between Donald Trump and Senator Elizabeth Warren, a progressive Democrat from Massachusetts and perhaps a 2020 presidential rival, took an unusual turn last week. Warren has long claimed to have Native American heritage. Trump has repeatedly called her a liar for this, as well as giving her […]

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

Another Bad October for Stocks President Trump says the U.S. economy is in the best shape it’s ever been in. And it’s true that by all measures, the stock market is up 20 percent since Trump’s inauguration in January 2017. However, last week saw a serious downturn in the stock market. In fact, it’s down […]