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Posted by on Aug 13, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Responding to Tragedy Last week, btw brought you the story of dual mass shootings that occurred within less than a day of each other in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, and left at least 31 people dead. Gun safety advocates had hoped that the twin tragedies would spark renewed interest in gun safety legislation, […]

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Posted by on Aug 8, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Trump Tweet Attacks Baltimore Have you ever heard of Rep. Elijah Cummings? He’s a Democratic congressman who has represented a Maryland district which includes over half of Baltimore since 1996. He serves as chair of the House Oversight and Reform Committee and also happens to be a vocal critic of Trump and his policies–most recently, […]

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Posted by on Jul 31, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

#RickyRenuncia (Ricky Resign) Be careful what you put in a text message. That’s a lesson that Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello learned the hard way earlier this month when nearly 900 pages of sexist, homophobic, profane, and otherwise offensive texts that he exchanged with his top officials were made public. Once the texts (which mocked […]

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Posted by on Jul 24, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Affordable Care Act Under Attack With all the headlines about racist tweets, abortion bans, and arguments over gun control in the news, it may seem like the debate over health care has been moved to the back burner. The Affordable Care Act–otherwise known as the ACA or “Obamacare”–has been regularly challenged by Trump and Republican […]

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Posted by on Jul 19, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Census Controversy Continues? You may have heard that the 2020 census is coming up. The census–an official count of every person living in the United States–is very important because the government uses that information to determine funding and programs for different communities. Census data is also used to draw voting districts. As you also may […]

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Posted by on Jul 10, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Can Smiling Make You Happier? Have you ever heard the phrase, “fake it until you feel it”? Have you ever been having a bad day, and someone tells you to smile because it will make you feel better? Turns out, science supports this theory–but only sort of. For the past century, scientists have tried to […]

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Posted by on Jul 3, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Angry Americans You’re walking to class and someone accidentally bumps into you, knocking your things to the ground. How do you respond? If you get angry at the person, you’re not alone. A new study shows that Americans are angrier than ever before–and that this trend applies to Americans of all ages. The study also […]

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Posted by on Jun 27, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Oregon Republicans Hide to Avoid Climate Vote Earlier this month, btw brought you the story of Oregon’s new climate change bill. In essence, the bill would require companies to purchase a certain number of “permits” for their pollutants (fewer and fewer permits will be available over time), and would then use that money to invest […]

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Posted by on Jun 19, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Major Technology Companies to Merge Two technology giants have just announced that they will be merging to form the second-largest defense and aerospace company in the United States. As soon as early 2020, Raytheon Co. and United Technologies Corp. will come together to form a new company, called the Raytheon Technologies Corp. This new company […]

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Posted by on Jun 13, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Australia Rocked by Mass Shooting It’s all too common here in the United States: a mass shooting that claims the lives of many innocent people in a short period of time. In fact, in the U.S., an average of one hundred people per day die as a result of gun violence. But in other countries, […]