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Posted by on May 22, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Trade Standoff With China Continues Last year, Election Central brought you the story of the ongoing tariff standoff between China and the United States. (To recap: Trump, who feels that China has an unfair trade advantage over the U.S., has continually raised tariffs on Chinese goods coming into the United States. China, in the meantime, […]

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

Paradise, California: Six Months Later Six months ago, btw brought you the story of the devastating California Camp fire, which killed at least 85 people and destroyed thousands of structures, including homes. Eight thousand families survived the blaze, but lost their houses. Today, half a year later, roughly a thousand families in the town of […]

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

A New Capital for Indonesia? Quick: what’s the capital of Indonesia? If you answered Jakarta, you’re correct . . . though maybe not for long. The country has plans to move its capital city. Why? Because Jakarta–located on Java, the most populated of Indonesia’s thousands of islands–is polluted, choked with traffic, and even worse: it’s […]

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Posted by on Apr 30, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Hundreds Killed in Sri Lanka Bombing On Easter Sunday, 253 people–including at least 45 children, 42 foreign nationals, and three police officers–were killed in a series of suicide bombing attacks in three Christian churches and three resort hotels in Sri Lanka. In addition, at least 500 people were injured. A few days later, during a […]

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Posted by on Apr 25, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

New Gene Therapy Trials Underway Do you think scientists should be allowed to modify the genetic material of human beings? What if you had a serious or life-threatening disease that could possibly be helped if scientists could modify your genes? You may have heard of CRISPR last year, when a Chinese scientist used this gene-editing […]

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Posted by on Apr 18, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Medical Fraud Scam Unveiled You’ve probably already heard about the recent college admissions scandal that rocked U.S. higher education. But last week, 24 people also were arrested in connection with another scandal that was far more lucrative (though decidedly less glamorous): medical braces. Here’s what happened: call centers in Latin America and the Philippines called […]

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Posted by on Apr 11, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Next Steps for FIRST STEP? In February, Election Central took a look at the new FIRST STEP Act, which was signed into law by the president on December 21, 2018, and seeks to reform the current U.S. prison system in the hopes of lowering the rate of recidivism (the rate at which people who have […]

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

Status of Trump’s National Emergency Back in February, Donald Trump sparked nationwide controversy when he declared a national emergency at the U.S. southern border in order to secure the funding he needed to begin construction on his border wall after Congress refused to approve it in the budget. The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives immediately responded […]

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

Uhlenbeck Wins World’s Greatest Math Prize Known as the “Nobel Prize of Mathematics,” the Abel Prize is the world’s most prestigious award in this field. It was founded in 2003 and is given each year by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters to an outstanding mathematician. And this year, for the first time ever, […]

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Posted by on Mar 21, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Another Reason to Log Off How much time a week do you spend on social media? Have you ever noticed that your mood can sometimes be affected by your social media interactions? If so, you’re not alone. A recent study found that the percentage of U.S. teens and young adults who experience depression and suicidal […]