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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Feb 22, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Immigration Debate Fails Last week, the Senate opened the floor to debate over the recent immigration bill. Senator Majority Leader McConnell promised a fair and open debate, which was supposed to last up to a week. Instead, it lasted just over an hour. And by the end of it, no compromise bill had been reached. […]

Year in Review 2017: World News

Year in Review 2017: World News

Posted by on Dec 13, 2017 in Year in Review | No Comments

The U.S. and World Conflicts The deadly civil war in Syria continued to dominate the news throughout the early part of the year. In April, the United States conducted air strikes against the Syrian government, but with Russian support, the rebellion was largely destroyed. Meanwhile, the relationship between the United States and North Korea continued […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Apr 13, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Gas Attack, U.S. Air Strikes in Syria Early in the morning on Tuesday, April 4, the deadly civil war in Syria took a tragic turn when bombs carrying sarin gas, a deadly nerve agent, were dropped on Khan Sheikhoun, a Syrian town held by rebel forces. Dozens of civilians were killed, including several children. President […]

Trump’s Immigration Ban Controversy

Trump’s Immigration Ban Controversy

Posted by on Feb 3, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we take a look at the outcry generated by President Trump’s temporary ban on immigrants coming into the United States. Last Friday, President Trump issued an executive order on immigration that would ban Syrian refugees from entering the United States indefinitely, ban all refugees for 120 days, and […]

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Posted by on Dec 22, 2016 in Current Events | No Comments

Cease Fire in Aleppo? Over the past week, American news reports have been full of images of wounded children in the Syrian city of Aleppo. Last Thursday, a tentative cease-fire was reached in the area, which has continued to hold as of late Monday evening. Until this month, Aleppo was the last rebel stronghold in […]

A Look at the Syrian Conflict

A Look at the Syrian Conflict

Posted by on Oct 21, 2016 in World | No Comments

During the second presidential debate earlier this month, both candidates made references to the ongoing conflict in Syria, particularly in the city of Aleppo. The war in Syria began as an uprising against President Bashar al-Assad five years ago, and has since split Syria into many parts, killed more than 400,000 people, and displaced millions […]

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Posted by on Jun 22, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

British MP Killed Over Brexit Back in April, btw brought you news of a possible “Brexit”. Last month, the British parliament suffered a personal casualty. Jo Cox, a member of the left-leaning Labour Party, who was particularly vocal about the United Kingdom remaining as part of the European Union (EU) was killed. Her attacker reportedly […]

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Posted by on Mar 27, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Congressional Hearing on Flint Earlier this year, btw brought you news of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. This month, the federal government held a Congressional hearing on the matter. The purpose of a Congressional hearing is for members of a committee to listen to testimony in an effort to solve a situation through legislation. […]

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Posted by on Mar 5, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Oscar Recap Perhaps you were one of the 34 million people who tuned into the annual Oscar telecast. If not, the evening was filled with a mixture of “sure things” and surprises. The expected winners included Leonardo DiCaprio for Best Actor in The Revenant and Brie Larson for Best Actress in Room. The biggest surprise […]

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Posted by on Dec 11, 2015 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Shooting in San Bernardino On December 2, married couple Syed Rizwan Frook and Tashfeen Malik killed 14 people and injured 21 others in San Bernardino, California, an area not far from Los Angeles. The target of the attack was Frook’s place of employment—the San Bernardino Department of Public Health—where around 80 co-workers were engaged in a […]