29 Dead in Dual Mass Shootings

29 Dead in Dual Mass Shootings

Posted by on Aug 7, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

In a weekend of shocking bloodshed, two mass shootings occurred this past weekend within less than a day of each other: first in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday morning, followed just thirteen hours later by another one in Dayton, Ohio. These mark the 250th and 251st mass shootings that have occurred in the United States […]

CAREERS: Retail

CAREERS: Retail

Posted by on Jul 9, 2019 in Careers | No Comments

If you’re like many teenagers, you probably enjoy shopping and hanging out at your favorite stores with your friends. Maybe you have even thought about a career in retail. If so, you’re not alone. In fact, the retail sector–which includes everything from department stores to grocery stores to gas stations–employs almost 16 million workers. Here, […]

Iran Shoots Down U.S. Drone

Iran Shoots Down U.S. Drone

Posted by on Jun 26, 2019 in Current Events, World | No Comments

Earlier this month, btw brought you the story of rising tensions between the United States and Iran over the explosion of two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. Since then, the relationship between the two countries has continued to deteriorate. Here, btw takes a closer look at what’s happening now. Looking Back…. Tensions between […]

Oil Tankers Attacked in Persian Gulf

Oil Tankers Attacked in Persian Gulf

Posted by on Jun 17, 2019 in World | No Comments

Last month, Election Central brought you the story of rising tensions between the United States and Iran. Relations between the two nations have deteriorated significantly since Trump pulled the U.S. out of a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, and then began imposing a series of economic sanctions against the Middle Eastern nation. Now, that tension […]

To the Moon by 2024?

To the Moon by 2024?

Posted by on May 21, 2019 in United States | No Comments

Fifty years after NASA first landed astronauts on the Moon, they are gearing up to do it again. The president and vice president have stated that the United States will return to the Moon by 2024: just five years from now. And NASA says it can make that happen. Here, btw takes a closer look. […]

San Francisco’s Public Pooping Problem

San Francisco’s Public Pooping Problem

Posted by on May 1, 2019 in Government, Health | No Comments

The city of San Francisco, California, has a problem: residents are going to the bathroom in the streets. That might sound like something out of the era of the Industrial Revolution, but it’s not. This public pooping is happening so much that it’s becoming a genuine health concern. And the fact that this is going […]

“A Portrait of Persistence”

“A Portrait of Persistence”

Posted by on Apr 10, 2019 in Top Stories | No Comments

Did you know that March was National Women’s History Month? In 1987, Congress designated every March as an annual recognition of women’s history and achievements. Now, a new exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery seeks to showcase and honor women’s contributions throughout history, especially those of women who have not traditionally been recognized, such […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Feb 14, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Washington State Battles Measles Outbreak While most Americans receive vaccinations against measles and other potentially deadly diseases while they are still babies, there are some families who choose not to participate in this program. As a result, there is currently a severe outbreak of measles–a disease which was once officially declared to no longer be […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

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

New Developments in Brexit For the past two years, Europe has tried to figure out the terms of Britain’s plan to leave the European Union (EU), a process known as “Brexit.” This has been complicated because Britain wants to stay connected to the EU in some ways, such as free trade, but separate itself on […]

Trouble in Helsinki

Trouble in Helsinki

Posted by on Jul 25, 2018 in United States, World | No Comments

On July 16, Donald Trump met with Russian president Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. The two hours of closed-door talks between the two leaders was followed by a news conference, which turned out to be one of the most troubling moments of Trump’s presidency so far. Here, btw takes a look at […]