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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 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 Jul 20, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

A Bridge of Love in Northern Africa In a world where it often seems like everyone is at war, the neighboring North African countries of Ethiopia and Eritrea have finally made peace. Once upon a time, these two countries were actually the same nation. But twenty years ago, Eritrea declared its independence from Ethiopia. Soon […]

Europe’s Immigration Crisis

Europe’s Immigration Crisis

Posted by on Jul 12, 2018 in World | No Comments

If you’ve been paying attention to the news lately, you’ve probably heard a lot about Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy, and the controversy surrounding the separation of immigrant and refugee parents and children at our nation’s borders. But the United States isn’t the only country facing an immigration crisis. Europe is also harshly divided over […]

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

SuperShe Have you ever dreamed about being rich enough to buy an island all your own? Entrepreneur Kristin Roth has done exactly that. Plus, she has taken the idea a step further: her SuperShe Island is a place where no men are allowed. That’s right: no men at all. Up to ten women at a […]

A Look at Vladimir Putin

A Look at Vladimir Putin

Posted by on Mar 6, 2018 in World | No Comments

Last week, Russian president Vladimir Putin–who is up for re-election later this month–gave a fiery annual address to his country. In it, he talked a lot about domestic policy: improving living standards, cutting the poverty rate in half, emphasizing technology and business growth, and growing the economy. But that’s not what earned his speech international […]

Protests in Iran

Protests in Iran

Posted by on Feb 2, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site examines the series of protests that occurred in Iran at the end of 2017 and speculates on whether this signals bigger changes occuring in the nation. On December 28, 2017, there was a small street protest in the city of Mashhad over high prices. This protest […]

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 […]

Trump’s Asia Tour

Trump’s Asia Tour

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in United States, World | No Comments

This week, President Trump and his wife Melania have been on a twelve-day, five-nation tour of Asia. This has been the president’s longest foreign trip to date. Included on the itinerary are stops in Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, and the Philippines. Here, btw takes a look at some of the highlights of the visit. […]

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Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

February Jobs Report Shows Steady Growth Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its jobs report for February. The report shows strong economic growth. The unemployment rate fell one tenth of a percent from 4.8 to 4.7, and 235,000 new jobs were added. The average hourly earnings were also up 2.8 percent from this […]