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Tensions Rising Between Russia and Ukraine
Jan 26, 2022

Tensions Rising Between Russia and Ukraine

­Russia and Ukraine are two neighboring nations with a tumultuous history. Now, they are facing their highest level of tension in years. So, what’s happening, and how worried should the global community be? Here, btw takes a closer look. Recent Tensions Tensions between Ukraine and Russia began to escalate in 2013. Ukraine’s president Viktor Yanukovych […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Jan 25, 2022

Stuff YOU Should Know

Ancient Canoe Found in Wisconsin Last summer, a recreational scuba diver in southern Wisconsin’s Lake Mendota made an interesting discovery. The diver found a wooden dugout canoe, thought to be about 1,200 years old. The canoe was discovered by Tamara Thomsen, a maritime archaeologist. She was riding an underwater scooter in Lake Mendota with a […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Jan 20, 2022

Stuff YOU Should Know

Native American Leader Dies at 85 Clyde Bellecourt, a co-founder of the American Indian Movement died last week in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was 85 years old. The American Indian Movement (AIM) is a worldwide advocacy group that fights for indigenous people’s civil rights. Currently, it represents more than 375 million indigenous people around the globe. […]

Humanitarian Aid to Afghanistan
Jan 19, 2022

Humanitarian Aid to Afghanistan

When the U.S. government ended its occupation of Afghanistan in August 2021, the country was quickly overrun by the Taliban. Afghanistan was already a poor and war-ravaged nation, but Taliban control made a bad situation even worse. It devastated the Afghan economy. Now, the country faces a widespread humanitarian crisis as millions of civilians starve. […]

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Jan 14, 2022

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. was a key leader in the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s. He grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. Both his father and his mother’s father were Baptist ministers. When King became a minister, he used his position to fight racial inequality and inspire African Americans. He was a powerful […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Jan 13, 2022

Stuff YOU Should Know

Booster Approved for Kids Aged 12-15 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now approved the Pfizer booster shot for children ages twelve to fifteen. The FDA also shortened the length of time the people need to wait before receiving their booster, from six months after their second shot to only five months. This decision […]

New York City Swears in New Mayor
Jan 12, 2022

New York City Swears in New Mayor

On December 31, 2021, Eric Adams, New York City’s new mayor took his oath of office. Aside from being only the city’s second African American mayor, Adams differs from his predecessors in many ways. Here, btw takes a closer look at this unusual leader. Who is Mayor Adams? Eric Adams is 61 years old. He […]

Workweek Changes in the UAE
Dec 16, 2021

Workweek Changes in the UAE

What if you were only expected to work half of each Friday? Would you like it? Workers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are about to find out. The UAE has announced that it will transition from the five-day work week to a 4.5-day work week. Weekends will include Friday afternoon, Saturday, and Sunday. But […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Dec 15, 2021

Stuff YOU Should Know

Amanda Gorman’s Historic Debut Did you watch President Biden’s inauguration in January 2021? If so, you probably remember that it was rather unusual: because of the pandemic, there were no crowds, limited celebrations, and very few people attending. But do you also remember Amanda Gorman? She was the inaugural poet who read a poem called […]

YOU DECIDE: Cars That Stop Drunk Driving?
Dec 9, 2021

YOU DECIDE: Cars That Stop Drunk Driving?

When Congress passed President Biden’s infrastructure package last month, it included a demand for U.S. automakers: find a way to stop drunk people from driving cars. As a result, automakers are developing monitoring systems in cars. These new safety systems could be installed as early as 2026. But the legislation isn’t specific about what exactly […]