Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Yankees Rivera Retires New York Yankee, Mariano Rivera, pitched his last professional baseball game last month. Known by his nickname “Sandman,” he is considered one of the best relief pitchers the game has ever seen. As a “closer,” Rivera typically pitches the last inning of a game to protect his team’s lead and save the […]

So What’s the Deal with Obamacare?

So What’s the Deal with Obamacare?

You are probably well aware by now that the federal government has shut down temporarily. This is largely over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, sometimes called Obamacare. Congress already passed this law in 2010, which has been going into affect in stages. However, last Sunday night, Congress could not overcome political and financial […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

It’s a Panda! On August 23, Mei Xiang, a giant panda at the National Zoo in Washington D.C., gave birth to a female cub. DNA testing showed that the father panda was Tian Tain, a male panda at the National Zoo. (The testing was needed because the zoo staff also attempted to mate Mei Xiang with […]

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New Premier of China On March 15, Li Keqiang became China’s new premier. Like in England, the premier acts as the head of the government, while the Chinese president functions mainly as a figurehead, similar to Great Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II. Unlike Great Britain or other countries that have democratic elections, China has only one […]

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Nazi-looted Art Returned In the years leading up to and during World War II, members of the Nazi party looted the homes of Jewish families sent to concentration camps. They stole millions of items, including valuables like silver, china, books, religious treasures, and art. It was been over sixty years since the end of that […]

Armstrong Admits to Doping

Posted by on Jan 24, 2013 in Health, Science and Technology, United States | No Comments

In August of last year, btw reported that American cyclist Lance Armstrong would not contest charges made by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) that he both used and distributed performance-enhancing drugs throughout his career. Armed with more than 1,000 pages of sworn testimony from 26 people, the USADA had opened a formal action against […]