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Posted by on May 26, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

AAPI Film Industry Successes This year Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) made a great impact in the American film industry with an impressive slate of recent achievements, recognitions, and honors. Chloe Zhao, the director of “Nomadland,” originally made headlines for being  the second female director–and the first woman of color–to win the Academy Award […]

Biden Hosts Earth Day Climate Summit

Biden Hosts Earth Day Climate Summit

Posted by on Apr 29, 2021 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s Election Central post describes President Biden’s discussion with other world leaders about how to set policy to combat climate change. On Friday April 23, 2021, in honor of Earth Day, President Biden hosted a virtual global summit to discuss climate change with other world leaders. Here, Election Central takes a closer look at […]

The 50th Anniversary of Ping Pong Diplomacy

The 50th Anniversary of Ping Pong Diplomacy

Posted by on Apr 22, 2021 in United States | No Comments

Fifty years ago this month, the American table tennis team started a dialogue between American athletes and Chinese athletes that began a resumption of diplomacy between the two nations. The foundations for what became known as “Ping Pong Diplomacy” had been set years before. American and Chinese table tennis players first met at a tournament […]

Senate Briefed on Foreign Threats

Senate Briefed on Foreign Threats

Posted by on Apr 21, 2021 in Government, World | No Comments

Last week, the Senate Intelligence Committee received a briefing on national security threats from the top U.S. intelligence officials. The intelligence officials named four major foreign threats to U.S. security: China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea. Here, btw takes a closer look at their remarks, and at what the Biden administration plans to do to […]

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Posted by on Apr 7, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Alabama Bill Helps People with Disabilities Needing Transplants Imagine this: you are in desperate need of a kidney transplant. But because of a disability, you can’t be put on the waiting list to receive a new kidney. That is currently the law in Alabama. However, last Tuesday, the Alabama House of Representatives voted unanimously in […]

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Posted by on Mar 25, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

China Faces Dangerous Dust Storm Last week, strong winds blew dust from the Gobi Desert across much of the northern part of China. This caused what weather experts describe as the worst sandstorm China has seen in ten years. The dust turned the sky visibly yellow. Some schools were shut down, and more than four […]

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Posted by on Feb 3, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Back to School? Whether you’re attending school remotely or in a hybrid in-person model, chances are this school year has been a different experience. It’s likely that even if you attend school in-person, your routine is different, and some events and extracurricular activities have been cancelled. You’re probably wondering when things ever will be back […]

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Posted by on Jan 19, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

California’s COVID Lockdown Since early December 2020, most of California has been on lockdown as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is because ICU availability in hospitals has dropped below 15 percent in many areas of the state. Prohibited activities under the lockdown include dining in at restaurants, working out at gyms, visiting salons, […]

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Posted by on Dec 16, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Finalizing the 2020 Presidential Election On Monday, December 14 the members of the electoral college met in each of the 50 states and in the District of Columbia to officially cast their votes representing the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. Each of the state’s group of electors cast their votes in turn, starting with […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jul 29, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Biden’s Childcare Plan Did you go to private childcare when you were younger? Do you have younger siblings that attend daycare, summer camp, or some other care program that your parents pay for? If so, you are not alone. Many working parents rely on these services daily. But the expense of childcare makes it a […]