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Posted by on Jun 24, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

A Pilgrimage in a Pandemic The Hajj is a pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia that every adult able-bodied Muslim is expected to complete at least once in his or her lifetime. The Hajj journey lasts five days and follows the ancient path of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad to various locations around […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

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

#NoCoronaSummerSlide It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all of the negative news about COVID-19 lately. That’s why it’s especially important to learn about amazing people who view the coronavirus crisis as an opportunity to make their communities better places. Chrishawndra Matthews is one of these special people. She has taken it upon herself to combat […]

The White House’s Coronavirus Response

The White House’s Coronavirus Response

Posted by on Mar 10, 2020 in Government, Top Stories | No Comments

If you’re like most Americans, you’ve been hearing a lot about coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19. Maybe you’ve been watching the spread of the disease on the news, or you’ve been reading about how Italy has now quarantined thousands of people, or your family has started stockpiling food and other supplies. It can be hard […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Mar 5, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Coronavirus Hits the U.S. No doubt you’ve already heard plenty about coronavirus (otherwise known as COVID-19). But how worried should you really be? As of February 28, there are more than 78,000 confirmed cases and more than 2,700 deaths in China alone. In the rest of the world, there are at least 4,000 confirmed cases–15 […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jan 27, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Coronavirus Hits China It’s winter, and that means it’s cold and flu seasons. But while many Americans are rushing to get their flu shots, in other parts of the world, a new and deadly virus is spreading. It’s called coronavirus, and so far, it’s claimed at least 26 people in China. Almost 2,000 have become […]

Medicaid Crisis in the Territories

Medicaid Crisis in the Territories

Posted by on Dec 6, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on Election Central highlights a growing health care crisis in the U.S. territories. Have you heard the terms “Medicare for all” and “single-payer insurance”? That’s because one of the most hotly-debated topics in the United States right now is how to fund health care. But while American politicians and candidates continue […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Nov 20, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Rigged Election Leads to Political Chaos in Bolivia Here in the United States, we’ve heard some accusations about the possibility of voter fraud and rigged elections. Right now, the nation of Bolivia is facing fallout from just this situation. Last month, President Evo Morales was elected to a fourth term in office. But an audit […]

Cell Phone Horns?

Cell Phone Horns?

Posted by on Jul 25, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

From Bigfoot to the criminal with the hook, you’ve no doubt heard a few urban legends. But what happens when the general public starts to believe that a certain urban legend is true? Recently, a story about some exotic health dangers associated with cell phone use grabbed headlines . . . though it later was […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Apr 18, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Medical Fraud Scam Unveiled You’ve probably already heard about the recent college admissions scandal that rocked U.S. higher education. But last week, 24 people also were arrested in connection with another scandal that was far more lucrative (though decidedly less glamorous): medical braces. Here’s what happened: call centers in Latin America and the Philippines called […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Apr 3, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Status of Trump’s National Emergency Back in February, Donald Trump sparked nationwide controversy when he declared a national emergency at the U.S. southern border in order to secure the funding he needed to begin construction on his border wall after Congress refused to approve it in the budget. The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives immediately responded […]