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Posted by on Apr 29, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Prince Dies If you are on social media, or simply paying attention at all in the past couple of weeks, you are likely quite aware that the musician named Prince died. Tributes to the musician in the shape of massive dance parties across the country, cover songs by famous musicians on tours, and clips of the […]

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Posted by on Mar 27, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Congressional Hearing on Flint Earlier this year, btw brought you news of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. This month, the federal government held a Congressional hearing on the matter. The purpose of a Congressional hearing is for members of a committee to listen to testimony in an effort to solve a situation through legislation. […]

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Posted by on Mar 5, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Oscar Recap Perhaps you were one of the 34 million people who tuned into the annual Oscar telecast. If not, the evening was filled with a mixture of “sure things” and surprises. The expected winners included Leonardo DiCaprio for Best Actor in The Revenant and Brie Larson for Best Actress in Room. The biggest surprise […]

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Posted by on Feb 12, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Reforms in Ferguson It’s been nearly eighteen months since the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown sparked nationwide controversy over issues of race relations and law enforcement. This led to an investigation by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) which revealed that the Ferguson Police Department had, “engaged in a pattern and practice of […]

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Posted by on Jan 17, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Was 2015 a Good Year for Jobs? In the years since the Great Recession, our economy has reported many episodes of upturn. But 2015 was the first prolonged stretch of job creation since the late 1990s. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (the government agency that collects economic data and distributes it to the American […]

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Posted by on Nov 17, 2015 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Russian Jet Crash Suspicious Last month, a Russian airliner exploded over the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt. All 224 passengers were killed. Unlike the Malaysian plane that disappeared over the Indian Ocean last year, however, the United States is not involved in the investigation. (There were no Americans on the flight, which would have given our […]

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Posted by on Feb 25, 2015 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Let’s Hear it for the Best Boy! Even if you didn’t watch the Oscars telecast this year, you were likely aware of the contenders. But how much do you know about who does what behind the scenes of a movie? In addition to screenwriters, costumers, and set designers, there is a whole army of movie […]

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Posted by on Jan 23, 2015 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Anticipating Tourism in Cuba Earlier this month, btw brought you news of a landmark deal between the U.S. and Cuba. In response, Cuban businesses are making preparations for an expected surge in tourism. U.S. citizens will be allowed to use credit cards in Cuba. They will also be allowed to bring up to $100 worth […]

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Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

U.S. and China Agree to Climate Regulations By now, you should be well aware of the many discussions centered around climate change. The big debate, however, continues to be over what steps should be taken to slow or reverse its effects. Earlier this month, President Obama and China’s President Xi Jinping co-announced a climate change […]

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Posted by on Aug 11, 2014 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Youth Recognized August 12 is International Youth Day, as designated by the United Nations (Resolution 54/120). Established in 1999, this day of awareness exists because its creators believe that young people are “essential partners in change in a growing global society.” Each year has a different theme. Last year it was “Youth Migration: Moving Forward.” […]