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Posted by on Sep 8, 2015 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Dead Sea Shrinking The Dead Sea is a unique and historic body of water that borders Palestine, Israel and Jordan in the Middle East. What makes it unique is its mineral-rich mud and the fact that it is 10 times saltier that any ocean. What makes the Dead Sea historic is that it was the […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jul 31, 2015 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Minimum Wage Gaining Maximum Attention Last month, the City of Los Angeles, California passed a landmark ordinance to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020. Similarly, the City of New York announced that it received a recommendation from its “wage panel” (appointed by NY Governor, Andrew Cuomo) to raise rates for those […]

Reforming Our Prisons

Reforming Our Prisons

Posted by on Jul 30, 2015 in Current Events, United States | No Comments

Last month, President Obama made a visit to the El Reno Correctional Institution in El Reno, Oklahoma, making him the first sitting American president to visit a federal prison. The trip was an effort to highlight his commitment to overhauling the nation’s criminal justice system. “Mass incarceration makes our entire country worse off,” he said in […]

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Posted by on May 5, 2015 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

New California Vaccination Bill Earlier this year, btw brought you news about an outbreak of measles at Disneyland. Shortly after that incident, Senator Richard Pan and Ben Allen introduced legislature in California that would require more parents to vaccinate their children. The bill would eliminate the current exemption for “personal belief.” (The percentage of people […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Apr 28, 2015 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

UN Seeks More Aid for Syrian Refugees It’s been more than two years since btw brought you news of the growing refugee crisis in Syria brought on by an ongoing civil war. With its neighboring countries like Turkey and Jordan experiencing enormous burdens, the United Nation is calling on more nations, like the United States, […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jan 14, 2015 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Bowl Game Mania! If you’re from Ohio, Alabama, Oregon or Florida, you likely spent the New Year rooting on your home team. For the rest of you, better luck next year. At the end of the college football season, there are many bowl games played during the weeks leading up to Christmas and through New […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

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

Clip Art Gets Cut Do you use graphics to make things like digital presentations for school projects? How about plain old emoticons? Back in the early days of computers, before anyone could do an “image search” on the Internet, there was something called Clip Art (a collection of pre-made, royalty-free images) as a part of […]

Turmoil in Ferguson

Turmoil in Ferguson

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Current Events, Top Stories, United States | No Comments

In August, btw provided an introduction to the shooting death of Michael Brown and tried to provide some historical context to violent protests in recent U.S. history. Darren Wilson was the Ferguson police officer who encountered Michael Brown and Dorian Johnson in August 2014 while Wilson was on patrol. Brown and Wilson were walking along […]

The Government’s Latest Actions Against Ebola

The Government’s Latest Actions Against Ebola

The news and rumors and misunderstanding about the Ebola disease in the United States is continuing to change. The Obama administration has been working this past week to keep informed about the story and develop the guidelines that are needed to keep citizens and health care professionals safe. On the White House blog page, a […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Sep 24, 2014 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Update on Mars Rover Back in 2012, btw brought you news of the successful landing of the Mars rover, Curiosity. A year later, we reported on the disappointing news that life on the red planet is officially highly unlikely. This week, btw reports that Curiosity has reached its primary destination, the base of Mount Sharp. […]