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Posted by on Mar 15, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Crisis at the Pump Have you noticed the rising price of gasoline? As of the week of March 6th through 12th, 2022, gas prices in the United States hit a record high average of $4.17 a gallon. This was a 55 cent increase in a single week. So why this recent price increase? The answer […]

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Posted by on Mar 8, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Lakota Petitions Scottish Museum for Return of Artifacts In December1890, a group of U.S. Army soldiers killed hundreds of Native Americans at Wounded Knee, South Dakota. The Lakota were participating in a spiritual ritual called a Ghost Dance. The U.S. soldiers were involved in the U.S. government effort to move Native Americans onto reservation lands […]

Russia Invades Ukraine

Russia Invades Ukraine

Posted by on Mar 2, 2022 in Top Stories, World | No Comments

Recent headlines and news feeds have been dominated by stories about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, an independent democratic nation of 44 million people. What caused Russia to invade its neighbor? What is Russian president Vladimir Putin’s goal? How will the rest of the world respond? Here, btw takes a closer look at this volatile […]

Tensions Rising Between Russia and Ukraine

Tensions Rising Between Russia and Ukraine

Posted by on Jan 26, 2022 in Current Events | No Comments

­Russia and Ukraine are two neighboring nations with a tumultuous history. Now, they are facing their highest level of tension in years. So, what’s happening, and how worried should the global community be? Here, btw takes a closer look. Recent Tensions Tensions between Ukraine and Russia began to escalate in 2013. Ukraine’s president Viktor Yanukovych […]

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Posted by on Jun 30, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Russia and Britain Dispute Black Sea Encounter A few weeks ago, a tense moment occurred in the Black Sea when a high-tech British destroyer ship named the HMS Defender passed through the area. But here’s where the story differs–depending on who is telling it. According to Russia, who claims control over the region, the HMS […]

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Posted by on Apr 28, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Biden Appoints First Female Secretary of the Army Christine Wormuth has had a long career in military and foreign policy. She served as Under Secretary of Defense for Policy under President Obama–the third highest civilian position in the Department of Defense. She has also been the Special Assistant to the President and the Senior Director […]

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 Feb 16, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Widespread Protests Rock Russia Have you heard of Alexei Navalny? He is an activist, lawyer, and blogger who leads the Russian opposition movement against President Vladimir Putin. Navalny has millions of followers and regularly calls out Putin and his United Russia party with accusations of corruption. He compares the current state of the Russian government […]

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Posted by on Jul 23, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Reparations in Asheville One of the more controversial suggestions for how to improve economic equality between white people and African Americans is the use of reparations. Reparations are direct monetary payments to African Americans as compensation for the fact that their ancestors were enslaved and that past generations of African Americans suffered economic inequality and […]

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Posted by on Mar 18, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Putin Remains Russian President It’s 2020, and even when faced with a public health crisis, the United States is fully in election mode as we gear up for the November general election. While election season can definitely be stressful, is it better if the same leader stays in power indefinitely? This is now the situation […]