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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 […]

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Posted by on Mar 11, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Cease Fire in Idlib, Syria The deadly civil war in Syria has been going on since 2011, but it feels like forever. Is it possible that it might finally be drawing to a close? Last week, Turkey and Russia agreed to a cease-fire in Syria’s Idlib region–an area where nearly a million people have displaced […]

Mueller Testifies Before Congress

Mueller Testifies Before Congress

Posted by on Aug 1, 2019 in Top Stories, United States | No Comments

On July 24, Special Counsel Robert Mueller testified before Congress about his investigation into the Trump campaign’s role in the Russian tampering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Across the nation, Democrats and Republicans alike tuned into the televised testimony from Capitol Hill to learn what new information might come to light. Republicans hoped that […]

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Posted by on Feb 27, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

FEMA Fraud Do you remember Hurricane Sandy? It was the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of the 2012 hurricane season. At that time, it was the second-costliest hurricane in U.S. history and the largest Atlantic hurricane on record. As it moved up the East Coast, Sandy was downgraded to a superstorm. However, it still caused […]

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Posted by on Feb 14, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Washington State Battles Measles Outbreak While most Americans receive vaccinations against measles and other potentially deadly diseases while they are still babies, there are some families who choose not to participate in this program. As a result, there is currently a severe outbreak of measles–a disease which was once officially declared to no longer be […]