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Posted by on Jun 22, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

British MP Killed Over Brexit Back in April, btw brought you news of a possible “Brexit”. Last month, the British parliament suffered a personal casualty. Jo Cox, a member of the left-leaning Labour Party, who was particularly vocal about the United Kingdom remaining as part of the European Union (EU) was killed. Her attacker reportedly […]

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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 Dec 11, 2015 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Shooting in San Bernardino On December 2, married couple Syed Rizwan Frook and Tashfeen Malik killed 14 people and injured 21 others in San Bernardino, California, an area not far from Los Angeles. The target of the attack was Frook’s place of employment—the San Bernardino Department of Public Health—where around 80 co-workers were engaged in a […]

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

The Impact of Defective Airbags Back in the summer, btw brought you a story regarding recalls, specifically citing faulty airbags manufactured by the Japanese company Takata. Last month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that it has expanded its investigation of Takata. In addition to problems with front airbags affecting 19 million cars from […]

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Posted by on Oct 12, 2015 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Russian Air Strikes in Syria As ISIS continues to threaten in Syria, Russia has acted on its own with air strikes. A coalition against ISIS—which includes the U.S., France, Germany, Great Britain, Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia—has publically opposed the military actions. The coalition nations say that the Russian have killed civilians and air strikes […]

The Struggle to Combat ISIS

The Struggle to Combat ISIS

Posted by on Sep 28, 2015 in World | No Comments

Last fall, btw brought you a story about President Obama’s address to the nation regarding a strategy to combat the Islamic State. A year later, the threat remains as strong as ever, as world leaders continue to struggle over the best way to defeat the militant extremist group. What’s Going On Again? Unlike conflicts that […]

A Closer Look at the Syrian Refugee Crisis

A Closer Look at the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Posted by on Sep 11, 2015 in Current Events, World | No Comments

Thousands of people have died fleeing war-torn Syria since conflict intensified in 2011. But it was the haunting image of a lifeless, three-year-old boy washed up on the coast of Turkey that has intensified the conversation about what is happening and what can/should be done. What is a Refugee? For as long as there have […]

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

Jimmy Carter’s Cancer News The years 1977 to 1981 were turbulent ones for Jimmy Carter, our 39th president of the United States. The country suffered high inflation and interest rates, as well as an energy crisis. Despite playing a successful role in the Camp David Peace Accord between Israel and Egypt, Carter’s presidency was plagued […]

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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, […]