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Posted by on Jun 3, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Turmoil in Samoa In Samoa, the new prime minister showed up last Monday to her first day in office, only to find herself literally locked out of Parliament. Why? The former leader is refusing to cede power. At an election held last month, Fiame Naomi Mata’afa was chosen as Samoa’s first female leader, making her […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Feb 24, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Scholarships for the Next Generation of Latinx Leaders Internships can be a great way to learn about your future career path, and to make important connections in your chosen field. But they are often unpaid, which can make it difficult for many qualified students to participate. These economic hardships can be even more challenging when […]

History of Juneteenth

History of Juneteenth

Posted by on Jun 19, 2020 in United States | No Comments

President Abraham Lincoln declared an end to slavery in the United States with the Emancipation Proclamation in September 1862. Following the Union army’s success at the Battle of Antietam, Lincoln proclaimed “That on the 1st day of January . . . 1863, all persons held as slaves within any state or designated part of a […]

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Posted by on Aug 13, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Responding to Tragedy Last week, btw brought you the story of dual mass shootings that occurred within less than a day of each other in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, and left at least 31 people dead. Gun safety advocates had hoped that the twin tragedies would spark renewed interest in gun safety legislation, […]

29 Dead in Dual Mass Shootings

29 Dead in Dual Mass Shootings

Posted by on Aug 7, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

In a weekend of shocking bloodshed, two mass shootings occurred this past weekend within less than a day of each other: first in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday morning, followed just thirteen hours later by another one in Dayton, Ohio. These mark the 250th and 251st mass shootings that have occurred in the United States […]

Congress to Address Humanitarian Crisis at Southern Border

Congress to Address Humanitarian Crisis at Southern Border

Posted by on Jul 2, 2019 in United States | No Comments

Over the past year, seven children have died while being held in U.S. custody at immigrant detention centers on our southern border. These are children whose parents have been detained while trying to cross illegally into the United States. Many of the children are kept in facilities that are cramped and overcrowded. Reporters have stated […]

Voters Challenged in Texas

Voters Challenged in Texas

Posted by on Feb 7, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site updates you on the ongoing concerns (or lack thereof) about voters identities in Texas Shortly after he was elected to the presidency in 2016, Donald Trump began complaining publicly about voter fraud. According to him, hundreds of thousands of people had cast ballots illegally and […]

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Posted by on Jan 29, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Crisis in Venezuela United States citizens may consider elections to be stressful and sometimes controversial events. But Venezuela is facing a potentially violent crisis in the aftermath of its own presidential elections last week. The country’s sitting president, Nicolas Maduro, has refused to recognize top vote-getter, leader of the National Assembly Juan Guaido, claiming election […]

Midterm Races to Watch

Midterm Races to Watch

Posted by on Nov 2, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site reports on key political races in the midterm elections that are less than a week away. It feels like you can’t turn on the television or check in on social media this month without seeing a political ad, as candidates gear up for the November […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Sep 27, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

New Developments in Brexit For the past two years, Europe has tried to figure out the terms of Britain’s plan to leave the European Union (EU), a process known as “Brexit.” This has been complicated because Britain wants to stay connected to the EU in some ways, such as free trade, but separate itself on […]