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Posted by on Apr 14, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Judge Jackson Confirmed to Supreme Court On April 7, 2022, the Senate voted to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court. Three Republicans and all of the Senate Democrats voted to accept Jackson’s appointment. The announcement of her confirmation was met with applause in the Senate chamber. Judge Jackson is the first […]

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 […]

Humanitarian Aid to Afghanistan

Humanitarian Aid to Afghanistan

Posted by on Jan 19, 2022 in Current Events, World | No Comments

When the U.S. government ended its occupation of Afghanistan in August 2021, the country was quickly overrun by the Taliban. Afghanistan was already a poor and war-ravaged nation, but Taliban control made a bad situation even worse. It devastated the Afghan economy. Now, the country faces a widespread humanitarian crisis as millions of civilians starve. […]

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Posted by on Sep 2, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Pfizer Vaccine Now FDA Approved Although Americans have been receiving COVID vaccinations since early Spring, it was only last week that the Pfizer vaccine was fully approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Because of the urgency of the pandemic, the FDA granted emergency use authorization. It is important to know, however, that the […]

The UN Turns 75

The UN Turns 75

Posted by on Sep 30, 2020 in Current Events | No Comments

In 1945, out of the chaos and destruction of World War II, the United Nations was formed. The goal of the international organization was to keep peace between nations to prevent future horrors similar to the Second World War. The UN works to maintain international peace and security,  provide humanitarian assistance, protect human rights, and […]

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Posted by on Sep 3, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Deadly Hurricane in Louisiana At least fourteen people are dead in Louisiana after Hurricane Laura, a Category 4 storm, made landfall last Thursday afternoon. Usually, hurricanes weaken as they approach the shore. Laura was one of the rare storms to intensify as it made landfall. With dangerous storm surges and sustained winds of over 150 […]

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Posted by on Oct 3, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Parliament: Back in Session Last month, Election Central brought you the latest update in the Brexit saga (Brexit is the nickname assigned to Britain’s 2016 decision to leave the European Union). At that point, Boris Johnson, Britain’s new conservative prime minister, had convinced Queen Elizabeth II to prorogue Parliament. That meant that Parliament would be […]

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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, […]

Haley Resigns UN Post

Haley Resigns UN Post

Posted by on Oct 18, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site reports on the resignation of the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Nikki Haley, the United States’ ambassador to the United Nations, announced last Tuesday that she will resign her position by the end of the year. This is the latest in a string of […]

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Posted by on Oct 11, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Trump’s Financial Past Revealed You may remember that during the 2016 presidential campaign, many voters supported Donald Trump because of his success as a businessman. They hoped that Trump would bring those business skills and sensibilities to the federal government. However, when pressed about his tax returns, Trump–then a candidate–refused to release them. Ever since […]