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Turmoil in Turkey
Jul 27, 2016

Turmoil in Turkey

On July 15, there was an attempt to forcibly remove Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erodgan from power. This action is called a coup d’etat. While detailed motives of the perpetrators are not yet fully known, the nation of Turkey has a long history of military coups. This latest attempt ultimately failed and left 250 people […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Jul 26, 2016

Stuff YOU Should Know

Meet the New VP Candidates Shortly before the Republican National Convention in Cleveland last week, Donald Trump officially announced his running mate. After much speculation that included such high-profile Republicans as New Jersey governor Chris Christie and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Mike Pence was selected as the GOP vice presidential running mate. Currently the governor […]

Pokemon Go, Go, Go!!!
Jul 21, 2016

Pokemon Go, Go, Go!!!

Summer is a great time to get swept up in the latest cultural phenomenon. Surely, 2016 will be known as the summer people became immersed in Pokemon hunting. Given the sheer numbers of people playing, btw assumes a large number of our readers already know what we’re talking about. But . . . just in case you […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Jul 20, 2016

Stuff YOU Should Know

Terrorist Attack in Nice Bastille Day, celebrated each year on July 14, is a French national holiday commemorating the beginning of the French Revolution in 1789. Like our Independence Day, Bastille Day is celebrated with military parades and fireworks. This year, the day was marked with tragedy and bloodshed. In Nice, a city located in […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Jul 14, 2016

Stuff YOU Should Know

GOP Comes to the CLE In another week, the nation will be knee-deep in coverage about the Republican National Convention. But what is already happening in preparation for next week? Perhaps the highest profile news regarding the convention is the official nomination. Despite the fact that Donald J. Trump is the presumptive nominee for the GOP, […]

Tragedy in Louisiana, Minneapolis, and Dallas
Jul 13, 2016

Tragedy in Louisiana, Minneapolis, and Dallas

In the wake of celebrating our independence and freedom, the nation has experienced devastating news of continued violence between people and police in a few cities around the nation. Here is an overview summary of the facts and some responses to these tragedies. The Victims and the Incidents Alton Sterling Police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana were called to a […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Jul 7, 2016

Stuff YOU Should Know

Airport Bombing in Turkey In another all-too-familiar headline, members of ISIS have announced responsibility for a deadly bombing. This one took place in the main airport of Turkey, located in its most populous city, Istanbul. Forty-five people were killed and hundreds more wounded when three bombers first opened fire outside the airport, before blowing themselves […]

What So Proudly We Hail: A Look at Independence Day
Jul 6, 2016

What So Proudly We Hail: A Look at Independence Day

So you probably celebrated the recent July 4th by engaging in one of the following activities—wearing red, white and/or blue; consuming vast amounts of cookout food; and, of course, fireworks. You know the general reason for the day, but btw is going to help out by filling in some more of the details. Celebration of […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Jun 30, 2016

Stuff YOU Should Know

Officer Acquittal in Freddie Gray Case Last year, btw brought you news of the death of Freddie Gray. Gray died while in the custody of Baltimore, Maryland police. News of his death sparked outrage and protests that came in the wake of the police shooting of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Missouri. Last month, officer Edward Nero went […]

Brexit: What Does It All Mean?
Jun 29, 2016

Brexit: What Does It All Mean?

Last week, the people of the United Kingdom went to the polls and voted 52% to 48% in favor of leaving the European Union. It is being called Brexit (for British Exit). The news is causing quite a stir around the world, as leaders and experts gather to determine what comes next. This week, we […]