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What Does Virginia’s Primary Mean for the Nation’s Future?
Jun 22, 2017

What Does Virginia’s Primary Mean for the Nation’s Future?

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story looks at an important congressional race that is happening in Virginia. On Tuesday, voters in Virginia will choose their nominees for governor. This is a primary election, meaning that Democrats will vote for a Democratic nominee, and Republicans will vote for a Republican nominee, who […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Jun 21, 2017

Stuff YOU Should Know

Big Changes for GE Last Monday, General Electric (GE) announced that it will be replacing its CEO, Jeffrey R. Immelt. Immelt has been the CEO of General Electric for the past sixteen years. He was instrumental in successfully guiding the company through the global recession of 2008. Immelt also helped to encourage and lead GE’s […]

Crisis in the Middle East
Jun 20, 2017

Crisis in the Middle East

In what is seen as a crisis in the Middle East, the Gulf Cooperation Council, or GCC, has organized a blockade of Qatar, one of its member nations. Here, we take a look at the chain of events leading up to the blockade, and its potential impact on the United States and the rest of […]

Comey Testifies Before Senate
Jun 16, 2017

Comey Testifies Before Senate

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story take a look at some detail from the recent testimony given before Congress by former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, James Comey. This investigation centers on understanding how Russia interfered with the 2016 presidential election in the United States. Last Thursday, […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Jun 15, 2017

Stuff YOU Should Know

Alternative Graduations? When you think of graduation, what do you picture? Black gowns, mortarboards, diplomas, and maybe a party after? Around the country, students at many universities are beginning to reimagine how they see graduation, and what it means to them. This year, Harvard University held its first-ever commencement for African American graduate students. The event […]

British Election Upset
Jun 14, 2017

British Election Upset

On June 8, the United Kingdom held a general election, with surprising results. Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party lost 12 seats in the UK’s Parliament, which means they also lost their majority. The Labour Party, on the other hand, gained nearly 30 seats. So what does this mean for Britain, especially with Brexit looming? […]

Governors and Mayors Fight for the Environment
Jun 9, 2017

Governors and Mayors Fight for the Environment

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story explains how the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accords may not necessarily change the nation’s impact on the environment. On June 1, President Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris Climate Accord, a move which caused concern from Americans and from others around […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Jun 8, 2017

Stuff YOU Should Know

Japanese Birth Rate Falling When you think of Japan, do you picture the crowded streets and skyscrapers of Tokyo? Just outside the city, the number of abandoned homes–called “ghost houses”—continues to rise, as the population of Japan continues to fall. Japan has been keeping records of its number of births since 1899. Last year was […]

What is the Paris Climate Accord?
Jun 7, 2017

What is the Paris Climate Accord?

On June 1, President Trump announced that the United States was withdrawing from the historic Paris Climate Accord. Here, we take a look at what the Paris Accord is, how it differs from other, past environmental treaties, and what impact Trump’s decision will have. What is the Paris Accord? The Paris Climate Accord (otherwise known as […]

President Trump Meets with NATO Leaders
Jun 5, 2017

President Trump Meets with NATO Leaders

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story examines the end of President Trump’s first overseas trip, which was a meeting with NATO leaders. Last week, while in Brussels as part of his first overseas trip, President Trump met with leaders of NATO to discuss the future of the United States’ […]