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Stuff YOU Should Know
Jan 13, 2017

Stuff YOU Should Know

Another Bathroom Bill? Last Thursday, Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick announced the filing of a new bill that would require people in government buildings and public schools to use the bathroom that corresponds to the biological sex assigned to them on their birth certificates, rather than to their gender identity. The proposed “bathroom bill” is […]

Trump vs. the Automobile Companies
Jan 11, 2017

Trump vs. the Automobile Companies

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we take a look at President-elect Donald Trump’s use of social media and its possible effects on some economic decisions. President-elect Donald Trump doesn’t take office until later this month, but already he is having a huge influence on the way business is done in the United […]

Russian Hacking and the Presidential Election
Jan 11, 2017

Russian Hacking and the Presidential Election

Rumors about Russian involvement in the presidential election have been circulating as long ago as last summer. Now, however, there is more evidence that Russian hackers, under orders from President Vladimir Putin, interfered in the election by breaking into the computers of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and spreading propaganda and fake news stories. New […]

Year in Review: People and Culture
Jan 3, 2017

Year in Review: People and Culture

As a new years gets underway, btw takes a look at the people and events that caught our attention in 2016. Perhaps what people will most remember about 2016 is the astonishing number of celebrity deaths that occurred, from David Bowie on January 10 to Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds in late December. […]

Year in Review: World News
Jan 2, 2017

Year in Review: World News

Syria In 2016, as the conflict in Syria continued, btw took a look at the history of this bloody civil war. An attempted cease-fire failed in February. As Syrian refugees continued to flood the Turkish border, Turkey struck a deal with the European Union to help settle more refugees in Europe. And world outcry over […]

Year in Review: National News
Dec 30, 2016

Year in Review: National News

As another year winds down, btw takes a look at the national news stories that dominated headlines in 2016. Presidential Election Of course, the main national story this year was the presidential election in November. btw and Election Central were with you every step of the contentious election season, from ongoing disagreements over voting rights to […]

Year in Review: Science and Technology
Dec 27, 2016

Year in Review: Science and Technology

As another year winds down, btw takes a look at the advances made this year in science and technology. Here are some of the key events of 2016, from Alzheimer’s to Zika. Space In March, two Russian cosmonauts returned from the longest space mission ever. 2016 was a significant year for American astronauts as well: […]

Electoral College Secures Trump Victory
Dec 23, 2016

Electoral College Secures Trump Victory

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we take a look at what happened when the Electoral College actually cast their official votes on Monday. On Monday, the 538 members of the Electoral College met in capital cities across the nation to vote in favor of electing Donald Trump as the next president. A […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Dec 22, 2016

Stuff YOU Should Know

Cease Fire in Aleppo? Over the past week, American news reports have been full of images of wounded children in the Syrian city of Aleppo. Last Thursday, a tentative cease-fire was reached in the area, which has continued to hold as of late Monday evening. Until this month, Aleppo was the last rebel stronghold in […]

Bidding Farewell to John Glenn
Dec 21, 2016

Bidding Farewell to John Glenn

John Glenn, the American astronaut and former senator, died December 8 at age 95. Last weekend, roughly 2,500 mourners–among them, Vice President Joe Biden–gathered at Ohio State University to pay tribute to the hero. A funeral procession through the center of Columbus carried Glenn’s casket past thousands more mourners, including Ohio Governor John Kasich, who […]