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Stuff YOU Should Know
May 5, 2015

Stuff YOU Should Know

New California Vaccination Bill Earlier this year, btw brought you news about an outbreak of measles at Disneyland. Shortly after that incident, Senator Richard Pan and Ben Allen introduced legislature in California that would require more parents to vaccinate their children. The bill would eliminate the current exemption for “personal belief.” (The percentage of people […]

Remembering a Nation’s Mourning
May 3, 2015

Remembering a Nation’s Mourning

The Sesquicentennial (150th) anniversary of the Civil War has reached its final year. Commemorative events have been taking place across the country since 2011. These have included reenactments of major battles, tours of battle sites, lectures and other educational opportunities. Much of 1865 was made up of a series of surrenders and the eventual disbandment […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Apr 28, 2015

Stuff YOU Should Know

UN Seeks More Aid for Syrian Refugees It’s been more than two years since btw brought you news of the growing refugee crisis in Syria brought on by an ongoing civil war. With its neighboring countries like Turkey and Jordan experiencing enormous burdens, the United Nation is calling on more nations, like the United States, […]

Uniting the Americas in Summit
Apr 27, 2015

Uniting the Americas in Summit

At the beginning of the year, btw brought you news of President Obama’s announcement of a historic shift in the United States’ relationship with Cuba. Earlier this month, the leaders of the two countries sat down together for the first time in formal talks. Both were present at the Summit of the Americas, a regional conference […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Apr 21, 2015

Stuff YOU Should Know

Three More Candidates Announced Earlier this month, we reported that Senator Ted Cruz had officially announced his bid for the Presidency. This week, three more hopefuls threw their figurative hats into the ring – Rand Paul, Hillary Clinton, and Marco Rubio. Another Senator, Rand Paul from Kentucky, was the second Republican to join the race. […]

We Will Never Forget: Oklahoma City, 20 Years Later
Apr 18, 2015

We Will Never Forget: Oklahoma City, 20 Years Later

On April 19, 1995 the Afred E. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma was destroyed by a homemade bomb. The bomb was set off by Timothy McVeigh, who at 9:01 am drove a rented moving truck and parked it in front of the building’s main entrance before creating the detonation. The bomb exploded […]

Caring for Our Veterans
Apr 17, 2015

Caring for Our Veterans

As more and more troops return home from the Middle East, many of them are in need of the services provided by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). But the department designed to support those who serve our country has become plagued with allegations of inefficiency and scandal, leaving many to question its […]

A Plan for Iran’s Nuclear Future
Apr 13, 2015

A Plan for Iran’s Nuclear Future

Iran’s nuclear program has been a global concern for decades. The United States as well as the EU-3 (France, Germany, and the United Kingdom) tried to put a halt to Iran’s nuclear development in the past. Several Iranian leaders in the past have publicly threatened the United States and Western nations. For this reason, it […]

You Decide! Indiana’s RFRA Law
Apr 9, 2015

You Decide! Indiana’s RFRA Law

You may have heard about Indiana’s new Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). The passage of this law last week caused a flurry of controversy in the news and on social media around the country. The source of much of the controversy centers on exactly what the intention of the law. Is the goal of the […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Apr 8, 2015

Stuff YOU Should Know

Cruz Announces Bid for Nomination We’re ramping up to “election season,” where candidates from both the Republican and Democratic parties formally announce his or her bid for their party’s nomination. Last month, btw introduced you to nine Republican nominee hopefuls who recently addressed the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Among them was Ted Cruz, who […]