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Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

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 […]

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Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

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 […]

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Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

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 […]

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Posted by on Jun 2, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Latest Developments in Manchester Bombing Last Monday, a bomb went off inside Manchester Arena in England immediately following an Ariana Grande concert, killing 22 people and wounding 116 more. Salman Abedi, the 22-year-old suicide bomber responsible for the attack, has been described by those who knew him as having been, until recently, a normal teenager–though […]

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Posted by on May 25, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Japanese Emperor Retiring? In Japan, unlike in the United States, emperors don’t have term limits. In fact, they aren’t allowed to retire . . . ever. But all of that may be about to change. Japan’s current leader, Emperor Akihito, is 83 years old. The son of the infamous Emperor Hirohito, who ruled Japan during […]

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Posted by on May 17, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

International Cyberattack: What Happened? Almost 100 countries were affected last week by a worldwide cyberattack. Computer systems in Britain, Russia, the United States, Spain, Japan, the Philippines, Turkey, and Vietnam were targeted, among others. Earlier this year, a group calling themselves the Shadow Brokers stole ransomware from the U.S. National Security Agency and leaked it […]

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Posted by on May 11, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Beauty Queen Mikayla Holmgren is a 22-year-old college student, dancer, and mentor for other young women. What sets her apart from other women her age? In November, she will become the first woman with Down syndrome to compete in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant. Holmgren has participated in several beauty contests in the past. She […]

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Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

UPDATE: Georgia’s Special Election Back in March, Election Central brought you a look at the hotly-contended congressional special election race in Georgia’s 6th district, and at Jon Ossoff, the 30-year-old Democrat who seemed poised to take a seat that has not gone to a Democrat since the Carter administration. Last Wednesday night’s special election, however, […]

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Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

U.S. Drops “Mother of All Bombs” Last Thursday, the United States dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb ever used in combat. The target was a suspected ISIS base: 300 meter-long system of tunnels and caves in the Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. According to Afghan officials, 36 ISIS militants were killed in the attack, though ISIS denies […]

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Posted by on Apr 13, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Gas Attack, U.S. Air Strikes in Syria Early in the morning on Tuesday, April 4, the deadly civil war in Syria took a tragic turn when bombs carrying sarin gas, a deadly nerve agent, were dropped on Khan Sheikhoun, a Syrian town held by rebel forces. Dozens of civilians were killed, including several children. President […]