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Posted by on Mar 30, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Brexit Officially Underway On March 29, British Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger Article 50, the official plan for any country that wants to leave the European Union (EU). The British government will also enact a Great Repeal Bill, which will end the rule of EU law in Britain. Once Article 50 is triggered, the […]

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Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Town Hall Meetings Stir Up the United States Across the country, citizens are voicing their objections to President Donald Trump’s agenda using a method as old as our nation itself: by participating in town hall meetings. These meetings take place in churches, theaters, high school auditoriums, and many other venues, and give people a chance […]

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Posted by on Aug 26, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Twitter’s War on Terrorism We live in a country that takes the freedom of expression and national security very seriously. That can make it can be hard to know where to draw a line between the two. Twitter, which has been responsible for providing a pivotal role in social movements such as Arab Spring, have […]

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Posted by on Jul 7, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

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 […]

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Posted by on Apr 3, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Brussels Attacked The story has become and all-too-familiar one, all around the world: On Wednesday, March 23, members of the terrorist group ISIS detonated bombs in a public place. This time, it was an airport and nearby subway station in Brussels, Belgium. In the busy, early-morning rush hour, two explosions (40 minutes apart) killed 35 […]

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Posted by on Dec 11, 2015 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Shooting in San Bernardino On December 2, married couple Syed Rizwan Frook and Tashfeen Malik killed 14 people and injured 21 others in San Bernardino, California, an area not far from Los Angeles. The target of the attack was Frook’s place of employment—the San Bernardino Department of Public Health—where around 80 co-workers were engaged in a […]

ISIS Strikes Beirut and Paris

ISIS Strikes Beirut and Paris

Posted by on Nov 17, 2015 in Current Events, World | No Comments

Last Friday, November 13, terrorists conducted several attacks in Paris. There were also terrorist attacks the day before in Beirut, Lebanon. In both cases, the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) has assumed responsibility for targeting innocent bystanders in busy, public places. The terrorist group also officially claimed responsibility for the Russian airliner that had been […]

The Struggle to Combat ISIS

The Struggle to Combat ISIS

Posted by on Sep 28, 2015 in World | No Comments

Last fall, btw brought you a story about President Obama’s address to the nation regarding a strategy to combat the Islamic State. A year later, the threat remains as strong as ever, as world leaders continue to struggle over the best way to defeat the militant extremist group. What’s Going On Again? Unlike conflicts that […]

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Posted by on May 26, 2015 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

ISIS Continues Threat In March, btw brought you news of the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) engaging in “cultural vandalism.” The terrorist group continues its threat in Iraq and Syria, inching closer to the city of Palmyra, where the UNESCO World Heritage is located. Dating back to the 1st century, this site is considered one of the […]

The Economics of Terrorist Groups

The Economics of Terrorist Groups

Posted by on Apr 6, 2015 in Economics, Top Stories, World, World History | No Comments

Last month, btw published news of “cultural vandalism” committed by the Islamic State (which is variously referred to as IS, ISIS, and ISIL). The extremist group appeared to have destroyed ancient artifacts in the Middle East because the objects were viewed as religiously offensive. However, there is growing evidence to suggest that ISIS has been […]