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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 […]

New Guidelines for Peanut Allergies

New Guidelines for Peanut Allergies

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017 in Top Stories, United States | No Comments

Chances are, you or someone you know is affected by a peanut allergy. About 2 percent of children in the United States are allergic to peanuts, and the number is growing every year. For this reason, you may have heard that babies shouldn’t be fed peanuts. However, a new study has just come out that puts […]

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Posted by on Oct 20, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Paralyzed Man Regains Sense of Touch Nathan Copeland, who is 30 years old and has been paralyzed for the last 12 years, has just become the first person to feel the sense of touch in a prosthetic limb. For many years, the technology has existed to allow people to control robotic arms using just their […]

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Posted by on Aug 18, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Chile Uses Labels to Combat Obesity Despite its reputation, the U.S. is not the only country struggling with obesity. The availability of highly-processed, convenient foods worldwide has significantly changed how its people all over the world eat. In Chile, an estimated 67 percent of adults are obese or overweight. This phenomenon affects those across geographic […]

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Posted by on Apr 25, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Celebrating Jackie Robinson As baseball season ramps up into full gear, Major League Baseball celebrated the 69th anniversary of legendary player Jackie Robinson’s first game with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Since 2004, on April 15, every current player in the league substitutes his own number for Robinson’s (42). Beyond his talent, his legacy is important because […]

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Posted by on Feb 19, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Eurozone Update This time last year, btw brought you a story regarding the European Debt Crisis. One of the biggest threats to the European Union (EU) has been the state of Greece’s economy. After much negotiation, the European Commission signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Greece, agreeing to give the country up to $86 […]

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Posted by on Feb 12, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Reforms in Ferguson It’s been nearly eighteen months since the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown sparked nationwide controversy over issues of race relations and law enforcement. This led to an investigation by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) which revealed that the Ferguson Police Department had, “engaged in a pattern and practice of […]

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Posted by on Jan 8, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Update on Iran Nuclear Deal Last April, btw brought you news of the hotly-debated Iran nuclear deal. Later, we asked you for your opinion on the matter. Formally called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the six-county agreement was signed on July 14, 2015. Under the agreement, Iran agreed to reduce its stockpile of […]

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Posted by on Nov 17, 2015 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Russian Jet Crash Suspicious Last month, a Russian airliner exploded over the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt. All 224 passengers were killed. Unlike the Malaysian plane that disappeared over the Indian Ocean last year, however, the United States is not involved in the investigation. (There were no Americans on the flight, which would have given our […]

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Posted by on Sep 25, 2015 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Teaching Toddlers to Code? New York City mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced an overhaul of his city’s public school system. One of these initiatives includes learning the fundamentals of computer science. This move reflects a larger trend of considering coding (using a computer language to create software and applications) a “fundamental literacy.” This means […]