A Look at the Syrian Conflict

A Look at the Syrian Conflict

Posted by on Oct 21, 2016 in World | No Comments

During the second presidential debate earlier this month, both candidates made references to the ongoing conflict in Syria, particularly in the city of Aleppo. The war in Syria began as an uprising against President Bashar al-Assad five years ago, and has since split Syria into many parts, killed more than 400,000 people, and displaced millions […]

Turmoil in Turkey

Turmoil in Turkey

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016 in Top Stories, World | No Comments

On July 15, there was an attempt to forcibly remove Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erodgan from power. This action is called a coup d’etat. While detailed motives of the perpetrators are not yet fully known, the nation of Turkey has a long history of military coups. This latest attempt ultimately failed and left 250 people […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jul 14, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

GOP Comes to the CLE In another week, the nation will be knee-deep in coverage about the Republican National Convention. But what is already happening in preparation for next week? Perhaps the highest profile news regarding the convention is the official nomination. Despite the fact that Donald J. Trump is the presumptive nominee for the GOP, […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on May 28, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

EgyptAir Crash Update Earlier this month, EgyptAir Flight 804 disappeared over the Mediterranean Sea. There were 66 people aboard, including crew. The flight departed from the Charles deGalle Airport in Paris at 11:09 p.m. on May 18. Its destination was the Cairo International Airport in Cairo, Egypt. It was last heard from at 2:27 a.m. […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Mar 27, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Congressional Hearing on Flint Earlier this year, btw brought you news of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. This month, the federal government held a Congressional hearing on the matter. The purpose of a Congressional hearing is for members of a committee to listen to testimony in an effort to solve a situation through legislation. […]

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Posted by on Dec 6, 2015 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

EU Strikes Deal with Turkey Turkey is one of the countries that border Syria, and is considered the major transit point for those escaping the Syrian War. Those who remain in Turkey (so far, up to 2 million, more than any other country) live in one of 22 government-sponsored camps along the border. Others continue […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Nov 27, 2015 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Terrorist Attack in Mali Just days after the mass shootings in Paris, terrorists shot and killed at least 20 people in the Republic of Mali in Africa. The Radisson Blu hotel, located in the capital city of Bamako, is near many foreign embassies. On November 20, at least ten gunmen entered the hotel, shot guards […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Oct 31, 2015 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

The Impact of Defective Airbags Back in the summer, btw brought you a story regarding recalls, specifically citing faulty airbags manufactured by the Japanese company Takata. Last month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that it has expanded its investigation of Takata. In addition to problems with front airbags affecting 19 million cars from […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Aug 28, 2015 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Jimmy Carter’s Cancer News The years 1977 to 1981 were turbulent ones for Jimmy Carter, our 39th president of the United States. The country suffered high inflation and interest rates, as well as an energy crisis. Despite playing a successful role in the Camp David Peace Accord between Israel and Egypt, Carter’s presidency was plagued […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Apr 28, 2015 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

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, […]