Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jul 14, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Cholera Outbreak in Yemen The impoverished country of Yemen is facing a terrifying cholera outbreak. Since late April, at least 269,608 people have become infected with the disease, and at least 1,614 have died of it. In other words, there have been more cholera deaths in Yemen in the past 2 ½ months than there […]

Comey Testifies Before Senate

Comey Testifies Before Senate

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story take a look at some detail from the recent testimony given before Congress by former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, James Comey. This investigation centers on understanding how Russia interfered with the 2016 presidential election in the United States. Last Thursday, […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

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 […]

Russia . . . Again

Russia . . . Again

Posted by on Apr 8, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the focus is on two people who may know some information about the continuing questions of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Russia, and potential Russian involvement in the 2016 election, has been a widespread topic of concern ever since the presidential debates back in […]

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Posted by on Mar 10, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Sessions Faces New Questions About Russia On Wednesday, the day after President Trump’s successful speech to Congress, the Trump administration faced yet another setback: The Washington Post revealed that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had met twice with a Russian official during the 2016 presidential campaign. Last month, Michael Flynn resigned from his post as National […]

Flynn Resigns as National Security Advisor

Flynn Resigns as National Security Advisor

Posted by on Feb 28, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we examine the controversy surrounding Michael Flynn’s resignation as President Trump’s national security advisor. On February 13, Michael Flynn resigned from his post as national security adviser, a position he held for less than a month. (He was sworn in on January 22; no Senate confirmation […]

Russian Hacking and the Presidential Election

Russian Hacking and the Presidential Election

Posted by on Jan 11, 2017 in Top Stories | No Comments

Rumors about Russian involvement in the presidential election have been circulating as long ago as last summer. Now, however, there is more evidence that Russian hackers, under orders from President Vladimir Putin, interfered in the election by breaking into the computers of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and spreading propaganda and fake news stories. New […]

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Posted by on Dec 22, 2016 in Current Events | No Comments

Cease Fire in Aleppo? Over the past week, American news reports have been full of images of wounded children in the Syrian city of Aleppo. Last Thursday, a tentative cease-fire was reached in the area, which has continued to hold as of late Monday evening. Until this month, Aleppo was the last rebel stronghold in […]

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Posted by on Nov 23, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Happy Thanksgiving! Food Prices are Falling Grocery prices have been falling for eight straight months, the longest streak of falling food prices in the U.S. since the 1960s: bad news for grocery stores, good news for consumers. On average, egg and cheese prices have dropped 50 percent in the last year. Other staples, such as […]

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 […]