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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 May 2, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

You Decide! Is the 100 Days Metric Useful? For decades, it has become tradition to measure a new president’s effectiveness at governing by his or her first 100 days in office. This practice began with President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who, during his first 100 days, managed to sign 76 bills into law, declare (and then […]

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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 […]

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Posted by on Apr 7, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Government Shut Down Ahead? Saturday April 29 will mark President Trump’s 100th day in office. But it could also signal something else: the start of a partial government shutdown. The current federal government spending bill runs out on April 28. Congress must pass a budget before that date. However, Congress is deeply divided on so […]

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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 20, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

February Jobs Report Shows Steady Growth Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its jobs report for February. The report shows strong economic growth. The unemployment rate fell one tenth of a percent from 4.8 to 4.7, and 235,000 new jobs were added. The average hourly earnings were also up 2.8 percent from this […]

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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 […]