Neil Gorsuch–Trump’s SCOTUS Pick

Neil Gorsuch–Trump’s SCOTUS Pick

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we take a look at President Trump’s first nominee to the Supreme Court. The death of Justice Antonin Scalia last February left a vacancy on the Supreme Court that President Obama tried, and failed, to fill with his nominee, Merrick Garland. This week, President Trump announced his […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jun 30, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Officer Acquittal in Freddie Gray Case Last year, btw brought you news of the death of Freddie Gray. Gray died while in the custody of Baltimore, Maryland police. News of his death sparked outrage and protests that came in the wake of the police shooting of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Missouri. Last month, officer Edward Nero went […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Mar 11, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

McDonalds in Brazil Under Investigation As you probably know, McDonald’s is the largest hamburger fast food chain in the world, with restaurants located in 119 countries. Many of those restaurants are operated as “franchises,” which means they are run by individuals under the guidelines made by the corporation. In Latin American, McDonalds’ largest franchise owner […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Oct 15, 2015 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Historic Flooding in the Carolinas When Hurricane Joaquin, which originated in the Caribbean, did not reach landfall on the eastern coast of the United States, many were relieved. But the storm managed to intensify heavy rains in South Carolina, resulting in historic levels of flooding. More than two feet of water fell over the course […]

Landmark Ruling on Marriage Equality

Landmark Ruling on Marriage Equality

At the end of June, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ended its 2014–2015 term with a number of hot-topic decisions. One of its biggest was a landmark ruling on same-sex marriage. This means that the decision will have significant and lasting impact on future legislation. You’ve probably witnessed the flurry of reactions […]

Charleston Deaths Cause National Debate

Charleston Deaths Cause National Debate

Posted by on Jun 24, 2015 in Top Stories, United States | No Comments

On Wednesday, June 18, in Charleston, South Carolina, nine African American members of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church were shot and killed while attending a Bible study meeting. The victims were members of the Emanuel AME church and citizens of the Charleston area. The three men and six women ranged in age from the […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Iraq Erupts Into Violence It has been a while since btw reported on major military and political activity in Iraq. Recently, however, members of the militant group called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) seized control of various border crossings into neighboring Jordan and Syria. The group, known for its very strict view of […]

You Decide! Death by Lethal Injection

You Decide! Death by Lethal Injection

Posted by on Jun 5, 2014 in You Decide! | No Comments

Is Death by Lethal Injection Cruel and Unusual Punishment? Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked a Missouri man’s scheduled execution of a by lethal injection. The inmate, Russell Bucklew, has a medical condition that his lawyers successfully convinced the court would cause him unnecessary pain and suffering. This latest ruling is heightening the national […]

Supreme Court Hears Cases Regarding Same-Sex Marriage

Last month the Supreme Court heard two separate cases concerning same-sex marriage. The first was a challenge to Proposition 8, the state of California’s ban on same-sex marriage. Prop 8 was approved by California voters in a 2008 referendum. The second was the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that was signed into law in 1996. […]