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Posted by on Jan 13, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Another Bathroom Bill? Last Thursday, Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick announced the filing of a new bill that would require people in government buildings and public schools to use the bathroom that corresponds to the biological sex assigned to them on their birth certificates, rather than to their gender identity. The proposed “bathroom bill” is […]

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

White House Transition Regardless of who wins the upcoming general election, there will be a new occupant of the White House come January. Having a fully-functioning government at all times is crucial to our national security. This requires a “seamless transfer of power” from administration to administration. Made up of 4,000 senior executives, an annual […]

Tragedy in Louisiana, Minneapolis, and Dallas

Tragedy in Louisiana, Minneapolis, and Dallas

Posted by on Jul 13, 2016 in Current Events | No Comments

In the wake of celebrating our independence and freedom, the nation has experienced devastating news of continued violence between people and police in a few cities around the nation. Here is an overview summary of the facts and some responses to these tragedies. The Victims and the Incidents Alton Sterling Police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana were called to a […]

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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 […]

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Posted by on Apr 17, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Trump Campaign Manager Charged Last month Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump’s campaign manager, was charged with one count of “simple battery.” The charge stems from an incident at a March campaign rally in Jupiter, Florida. A reporter named Michelle Fields was allegedly asking Trump a question in a crowd of people and was grabbed and shoved […]

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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 […]

Obama Rejects Keystone Pipeline (Again)

Obama Rejects Keystone Pipeline (Again)

Posted by on Nov 16, 2015 in Economics, United States | No Comments

Last year, btw wanted to know your thoughts about the Keystone XL Pipeline. Earlier this month, President Obama formally rejected the permit that would allow its completion. Let’s take a closer look about what has happened and what it means. Pipeline Timeline It begins with TransCanada, the company that wants to build a 1,179-mile pipeline […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Sep 14, 2015 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Texas Abortion Clinic Controversy Some forty years after the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling, legalized abortion continues to be a heated topic,  In 2013, Texas’ then-governor (and current Republican presidential candidate, Rick Perry) signed a state law that imposed strict requirements on abortion providers in Texas. Under the law, clinics must meet standards […]