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African migrants being sold as slaves in Libya. Courtesy of Afrika News
African migrants being sold as slaves in Libya.

Refugees caught in the Libyan slave trade

In Africa, criminal gangs promising to help refugees flee safely to Europe are selling refugees into slavery in Libya. Migrants unable to pay their captors are killed or beaten.

D.C. high school under investigation after an allegation of falsifying records

On Nov. 28, a report revealed that Ballou High School in Southeast D.C. was graduating students who had not met all graduation requirements.

Local »

Andrew Komo wins 2017 Siemens Competition, Robert Yang regional finalist

Seniors Andrew Komo and Robert Yang were chosen as regional finalists in the national Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology.

Blair teachers ask students their preferred gender pronouns

With the start of the 2017-2018 school year, multiple teachers have begun to ask for students' Preferred Gender Pronouns (PGP) on student information sheets.

National »

National News Roundup

Trump addresses street gang violence and illegal immigration

President Donald Trump discussed his administration's national security plans to handle illegal immigration and street gangs on Friday, July 28, in Suffolk County, New York.

International »

International News Roundup

Trump backtracked on plan to partner with Putin on cyber security unit

On July 9, Donald Trump tweeted about his exchange with Vladimir Putin regarding a cyber security unit at the G20 summit. Several hours after the tweets were posted Trump backed off the idea after being faced with ridicule from policymakers.

News Blogs »

What Are Bitcoins?

You've probably heard of bitcoins through the news or in passing conversations, but what exactly are bitcoins, and how do they work? SCO is here to tell you the basics of what we know.

Faster than the speed of light? Nope, but close

The BFRs were initially proposed as a vehicle that could be used to make the journey to Mars. Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, proposes using these BFRs for travel at home as well as in space travel. BFRs are bigger than any rocket SpaceX has built.

Launching US space exploration to new heights

In July of 2012, Congress approved The National Aeronautics and Space Administrationís (NASA) new Space Launch System and the Orion Space Capsule, allocating over 18 billion dollars to the project. NASAís Space Launch System (SLS) is a powerful, advanced launch vehicle designed to further human exploration beyond Earthís orbit.