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Devastating wildfires continue to spread throughout Northern California. Courtesy of NBC News
Devastating wildfires continue to spread throughout Northern California.

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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.

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Super Tuesday primary predictions

Happy Super Tuesday! More states vote today than at any other point in the primary contest. A huge amount of delegates are awarded and candidates who do well on Super Tuesday tend to win the nomination.

Primary Predictions: South Carolina Democrats

This race has been nearly unpredictable from the start, but SCO’s team of experts, featuring seniors Max Foley-Keene and Neida Mbuia-Joao and juniors Eleanor Cook and Charlie Lott are here to break down the races and predict the unpredictable.

Obama makes changes to the No Child Left Behind Act

President Obama recently signed a rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), now called the Every Student Succeeds Act. The rewritten act will leave federally mandated standardized testing measures intact but eliminate the harsh consequences for schools and districts that do not perform well.

Visita del Papa Francisco en los Estados Unidos atrae a miles de feligreses

El Papa Francisco llegó a los Estados Unidos para una gira en la que recorrió Washington, D.C, Nueva York y Filadelfia. Su estadía atrajo a miles de personas que estuvieron horas esperando para pasar por estaciones de seguridad y poder ver al Papa.

Baltimore reaches 6.4 million dollar civil settlement with family of Freddie Gray

Baltimore's Board of Estimates approved a civil settlement of 6.4 million dollars to the family of Freddie Gray on September 9, almost five months after his death in police custody in April.
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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 Administration’s (NASA) new Space Launch System and the Orion Space Capsule, allocating over 18 billion dollars to the project. NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) is a powerful, advanced launch vehicle designed to further human exploration beyond Earth’s orbit.