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Answer FIVE Geography questions each week based on major news events.

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Hungary drops its bid for Olympics

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The president’s team: Six cabinet seats remain empty more than a month after Trump took office

President Trump, sworn in just over five weeks ago, already has one record he'd rather not set. Senators have confirmed only nine of his 15 cabinet nominees. No other U.S. president in the modern era has waited this long for final approval of al...

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The National Wildlife Federation lesson plans are designed to introduce students to life science, ecology, wildlife biology, scientific identification and observation. All lesson plans are aligned to the National Science Education Standards and organized by grade level.

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NASA scientists have announced the existence of at least seven small planets orbiting a single cool red dwarf star 40 light years away. They've found that six of the planets are similar in size and composition to Earth and three of the planets lie in the star's habitable zone. That means they could potentially have oceans of water on the surface. NASA says more powerful telescopes being developed may be able to find evidence of water or even life on other worlds.

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This week's word in the news: CONSTITUENT

DEFINITION:

A person who authorizes another to act in his or her behalf, as a voter in a district represented by an elected official.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Lining up behind microphones Sunday evening, a few hundred of Rep. Paul Ryan’s constituents directed their wrath and disapproval toward an empty chair.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel -- 02/27/2017

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Cajun Mardi Gras - In Disguise

This week, in the bayous of Louisiana, costumed revelers beg for food and money from their neighbors, to support a communal gumbo.

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New rules allow more deportations

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NBC Learn, in partnership with the National Science Foundation, examines the vital connections between water, food and energy in the human water cycle.

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Diversity, multiculturalism, worldwide events. You'll find plenty for classroom discussions in this listing of events.

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