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Mexico restricts soft drink TV ads to fight obesity

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Answer FIVE Geography questions each week based on major news events.
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Federal agency warns about health risk of Alert Energy and other pure caffeine products

Move over, Red Bull, Monster Energy and Rock Star. Some people now use powdered caffeine as an alertness boost for studying, sports or other activities. But the potent powder -- sold online as Extreme Sport Beans, Cracker Jack'd , MiO Energy and...

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In the past nine years, Colorado River Basin — which covers Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona and California — has lost about 65 cubic kilometers of fresh water, nearly double the volume of the country’s largest reservoir, Lake Mead. About two-thirds of the water lost came from underground water supplies, rather than surface water.

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Children's book authors share their writing experience to help students learn more about the craft and techniques of creative writing.

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GOP leaders run from Palin proposal

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This week's word in the news: FRACKING

DEFINITION:
An abbreviated and altered term for hydraulic fracturing, which is the process of injecting a high-pressure fluid (usually water mixed with sand and “trade secret” chemicals) into subterranean rocks to force open existing fissures and extract oil or gas.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
A new campaign ad that features the "Flat Earth Discussion Group," cheese by-products and a man with a sock puppet takes a humorous look at Colorado's fracking battle, but some voters aren't laughing.
The Denver Post -- 07/28/2014

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This Weeks's lesson:
Cell Sounds - Diagnostic

Well, your heart sounds good, let's hear what your cells have to say.

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-- Jul 29, 2014

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

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Celebrating their 75th annual National Wildlife Week the National Wildlife Federation's longest-running education program is designed to teach kids about the wonders of nature and inspire their interest in spending more time outdoors. Students and teachers will benefit from the many downloadable lesson plans, posters, and trading cards perfect for classrooms to explore "tree"-mendous wildlife species.

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