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

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Turkish warplanes attack Kurds in Iraq

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Biochemist’s sexist remarks at science conference shine attention on gender bias in labs

A British scientist's blunt comments about working with women in labs bring global ridicule, while also launching new public discussions about gender bias in science. The man who said the wrong thing to the wrong audience is Tim Hunt, a 72-year-...

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Hours before last week's Louisiana theater shooting, President Obama told the BBC that the failure to pass tougher gun safety laws has been his greatest frustration. Although mass shootings seem to becoming commonplace, most politicians refuse to discuss any new laws to keep guns out of the hands of seriously disturbed individuals. After last week's shooting deaths, Louisiana governor and Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindahl said it was not time to talk about gun control.

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New materials from Miami University’s Fighting With Food project focuses on the process of inquiry and helps teachers engage their students in the topic of toxicants and the role nutrient dense foods in helping to combat their effects with a new graphic story style format.

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Trump trash talk draws jeers, voters

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The Cartoons for the Classroom Caption Contest will return with the September 14 lesson!

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This week's word in the news: COLIFORM

DEFINITION:

Relating to a rod-shaped bacteria normally present in the intestine

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Company officials said tests indicate that water in the affected area has E. coli and total coliform, bacteria that can make people sick.
The San Jose Mercury News -- 07/27/2015

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Floyd - Country Store

Fans of Old Time Music flock to Floyd, Virginia every Friday night for a mixture of dancing, jamming and down-home sounds.

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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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