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

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Police raid elderly bridge players in Thailand

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Undrinkable water in Flint, Mich., is a signal of health risks from old lead pipes in other cities

A U.S. House committee heard last week from federal and state officials dealing with a drinking water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan. Lead has contaminated the city's water since a cost-saving switch in April 2014 from Detroit’s system ...

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There are now over 50 confirmed cases of the Zika virus here in the U.S. But a lot of the cases are located in just two states: Texas and Florida. Experts fear states along the Gulf Coast could be especially at risk for a more explosive outbreak because of the region's warm climate.

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How did Flint's water get poisoned?

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This week's word in the news: TRANSITIONAL


Relating to or characterized by transition; "adolescence is a transitional stage between childhood and adulthood"

The 100 or so residents watching at The Crossing, a transitional shelter in northwest Denver, began to dance.
The Denver Post -- 02/08/2016

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

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