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Miley Cyrus gig banned in Dominican Republic

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E-cigarettes prompt new health concerns about young users, targeted with ads and flavors

There's a revived debate over electronic cigarettes, which critics fear could appeal to young nonsmokers and lead to the real thing. A leading heart health group urges the federal government to ban the sale of battery-run flavored cigarettes to ...

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California's legislature has passed a ban on single-use plastic bags. If signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, the proposal would ban grocery and convenience stores from providing plastic bags for their customers. Shoppers would have to either bring their own bags, or pay 10 cents at checkout for a paper or reusable plastic bag.

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Who doesn’t like to eat?

Turn the fun of food into a great science experience to start off the school year using a new science content reading Is there a gene for liking broccoli? and an accompanying activity Taste this!

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President criticized over vacation

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This week's word in the news: RENDITION

DEFINITION:
An interpretation, as of a role or a piece of music.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Lizbet Martínez, the Cuban rafter girl who warmed the hearts of U.S. Coast Guard officers and many others across the nation 20 years ago with her rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner, still has the violin that made her famous.
The Miami Herald -- 09/01/2014

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Honeybees - Inside the Hive

With thousands of bees to feed, a hive needs a good store of honey to get through the winter.

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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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