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Honduras records the world's highest murder rate

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E-cigarettes spark discussions about health benefits and teen use

Electronic cigarettes, also called vapor cigarettes, are gaining popularity and igniting disputes over whether they're a positive alternative to tobacco. Users inhale nicotine through a liquid that’s heated into vapor, which is a fine mist. The ...

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Attempted murder chargers against a nine-month-old baby in Pakistan have been thrown out. The boy was charged in February with planning a murder, threatening police and interfering with state affairs. The baby's family is accused of trying to kill gas company officials by throwing stones at them.

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Climate warnings grow more dire

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This week's word in the news: CONSORTIUM

DEFINITION:
A group of people, companies or organizations that agree to work together for a common purpose.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The Colorado State Board of Education has joined a movement advocating the state pull out of a multi-state testing consortium called — pardon the clumsy title — the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC.
The Denver Post -- 04/14/2014

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This Weeks's lesson:
Narwhals - Inside Out

Teeth are ideally strong, hard, and pearly white, right? Not for the narwhal and its inside out tusk.

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-- Apr 18, 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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