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Gunman attacks Canada's Parliament

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Answer FIVE Geography questions each week based on major news events.
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Cable TV and dish antennas lose popularity as digital streaming expands

Many Americans – probably including you -- don't watch TV the way your grandparents did. Except for live sports, there's not much reason to tune in at a scheduled time. Your generation and young adults often watch videos from Netflix or Hulu Plu...

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Is it a great new learning tool or the easiest way to cheat in math, ever? The new PhotoMath app uses your phone's camera to identify equations, and then it solves them, letting you see the step-by-step guide to getting the answer. The app's creators say it will "help kids around the world learn math." But, many teachers fear it will harm learning when students to use the app to do their homework.

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Science Behind the News

NBC Learn, in partnership with he National Science Foundation, explores the science, technology, engineering and math found in current events. This 7-week series helps connect fundamental STEM topics to real-world news stories.

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Distant trouble becomes nearby 'crisis'

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This week's word in the news: PALLIATIVE

DEFINITION:
Relieving or soothing the symptoms of a disease or disorder without effecting a cure.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
He is receiving palliative care, and doctors have told the former mayor the next step is hospice care.
The Boston Globe -- 10/27/2014

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Sounds of All Saints' Day

A gospel song and a graveyard party: the unique sounds of New Orleans on the Day of the Dead.

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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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