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

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Hundreds arrested in attacks on immigrants in South Africa

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President Obama brings us closer to restoring ties with Cuba

Cuba and the United States, separated by just 90 miles of water, are taking historic steps to become more neighborly. President Obama and President Raul Castro shook hands and spoke for an hour two weeks ago – the first time each country's lead...

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Carrying “special delivery” letters to every member of Congress demanding political finance reform, a 61-year-old mailman from Florida flew his fragile ultralight gyrocopter through some of the most closely protected airspace on the planet and landed it on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol last week. He had announced his plans on the Internet and in his hometown newspaper. He said he felt compelled to do what he could to halt corruption in the nation’s capital.

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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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Would no video mean no charges?

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This week's word in the news: BREACH


An opening, tear, or rupture. A violation or infraction.

Massive data breaches at retailers like Home Depot and Target are finally pushing credit card issuers to adopt the technology known as “chip and PIN” which is much more secure than the magnetic swipe strips used in the United States.
The Boston Globe -- 04/20/2015

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Glaciers - Breaking Up

A loud splash catches the attention of researchers atop a glacier.

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-- Apr 24, 2015

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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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