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

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War-torn Yemen facing famine

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High school students value First Amendment safeguards on speech and media, survey shows

High school student support for the First Amendment is the highest it has been in 12 years, a new study shows. The finding comes amid national discussions about free speech, censorship and public trust in media. Ninety-one percent of high school...

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If you owned a Vizio Smart TV any time after February 2014, it might have been spying on you. A complaint filed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said the smart TVs used software that spied on owners' viewing habits without their permission. Vizio then sold that data to third parties. Vizio has agreed pay the FTC $1.5 million and delete all data collected before March 2016.

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This week's word in the news: OPAQUE

DEFINITION:

Hard to understand; not clear or lucid; obscure.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The Herald described how money routed through opaque offshore companies and then funneled into South Florida real estate was distorting the market by pushing up prices, especially for luxury waterfront condos.
The Miami Herald -- 02/13/2017

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The National Wildlife Federation lesson plans are designed to introduce students to life science, ecology, wildlife biology, scientific identification and observation. All lesson plans are aligned to the National Science Education Standards and organized by grade level.

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Senator is silenced over criticism

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NBC Learn, in partnership with the National Science Foundation, examines the vital connections between water, food and energy in the human water cycle.

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

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