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How well do you keep up with the world around you? Take this week’s quiz to test your knowledge of recent national and world events.

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

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Valentine’s Day roses courtesy of Colombia

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‘We want a new space race,’ says the man behind historic Falcon Heavy launch

We don't often see a historic U.S. space launch these days, but one made front-page news last week. An innovative company, SpaceX, sent the world's most powerful rocket aloft from Cape Canaveral, Fla. The 23-story-tall behemoth, called Falcon He...

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

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Six teenagers under 18 are running for governor in Kansas, and adults in the legislature aren't pleased. The first teen candidate, Jack Bergeson, said his interest in running was sparked when he realized Kansas had no laws about who could run for governor.  Five other teens have since joined in the race. A state representative has introduced a bill that would ban anyone too young to vote from running for governor. But, the bill will not affect this year’s election.

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This week's word in the news: SPECULATE

DEFINITION:

To indulge in conjectural thought.

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Asked Sunday morning whether wind speeds could have contributed to the crash, Bradley said he would “not begin to speculate.”
The Las Vegas Review-Journal -- 02/12/2018

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SpaceX sends Tesla on long test drive

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NBC Learn and NBC Sports, in partnership with the National Science Foundation, explore the science, technology, engineering and math at the Olympic Winter Games.

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