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

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King of Swaziland proclaims his nation will be henceforth known as eSwatini

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Starbucks earns respect with quick, apologetic responses to a racial incident in Philadelphia

Starbucks is rebounding from a rough week that began with an embarrassing video of two African America men being arrested at one of its Philadelphia coffeeshops after a manager called police. They soon were freed without charges, but the inciden...

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'Smart Cities' use data to make life easier


A “smart city’ uses technology and data collection to operate more efficiently, create better services for its residents and increase public safety. That tech can include sensors and communication networks throughout the city that collect information...

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This week's word in the news: INTERACTION

DEFINITION:

The action or influence of people, groups, or things on one another.

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Federal, state and local law enforcement were already aware of Reinking, 29, "due to previous interactions," police spokesman Don Aaron said.
The Memphis Commercial Appeal -- 04/23/2018

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