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Nearly 1,000 Madagascar children dead of measles

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Academy Awards telecast Sunday night will show an industry trying to be more diverse

A diverse array of celebrity presenters will hand out Oscar statuettes this coming Sunday night during the 91st Academy Awards ceremony, televised from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. on ABC. In a break from most past versions, no com...

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Gun Control Legislation Moves Forward In Congress


One day before the anniversary of the Parkland school shooting, the House Judiciary Committee approved two new measures requiring stronger background checks for gun buyers. It was the first Congressional hearing on gun control since 2007. The new Dem...

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This week's word in the news: PARCHED

DEFINITION:

Extremely dry because of hot weather or drought.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Patches of parched landscape have caused once-green golf courses to close and limited golf cart use, the Greeley Tribune reported.
The Denver Post -- 02/18/2019

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