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

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Thousands in Germany protest coronavirus restrictions

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Congress vows not to delay November’s election, a possibility suggested by President Trump

The Nov. 3 presidential election, just three months away, will not be rescheduled because of concerns about health safety or increased use of mail ballots amid the pandemic. President Donald Trump last week seemed to endorse a possible delay wit...

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Ransomware seen as threat to November election


Ransomware attacks have disrupted government and business operations around the nation and with November's presidential election quickly approaching, federal authorities are raising the alarm that voting operations could be threatened. A Justice Depa...

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

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This week's word in the news: CAPSULE

DEFINITION:

A capsule is a structure that contains something else, such as medicine. A space capsule is a spacecraft that uses a blunt-body vehicle to reenter the Earth's atmosphere without wings.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
It’s taken six years to forge SpaceX and NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, and on Sunday at 2:48 p.m., a capsule containing astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley splashed down off the coast of Pensacola.
The Chicago Tribune -- 08/03/2020

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The Coronavirus Learning Companion features comic-basis stories and hands-on-activities for all age levels to help better understand the purpose and science behind COVID-19 public health recommendations.

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How safe is it to go back to school?

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NASA's Night Sky Network

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