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

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Dutch court rules on a massacre in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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From labs to plates: Taste-fooling burgers with no meat and ‘seafood’ without fish

Food scientists achieve amazing feats. Newsmaking achievements now in restaurants generate positive reactions from people impressed that they're can't tell mock meat and seafood aren't the real deal. Sales of plant-based burgers that taste and l...

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Hurricanes Are Wetter Than Ever

Hurricanes are bringing more rainfall with them — and experts say our flood control practices need to change to manage the expected surge in water. Recent research has shown that storms now often move slower and drop more rain. Some experts suggest b...

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“Discovering You,” is an original video series celebrating the careers of engineers who are inspiring the next generation. The 20-part series, complete with tailored lesson plans, will roll out every Monday with 5 new videos over the next 4 weeks.

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Is Big Pharma acting unethically?

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This week's word in the news: JIHAD

DEFINITION:

An Arabic word meaning striving or struggling. In Islam, it is “striving in the path of God.” It is often used to refer to a "holy war" or a vigorous campaign against perceived foes.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Top leaders of the Illinois Republican Party launched an effort at damage control Sunday after a social media post echoed President Donald Trump’s criticism of four Democratic congresswoman and went further, referring to them in a movie-type poster of being a “jihad squad” and contending they believe any criticism is racist.
The Chicago Tribune -- 07/22/2019

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