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

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Saudi Arabia is Trump’s first stop

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Department stores and malls may be an endangered species as more of us shop online

How many times have you bought something at a mall this year, or even gone to a shopping center for more than a movie? Your answer and possible changes in how your family shops may reflect a national pattern that's bad news for department stores...

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The next version of Google's Daydream headsets will be stand-alone models, which means there are no cords, no wires and no additional devices required.  They also will have a motion tracking ability, that gives the wearer the ability to move within the virtual space the headset created, rather than just looking around. The models are projected to cost in the mid-hundreds and could compete with upcoming stand-alone headsets from industry giants like Oculus.

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This week's word in the news: AMPLIFY

DEFINITION:

To make larger or more powerful; increase. To exaggerate.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
TALLAHASSEE Some school choice advocates in South Florida are going so far as to offer incentives to parents in order to amplify the perception of public support for a controversial K-12 public schools bill that many are clamoring for Gov. Rick Scott to veto.
The Miami Herald -- 05/22/2017

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2 European views of Trump’s woes

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