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Colombia prepares to explore sunken treasure ship

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How well do you keep up with the world around you? Take this week’s quiz to test your knowledge of recent national and world events.

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New era in space: Flying to the moon is a business for private companies now

An American spacecraft that reached the moon last Thursday is the first of its kind – a privately owned lunar lander named Odysseus. The commercial spaceship, owned by a Houston company and launched Feb. 15 aboard a rocket from another firm (Elo...

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Trump’s words worry our NATO allies

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Snow lacking, French ski resort turns to new activities


The Hautacam Ski Resort in southwest France has had a mostly snowless winter. In January, the Pyrenees Mountains resort rebranded itself the “Hautacam Beach” on social media, showing deckchairs and barbecues instead of white slopes and hot chocolate....

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This week's word in the news: ELECTIONEERING

DEFINITION:

The activity of trying to persuade people to vote for a particular political party or candidate.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
These campaigns avoided electioneering violations because they didn’t advocate for a candidate or ballot initiative.
Denton Record Chronicle -- 02/26/2024

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