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

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Austria to become ice-free within 45 years

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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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Beyoncé's 'historic' new album, 'Country Carter,' is 'breaking down barriers'

America's top pop diva makes a bold splash again with her first country-style album, an instant hit. With 27 tracks spanning 78 minutes, "Country Carter" by Beyoncé "is a payload of provocation and flat-out astonishing music," journalist Spencer...

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Why is Trump selling $60 Bibles?

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Invaders from underground are coming in cicada-geddon


Trillions of periodical red-eyed cicadas that have pumps in their heads and jet-like muscles in their rears will soon emerge. One brood of the insects crawls out from underground every 13 years and another brood appears every 17 years. For the first ...

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This week's word in the news: ILLICIT

DEFINITION:

Forbidden by law, rules, or custom.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
A motorist accused of being involved in an illicit street race that led to a crash that killed two teenagers last month accelerated his car to keep up with the victims’ vehicle, which was traveling about 75 mph, the Metropolitan Police Department alleged in an arrest report.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal -- 04/08/2024

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