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

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Gangs rule much of Haiti as it loses its last elected leaders

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What's ahead in 2023 space activities aimed at landing on the moon and studying Mars

America's space agency plans another year of exciting missions. NASA activities in 2023 will follow a year of dramatic advances that included cosmic scenes captured by the James Webb Space Telescope. NASA last year also showed it can use a space...

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Why are Americans spending more time alone?


Americans are spending more time alone, according to an analysis of the U.S. Census Bureau’s "American Time Use Survey." The time Americans spend with friends dropped from an average of six and a half hours a week in 2010 to less than three hours in ...

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Was House election a ‘clown show?’

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This week's word in the news: SURROGATE

DEFINITION:

A person appointed to act for another; a deputy.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
He cited "partisan, unprofessional" messages tweeted by DeSantis surrogate Christina Pushaw and the amount of money the governor's office had calculated in free media coverage: $2.4 million in two weeks.
The Panama City News Herald -- 01/22/2023

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