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

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New Hampshire sets a wind-chill record

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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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Black History Month brings exhibits, concerts, discussions and celebrations

Schools, theaters, libraries, broadcasters, museums and civic centers are focusing extra attention on the culture and contributions of African Americans during Black History Month, which just began. This year's theme is Black resistance, which P...

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Should they be classified careless?

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U.S. shoots down Chinese balloon

The United States last week downed a suspected Chinese spy balloon off the Carolina coast after it traversed sensitive military sites across North America and became the latest flash point in tensions between Washington and Beijing. China denied any ...

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This week's word in the news: EASEMENT


The right to use and/or enter onto the real property of another without possessing it.

As Austin Energy continues to repair lines, crews will be knocking on some residents’ doors to access energy equipment in a backyard or in a utility easement on a resident’s property.
The Austin American-Statesman -- 02/06/2023

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