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

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Wild horses return to Kazakhstan

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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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Health experts monitor the jump of bird flu to cows and a few farm hands, but see no wide risk

News this spring that at least three U.S. dairy farm workers got mildly ill from a bird flu virus, transmitted to cows by infected chickens, stirs concern about a possible new pandemic. That's not a danger, doctors say. No person-to-person bird ...

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Have we forgotten tough lessons?

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Pope meets comedians


Pope Francis hosted an audience at the Vatican last week celebrating the importance of humor. The pontiff welcomed more than 100 comedians from 15 nations, including U.S. celebrities Whoopi Goldberg, Jimmy Fallon, Chris Rock, Stephen Colbert and Cona...

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This week's word in the news: PERSISTENT

DEFINITION:

Continuing to exist or occur over a prolonged period.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Although more rain could trigger additional isolated Florida flooding on Friday, forecasters say the strong, persistent storms that dumped up to 20 inches in southern parts of the state appear to have passed.
The Key West Citizen -- 06/17/2024

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