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

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Anti-immigrant rioting shakes Ireland

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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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Hate speech and other provocative content on TikTok bring new criticism of the video platform

TikTok is responding to U.S. politicians and other public figures who say its popular social media platform promotes pro-Palestinian, anti-Israel content. Several Washington lawmakers have renewed calls to ban the app because they fear that China may...

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Is it best of times or worst of times?

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More hostages released during Israel-Hamas truce

Two Americans, including a 4-year-old girl, were among the 17 hostages Hamas released in the third exchange for 39 Palestinians released from Israeli prisons. The four-day cease-fire deal is also allowing aid trucks to cross into Gaza and deliver cru...

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This week's word in the news: CONGREGATE


To come together, to assemble, or to gather.

“People who live like this don’t really congregate, and try to stay out of view.”
The Los Angeles Times -- 11/27/2023

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