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

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Arizona water shortage curbs some development

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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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Supreme Court decides soon on college entry policies, an issue also affecting selective high schools

The U.S. Supreme Court will deliver a decision this month – maybe this week – on the future of affirmative action in higher education. If a widespread expectation is right, racial preferences in admission will be banned. Affirmative action backe...

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Is ‘compromise’ a dirty word to some?

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World's 1st biometric 'smart gun' aims to lower shootings and suicides

Kai Kloepfer of Colorado has developed a 9-millimeter pistol that uses fingerprint and facial recognition that permits only an authorized user to fire the weapon. If anyone else — including a child — pulls the trigger, it will not fire. He says the g...

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This week's word in the news: BRAZEN


Not ashamed of or embarrassed by one's bad behavior.

As bold as he was when fighting his tickets, he was equally brazen in his professional life.
The Chicago Tribune -- 06/05/2023

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