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

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Drought, climate change threaten Panama Canal

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Military face-off between U.S. and Iran eases after action by each country

After tense days when a new Middle East war seemed possible, a significant confrontation between the United States and Iran has been averted – for now, at least. Tensions between the longtime enemies escalated Jan. 3 when an American drone ambus...

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Diversity, multiculturalism, worldwide events. You'll find plenty for classroom discussions in this listing of events.

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Ousted Boeing boss exits with $62 million payout


Boeing has revealed that former CEO Dennis Muilenburg, who was fired last month, will depart with stock and pension awards totaling $62.2 million. Muilenburg was ousted after he was unable to stabilize Boeing following two crashes involving the compa...

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This week's word in the news: DEPLOYMENT

DEFINITION:

The placement or arrangement (as of military personnel or equipment) in position for a particular use or purpose.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
When Deonte Haynes and roughly 700 Minnesota soldiers left for Fort Hood, Texas, in October, their deployment seemed relatively low risk — even though they were headed toward one of the most volatile parts of the world.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune -- 01/13/2020

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Was Trump right to order attack?

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