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

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Protests and a general strike paralyze Barcelona, Spain

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President Trump defends policy reversal in northern Syria that brings chaos and criticism

Part of northeastern Syria has plunged back into chaos. The area had been relatively stable since March, when U.S.-backed local fighters known as Kurds overcame a takeover by the Islamic State terror group (also called ISIS). Now roughly 1,000 U...

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

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Singapore bans ads for high-sugar drinks

Singapore is waging a war against diabetes by putting a total ban on advertisements for some sugary drinks. It's one of the first countries to initiate this kind of ban. Singapore's Ministry of Health said it will ban advertisements for sugar-sweeten...

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This week's word in the news: OUTLANDISH


Something bizarre or ridiculously out-of-the-ordinary. Very odd, strange, or peculiar; fantastic.

At first, the question about the scam, as it was posed to Healy earlier this month, seemed too outlandish to be true.
The San Francisco Chronicle -- 10/21/2019

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Did we betray our Kurdish allies?

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In honor of Constitution Week, “We the People” delves into the living history and modern-day implications of the formative document with a five-part video series.

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