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

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Pandemic strands Pacific islanders 2,600 miles away from home

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Trump and Biden meet Tuesday night in first of three presidential campaign debates

Donald Trump and Joe Biden face off at 9 p.m. Tuesday in a debate at Case Western University in Cleveland. They’ll answer questions from Chris Wallace of Fox News about six topics, with each subject getting 15 minutes during the 90-minute televi...

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

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Space bubbles' offer safety at NYC restaurant


Plastic bubbles were set up on the sidewalk next to Café du Soleil in New York City to protect customers from the spread of COVID-19 and shelter diners from cold and rain. To keep outdoor patrons warm through the autumn and winter months, the city wi...

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This week's word in the news: EMERGE

DEFINITION:

To come forth into view or notice, as from concealment or obscurity. To become known.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Defense lawyers in Wisconsin have said the success or failure of a courtroom self-defense claim could hinge on questions about the teen’s actions before he fired and details that have yet to emerge.
The Chicago Tribune -- 09/28/2020

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Smelly gas a sign of life on Venus?

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The Coronavirus Learning Companion features comic-basis stories and hands-on-activities for all age levels to help better understand the purpose and science behind COVID-19 public health recommendations.

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