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Anti-Defamation League “Our First Amendment Freedoms” 2014 Contest Winners.

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'Modern Family's' Apple-Centric Episode Lives Up To The Hype

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Science of Golf

This new 10-part series continues to explore the physics and math behind the game of golf. Provided by NBC Learn, in partnership with the United States Golf Association and Chevron, students will learn about calculating golfers’ handicaps and golf scoring, the evolution of the golf club and ball, as well as how factors like friction, volume and energy all affect how a golf ball travels.

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Russian opposition leader shot dead in Moscow

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

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Cartoon-like emojis soon will look as diverse as their text messaging users around the world

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive



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

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Giuliani finds little love for comments

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Phagwah - Powder

In an Indo-Caribbean community an ancient festival of spring is celebrated with colored baby powder.
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-- Mar 6, 2015



This week's word in the news: WHIMSICAL

DEFINITION:
Spontaneously fanciful or playful; given to whims; capricious; quaint, unusual, or fantastic.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
whimsical new plans unveiled by Google to expand its corporate headquarters captivated its hometown city and the world Friday, the latest step by a tech giant to catapult Silicon Valley from tilt-up office dullsville to a region of architectural landmarks.
The San Jose Mercury News -- 03/02/2015