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Common Core State Standard
L.CCS.1/2/3/4 Grades 6-12: Video of a current news event is presented for discussion to encourage student participation, but also inspire the use of evidence to support logical claims using the main ideas of the video. Students must analyze background information provided about a current event, draw out the main ideas and key details, and review different opinions on the issue. Then, students should present their own claims using facts and analysis for support.


NASA May Have Added Years To Voyager 1's Life

For the first time since 1980, NASA activated the backup thrusters on Voyager 1 in a bid to extend the spacecraft’s life an extra two to three years by pointing its antenna at Earth. The craft has traveled 13 billion miles since it was launched in 1977 to explore the giant planets of our outer solar system. It  is the only human-made object in interstellar space, the environment between the stars.

Class discussion: Could you imagine a car starting up after standing idle 37 years like Voyager 1’s thrusters? After showing us Jupiter's moons, Saturn's rings and Neptune's winds, what can Voyager still tell us about space? Who decided what was recorded on a gold-plated phonograph disk attached to Voyager 1? Do you think there are intelligent beings out there that could understand Voyager’s messages?

News Video Archive

NASA May Have Added Years To Voyager 1's Life

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New fines for texting while walking in Honolulu

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Many coal plants close or switch to natural gas

40 percent of new cancer cases linked to obesity

Hundreds injured as police battle voters in Spain

NFL-Trump feud on anthem protests takes over fields across U.S.

Facebook pulls ads aimed at racist searches

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Experts edit out deadly gene mutation in embryo

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How state media became information warfare tool

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Boeing to test self-flying planes

U.S. sets new record for wind and solar power use

Senator interrupted after making attorney general ‘nervous’

Comey: Russian meddling still a threat

Trump reacts to London terror attack with tweets

Republican wins election after being charged with attacking reporter

Google working on a stand-alone virtual reality headset

Ransomware attack hits thousands worldwide

18 charged in Penn State fraternity death

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Pollution found in oceans’ deepest spots

Senate votes to let ISPs sell your information

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New WikiLeaks docs show CIA's hacking abilities

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NASA announces discovery of 7 planets

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Putin sees increased support from Republicans

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Japan tests device to sweep away space junk

Algorithms determine the price of plane tickets

The right to protest

Stephen Hawking says Earth has expiration date

Facebook CEO responds to election critics

Social media echo chambers trap Americans

Self-driving beer truck makes first delivery

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Kids work in US tobacco fields

U.S. accuses Russia of hacking, election meddling

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Wage gap between white and black Americans grows

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Hackers target state elections systems

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US Army Falsely Adjusted Its Spending By Trillions Of Dollars

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Zika Vaccine Trials Have Begun, But Funding Is About To Run Out

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Family Says Man With Autism Traumatized After Police Shooting

Study finds Greenland lost 1 trillion tons of ice in just 4 years

UAE Advises Citizens To Avoid Traditional Dress After Incident In Ohio

Beijing's Consuming So Much Water The City's Sinking

Philadelphia Just Became The First Major US City To Tax Sugary Drinks

31 Percent Of Americans Are Struggling To Get By Financially

The '100 Deadliest Days' For Teen Drivers

Judge Orders Release Of Trump University Documents

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This Wisconsin Town Is Putting A Price On Bullies

Most High School Seniors Aren't Ready For College

Life expectancy declines for white women in the U.S.

Politicians Still Don't Get The, Uh … Internets

China blasts 'Zootopia' for pushing U.S. values

The GOP Is Pro-Guns — Just Not At Its Convention

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Donald Trump says he doesn't condone violence, but . . .

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Mumbai Police Enforce No-Selfie Zones After A Rise In Deaths

Apple's Showdown With The FBI Is About More Than Just iPhones

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Obama: 'This was an act of terrorism'

Why are millennials under the microscope?

Bacteria evolves to defeat 'last resort' antibiotic 

Students Nationwide Protest For Free Tuition, Debt Forgiveness

Mars' atmosphere 'gone with the solar wind': NASA

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Obama wants limits on standardized testing in the classroom

Dietary Supplements Lead To Over 20,000 ER Visits Yearly

Professional women's hockey league opens up play

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Critic slams EPA for mishandling toxic spill in Animas River

CDC Says Kids Start Their School Day Too Early

Schools Tackle Social Media

Mass Shootings Bring Gun Control Debate Front and Center

The Numbers Behind Obama's Push For Prison Reform

Doctor Who Cheated Patients Sentenced to 45 Years in Prison

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Pope Francis calls for action on climate change

Italian neurosurgeon to attempt first head transplant

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'No nation is immune' to climate change, Obama tells grads

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Turkey denies genocide in deaths of Armenians 100 years ago

Flying mailman tries to deliver a message to the Capitol

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Facebook Building Plane-Sized Drones For Global Internet

NFL's Chris Borland Retires, League's Future Questioned

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#TheDress becomes powerful ad for domestic violence awareness

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