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How well do you keep up with the world around you? Take this week’s quiz to test your knowledge of recent national and world events.

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Ebola spreads to city of 1.2 million in Congo

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Turning point: Royal wedding marks a historic ‘changing of the guard’ in Britain

"It was not your average royal wedding," The New York Times says on its front-page. That's one way to describe Saturday's ceremony uniting 33-year-old Prince Harry of Britain with Meghan Markle, a 36-year-old former American actress who has a wh...

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Child marriage legal in most US states


Long-standing laws and loopholes have kept some forms of child marriage legal in every U.S. state — until now. Delaware just fully banned child marriage.  In most states an underage marriage involves a combination of permissions from a parent and a j...

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This week's word in the news: PALSY

DEFINITION:

Paralysis, generally partial, whereby a local body area is incapable of voluntary movement.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
In his third season doing TV play-by-play for the White Sox, Jason Benetti has become a familiar figure to the baseball community, as have his cerebral palsy and the distinct limp that goes with it.
The Chicago Tribune -- 05/21/2018

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Is debt scaring you away from college?

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