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

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Myanmar troops force 400,000 to flee to Bangladesh

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Scientists urge changes to ease impact of what flows down the Mississippi River into the Gulf of Mexico

The environmental impact of human activity is measured in bodies of water, not just in the atmosphere and climate. New research shows the largest offshore "dead zone" ever recorded in the United States. It affects the Gulf of Mexico at the mouth...

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

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Facebook's advertising program has garnered criticism yet again. This time it's because a ProPublica report found the company let advertisers pay to target people who searched terms like "Jew Hater" and "History of 'why jews ruin the world.'" Facebook said the anti-Semitic categories were created by an algorithm and have since been removed. Facebook recently said bogus accounts linked to Russia improperly bought $100,000 worth of divisive political ads between 2015 and 2017.

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This week's word in the news: RIPTIDE

DEFINITION:

A particularly strong tidal current. A rip current which may carry a swimmer offshore (the term rip tide used in this sense is a misnomer).

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Mariners are urged to take caution as Hurricane Jose causes high seas and potentially dangerous riptides off Cape Cod and Nantucket, the National Weather Service said.
The Boston Globe -- 09/18/2017

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Does a clown have you frightened?

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