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

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Thousands flee killer wildfires in California

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Democracy in action: Voters change the political balance in Congress for two years

Participation in our system of electing leaders was notably high last week and brought a change in Washington, D.C. Democrats won control of the House, starting in January. Republicans, who currently have majorities in both parts of Congress, ke...

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French president calls nationalism 'a betrayal'

French President Emmanuel Macron decried nationalism in an Armistice Day speech before world leaders, including President Donald Trump. Macron said by embracing the self-interest of nationalism, countries betray their core moral values. While Macron ...

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A second look at Second Amendment?

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This week's word in the news: INCOMPETENCE

DEFINITION:

Lack of ability or capacity. Lack of physical or intellectual ability or qualifications.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Florida ? forever the land of hanging chads, marred by the stain of electoral incompetence ? found itself Saturday embroiled in a recount lollapalooza that recalled the presidential limbo of 18 years ago that made the state a national joke.
The Palm Beach Post -- 11/12/2018

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

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