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

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Nicaragua police investigate bishop critical of government

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Monkeypox cases rise in U.S. and elsewhere, though this virus doesn't bring Covid-like fears

In year three of Covid, another virus is gaining wider attention. The federal government now classifies monkeypox as a national health emergency, with the number of U.S. cases passing 7,000 late last week. The situation is far less dire than whe...

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Higher demand for air conditioning could further affect the climate

The increased demand for air conditioning in the U.S. has been underscored by record-breaking heatwaves.  Experts argue that added air conditioning and energy capacity is necessary for health reasons, as extreme heat is responsible for more weather-r...

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The news media shape how we see and understand the world around us. With its new video series, NBCU Academy takes a deep dive into what it means to be in a journalist today, how the industry is evolving, and how the next generation can help.

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What is happening to the economy?

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This week's word in the news: MISCONSTRUE

DEFINITION:

To form a false understanding of the meaning or intention of something that someone does or says.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
"And it really didn't matter how many times they misconstrued that a woman's life was in danger if the constitutional amendment was to pass."
The Topeka Capital-Journal -- 08/08/2022

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