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

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Florence floods the Carolinas

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A book by Bob Woodward and an insider’s anonymous essay give behind-scenes White House views

Two writers in Washington, D.C., spill White House insiders' views of President Donald Trump. One is well-known – Bob Woodward, an associate editor at The Washington Post who has a new book titled "Fear / Trump in the White House." The other is ...

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DeVos loses student loan lawsuit


Education Secretary Betsy DeVos lost a lawsuit that claimed her department illegally delayed student loan relief protections from going into effect. Known as borrower defense rules, the Obama-era regulations are meant to protect students who are chea...

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This week's word in the news: PAROCHIAL

DEFINITION:

Of, relating to, or financially supported by one or more church parishes. Of or relating to parochial schools.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
He’s also learned what to do in the event that an armed intruder shows up at the North Center parochial school, which recently spent nearly $90,000 on a security system designed to quickly notify police if an active shooter is on church or school premises.
The Chicago Tribune -- 09/17/2018

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Cartoons show storms of controversy

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

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