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April 27, 2017
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Up-Date on the Undocumented

A state judge ruled that Trump could not take federal funds away from “sanctuary cities” who limit the help they will give to federal agents. The judge said Trump’s order was “unconstitutional.” What did Trump say …

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April 26, 2017
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North Korean Crisis Heating Up

Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama all had to deal with the Kim Jung family. How long has the Jung family run North Korea?

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April 25, 2017
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The French Election: A Big Deal

What day is Election Day?

 What are the biggest differences between the candidates? [Marine Le Pen is an anti-immigrant nationalist, against the European Union. Emmanuel Macron is a centrist, a moderate,

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April 24, 2017
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Monday, April 24, 2017 Coal and Coal Jobs Are Not Coming Back

Is it important to believe that what a president says is sincere and that it makes common sense? What do readers think?

What two actions suggest President Trump’s …

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April 21, 2017
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Aircraft Carrier USS Vinson: Where Are You?

President Trump announced that a U.S. aircraft carrier group (an “armada”) was heading toward North Korea. What were the intended purposes of the announcement? [It was intended to be a show of force,

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April 20, 2017
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H-1B Visa Program in the Spotlight

Why do some immigrant workers have jobs already waiting for them before they arrive in America?

By law, H-1B visas should only go to workers …

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April 19, 2017
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Treatment of Detainees About to Get Worse

Undocumented immigrants are not in detention centers because they have committed a crime. Why are they in detention centers? [They do not have proper papers to be in the U.S. Most are awaiting

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April 18, 2017
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Democracy Loses in Turkey

What are some of the new powers the next Turkish President will be able to use? [He will be able to issue decrees, to appoint the judges who will review his decisions and to control the

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April 17, 2017
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Checking-In Can Now Lead to Checking-Out

Some immigrants in the U.S. do not have the proper papers. Why don’t they?

President Obama said …

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April 14, 2017
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Is Turkey About to Vote to End its Democracy?

If Turkish citizens vote “Yes” on the upcoming referendum, President Erdogan will get new powers to govern. Polls show a “yes” vote is likely. True or false?

The referendum about …

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