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June 26, 2017
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Is Venezuela Going the Way of Cuba?

Things changed in Venezuela a few years ago when the price of oil dropped. Why did the drop in the price of oil matter? [Since oil sales were the nation’s biggest source of

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June 21, 2017
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How Well Does Your Pet See?

What symptoms might tell you that your pet is having vision problems?

Animals share many of the most common eye ailments suffered by people, …

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June 19, 2017
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President Trump, Inc., a Lawful Business?

What is a primary “intent” of the emoluments clause?

Why is the practice of American presidents to give …

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June 14, 2017
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President Trump signed two travel bans. What did those countries have in common?  

Why did federal

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June 12, 2017
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James Comey’s America

James A. Comey, as the head of the FBI, was looking into charges that Russia interfered with the 2016 U.S. election for president. He testified that probably Russia did not attempt such interference. True or false? [False.

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June 5, 2017
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Venezuela Gets a Payday Loan

Most people who get a payday loan expect to able to pay it back with their next paycheck. Interest rates can be high, but manageable if the loan is paid back right away. True or …

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May 26, 2017
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Reality Meets Reality in Global Trading

Harley-Davidson is going to build a new plant in Thailand. It is the company’s first plant built outside of the U.S. True or false?

Why …

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May 25, 2017
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A Trump Abroad 

President Trump currently is abroad on his first foreign trip as president. Which countries will he be visiting?

What terrible event occurred in America 16 years ago …

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May 24, 2017
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Jobs are Now Looking for Workers

So what if America has labor shortages. What are some of the problems with labor shortages? [Overall economic growth is slowed; growing companies cannot find workers, and companies that can’t find workers will not

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May 23, 2017
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Turkey Blames U.S. for Riot in D.C.

Peaceful demonstrators recently were outside the home of the Turkish ambassador in Washington, D.C; They were protesting Erdogan’s rule. They were attacked by men in black suits. Who were the men in black …

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How Well Does Your Pet See?

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New Danger: The Bottom of Your Shoes

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New Research: What it Means to Become a Mother

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An Immigrant Artist in America

Nari Ward is an artist from Jamaica. He lives and works in a former Harlem fire station.

Nari Ward takes everyday objects – most...

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