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August 2, 2017
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Venezuela Heads Down the Dark Road to Dictatorship

The people of Venezuela voted on a referendum to draft a new constitution. What was the outcome of the referendum? Was the outcome surprising? [The ruling party won the referendum. The

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July 31, 2017
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The North Korean Plan for Victory

North Korea thinks nuclear weapons will make it too powerful for the U.S. to threaten it or engage in nuclear war with it. What do readers think?

Some experts believe North Korea has “a …

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July 24, 2017
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Made in America Week. There are No Maids in America. What?

Last week was “Made in America” week. What is this event celebrating?

H-2B visas are used for hiring foreign temporary workers. …


How Well Does Your Pet See?

Here is another way pets are like people. They can have vision problems. Sometimes the symptoms are easy to detect. Your dog or cat...

New Danger: The Bottom of Your Shoes

Do you take off your shoes when you go into someone’s home? Most Americans do not. It is common practice in Japan and Finland....

New Research: What it Means to Become a Mother

There is even a word that describes it. It is “matrescence.” The matrescence period begins during pregnancy and extends into motherhood. The signs can...

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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