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The French Election: A Big Deal

April 25, 2017
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The French Election: A Big Deal

Is the future of Europe at stake in the French election for President? Election day is May 7, 2017.

One candidate is Marine Le Pen. She is anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant. She does not support the European Union. This means she …

Tips for Teachers

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

Tips for Teachers

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

Democracy Loses in Turkey

April 18, 2017
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Democracy Loses in Turkey

American voters elected Donald Trump as President. British voters chose to leave the European Union.

Turks voted to change the way their government works. They amended their Constitution. The next president will have sweeping powers. Gone are the familiar ‘checks …

Tips for Teachers

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 …

Syria Murders its Citizens, World Outrage, Diplomacy. – Will Anything Happen?

April 6, 2017
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Syria Murders its Citizens, World Outrage, Diplomacy. – Will Anything Happen?

Force is the last choice. That is the view of most nations. The U.S. used force in Iraq. Russia used force in the Crimea and the Ukraine. Now Syria has again used poisoned gas against its people.

How to end …

Who is Targeting American Jews?

March 2, 2017
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Who is Targeting American Jews?

Anti-Semitism is another word for being anti-Jewish. It means being against people because of who they are.

Jews have suffered for centuries because of their religion. Seventy-five years ago, Hitler set out to kill all the Jewish people in countries …

Trump Bows to China

February 13, 2017
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Trump Bows to China

“One China” is a policy honored by America. Donald Trump said he would not be bound by the One China Policy.

One China comes from a historic event of 44 years ago. Until then, the U.S. did not recognize “Red” …

Updating the News: Gambia, Colombia, Myanmar

February 7, 2017
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Updating the News: Gambia, Colombia, Myanmar

Gambia and Gay People

The president of Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, is gone. He ruled Gambia for twenty-two years. He lost an election. Still, he held on to the office. Troops from other countries surrounded the country. African leaders convinced him …

Trump’s First Commander in Chief Action Fails

February 6, 2017
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Trump’s First Commander in Chief Action Fails

Yemen is a key place to gather intelligence on Al Qaeda. It is a country in distress. Its government is not in charge. It is a dangerous place. Houthi rebels control much of the country. They are allies of Al …

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News on Skin Cancer

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A new study said we need...

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