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MLK, Brexit, and More—In the News 1/14/19

Celebrate the life and achievements of influential American civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Explore the distinct advantages of unification, along with the drawbacks that led the UK to vote in 2016 to leave the EU. These stories and more in this week’s “In The News”. […]

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Brexit, Spies, And More—In the News 12/17/18

British Prime Minister Theresa May has managed to hold on to her position despite a leadership challenge and eroding support. Alleged Russian spy Maria Butina pleaded guilty to influencing US relations with Russia before and after the 2016 presidential election. These stories and more in this week’s “In The News”. […]

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Viking Swords, Walking on The Moon, and More—In The News 10/15/18

An eight-year-old girl found a 1,500-year-old, pre-Viking-era sword while swimming in a lake in Sweden. Ryan Gosling stars as Neil Armstrong in First Man which dramatizes the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the moon. These stories and more in this week’s “In the News”. […]

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Minimum Wage Increases, Climate Concerns, and More—In The News 10/8/18

On Tuesday, Amazon announced it will be raising the minimum hourly wage for all U.S. employees of the company, while phasing out bonus and stock award programs. Survey the pluses and minuses of efficiency wages, piecework, milestone payments, commissions, promotions, stock options, and other incentives. […]

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Migrant Whales, Poisoned Bees, and More—In The News 10/1/18

London has a new tourist! A beluga whale has wandered way off course into the Thames River. Normally found in the arctic and subarctic waters, whale experts are concerned about the warm waters and the heavy boat traffic. Learn fascinating facts about the beluga and get an overview of the mammalian wildlife that inhabits or migrates to polar waters. Learn more in this week’s edition of “In The News.” […]

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Taking Risks, Discovering Sunken Ships and More—In The News 9/24/18

The decades-long search for Captain Cook’s ship Endeavour has been narrowed down to one or two archaeological sites, in an area just off the Goat Island shore in Rhode Island, 10,500 miles from the country with which it is most famously associated. Get to know Captain James Cook, an explorer who in many ways epitomized the age of scientific discovery and—by filling in blank spots and correcting faulty maps—significantly advanced the representation of our world […]

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