Current events in Syria have centuries of history
Current events in Syria have centuries of history
April 16, 2018 - To understand World War II, one must study World War I. Maps of the Middle East before and after WWI are useful. For hundreds of years before WWI, Syria was a province within the Ottoman Empire. And to understand the international ban on chemical weapons that exists today, one needs to study the Geneva Protocol. It was signed in 1925 after the horrors of WWI gas attacks.
 
  • Current events in Syria have centuries of history

    Current events in Syria have centuries of history

    April 16, 2018 - To understand World War II, one must study World War I. Maps of the Middle East before and after WWI are useful. For hundreds of years before WWI, Syria was a province within the Ottoman Empire. And to understand the international ban on chemical weapons that exists today, one needs to study the Geneva Protocol. It was signed in 1925 after the horrors of WWI gas attacks.

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  • Holocaust Remembrance Day

    Holocaust Remembrance Day

    April 12, 2018 - On April 19, 2017, Student News Net interviewed Irene Hasenberg Butter. She is a professor emerita and Holocaust survivor. When she was a teenager, she was briefly with Anne Frank in early 1945 at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Seventy-three years after her horrifying experiences, Irene has written a book. It was released last week.

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  • Annual day honors Vietnam veterans

    Annual day honors Vietnam veterans

    April 6, 2018 - National Vietnam War Veterans Day was first commemorated on March 29, 2012. The day was made an annual commemoration in 2017. It recognizes the millions of veterans who served and 58,220 active duty members of the Armed Services who were killed from 1955-1975. A wreath laying ceremony was held on March 29, 2018 at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (the Wall) in Washington.

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  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)

    April 4, 2018 - On this day 50 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, pastor and civil rights activist, was assassinated.

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  • Final Four finale tonight

    Final Four finale tonight

    April 2, 2018 - March Madness continued into April. Notre Dame made a buzzer beater Sunday to win the NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Championship. Villanova and Michigan meet tonight to crown the men's champion.

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  • Drink a glass of fresh water on World Water Day

    Drink a glass of fresh water on World Water Day

    March 22, 2018 - Have a tall glass of fresh water today. It's World Water Day.

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  • Pie provides perfect Pi paradigm

    Pie provides perfect Pi paradigm

    March 14, 2018 - Making a pie crust for that perfect pie is a culinary and mathematical exercise. Happy Pi Day!

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  • Why are North and South Korea separate countries?

    Why are North and South Korea separate countries?

    March 12, 2018 - North and South Korea are separate countries. The countries are divided by a Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). The history of separation and the DMZ dates to 1945, the end of World War II. It also dates to the Korean War (1950-1953.) The Korean War was never resolved with a permanent treaty. Tensions between the two countries, and their respective allies, continues to this day.

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  • New weather satellite adds eyes to the sky

    New weather satellite adds eyes to the sky

    March 5, 2018 - NASA successfully launched the second in a series of next generation weather satellites. The launch was last Thursday. It's called the GOES-S. Within two weeks, the satellite will settle into a geostationary orbit. That orbit will be 22,300 miles above Earth.

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  • Team USA earns 9 gold medals

    Team USA earns 9 gold medals

    Feb. 26, 2018 - The 23rd Winter Olympic Games are officially closed. PyeongChang 2018 will be remembered for dazzling opening and closing ceremonies, fierce competition, and inspirational performances. Team USA won 9 gold medals. Gold medals were won in Women's Hockey, Men's Curling, and Women's Cross-Country skiing and six other sports.

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  • New report identifies critical minerals

    New report identifies critical minerals

    Feb. 21, 2018 - The next time you charge your cell phone or computer battery think about what is inside. Lithium is a chemical element. Lithium and its derivative minerals powers the digital age.

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  • Flu cases still rising

    Flu cases still rising

    Feb. 13, 2018 - The CDC estimates 34 million Americans will come down with the flu before the flu viruses take their summer break. That estimate is based on previous flu seasons similar to this year. It's week 11 of the current flu season. Overall flu activity continues to rise, according to Dr. Anne Schuchat, acting CDC director.

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  • SUE is moving to new

    SUE is moving to new 'digs'

    Feb. 6, 2018 - SUE is the largest Tyrannosaurus rex ever found. The skeleton has welcomed visitors to The Field Museum in Chicago since 2000. This week, the dinosaur skeleton is moving to the second floor. It's being installed in a new exhibit - Evolving Planet. Its new digs will be ready in 2019.

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  • CDC: Flu season is challenging and intense

    CDC: Flu season is challenging and intense

    Jan. 29, 2018 - The 2017-2018 flu season is a challenging one. The main culprit, the H3N2 influenza virus, is associated with more cases of flu, more visits to the doctor, more hospitalizations, and more deaths, especially among older people, the CDC reported Friday. By May, an estimated 34 million people could become ill and about 700,000 hospitalized. May is the end of flu season.

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  • Current events in Syria have centuries of history Current events in Syria have centuries of history
    April 16, 2018 - To understand World War II, one must study World War I. Maps of the Middle East before and after WWI are useful. For hundreds of years before WWI, Syria was a province within the Ottoman Empire. And to understand the international ban on chemical weapons that exists today, one needs to study the Geneva Protocol. It was signed in 1925 after the horrors of WWI gas attacks.
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  • Holocaust Remembrance Day Holocaust Remembrance Day
    April 12, 2018 - On April 19, 2017, Student News Net interviewed Irene Hasenberg Butter. She is a professor emerita and Holocaust survivor. When she was a teenager, she was briefly with Anne Frank in early 1945 at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Seventy-three years after her horrifying experiences, Irene has written a book. It was released last week.
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  • Current events in Syria have centuries of history Current events in Syria have centuries of history
    April 16, 2018 - To understand World War II, one must study World War I. Middle East maps before and after WWI are useful. For hundreds of years before WWI, Syria was a province within the Ottoman Empire. And to understand the international ban on chemical weapons that exists today, one needs to study the Geneva Protocol. It was signed in 1925 after WWI gas attacks.
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  • Holocaust Remembrance Day Holocaust Remembrance Day
    April 12, 2018 - On April 19, 2017, Student News Net interviewed Irene Hasenberg Butter. She is a professor emerita and Holocaust survivor. When she was a teenager, she was briefly with Anne Frank in early 1945 at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Seventy-three years after her horrifying experiences, Irene has written a book. It was released last week.
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If the population of the United States is 320 million, what percent of that number is represented by the population of Ireland?
about 15 percent
about 5 percent
about 1.5 percent
 
 
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