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Earth Day has become an international phenomenon

KC area to host Earth Day-related family activities An event that began in the United States has become an international event for creating awareness about environmental issues. The event is Earth Day. Each year, it’s observed on April 22. However, sometimes states and organizations make the observance of Earth Day a weeklong event, hosting workshops, festivals and other activities that …

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Around The Globe 04.12.18

Here are some of the recent stories that have made national and international headlines: *Zuckerberg’s trip to Washington: Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg testified to the U.S. Senate’s Judiciary and Commerce committees on Tuesday (April 10) in Washington, D.C. C-SPAN3 and other media outlets provided live coverage of the joint committee hearing. The social media networking site’s chairman and CEO was …

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Mexican president responds to Trump

By Chara President Trump’s decision to send National Guard troops to America’s southern border isn’t being well-received in Mexico. On April 4, Trump signed a memorandum approving the deployment of National Guard troops, citing undocumented immigration traffic, narcotics traffic and “dangerous gang activity” as the reasons for doing so. Multiple news agencies have confirmed that the deployment of troops to …

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Wonderful World: Discover Rio de Janeiro

By Tom Sawyer Welcome tourists! In this edition, we have to talk about the city that is known by many as the Wonderful City. It is undoubtedly the most famous and beautiful city of Brazil, we are talking about Rio de Janeiro. It was the capital of the Kingdom of Portugal for 15 years, but since 1822 the Brazilian Empire …

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Around The Globe 04.05.18

Here are some of the recent stories that have made local, regional, national and international headlines: *Martin Luther King Jr. commemorations: Events were scheduled for Wednesday (April 4) at churches and other public places around the United States to pay tribute to the minister and civil rights leader, who was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tenn. Activities in …

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Wonderful World: Discover Honolulu

By Tom Sawyer Welcome, tourists! In this issue, we’ll examine a paradisiacal place that belongs to our country. It’s the birthplace of former President Obama and the capital of America’s youngest state. I’m talking about Honolulu. In addition to being the capital of Hawaii, it’s Hawaii’s largest locality and belongs to Oahu – one of the eight main islands of …

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State Department submits rule proposal for visa applicants

By Chara A proposed rule by the State Department might change the way visas are processed at U.S. embassies. If approved, foreigners applying for a U.S. visa would be required to present their social media history for the past five years. Specifically, they would be required to provide their usernames on social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, according …

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March for Our Lives becomes a global movement

On March 24, more than 800,000 people united in Washington, D.C., to protest America’s gun-control laws. The nation’s capital wasn’t the only place where people protested. Sparked by the Feb. 14 school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., March for Our Lives was speculated to be among the largest single-day protests in history in Washington, multiple …

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Mexico still attempting to rebuild after 2017 earthquake

By Tere Siqueira On Sept. 19, 2017, an earthquake struck Mexico, killing hundreds of people and leaving thousands without places to live, study or work. Six months later, the effectiveness of the recovery effort is being questioned. Many affected Mexico City area residents are still sleeping in tent camps in the street, awaiting a response on whether they can return …

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Around The Globe: 03.16.18

Here are some of the recent stories that have made national and international headlines: *Turnover in Trump administration continues: Multiple news agencies reported that President Trump ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Tuesday (March 13). According to a list compiled by ABC News, Tillerson is among almost 30 high-ranking officials in Trump’s administration who’ve quit or been fired since Trump …

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