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College Board to Assign “Adversity Score” to Students’ SATs

May 22, 2019

Students’ SATs will soon be bundled with an “Adversity Score,” “The Wall Street Journal” reported. The number, known only to college admissions officers, will indicate each student’s economic and social background. This change is due to the many factors affecting education success in and out of school. […]

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Alabama Passes Strict Legislation, Raising Privacy Concerns

May 21, 2019

Alabama has signed the nation’s strictest anti-abortion bill into law, “The Guardian” reported. The Alabama Human Life Protection Act makes no exceptions for instances of rape or incest, making it the strictest abortion law in the nation. Some say the Constitutional right to privacy makes the law unenforceable. […]

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As “Game of Thrones” Ends, a Look Back on Its Troubled Start

May 20, 2019

HBO aired the series finale of its epic fantasy drama “Game of Thrones” on May 19. The series was known for its engaging storylines, dynamic characters, production value, and graphic content. Surprisingly, the show almost didn’t get made due to a troublesome first draft of its pilot script. […]

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“Jeopardy!” Contestant Breaks Record for Single-Game Winnings

April 29, 2019

A contestant on the popular television show “Jeopardy!” earned $131,127 in a single game, breaking the record for highest single-game winnings, according to the show’s website. Professional gambler James Holzhauer has amassed over a million dollars in 17 nights, with no sign of slowing down. Here’s how. […]

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47,000 U.S. Bridges Classified As “Structurally Deficient”

April 11, 2019

A new report by a Washington, D.C.-based group says over 47,000 bridges across the country need repairs, according to an article by NPR. The group, The American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), estimates an 80-year timeline to fix all the bridges. But the construction and deterioration of bridges are complex matters. […]

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Newly Discovered Harriet Tubman Photograph on Display at Smithsonian

April 7, 2019

A newly found photograph of a young Harriet Tubman is now on display at the Smithsonian, “The New York Times” reported. Restored by conservators at the Library of Congress, the previously unknown picture can be seen at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Tubman became a legendary abolitionist during the slave trade in America. […]

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Presidential Hopefuls Call for End of Electoral Vote

March 29, 2019

Mayor Pete Buttigieg is the latest 2020 presidential candidate to suggest the elimination of the Electoral College vote, according to “Business Insider.” Buttigieg said he would propose a Constitutional Amendment to abolish it. The Electoral College often causes voting paradoxes in the United States. […]

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As Costs Rise, Hundreds of U.S. Towns and Cities Scale Back Recycling

March 28, 2019

Recycling collection bills are skyrocketing, forcing cities to scale back or even stop recycling, according to an article in “The New York Times.” Increased costs result from recycling companies trying to recoup losses suffered due to fewer buyers in the global scrap market. Recycling is one of three waste disposal methods used today. […]

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