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Jamal Khashoggi’s legacy and freedom of the press

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Freedom of the press is legally protected by the First Amendment in the Constitution. What other professions are specifically named or protected in the Constitution? Why do you think this was the case? Continue reading

Yemen study guide: How to explain images of war to your students

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More than 9,000 people have died in Yemen’s civil war since 2015, according to the UN, and 22 million people require humanitarian assistance every day. Continue reading

North Korea continues to conduct major missile tests

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President Trump and Japanese President Shinzo Abe spoke by phone on Monday to discuss the growing global threat caused by North Korea. North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile on Friday that experts said could reach the western half of the United States, if not the whole country, with a flatter trajectory. Continue reading

With the economy in freefall, Venezuela faces humanitarian crisis

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With the combination of a failing economy and rapidly inflating food prices, many Venezuelans are currently starving to death. One recent study found that in the past year, 75 percent of Venezuelans lost an average of 19 pounds. The proportion of children who suffer from severe malnutrition increased by four percent in just four months. Continue reading

Outgoing CIA director describes threats facing next administration

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CIA Director John Brennan discusses his concerns with Russia’s alleged interference with the U.S. election and North Korea’s continued pursuit of nuclear weapons. Continue reading

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