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Puerto Rico: What is the role of the federal government after a disaster?

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This PBS NewsHour Extra video lesson explores Hurricane Maria which struck the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, resulting in an emergency situation for the three and half million American citizens on the island. Continue reading

Under President Trump, a new strategy for the Afghanistan war sparks debate

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The U.S. war in Afghanistan has progressed for 16 years, and a new strategy for how to proceed has caused debate among Trump and his national security team. Progress has been slow and the president has reportedly been frustrated with his advisers. Continue reading

Trump announces major policy change for transgender service members over Twitter

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When President Trump tweeted that transgender Americans would no longer be allowed to serve in the military, his Joint Chiefs of Staff in the four branches of the military were unaware that he planned to make the announcement. Continue reading

U.S. fires missiles into Syria in response to chemical weapons attack

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The U.S. launched nearly 60 missiles aimed at strategic air force targets in Syria Thursday night in retaliation for the Syrian’s government’s use of chemical weapons which killed at least 100 civilians on Tuesday. Continue reading

Obama urges nation not to give in to fear

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President Obama told the nation that the U.S. will destroy the Islamic State (ISIS) in an address from the Oval Office Sunday night. Continue reading

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