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PBS news summary: Choose your own current event activity

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In this current events lesson, check out the PBS NewsHour’s 2-minute news wrap from April 8, 2020. Continue reading

PBS 2-minute news summary: coronavirus, 2020 Olympics postponed, Afghanistan

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In this current events lesson, check out the PBS NewsHour from Mon. March 23rd, on the cancellation of the Olympics and an update on Afghanistan. Continue reading

Afghanistan: What your students should know about the new strategy in America’s longest war

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On Monday, President Donald Trump announced plans to deploy 4,000 more U.S. troops in the 16-year long Afghanistan War, the longest war in our country’s history. Continue reading

Podcast renews controversy over soldier who abandoned post

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Debate reignited this week over the case of Bowe Bergdahl — the U.S. Army sergeant who deserted his Afghanistan post in 2009, only to be captured by the Taliban and held captive for five years. Continue reading

Doctors Without Borders outraged by U.S. attack on hospital

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An airstrike on a hospital in Northern Afghanistan over the weekend has an international aid organization demanding answers.
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