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Nice is attacked on Bastille Day

On July 14th, Bastille Day, France saw yet another terrorist attack.  Yesterday’s event was France’s third terrorist attack in 19 months. The attacker was 31-year-old Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel born in Tunisia. At around 10:45 pm, Bouhlel drove a 19-ton truck into a crowd of people who were celebrating in the streets. Behind him, he left 84 dead and 202 injured including many children. At first, bystanders thought that the truck was simply out of control and that the whole thing was a horrible accident. But they soon noticed that the truck’s headlights were off and the driver was not...

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6 New Words – Day 2

GARMENT NOUN – An article of clothing Mary’s job is to make sure that the garments fit the models just right.   Garment IMPAIRED ADJECTIVE- weakened or damaged When people are drunk, their sense of balance is impaired.    Impaired KEEN ADJECTIVE – having or showing eagerness or enthusiasm; interested in or attracted by (someone or something). Elizabeth was keen on learning geography.   Keen HAVOC NOUN – Violent and needless disturbance The elephant caused havoc in the room too small to hold him.   Havoc JARGON NOUN – special words or expressions that are used by a particular profession or group...

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Dinosaur similar to T. Rex found

A new type of dinosaur has been found in Argentina. The Gualicho shinyae was found by Sebastián Apesteguía and his team in a spot called the Huincul Formation. At least five other dinosaurs have been found in that area. The most striking thing about the Gualicho shinyae is that it has short arms just like T. Rex. No other dinosaur so far has been known to have shortened limbs. Also like T. Rex, this newly found species seems to have eaten meat, also a rare find in the dinosaur world. Researchers found “the hind limbs and the forelimbs, [a] section of the back and the...

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6 New Words – Day 1

6 New Words Day 1 ABOUND VERB – To exist in large numbers or amounts In springtime, the fields abound with flowers.   CHEAT VERB – act dishonestly or unfairly in order to gain an advantage, especially in a game or examination Emily always cheats on her tests.  NOUN – someone who acts dishonestly Emily is a cheat.   ETHICS NOUN – moral principles that govern a person’s or group’s behavior The CEO made sure that his company maintained good business ethics.    BRASH VERB – Confident and assertive, but in a rude way The salesman angered a lot of people with his brash personality.   DISDAIN...

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Maria Sharapova Failed Drug Test at Australian Open

Maria Sharapova, the Russian tennis star, has failed her drug test at the Australian Open. Sharapova was taking meldonium, a drug that increases blood flow. The drug is also known as mildronate. She had been legally taking the drug for 10 years and claims she did not know that the drug was on the list of substances athletes cannot take. The drug was only added to the list this year. During a press conference, Sharapova revealed that she doesn’t know what the consequences will be yet, but expressed that she would not like to end her career this way....

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