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Why Your Vote Counts
Does your vote count? To paraphrase a famous quote from Senator Everett Dirksen: A vote here, a vote there, pretty soon it adds up to real electoral power.

Oct 15, 2008, 14:27 PST

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The Picken's Plan - Energy Independence
Take a look at the Pickens Plan promotion. It's time to stop our dependence on oil. There are ways that you can have an effect on the energy policies of our country, regardless of your age.
Sep 27, 2008, 17:52 PST

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Not So Funny In China
A look at the way the people of China view American political cartoons through an interview with Daryl Cagle.

Jul 1, 2008, 14:38 PST

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Southern California Fires - $1Billion in Damage
Oct 24, 2007 - The wildfires have already caused extensive damage--- and threaten to shut down a major power transmission link to San Diego.
Oct 25, 2007, 05:53 PST

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Southern California Fires - Animals
Oct. 24, 2007 - The wildfires still sweeping Southern California aren't just uprooting people - thousands of animals have had to be relocated to safer surroundings.
Oct 25, 2007, 05:23 PST

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12 Years of Detention for Suu Kyi
Oct. 24, 2007 - Thai supporters of Nobel laureate Aang San Suu Kyi campaign to mark her 12 years in detention.
Oct 24, 2007, 06:38 PST

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China Space Launch
Oct. 24, 2007 - China tourists are flocking to a remote area for the launch of China's first moon orbiting space launch.
Oct 24, 2007, 06:33 PST

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Bhutto vows to stay in Pakistan
Oct. 22, 2007 - Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto said -- in an NBC interview that she plans to stay in Pakistan and fight for democracy.
Oct 22, 2007, 06:45 PST

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Somali Journalist Killed
Oct. 20, 2007 - The acting head of an independent radio station has been shot dead in the latest attack on a journalist in the Somali capital.
Oct 20, 2007, 06:29 PST

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In The News
Which current events are in the news today?
Nov 5, 2006, 19:53 PST

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Know the News!
For a window into today's world and what really matters to students, visit Pencil News.

Mar 20, 2006, 17:48 PST

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World AIDS Day
Support World AIDS Day! According to UNAIDS estimates, there were 37.2 million adults and 2.2 million children living with HIV at the end of 2004.

Mar 20, 2006, 14:20 PST

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Bestselling Current Affairs Books
If you're like most students you want to keep up on your current events. This top ten list of bestsellers will keep you up-to-date.

Mar 20, 2006, 08:10 PST

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ClassBrain's Political Cartoons
Check out the political cartoons at ClassBrain for great ideas for your social studies projects. We have the latest political cartoons from across the US, as well as some International cartoons. Cross a great political cartoon with interesting topics and resources, and you get a great social studies project courtesy of ClassBrain!
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Mar 20, 2006, 08:08 PST


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