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John Nash (1928-2015) Tribute List

Nobel Prize winner John Forbes Nash, Jr., 86, was killed in a car accident on May 23, 2015 along with his wife, Alicia, who was 82. Nash's story was told in " A Beautiful Mind," a book adapted into a...
delusion, prodigy, rationality, delirium, revelation, eccentricity, metaphysical, moderate, revert, view list...
10 words

"An Awful Human Trade," Vocabulary from the news article

"In West Africa, an alleged slave-ship snafu reflects the trauma of an ongoing business of marketing children as forced labor." This is the subtitle from an April 30, 2001 Time article by Simon...
tattered, bustle, accessory, estimate, domestic, plantation, traffic, option, affluent, view list...
20 words

The Measles Outbreak - What to Know

In the Chicago Tribune article "Doctors, Talk Tough on Measles," Cory Franklin traces the measles back to a nineteenth century outbreak in the South Pacific, discusses what this has in common with the...
affluent, devastate, epidemic, lack, missionary, eradication, vaccine, demographic, vaccinate, view list...
15 words

The Scoop on Net Neutrality

In the New York Times article "Internet Taxes, Another Window Into the Net Neutrality Debate," Steve Lohr outlines how legislators feel a tax ban on high-speed internet service will further the...
bipartisan, legislation, ban, prohibition, federal, communications, commission, utility, protect, view list...
20 words

Mario Cuomo (1932-2015) Tribute List

Mario Cuomo, 3-term governor of New York and expert articulator of his party's principles, died on January 1, 2015. Cuomo became a national figure with a series of speeches in 1984, several of which...
eloquence, calamity, affluence, aspiration, mettle, manipulate, prose, affidavit, celestial, view list...
12 words

"Class Matters," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-5

Originally a series in The New York Times, these 14 articles compiled and edited by Bill Keller give glimpses into the lives of people across America to prove that, despite our image of being the land...
integrated, mobility, elusive, impoverished, adversity, gender, heterogeneous, ironic, exemplar, view list...
40 words

Quotes about Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier (1951-2014)

Former Hatian dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier died of a heart attack on October 4, 2014 at the age of 63. While most historians agree that he was an improvement on his father, "Papa Doc,"...
venal, affable, stolid, unanimous, redemption, embezzle, ascension, totalitarian, stark, view list...
10 words

President Obama's Speech on ISIL Threat

On September 10, 2014, President Obama addressed the nation about the terrorist threat posed by those known as ISIS ( Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) or ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) a...
degrade, affiliate, vigilant, exploit, grievance, condone, strife, genocide, decisive, view list...
24 words
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