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The Spill: A New Planet

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Welcome to LNGenZ’s roundup of the trending topics in the news this week.

Ukraine’s Story

Ukraine has been in the news lately. People are talking about the country because of a scandal linked to President Donald Trump. Democrats in the House of Representatives may try to impeach Trump over this story. This means they could try to “fire” him from his job as president. The talk centers on a phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

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Japan Allows Whale Hunting Again

For many years, hunting whale has been a tradition in several countries. But in the 1800s and 1900s, whalers had almost killed all of some types of whales. To stop whales from going extinct, several countries joined together in the 1960s and formed a group called the International Whaling Commission, also called the IWC. The IWC agreed in 1986 that whales should only be hunted in a few cases, like when a group of people rely on whale meat for food or for scientific research.

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Scientists Found a New Planet They Can’t Explain

Scientists who study space, called astronomers, found a new planet far away. Planets outside our solar system are called exoplanets, and this exoplanet makes astronomers doubt what they used to believe about how planets are formed. If everything we thought we knew about planets were correct, this planet shouldn’t exist. It’s too big.

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Spanking Children Is Against the Law in Scotland

Physical discipline is a form of punishment that makes people uncomfortable or gives them pain. This is also called corporal punishment. When parents spank their children, this is physical discipline. Some people think this is the best way to correct bad behavior, but that approach is becoming less common these days.

Many people today believe that spanking or hitting a child for any reason is wrong. It sends the message that “might makes right,” or that whoever is stronger gets to make the rules. It keeps children from learning how to trust people and it encourages bullying, these people would say.

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