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School Lunch Debt: How to Solve the Problem?

School meals are a very important part of any student’s education. Feeding students, however, is not cheap, and schools struggle to find the funding. Not all families can afford to pay for hot lunches, unfortunately, and debt begins to grow. Schools are always trying to find ways to make up their losses, but not all attempts are met with enthusiasm.

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Turkey vs. Syria: Is Peace Possible?

Last week, Turkey informed the White House of plans to invade northern Syria to attack terrorists in the area. In response, President Donald Trump decided to remove the 50 US troops that were there. This decision caused an argument about American involvement in Syria.

Unfortunately, shortly after invading Syria, Turkey did attack the Kurds, killing hundreds. Trump imposed sanctions as a response. Economic sanctions are policies designed to harm a person, country, or organization by costing them money.

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Protests in Spain Over Catalan Independence

The fight for independence is not a new concept; peoples from all over the world have been engaging in this battle for thousands of years. America gained its independence in 1776 – now, groups in the Spanish area of Catalonia are campaigning to become independent.

Catalan nationalists have complained for a long time that they send too much money to the poorer parts of Spain, through taxes controlled by Madrid.

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Justin Trudeau Wins Canadian Election

The people of Canada went out on October 21 to vote for the next leader of their country. The polls are closed, the votes have been counted, and Canadians have learned that Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau will continue as their prime minister. Unlike the US, Canada uses the Westminster system, which is based on the British tradition of a parliament and a prime minister as head of government.

Trudeau only won a minority government – can his party survive the pressure from his opponents?

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UN Puts Countries with Poor Records on Human Rights Council

The United Nations (UN) recently held a secret ballot vote to let 14 countries join the Human Rights Council (HRC). The HRC is a part of the UN that is supposed to look for human rights violations around the world. Over the years, it has been the subject of controversy, mostly for the states involved in the council. Many of them have horrible records of violating human rights.

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