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Could an Elevator Take Us to the Moon?

Imagine having an elevator that took you straight to the moon. Just step in and let the elevator carry you. Scientists have predicted we will be able to do just that as early as 2050. NASA, along with space agencies in China and Japan, have been working on this idea for years.

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A Secret Service Dog Is Rewarded for His Service

Hurricane is a black Belgian Malinois and US Secret Service canine officer. He was on duty with his handler, Officer Marshall Mirarchi, at the White House October 22, 2014, when a stranger breached security.  A man had jumped over the north lawn fence and ran across the lawn and towards the family residence.

Mirarchi and Hurricane went after the man, and the heroic dog was kicked, punched, swung through the air, and slammed to the ground.  Although Hurricane was battered, he didn’t let go of the suspect’s arm.

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The NBA Chooses China over Free Speech

Daryl Morey, the owner of the Houston Rockets, recently said that he supported the activists who are fighting for their rights in Hong Kong, which is ruled by the Chinese government. This upset the People’s Republican of China, and the country threatened to stop doing business with the NBA.

The NBA apologized to China for the owner’s comments about Hong Kong protesters, who are demanding that they get the same rights as Americans. Later, the Houston Rockets owner apologized on Twitter.

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The Nobel Prize: What It Means

The Nobel Peace Prize is a well-known award given to people or organizations that have worked improve the world. This year’s award went to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmend Ali. The leader was given the award “for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation,” especially to solve a conflict between Ethiopia and its neighbor Eritrea.

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Columbus Day: The History and the Conflict

Columbus Day is celebrated each year on the second Monday in October. It is in honor of Christopher Columbus, who sailed from Europe to America in 1972. After him came many Europeans, who settled on the land. The cultures of North and much of South America wouldn’t exist as they are today without that influence. There were events to celebrate Columbus over the years, but in 1972, President Richard Nixon made the second Monday in October officially Columbus Day.

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