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Check out the newest addition to our Teachers' Corner! Free curricula to help teach counterargument, distinguish fact from opinion, analyze primary sources, build research speed, and other thoughtful lessons related to critical thinking. Lessons are listed by grade level and include adaptations and Common Core standards met.
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"Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider." - Francis Bacon, English essayist

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The Keystone XL pipeline has been in the news recently. We've compiled pro & con quotes and related resources to help you understand the debate over transporting oil extracted from tar sands in Alberta, Canada, through several US states to the Texas Gulf region. #keystonexl #keystonepipeline  
Should the United States Authorize the Keystone XL Pipeline to Import Tar Sand Oil from Canada? Read pros, cons, and expert responses in the debate.
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"The aim of an argument or discussion should not be victory, but progress." - Joseph Joubert, French moralist and essayist

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Bi-partisan amendment in new federal spending bill prohibits the Department of Justice (DOJ) from arresting or prosecuting anyone acting in accordance with state laws that legalize #medicalmarijuana. Is that good news, bad news, or ? bit.ly/13HmcVh
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Is There Really a Santa Claus? – He's jolly and generous, but is he real? Our new holiday-themed site explores the legend of Santa Claus and offers the history of old Saint Nick. Read the pro and con arguments then decide for yourself: Is Santa Claus man or myth?
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A bill to abolish Montana's #deathpenalty failed to pass the state House of Representatives by one vote, the closest an anti-death penalty law has come to being passed by the Montana House. 32 US states currently have the death penalty, down from an all-time high of 38 in 1995.

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Canadians who are suffering from severely debilitating illnesses have the right to physician-assisted suicide (PAS), according to the Supreme Court of Canada. In a unanimous ruling announced on Feb. 6, 2015, the Court said that the existing ban on PAS violates the "right to life, liberty and security" guaranteed by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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A #measles outbreak tied to California's Disneyland theme park likely traces back to a foreign tourist or an American infected overseas, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The outbreak has infected 94 people in eight states and Mexico, with 67 of those cases linked directly to Disneyland.

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A measles outbreak tied to California's Disneyland theme park likely traces back to a foreign tourist or an American infected overseas, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The outbreak has infected 94 people in eight states (Arizona, California, Colorado, Michigan, Nebraska, ...
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This Day in #History - Jan. 2, 1892: Annie Moore, a 15 year-old Irish girl, was the first immigrant to be processed at Ellis Island. Between 1892 and 1954, over twelve million immigrants entered the United States through the portal of Ellis Island. http://bit.ly/1zJ0KrX
[T]he settlement on the James River in 1607 marked the beginning of a nation--a nation that was certainly English in its foundation, whatever may be said of the superstructure. Virginia, New England, Maryland, the Carolinas, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Georgia were begun by Englishmen; ...
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President Obama announced a restoration of full diplomatic relations with Cuba for the first time since 1961. The US will ease travel and remittance restrictions, release three Cuban spies, and open an embassy in Havana. Cuba will release 53 political prisoners, as well as American contractor Alan Gross, who returned to the US this morning.

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