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Worldwide Travel Alert issued
Nov. 28, 2015 - On Nov. 23, 2015, the U.S. State Department issued a Worldwide Travel Alert as the threat of terrorist attacks remains around the world. Following the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris that killed 130 people and injured hundreds more, police have taken some suspects into custody and are still looking for others and their accomplices. Their search is focused in France, Belgium, and Germany.
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vigilance: noun;scrutiny, awareness, watchful action; Find it in blue in today's top story!
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Week of November 23

caustic: adjective; capable of burning, very dangerous;
Take a hike - literally!

lofty: adjective; high or elevated in terms of idea, feeling or plan; high in the air;
Astronauts harvest lettuce grown in space

preeminent: adjective; top, above others, superior;
Philly named first World Heritage City in US

valorous: adjective; having valor, brave, courageous;
Capt. Florent Groberg receives Medal of Honor

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1983: The Columbia space shuttle launched from Kennedy Space Center with five astronauts. It landed at Edwards Air Force Base on Dec. 8, 1983. On February 1, 2003 as it was returning to Earth from another mission, Columbia exploded as it approached Kennedy Space Center for its landing, killing all seven astronauts aboard.

1943: The Teheran Conference (Iran) opened with President Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin meeting to develop a plan for an Allied assault in western Europe against Nazi Germany. The resulting plan was called "Operation Overlord" and commenced with D-Day on June 6, 1944.

1907: Charles Alston, African American painter and sculptor, was born in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Nov. 10, 1975: The S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald sinks in Lake SuperiorNov. 10, 1975: The S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald sinks in Lake Superior
Nov. 10, 2015 - In Lake Superior on this day in 1975 during a storm, 29 men went down with the Edmund Fitzgerald, a lake freighter.


1. Describe the change in weather conditions that led to the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

2. How does the song written about the sinking tell the story in a powerful way? Choose one verse and explain its meaning with details from the story and videos.

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Freedom shines brightly Freedom shines brightly
Nov. 19, 2015 - President Lincoln's 1863 Gettsyburg Address is more relevant than ever as the world stands in solidarity with France in defense of freedom.
Take a hike - literally!Take a hike - literally!
Nov. 17, 2015 - At Lassen National Volcanic Park, the 3-mile Bumpass' Hell Trail takes hikers inside a crater of a dormant volcano. Now that's a hike worth every step!
World mourns with FranceWorld mourns with France
Nov. 16, 2015 - Nohemi Gonzalez, an American college student spending a semester studying in Paris, was one of the 129 killed in the Paris terrorist attacks.
Multiple terrorist attacks in ParisMultiple terrorist attacks in Paris
Nov. 13, 2015 - Multiple terrorist attacks are ongoing in Paris, France including restaurants, a concert hall, and a soccer stadium. (UPDATE: Nov. 14)
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