Palestine

Editors Note: We're blogging through We Didn't Start the Fire by Billy Joel.

Palestine was a region that occupied what is now Israel and Jordan in Asia.

In 1976, on March 30th, Israeli police decided to confiscate Palestinian territories, using them for Jewish settlements. The Palestinians rebelled against this unfair treatment, and strikes and marches were held all over the region. Instead of sending in police, as such incidents usually called for, Israel sent in...

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Foreign Debts

Editors Note: We're blogging through We Didn't Start the Fire by Billy Joel.

The United States is in a lot of debt to other countries. Debt to other countries is called ‘foreign debt’ or ‘external debt’.

As of June 20 of 2015, the United States was ranked first out of all the countries in most foreign debt - 17,559,087, 000,000 dollars. So that’s seventeen trillion, five hundred fifty nine billion, eighty seven million dollars. The country that comes...

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History Isn’t Always Interesting

You’re all hitched up and rolling down the road. Kids in the backseat chattering away. Coffee in the console. A full tank of gas. Oil checked. Tires topped off. Snacks in the cooler. GPS dialed into your next destination.

An hour into your drive a large brown sign looms on the horizon.

Ah - the brown sign. Brown signs point the way to beauty, to vacation destinations, to awesome learning...

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AIDS

Editors Note: We're blogging through We Didn't Start the Fire by Billy Joel.

AIDS is caused by HIV and interferes with the body’s ability to fight infections. HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection) destroys white blood cells that are needed in the body to stop infections, which then causes AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome).

HIV has symptoms that are like those of the flu, including diarrhea, vomiting, fever, and sore throat. Other symptoms are...

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