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This index lists the title, publication, and publication date for past articles posted to, along with the full text of the accompanying discussion questions. Due to copyright restrictions, we do not archive articles on In most cases it is possible to retrieve articles by doing a web search for the title of the article. Please email if you need assistance.

Please Note: Current Events lessons are archived for ONE YEAR. A year after posting, the article link and questions will be automatically DELETED from our archive. If you like a lesson and want to use it again in the future, SAVE it to your computer, or print it. Post Date Article Title Publisher Date Published Readablility Discussion Questions
5/23/2024 He invented a successful medical device as a student. Here's his advice for new grads 5/14/2024 10.2 View
5/23/2024 Autopsy: Teen died from eating spicy chip as part of social media challenge Associated Press 5/16/2024 9.3 View
5/28/2024 Ten Commandments school displays could soon be required in Louisiana Lailluminator 5/16/2024 10.7 View
5/24/2024 Amidst widespread inflation, a few prices are dropping WRTV (ABC News, Indianapolis) 5/18/2024 6.1 View
6/11/2024 Americans are down on the economy (again), with inflation topping election concerns 5/19/2024 10.5 View
5/24/2024 'Butcher of Tehran' dead but Raisi's legacy continues as Iran appoints acting president Fox News 5/20/2024 14.9 View
5/30/2024 Billionaire gives incredible gift to UMass graduates Associated Press (via 5/20/2024 8.0 View
6/5/2024 Apologizing for the criminal? Illinois set to change 'offender' to 'justice-impacted individual' in state laws CWB Chicago 5/22/2024 10.7 View
6/4/2024 A bit of electricity can glue hard metals to soft materials Science News Explores 5/22/2024 7.5 View
6/7/2024 Braving Deserts, Seas and Snakes: What It Takes to Pull Off World's Biggest Election The Wall Street Journal 5/22/2024 8.5 View
5/29/2024 Fifth grader who paid off his school's lunch debt honored 5/23/2024 8.5 View
5/31/2024 California lawmakers vote to ban 'reusable' plastic bags from grocery stores Fox News 5/27/2024 12.4 View
6/3/2024 Hollywood crews in 'crisis': 'Everyone's just in panic mode' as jobs decline 5/28/2024 10.8 View
6/4/2024 Hawaii visitors uncertain about going as traveler numbers decline SFgate 5/28/2024 10.5 View