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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
11/27/2023 This company will pay you $2,500 to release cockroaches into your home Fox Weather 11/16/2023 9.0 View
11/22/2023 Thieves take 2 million dimes in a truckload heist Associated Press 10/23/2023 14.1 View
4/3/2024 There's a Resurgence of Single-room 'Micro-Apartments' Associated Press (via KLOVE News) 3/26/2024 11.2 View
9/15/2023 The White House Situation Room Gets Major Upgrade Associated Press 9/8/2023 9.6 View
11/1/2023 The US Community that Banned Cars The Guardian 10/11/2023 13.3 View
3/11/2024 The U.S. national debt is rising by $1 trillion about every 100 days CNBC 3/3/2024 10.7 View
10/16/2023 The sun shines brightest in South America’s Atacama Desert Science News Explores 10/6/2023 8.5 View
3/19/2024 The New Science on What Ultra-Processed Food Does to Your Brain Wall Street Journal 3/11/2024 12.2 View
10/31/2023 The loneliness epidemic: Nearly 1 in 4 adults feel lonely, new survey finds 10/24/2023 13.1 View
11/9/2023 The last new Beatles song, “Now and Then,” will be released next week Associated Press 10/26/2023 10.5 View
2/21/2024 The Great Salt Lake is Full of Lithium. A Startup Wants to Harvest It The Wall Street Journal 2/12/2024 12.8 View
5/6/2024 The Era of One-Stop Grocery Shopping Is Over Wall Street Journal 4/27/2024 12.0 View
4/9/2024 The crews bracing themselves for a rise in electric car fires 3/29/2024 12.2 View
2/7/2024 The Chicago Rat Hole Has Charmed Thousands, Residents Have Had Enough Washington Post 1/31/2024 8.8 View