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Not if you go to high school in Oklahoma, apparently. Oklahoma high school students were administered a test consisting of questions taken from...


Not if you go to high school in Oklahoma, apparently. Oklahoma high school students were administered a test consisting of questions taken from the U.S. citizenship exam (passing rate: 92 percent). Only 3 percent of the students passed. A full 75 percent of the students could not name our first president. Only one in 10 knew how many justices were on the Supreme Court. The question most got right: What ocean is on the east coast of the United States. The full list of questions below. How do you do?What is the supreme law of the land?What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?What are the two parts of the U.S. Congress?How many justices are there on the Supreme Court?Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?What ocean is on the east coast of the United States?What are the two major political parities in the United States?We elect a U.S. senator for how many years?Who was the first President of the United States?Who is in charge of the executive branch?Answers here.
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Seventy-five years ago, on January 27, 1945, the Soviet Army liberated the Auschwitz concentration camp operated by Nazi Germany in occupied Poland.

Auschwitz was the deadliest of Nazi Germany's 20 concentration camps. From 1940 to 1945 of the 1.3 million prisoners sent to Auschwitz, 1.1 million died. That figure includes 960,000 Jews, 74,00 non-Jewish Poles, 21,000 Roma, 15,000 Soviet prisoners of war, and up to 15,000 other Europeans.

The vast majority of the inmates were murdered in the gas chambers while others died of starvation, disease, exhaustion, and executions.

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The phrase "stay in your lane" is usually lobbed at celebrities who talk about politics on Twitter by people who disagree with them. People in the sports world will often get a "stick to sports" when they try to have an opinion that lies outside of the field of play.

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In a move that feels like the subject line of a spam email or the premise of a bad '80s movie, online shopping mogul Yusaku Maezawa is giving away money as a social experiment.

Maezawa will give ¥1 million yen ($9,130) to 1,000 followers who retweeted his January 1st post announcing the giveaway. The deadline to retweet was Tuesday, January 7.

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