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“Extra Juice” supplements provide deeper dives into news stories. They are standards-based, easy-to-understand guides designed to inform and engage.

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A new speech by China's President Xi Jinping is making people worried about a potential conflict between China and Taiwan. Xi told Chinese troops to get ready for war. He made the comments during a visit to a military base. He said soldiers should start “preparing [their minds and energy] for war." Xi wants them to "maintain a high level of alert.” The speech came four days after Chinese troops staged a military exercise. In the exercise, soldiers pretended to invade Taiwan. Taiwan is an island. It neighbors China.
Grades 7-8

China’s President Xi Jinping told Chinese troops to get ready for war. His words are raising fears of military conflict between China and Taiwan. Taiwan is a small island country. It neighbors China. Xi made the comments during a visit to a military base. He urged troops to “focus all [your] minds and energy on preparing for war and maintain a high level of alert.” The speech came four days after Chinese troops staged a military exercise. In the exercise, soldiers pretended to invade Taiwan.
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China’s President Xi Jinping has called on Chinese troops to prepare for war. His rhetoric is raising fears of military conflict between the superpower and Taiwan, its island neighbor. Xi made the comments during a visit to a military base in the southern province of Guangdong on Tuesday. Xi urged troops to “focus all [your] minds and energy on preparing for war and maintain a high level of alert.” The saber rattling came four days after Chinese troops staged a large-scale military exercise simulating an invasion of Taiwan.
Grades 11-12

China’s President Xi Jinping has called on Chinese troops to prepare for war, raising fears of military conflict between the superpower and Taiwan, its island neighbor. During a visit to a military base in the southern province of Guangdong on Tuesday, Xi urged troops to “focus all [your] minds and energy on preparing for war and maintain a high level of alert.” Xi’s saber rattling came four days after Chinese troops staged a large-scale military exercise simulating an invasion of Taiwan.

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US Politics (Grades 11-12)

Biden Executive Orders Will Reverse Trump Policies

President-elect Joe Biden plans to sign a flurry of executive orders soon after his inauguration tomorrow. He plans to address what he’s calling the four crises facing the country. They are COVID-19, the economic downturn, racial injustice, and climate change.

An executive order is a written directive from the president carrying powers similar to a federal law. Presidents have historically used these orders to push policies forward quickly because they do not require approval from Congress. The downside of executive orders is that they are easily overturned by any new president. That is not true for federal laws.

Among other moves overturning Trump administration policies, Biden’s orders will return the US to the Paris Climate Accord and to the Iran nuclear deal.

Related to the pandemic, Biden will require face masks on federal properties and during interstate travel. Other orders will be aimed at safely reopening schools and businesses.

On immigration, Biden will order agencies to determine how to reunite children separated from their families after crossing the US-Mexico border. Another order will end travel restrictions targeting majority-Muslim countries.

Other orders will address “equity and support communities of color,” criminal justice reform, and access to healthcare.

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