What city in China did Confucius live? -
For this Geo Quiz, we’re looking for the famous city in China where Confucius lived. Here’s a hint: It’s located in the eastern coastal province of Shandong.
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What reptile makes this sound? -
What reptile makes this sound?
Left-wing Israeli cartoonist Arnon Avni lives one mile from Gaza, in the line of fire of Hamas rockets. But the life-long kibbutznik is holding fast to his liberal politics and the belief that Israelis and Palestinians have to come to some sort of reconciliation with one another.
A wave of migrants into the United States ‹ mostly from Central America ‹ face a complicated legal process and an overburdened court system.
At the end of 2013, 350,000 cases were still pending in US immigration courts, an unprecedented number, leading to court dates being pushed to as late as 2018.
The stack of pending cases has grown steadily over the last five years, and resulted in immigration judges facing an average of 1,400 cases each last year, far more than judges in other areas of government.
(Source: US Department of Justice)