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 Hong Kong Anti-extradition Bill Protests: What is Happening & Why? 
 

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There have been three weeks of protests; over 2 million attended the protests on Sunday, June 16! The US has continued to press for democracy in Hong Kong via the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act.

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What is the Hong Kong Extradition Bill?

What is the US connection to the Hong Kong Extradition Bill?

           

 Climate Change: Voter Call for Action
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  A recent survey shows 71% of Florida voters support government action to address climate change. Read more about climate change from the sources below. Read the survey here.
 

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Pride Month: June 2019 -- 50 years since Stonewall
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  June is LGBTQ+ Pride month in honor of the June 1969 Stonewall riots. June 2019 is the 50th anniversary of the riots that protested a police raid on the Stonewall Inn in Manhattan and marked the start of the modern fight for LGBTQ rights in the United States. Read more at the links below.
 

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 Service Animals mean independence!
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  Service dogs and miniature horses are trained to provide a service directly related to a disability. They bring vital independence to their owners. Therapy animals are trained to support people other than their owners. Emotional Support animals provide comfort just by being with their owners or others. Laws apply differently to each type of animal. Read more below.
 

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Medicare in the news!
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  Medicare and Medicaid can be confusing, especially with the 2018 changes and the current debate about Medicare for All. Read more in the links below.
 

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Happy 30th Birthday World Wide Web!
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  The world wide web, the 1989 brainchild of Tim Burners-Lee, turns 30 in March. Read about the history of the web and the standards that guide its development in the links below.
 
    Coding: What is it and how do I get started?
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Learning Basic Computer Skills

 

 

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Where Can I Find ESOL Resources?

 

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Learn a Language! Explore a New Culture!

 

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 What is Fake News?

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 Social Media & Privacy: What Should I Know?
 

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 Podcasts: Getting Started
 

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Ancestry & Family History Research

 

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Healthy Body & Mind

 
 

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Find a Great New Book!

 

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