DIRECTIONS: Decide whether the bolded section is true or false. Write TRUE or FALSE next to each statement, then rewrite each false bolded statement to make it true.
1. __________________ After a laptop and several encrypted USB devices used to program Philadelphia’s voting machines were stolen from Philadelphia’s election warehouse, the mayor and commissioners didn’t implement any new security measures.
2. __________________ After an investigative reporter filmed himself entering the Philly board of elections warehouse and walking around for several minutes before being questioned or stopped, the city took several steps including installing security cameras throughout and around the building.
3. __________________ Three scientists, two Americans and Briton Michael Houghton won this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their roles in the discovery of the Hepatitis C virus.
4. __________________ The Nobel Prize winning scientists’ combined work made possible blood tests and new medicines that have saved hundreds of lives.
5. __________________ The U.S. Supreme Court began its 2020-21 session this week. The justices will hear oral arguments for the court’s first sitting remotely and by telephone, and will provide live audio of the arguments.
6. __________________ The first 10 cases the court will hear are from last year’s session, due to the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
7. __________________ Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced on Monday that the Senate Judiciary Committee will begin nomination hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett on Monday, October 12. A full Senate vote on Judge Barrett’s confirmation will come after the Nov. 3 election.
8. __________________ During Judge Barrett’s first confirmation hearing in 2017 to serve on the Chicago-based federal appeals court, she stressed that a judge’s personal views should remain separate from his or her professional life. If confirmed, Judge Barrett will be the first mother of school-age children to serve on the court.
9. __________________ Columbus Day is a national holiday, proclaimed so by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. A number of cities in the U.S. have been named after Christopher Columbus including: Washington, D.C., Columbia, S.C., and cities in Ohio, Georgia, Mississippi and New York. The Columbia River was also named after Christopher Columbus, as was Columbia University in New York City.
10. __________________ Christopher Columbus wrote a letter in 1493 to King Ferdinand’s treasurer reporting on his voyage. Of the natives he met, he wrote that he prohibited his sailors from trading worthless items with the natives for their gold as it was “very wrong.”
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