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DIRECTIONS:  For the true/false, write TRUE or FALSE next to each statement, then rewrite each false statement to make it true. (10 points each)

1. __________________ Right-to-work laws prohibit employers and unions from requiring employees to pay dues or fees to a union in order to keep their jobs.

2. __________________ The majority of Michigan voters are opposed to right-to-work laws.

3. __________________ It was reported this week that military counterterrorism officials are seeking congressional authorization to use armed drones and special operations teams to pursue terrorist groups in North Africa.

4. __________________ Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb is a growing concern to counterterrorism officials because the group has been actively recruiting fighters in both Africa and Europe, and wants to attack the West.

5. __________________ Michigan’s Democrat-led Legislature on Tuesday approved a ban on mandatory union membership in public and private sectors.

6. __________________ Giving employees the option to join and pay dues to a union or not could hurt the Democratic Party because the Democratic Party receives a significant portion of its funding and grass-roots support from labor unions.

7. __________________ A federal appeals court this week struck down a ban on carrying concealed weapons in Illinois.

8. __________________ Before Tuesday’s federal appeals court ruling, Illinois was the only state where carrying concealed weapons was legal.

9. __________________ Through a law which took effect this week, the FCC has banned TV broadcasters from airing excessively loud commercials.

10. __________________ The FCC has based its ban on Turn Down the Volume Act, which was passed with bipartisan support and signed into law by President Obama in 2010.

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