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. __________________ President Trump announced this week that AQAP leader Qassim al-Rimi (who claimed responsibility for numerous terrorist attacks, including December’s deadly shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida) was killed in a successful U.S. counterterrorism operation in Yemen. In 2010, the U.S. State Department had named al-Rimi a Specially Designated Global Terrorist.
2. __________________ In a statement released Thursday, President Trump said of al-Rimi, “The United States, our interests, and our allies are safer as a result of his death. We will continue to protect the American people by tracking down and eliminating terrorists who seek to do us harm.”
3. __________________ Following pressure from Mexican voters, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador reversed his strategy to fight drug cartels and has brought the marines, Mexico’s elite security force, back to the front lines of the drug war in Mexico.
4. __________________ Soon after he took office, President López Obrador had ended the marines’ pursuit of top cartel figures and focused instead on attacking poverty — an approach he called “hugs, not bullets.”
5. __________________ U.S. Attorney General William Barr announced this week that the Justice Department will review the policies of sanctuary cities to determine if they’re a breaking federal law that prohibits the “harboring or shielding of aliens in the United States” because law-enforcement agencies in these jurisdictions do not share information about “criminal aliens” and prevent federal immigration authorities from taking them into custody.
6. __________________ Attorney General Barr said that sanctuary cities such as New York violate federal law. He accused politicians who create sanctuary cities of putting “the interests of law-abiding citizens before those of criminal aliens.”
7. __________________ The U.S. Education Department has launched an investigation into Harvard, Yale and other schools over foreign funding. U.S. universities including Harvard and Yale have failed to report at least $6.5 billion in funding from countries such as North Korea and Yemen.
8. __________________ U.S. officials accused schools of actively soliciting money from foreign governments, companies and nationals known to be hostile to the U.S. [who are] potentially in search of opportunities to steal research and “spread propaganda benefitting foreign governments.”
9. __________________ In 1971, Congress switched George Washington’s birthday holiday from his birthdate, Feb. 22, to the third Monday in February and it evolved into being called “Mattress sale Monday.” The day now celebrates both Washington’s birthday and President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, which is Feb. 12.
10. __________________ To commemorate George Washington’s birthday each year, every public school in the U.S. conducts a reading of his Farewell Address.
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