DIRECTIONS: For the bolded part of each statement, circle the correct answer.
1. U.S. troops are being deployed to Poland as part of a NATO deterrent force to counter Russia’s military buildup. Unlike troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan, there will be no access to internet service / fast food for these troops.
2. Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, top Army commander in Europe said the decision was made because he wants to integrate American troops with our allies / he doesn’t like fast food.
3. As of the end of 2016, 42.4 million Americans held federal student loans and approximately 1% / 10% of these borrowers were in default on their loans.
4. Many people make the incorrect assumption that they do not have to repay their student loans if they get a job / declare bankruptcy. Unlike most other debt, you cannot get rid of your student loan debt by doing this.
5. The Department of Homeland Security issued new restrictions this week on non-stop flights from certain airports in Asia and Europe / the Middle East and North Africa to the U.S.
6. The new DHS rules will require passengers on non-stop flights coming to the U.S. from 10 airports to check carry-on electronic devices including: tablets, portable DVD players, laptops and cameras. No device larger than a notebook / a smart phone will be allowed in the cabin.
7. Following President Trump’s executive order directing his national security team to come up with a strategy to defeat ISIS, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson hosted a meeting of the 68-member / 6-member US-led coalition against Islamic State in Washington, DC this week.
8. The Trump administration’s main goal is to “demolish and destroy” / “contain” ISIS. Secretary Tillerson said in his opening remarks at the coaliton summit that “defeating ISIS is the United States’ No. 1 goal in the region” and “We must continue to keep our focus on the most urgent matter at hand.”
9. More than 1800 retired baseball players / football players are suing the league over claims that all 32 teams and their medical staffs administered powerful prescription drugs each season in a desperate bid to keep them on the field.
10. According to the lawsuit, the players claim that they are suffering from long-term organ damage as well as other health problems that they believe are a result of the manner in which team physicians ignored their injuries / prescribed painkillers and anti-inflammatory medication.
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