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. __________________ Wednesday marked 18 years since 9/11, when terrorists hijacked 4 planes and killed 2,977 people at the World Trade Center in New York City, the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC and in a field outside of Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
2. __________________ The 9/11 hijackers were Islamic extremists affiliated with the Sunni Islamist terrorist group al-Qaeda. Fifteen of the 19 were citizens of Saudi Arabia, two were from the United Arab Emirates, one was from Lebanon, and one was from Egypt.
3. __________________ Tens of thousands of protesters filled the streets and parks surrounding the U.S. consulate in Hong Kong on Sunday, many of them carrying American flags or carrying signs that read “Bernie Sanders, please liberate Hong Kong.” Protesters chanted “Fight for freedom! Stand with us!” and sang The Star-Spangled Banner
4. __________________ The march to the U.S. consulate marked the fourteenth straight week the protesters – the large majority of whom are senior citizens – have marched in opposition to Chinese government control. One protester explained the concern the people have: “Hong Kong is on the front line between democracy and the Chinese model of totalitarianism and state-controlled capitalism.”
5. __________________ During a congressional hearing in July, the FDA said Juul Labs violated US rules against marketing to teens by telling a group of high school students during a presentation that its e-cigarettes were “totally safe.” Juul claimed the presentations were intended to discourage underage use and to educate youth on the dangers of nicotine addiction.
6. __________________ In letters sent to Juul this week, the FDA ordered the company to stop making unproven claims to children and adults that its vaping devices are safer than cigarettes and to turn over documents on its marketing, educational programs and nicotine formula. The FDA Commissioner also said “companies must demonstrate with scientific evidence that their specific product does in fact pose less risk or is less harmful.”
7. __________________ U.S. coalition forces carried out airstrikes on an Islamic State hideout and transit hub on an island off Iraq this week. The purpose of the strikes was to help Iraqi forces to stabilize the region – and to prevent ISIS terrorists from using the island as a hideout.
8. __________________ The Islamic State was ousted from Syria earlier this year, but has continued to carry out targeted killings and arson of crops in both Iraq and Syria.
9. __________________ The U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday that it had arrested 281 Saudi princes and charged them with wire fraud and money laundering.
10. __________________ Scammers also stole more than 250,000 identities which they used to file more than 10,000 fraudulent tax returns in an attempt to receive $91 million in refunds.
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