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. Following the destruction of nearby Paradise, California in 2018, it took the town of Berry Creek nearly two months to gain approval from the state to begin forest thinning projects aimed at preventing similar devastation from annual wildfires.
2. Just before the forest thinning projects were finally set to begin, the North Complex fire roared through the Berry Creek town of 2,500, wiping out most of the homes and leaving at least 10 people dead.
3. A month after he was poisoned, Russia’s leading opposition politician Alexei Navalny died.
4. Navalny was poisoned with Novichok, a military-grade nerve agent, which points to a government-ordered crime.
5. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died last week at the age of 87. Her body was to lie in repose at the Supreme Court on Wednesday and Thursday – and then lie in state in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol on Friday. Ginsburg was the first supreme court justice to lie in state in the Capitol.
6. Justice Ginsburg will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery next week, where a private interment service will be held.
7. During his address to the 75th UN General Assembly this week, President Trump told world leaders regarding Covid-19, “we must hold accountable the nation which unleashed this plague onto the world: the U.S.”
8. In addition to the coronavirus, the president listed actions China takes that harm the world’s environment, including “dumping millions and millions of tons of plastic and trash into the oceans and destroying vast swaths of coral reef” and having nearly twice the carbon emissions of the U.S. The president said, “Those who attack America’s exceptional environmental record while ignoring China’s rampant pollution are not interested in the environment. They only want to punish America, and I will not stand for it.”
9. Two senior Democratic congressmen released a report this week detailing “How Democrats are attempting to sow uncertainty, inaccuracy, and delay in the 2020 election.”
10. The Commission on Federal Election Reform, founded by former President Jimmy Carter and Republican James Baker concluded in 2005 that voting by mail “remain[s] the largest source of potential voter fraud.”
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