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An intriguing image from the Mars Curiosity rover, developments surrounding Cecil the Lion, and the first GOP presidential debate caused terms to spike in lookups this week. extradition: the procedure by which one nation turns over to another nation an individual charged with or convicted of a crime in that jurisdiction. The killing of Cecil [...]

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Many words have been wasted on the subject of when adulthood starts. Some hold that it comes about with the right to drink alcoholic beverages or vote in an election. For particularly stringent grammarians of a certain generation, the rite of passage that marks the official start of adulthood is the point at which one [...]

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