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Teen Acquitted of Charges of Murder at Protests

A jury found teenager Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty of murder after he killed two people and wounded another with an AR-15-style rifle at a protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Rittenhouse successfully argued that he had acted in self-defense. Some people welcomed the verdict and hailed it as a victory for gun rights advocates. Others worry that it may increase vigilantism and boost the frequency of violent incidents in the future. Listen to hear about the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse and differing responses to the verdict.


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Listening Comprehension Questions

  • What was one of Malala Yousafzai’s first experiences with the dangers of religious extremism?
  • After miraculously surviving her attack, what has Malala focused her work on?
  • What is the message that Malala is trying to send to those in power?
  • What does Malala want to do in the future?
  • What are the goals of Malala’s mission to support girls?

Discussion Themes

  • What is your opinion on Malala’s message about the power of education?
  • Why do you think that ISIS might want to silence people like Malala?

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