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Several states require high school students to pass a civics test in order to graduate. Which got us to thinking — how difficult would these questions be? In order to become a naturalized citizen, applicants must correctly answer 6 of 10 questions from the list of 100 questions. Here is a sampling of some of those questions. We re-worded them a bit — test yourself!

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As part of an annual event that shines a light on those who have gone above and beyond in service to the community, the Santa Ynez Valley Foundation and Santa Ynez Valley News have chosen a group of volunteers that stand out for their extensive contributions.

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Most people in Britain and the EU will notice little change this year.

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TRUMP: “We have loopholes. Like a visa lottery. We put things in the lottery, and they come in — they become American citizens. Do you think these countries are giving us their finest? Oh, let's give them our best citizens.” — Milwaukee rally.

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A tip from a citizen led Connecticut authorities and the FBI to investigate and arrest a man who they said expressed an interest in committing a mass shooting on Facebook and had weapons and tactical gear, the FBI and Norwalk Police Department said.

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India's ambassador to New Zealand said four other Indian citizens were killed in the attacks:

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Nationals shortstop Trea Turner apologized Sunday, July 29, 2018, night for some years-old homophobic and racially insensitive tweets, becoming the latest in a series of major leaguers to address offensive language they used on social media.

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The data used in this analysis is from the U.S. Census Bureau 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. The term “native born” refers to anyone born in the United States, Puerto Rico, or U.S. Island Area (e.g. Guam), as well as anyone born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent. The term “foreign born” refers to anyone who is not a U.S. citizen at birth, including naturalized U.S. citizens, legal permanent residents, temporary migrants, humanitarian migrants, and unauthorized migrants. For each state, the most common country of origin for the foreign-born population is based on total numbers.

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While Britain has struggled to agree on and present a coherent list of demands, the 27 EU nations have had one message all along — in the words of Barnier on Monday: "We must first tackle the uncertainties caused by Brexit."

Buellton city officials are in the preliminary stages of deciding how parking will be managed.

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With tax season in full swing, some Santa Marians rallied with others across the nation Saturday to demand that President Trump make his tax r…