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Daily Reader: Edition #170

Learn 61 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the importance of mental health services, the reinvention of Milwaukee, and Edward Snowden's decision to become the NSA whistleblower.

1. Treatments of physical and mental health are coming together
Los Angeles Times, 6/9/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 23 (on first page)

LA Times: Treatments of physical and mental health are coming together (Image: Flickr user Lovelorn Poets)

The importance of mental health services, as a critical component of overall health, is finally being recognized by government officials. Read more and learn vocabulary words like acuity, collaboration, diagnosis, multifaceted, parallel, practitioner, recalled, and subsidized.

2. Milwaukee Looks to Shake Off Its Rust-Belt Image
The Atlantic, 6/6/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 21

The Atlantic: Milwaukee Looks to Shake Off Its Rust-Belt Image (Image: Flickr user Michael Pereckas)

Milwaukee, one of America's great cities in the Midwest, is trying to reinvent itself in the post-industrial era. Read more and learn vocabulary words like desolate, dwindled, gratifying, influx, isolation, proponent, reinvigorating, sentinel, and transformation.

3. Edward Snowden says motive behind leaks was to expose ‘surveillance state’
Washington Post, 6/10/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 17 (on first page)

Washington Post: Edward Snowden says motive behind leaks was to expose ‘surveillance state’ (Image: Flickr user David Haberthur)

Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower, leaked the info about the federal surveillance programs after becoming disillusioned with government policies. Read more and learn vocabulary words like coalesced, condemned, disclose, grave, intrusion, justify, recall, sweeping, and unaccountable.

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