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Daily Reader: Edition #327

Learn 79 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: whether rap lyrics should be considered evidence in a murder trial, how cold cases are really solved, and the mysterious disappearance of a Malaysian plane.

1. Your Rap Lyrics Can Be Held Against You in a Court of Law
Mother Jones, 3/10/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 41

Mother Jones: Your Rap Lyrics Can Be Held Against You in a Court of Law

The Supreme Court in New Jersey is set to decide whether rap lyrics written by a defendant can be used to show "motive and intent" for murder. Read more and learn vocabulary words like antipathy, ascribe, imbued, negated, pathology, and reprehensible.

2. Solving Cold Cases Depends on New Witnesses, Not DNA
National Geographic, 3/6/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 19

National Geographic: Solving Cold Cases Depends on New Witnesses, Not DNA

Unlike in TV and movies, most cold case homicides aren't actually solved thanks to DNA or other forensic science. Read more and learn vocabulary words like allegiance, convictions, emergence, prosecute, systematic, and testify.

3. Oil Slick Found In Ocean Is Apparently Not From Missing Malaysia Airplane
The Wire, 3/10/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 19

The Wire: Oil Slick Found In Ocean Is Apparently Not From Missing Malaysia Airplane

Over the weekend, a Malaysian airplane disappeared mid-flight and officials still have no idea what happened to it. Read more and learn vocabulary words like definitive, disperse, dubious, martyr, revelation, and unprecedented.

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