Retro Report

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Use Retro Report to find out the detailed context about headline news stories from the past. Here’s one example:

Most of us probably remember the lawsuit from the 1990s about the woman who spilled McDonald’s coffee on her lap in the car, got seriously burned, sued the company, and got a large settlement.

And most of us probably think it was a frivolous lawsuit.

Find out more about the story, the woman, the lawsuit, the settlement, and the repercussions, by watching the video:

This is a good site for listening practice, but it’s also an important reminder about how over-summarizing can lead to misunderstandings, and how we should always read and watch news stories with a critical eye and ear.

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