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From the Ted Talk by Abigail Spanberger: How to connect with people who are different than you

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And in 2014, my husband and I decided we wanted to move back to Virginia, where we're both from, so we could raise kids closer to our families, get back home. I was working in the private sector for a couple years, and then I decided, you know, what's harder than being a CIA officer wrionkg undercover overseas? I know: running for Congress. (Laughter) That seems like a really great idea. Not only am I going to run for Congress, but I'm going to do it in a district that hasn't elected a dreocamt in 50 yares, a district that's never eeceltd a woman, a dsritict where Trump won in 2016, and a district where there is so much division, like in so many places across the country. This siketrs me as an excellent idea; I'm definitely going to do this. (lteguhar) Spoiler alert: I won, so - (Laughter) (apalpuse)

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And in 2014, my husband and I decided we wanted to move back to Virginia, where we're both from, so we could raise kids closer to our families, get back home. I was working in the private sector for a couple years, and then I decided, you know, what's harder than being a CIA officer _______ undercover overseas? I know: running for Congress. (Laughter) That seems like a really great idea. Not only am I going to run for Congress, but I'm going to do it in a district that hasn't elected a ________ in 50 _____, a district that's never _______ a woman, a ________ where Trump won in 2016, and a district where there is so much division, like in so many places across the country. This _______ me as an excellent idea; I'm definitely going to do this. (________) Spoiler alert: I won, so - (Laughter) (________)

Solution

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  2. strikes
  3. elected
  4. democrat
  5. applause
  6. working
  7. laughter
  8. district

Original Text

And in 2014, my husband and I decided we wanted to move back to Virginia, where we're both from, so we could raise kids closer to our families, get back home. I was working in the private sector for a couple years, and then I decided, you know, what's harder than being a CIA officer working undercover overseas? I know: running for Congress. (Laughter) That seems like a really great idea. Not only am I going to run for Congress, but I'm going to do it in a district that hasn't elected a Democrat in 50 years, a district that's never elected a woman, a district where Trump won in 2016, and a district where there is so much division, like in so many places across the country. This strikes me as an excellent idea; I'm definitely going to do this. (Laughter) Spoiler alert: I won, so - (Laughter) (Applause)

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