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NEVER drink raw milk
NEVER drink raw milk

Feb. 21, 2019 - Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) was a French microbiologist who found that by heating milk for a few seconds killed pathogenic bacteria in raw milk. The process - pasteurization - was named after him. The CDC is alerting consumers today not to drink raw milk to avoid the same bacterial illnesses Pasteur sought to prevent.

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alerting: verb;notifying, telling; Find it in blue in today's top story!

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Remembering the people of D-Day as 75th anniversary nearsRemembering the people of D-Day as 75th anniversary nears
Jan. 11, 2019 - For the upcoming 75th anniversary of D-Day, Student News Net will be honoring the people of D-Day. Sgt. Fred Bahlau was a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne who "dropped" behind enemy lines on D-Day. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower was the Supreme Allied Commander who commanded more than 150,000 soldiers on D-Day.

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  1. Why is Rosa Parks called the 'Mother of the Civil Rights Movement?
  2. What prepared Rosa for the action she took on Montgomery City Bus #2857 on Dec. 1, 1955?
  3. Why was the life Rosa led such a courageous one?

Douglas Brinkley, author of Rosa Parks: A Life, speaks at the Student News Net Symposium on Sept. 14, 2018..

Weekly VOCAB

Week of February 18

cryoseism: noun; phenomenon of ice forming deep in the ground and releasing energy in the form of sound;
A frost quake is not a shake

epidemiologists: noun; scientists and/or doctors who are trained to track infectious diseases and determine the origin of outbreaks;
Romaine lettuce now safe to eat

landslides: noun; action of soil (land) sliding downhill because of lack of support in the soil system;
From Seattle to Secaucus, it's another wicked winter

Today In History

February 22

1979: Saint. Lucia, an island in the Caribbean, gained its independence from Britain.

1975: Drew Barrymore, actress who played the little girl in the movie. E.T., was born in Los Angeles, California.

1932: Edward Kennedy, former U.S. Senator from Massachusetts and brother of President John F. Kennedy, was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He died on August 25, 2009 of a brain tumor.

1732: George Washington, first president of the United States, was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia. He died on December 14, 1799 from an infection.

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