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British, US leaders issue statements
March 23, 2017 - As British Parliament was in session yesterday afternoon in London, what is being described as a potential act of international terrorism took place on Westminster Bridge and at the doors of Parliament.
 
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Parliament: noun;the main legislative body in the United Kingdom; Find it in blue in today's top story!
 
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Dragon delivers cargo - and soon humans - to spaceDragon delivers cargo - and soon humans - to space
March 21, 2017 - The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft completed its special delivery to the International Space Station on Sunday.
 
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Week of March 20

audiologist: noun; an expert in hearing (audiology) who tests people for hearing loss;
What did you say?

dissemination: noun; the process of spreading or distributing something;
Peak flu season coming

gusto: noun; enthusiasm, spirit,
Ordinary citizens can have extraordinary impact

remembrance: noun; tribute, honor;
NASA 'hits it off the planet'

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1989: Dick Clark, host of American Bandstand for 33 years, retired from hosting the show but remained active in show business. He died in 2012 at the age of 82.

1957: Amanda Plummer, actress, was born n New York City.

1954: Moses Eugene Malone, former basketball player, was born in Petersburg, Virginia.

1775: At a church in Richmond, Virgina, American patriot Patrick Henry delivered his now famous speech in which he said: "...but for me, give me liberty or give me death."

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Avant Garden is 'magnifique'Avant Garden is 'magnifique'
Dec. 21, 2016 - Nerves calm, spirits soar, and the holiday frenzy evaporates into warm, moist air at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens. Is that a skirt growing in the garden? Yes, it is.

 

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I Approve This Message: Decoding Political Ads: Since 1952, political ads have aired on television during presidential elections. Seismic changes have occurred in the nation since that time but the power and punch of political ads remain the same.

Major flooding impacts Iowa: Thousands of residents in eastern and central Iowa spent the Sept. 24-25 weekend filling and placing sandbags around buildings to protect against rising water predicted to reach flood stage in many locations.
Scrumptious Salsa Science: Salsa is scrumptious, a fun food that is super nutritious, super easy to make, and super science. Learn how hydroponic vegetables are grown with Bryan Ellis from the Toledo Natural Science Technology Center. 
One Hot and Cool Topic: The Art - and Science - of Glass: Watch a master instructor of glassblowing sculpt a bowl from a gob of molten glass. 
What are the Iowa Caucuses?: Learn the history of the Iowa Caucuses through "First in the Nation," an exhibit at the Iowa Historical Museum in Des Moines. 
 
 
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Saving wildlife requires cooperationSaving wildlife requires cooperation
March 22, 2017 - There are currently 1,652 plants and animals listed as either endangered or threatened in the United States, according to USFWS.
Think about bees at breakfastThink about bees at breakfast
March 20, 2017 - At first glance, there appears to be a printing error on boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios. BuzzBee is missing.
Top of the morning, noon and night on St. Patrick's Day! Top of the morning, noon and night on St. Patrick's Day!
March 17, 2017 - Ed Beczynski visited more than 35 pubs in Ireland before opening one in Ohio. Pub culture centers on family and friends.
27 degrees is critical temp for cherry blossoms27 degrees is critical temp for cherry blossoms
March 16, 2017 - Just as the famous Yoshina cherry trees were blooming, temperatures dipped below freezing.
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