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  Edna Griffin and Rosa Parks held nation accountable
Edna Griffin and Rosa Parks held nation accountable
Sept. 22, 2017 - Two African American women – Edna Griffin in Des Moines, Iowa in 1948 and Rosa Parks in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955 – stood up for their civil rights by quietly sitting at a lunch counter and on a bus respectively. On this 155th anniversary of President Lincoln's preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, learn about these two amazing women.
 
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accountable: adjective;noted by being held to account or report on something for evaluation purposes; Find it in blue in today's top story!
 
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Hands-on, heads-up, hearts-in learning permeates INSPIRE DayHands-on, heads-up, hearts-in learning permeates INSPIRE Day
Sept. 18, 2017 - The Norman Borlaug Boyhood Home served as an outdoor classroom Friday for more than 250 fifth graders.
 
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Week of September 18

analyzing: verb; the action of studying data and/or events to determine future actions and to produce an analysis;
Irma makes first landfall in the Florida Keys

coalesced: verb; came together, united in focus;
Ken Burns previews his new documentary - The Vietnam War

installed: verb; put in, assembled to working order, constructed;rnStory ID: 8676
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's the Space Station!

waived: verb; not required, canceled;
Friday is a fee-free day at national parks

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1936: Jim Henson, creator of Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and many other muppets that became stars of television and movies, was born.

1896: Library of Congress: Writer F. Scott Fitzgerald, best known for his classic American novel The Great Gatsby, was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. Named for his distant cousin Francis Scott Key, author of the "The Star-Spangled Banner," Fitzgerald was descended, on his father's side, from a long line of Marylanders. His mother, Mary McQuillan, was the daughter of an Irish immigrant who made his fortune as a wholesale grocer in St. Paul. Fitzgerald achieved fame almost overnight with the 1920 publication of his first novel, This Side of Paradise.

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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.

 

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2. What types of products are exported from Ireland to the United States? 

3. How is Ireland governed? 


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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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Edna Griffin and Rosa Parks held nation accountable Edna Griffin and Rosa Parks held nation accountable
Sept. 22, 2017 - Two African American women – Edna Griffin in Des Moines, Iowa in 1948 and Rosa Parks in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955 – stood up for their civil rights by quietly sitting at a lunch counter and on a bus respectively. On this 155th anniversary of President Lincoln's preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, learn about these two amazing women.
U.S. Coast Guard ready for Hurricane Maria recoveryU.S. Coast Guard ready for Hurricane Maria recovery
Sept. 21, 2017 - Hurricane Maria has maximum sustained winds of 115 miles per hour (mph), a Category 3 hurricane.
Hands-on, heads-up, hearts-in learning permeates INSPIRE DayHands-on, heads-up, hearts-in learning permeates INSPIRE Day
Sept. 18, 2017 - The Norman Borlaug Boyhood Home served as an outdoor classroom Friday for more than 250 fifth graders.
Hurricane Irma rescue efforts continue Hurricane Irma rescue efforts continue
Sept. 13, 2017 - The U.S. Coast Guard evacuated 99 people and 13 pets from St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands yesterday.
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