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  Candy - and healthy hearts - are sweet
Candy - and healthy hearts - are sweet
Feb. 11, 2016 – About $1.7 billion will be spent on Valentine's Day candy, according to a NRF survey. Candy is a heartfelt gift packaged in a heart-shaped box, a gentle reminder to maintain a healthy heart. February is also American Heart Month.
 
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Super Bowl 50 honors high schoolsSuper Bowl 50 honors high schools
Feb. 5, 2016 – More than 2,000 high schools received a Super Bowl 50 Golden Football to honor an alum who played in a past Super Bowl. Student News Net visited the high school where Rick Upchurch, who played for the Denver Broncos from 1975-1983, began his path to the NFL.
 
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Do NOT take a selfie with a bison

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February 11

1990: Nelson Mandela was released from a South African prison after serving more than 27 years for his activism against apartheid in South Africa.

1872: The government of Japan officially set Feb. 11 as the day Japan was founded hundreds of years ago. In 1996, the day began being celebrated as National Foundation Day.

1847: Thomas Edison, prolific inventor whose first patented invention was an electrographic vote recorder that he could never sell to politicians, was born in Milan, Ohio. Edison died in 1931 having received 1,093 patents, most famously for his phonograph and electric light.




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Do NOT take a selfie with a bisonDo NOT take a selfie with a bison
Jan. 19, 2016 - 'Give me a home where the buffalo roam' is taken literally in Prairie City, Iowa where 54 bison roam the Neal Smith NWR.

 

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1. Why would it be dangerous to hike within the bison enclosure at the Neal Smith National Wildlife refuge?

2. How did Sparky, the bison, recover from being struck by lightning?

3. What is the habitat at the wildlife refuge that supports bison?


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Opening day set for new museum on National MallOpening day set for new museum on National Mall
Feb. 8, 2016 – The new National Museum of African American History and Culture will open to the public Saturday, Sept. 24.
Super Bowl 50 honors high schoolsSuper Bowl 50 honors high schools
Feb. 5, 2016 – More than 2,000 high schools received a Super Bowl 50 Golden Football to honor an alum who played in a past Super Bowl. Student News Net visited the high school where Rick Upchurch, who played for the Denver Broncos from 1975-1983, began his path to the NFL.
Boys in the boat still rowingBoys in the boat still rowing
Feb. 4, 2016 – August 1, 2016 will be the 80th anniversary of the start of the 1936 Berlin Olympics where eight boys in a boat defied all odds.
Clinton, Cruz - and computers - win in IowaClinton, Cruz - and computers - win in Iowa
Feb. 2, 2016 – With a blizzard moving into Iowa, a record number of Iowans attended a caucus last night to be the First in the Nation to vote.
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