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  Red poppy endures as symbol of fallen
Red poppy endures as symbol of fallen
May 26, 2017 - Memorial Day began as Decoration Day. It began in the years after the Civil War. The day was started to honor fallen soldiers by decorating their graves. After World War I (1914-1918), the day expanded to include all fallen soldiers. The red poppy came to symbolize World War I. The poppy has endured as a symbol of all fallen soldiers. Today is National Poppy Day. Monday is Memorial Day.
 
  • Red poppy endures as symbol of fallen

    Red poppy endures as symbol of fallen

    May 26, 2017 - Memorial Day began as Decoration Day. It began in the years after the Civil War. The day was started to honor fallen soldiers by decorating their graves. After World War I (1914-1918), the day expanded to include all fallen soldiers. The red poppy came to symbolize World War I. The poppy has endured as a symbol of all fallen soldiers. Today is National Poppy Day. Monday is Memorial Day.

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  • May 18, 1980: Mount St. Helens erupts

    May 18, 1980: Mount St. Helens erupts

    May 19, 2017 - Mount St. Helens is a volcano. It's in the state of Washington. When it started to rumble in March 1980, David Johnston, Ph.D., went there. He was a geologist. He studied gases being emitted from the volcano. He recommended the area remain closed to visitors prior to the eruption. He is credited with saving many lives. David, who was five miles away, was killed on May 18, 1980 when the volcano violently erupted.

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  • Words of weather wisdom written by Ben Franklin

    Words of weather wisdom written by Ben Franklin

    May 16, 2017 - The prodigious writings of Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) are a window into his amazing mind. His quotes are legendary. "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” he said. Ben conducted many experiments trying to understand weather. He pondered whether summer weather could predict the winter ahead so people could be prepared.

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  • New museum opens in Philadelphia

    New museum opens in Philadelphia

    May 11, 2017 - Families will soon be hitting the roads for summer vacation. Consider a trip to Philadelphia. With a dollop of history, enjoy gelato at the Cross Keys Cafe. Then walk a few steps. Tour the new Museum of the American Revolution.

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  • One million birders, two million eyes on birds in Iowa

    One million birders, two million eyes on birds in Iowa

    May 9, 2017 - On average, 21 percent of the nation's population are birders. Birders are people who purposely watch birds. This information is from a 2009 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) report. States with an above average number of birders include Iowa.

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  • Cassini dives between Saturn

    Cassini dives between Saturn's rings

    May 5, 2017 - Scientists expected to find dust particles between Saturn's rings. Instead, the Cassini spacecraft sent data that told scientists the space was empty and dust-free.

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  • Birds and birders conduct mash-up at Magee Marsh

    Birds and birders conduct mash-up at Magee Marsh

    May 4, 2017 - Sounds of birds chirping and tweeting are music to the ears of millions of birders. Birders are humans who wait for spring migration of birds. Birders then have the chance to tweet about beautiful songbirds, elegant shorebirds, noisy woodpeckers, and many other species. The Biggest Week in American Birding begins Friday.

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  • Big ideas lead to big things in small town

    Big ideas lead to big things in small town

    May 3, 2017 - The world's biggest mailbox, wind chimes, rocking chair and five other biggest things are in small town Casey, Illinois.

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  • FIRST robots face off for final time in St. Louis

    FIRST robots face off for final time in St. Louis

    May 1, 2017 - More than 400 robots are now in quiet mode. The mechanical marvels are stationary. Four days of exciting game action in St. Louis are done. Games were played to close out the 2016-2017 FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) season. It was one of four competitions at the annual FIRST Championship. Nearly 700 teams from 33 countries competed in St. Louis. It proves there is a lot of steam in STEM education.

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  • Manatees are thriving

    Manatees are thriving

    April 28, 2017 - The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recently reported on manatees. Florida's manatee population will most likely survive another 100 years. However, marine mammals and their habitat must continue to be protected.

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  • Irene Hasenberg Butter, Ph.D. - professor emeritus, Holocaust survivor

    Irene Hasenberg Butter, Ph.D. - professor emeritus, Holocaust survivor

    April 24, 2017 - Irene Hasenberg Butter, Ph.D., is professor emeritus at the University of Michigan and a Holocaust survivor. Since 1987, she has been telling her story to students. Irene and her family moved from Berlin to Amsterdam in 1937. They escaped Nazi Germany. They settled in a neighborhood with other Jewish immigrants from Germany. Their neighbors included the Otto Frank family.

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  • National Park Week spotlight: Oklahoma City National Memorial

    National Park Week spotlight: Oklahoma City National Memorial

    April 19, 2017 - A truck parked outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on this day in 1995. It was packed with more than 4,000 pounds of explosives. The bombs were detonated at 9:02 a.m. local time. The bombing resulted in the deaths of 168 people.

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  • National Park Week spotlight: Joshua Tree

    National Park Week spotlight: Joshua Tree

    April 17, 2017 - This week is National Park Week. There are 417 sites within the National Park Service (NPS). Explore California's Joshua Tree National Park today.

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  • XX and XXII Amendments define modern presidency

    XX and XXII Amendments define modern presidency

    April 12, 2017 - Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) was the only president elected and inaugurated to four terms. He won the elections of 1932, 1936, 1940 and 1944. FDR guided the country through the Great Depression and World War II. On this day in 1945, FDR died in Warm Springs, Georgia. It was days before the end of war in Europe.

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  • Red poppy endures as symbol of fallen

    Red poppy endures as symbol of fallen

    May 26, 2017 - Memorial Day began as Decoration Day in the years after the Civil War. The day was started to honor fallen soldiers of that war by decorating their graves. After World War I (1914-1918), the day expanded to include all fallen soldiers. The red poppy came to symbolize World War I. The poppy has endured as a symbol of all fallen soldiers. Today is National Poppy Day. Monday is Memorial Day.

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  • May 18, 1980: Mount St. Helens erupts

    May 18, 1980: Mount St. Helens erupts

    May 19, 2017 - Mount St. Helens is a volcano in the state of Washington. When it started to rumble in March 1980, David Johnston, Ph.D., a geologist, went there. He studied gases being emitted from the volcano. He recommended the area remain closed to visitors prior to the eruption. He is credited with saving many lives. David, who was five miles away, was killed on May 18, 1980 when the volcano erupted.

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  • Red poppy endures as symbol of fallen

    Red poppy endures as symbol of fallen

    May 26, 2017 - Memorial Day began as Decoration Day. It began in the years after the Civil War. The day was started to honor fallen soldiers by decorating their graves. After World War I (1914-1918), the day expanded to include all fallen soldiers. The red poppy came to symbolize World War I. The poppy has endured as a symbol of all fallen soldiers. Today is National Poppy Day. Monday is Memorial Day.

    Read More
  • May 18, 1980: Mount St. Helens erupts

    May 18, 1980: Mount St. Helens erupts

    May 19, 2017 - Mount St. Helens is a volcano. It's in the state of Washington. When it started to rumble in March 1980, David Johnston, Ph.D., went there. He was a geologist. He studied gases being emitted from the volcano. He recommended the area remain closed to visitors prior to the eruption. He is credited with saving many lives. David, who was five miles away, was killed on May 18, 1980 when the volcano violently erupted.

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If the population of the United States is 320 million, what percent of that number is represented by the population of Ireland?
about 15 percent
about 5 percent
about 1.5 percent
 
 
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