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New Arsenal of Democracy exhibit opens
July 10, 2017 - In June, the National WWII Museum in New Orleans opened its newest permanent exhibit - The Arsenal of Democracy: The Herman and George Brown Salute to the Home Front. The story is told through nine galleries. Included are galleries of the years leading up to WWII and the political discord of the time.
 
  • New Arsenal of Democracy exhibit opens

    New Arsenal of Democracy exhibit opens

    July 10, 2017 - In June, the National WWII Museum in New Orleans opened its newest permanent exhibit - The Arsenal of Democracy: The Herman and George Brown Salute to the Home Front. The story is told through nine galleries. Included are galleries of the years leading up to WWII and the political discord of the time.

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  • Coming soon: summer and a super cool stamp

    Coming soon: summer and a super cool stamp

    June 19, 2017 - There will be a super cool reason to send letters this summer. The reason is a new stamp. It's being issued on Tuesday at a ceremony at the Art Museum of the University of Wyoming in Laramie. The new Total Solar Eclipse Forever stamp is made with thermochromic ink. By simply rubbing the stamp with your thumb or fingers, the solar eclipse image changes. It changes from the solar eclipse to the fill moon. As the stamp cools, the image reverts to the eclipse.

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  • U.S. Botanic Garden traces roots to 18th century

    U.S. Botanic Garden traces roots to 18th century

    June 14, 2017 - A summer itinerary might include a trip to the nation's capital. If so, plan a visit to the United States Botanic Garden. It's located near the U.S. Capitol building. It's a living plant museum. It's one of the oldest botanic gardens in North America.

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  • HIgh school builds firm foundation for future

    HIgh school builds firm foundation for future

    June 9, 2017 - Lt. Col. Raja Chari, 39, was chosen as one of 12 astronauts for NASA's new class. NASA received more than 18,300 applications. Student News Net interviewed Raja yesterday via phone. He said being selected as an astronaut was not even in the realm of possibilities when he was a student at Columbus High School in Waterloo, Iowa.

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  • Chestnut trees live as symbol of children of the Holocaust

    Chestnut trees live as symbol of children of the Holocaust

    June 6, 2017 - Allied forces launched the D-Day invasion in France on this day in 1944. Its purpose was to liberate Europe from Nazi occupation. Millions of children were displaced during WWII. And 1.5 million Jewish children were murdered. Anne Frank and Margot, her older sister, died of typhus at a concentration camp weeks before British troops liberated it.

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  • Donut Day baked into American history

    Donut Day baked into American history

    June 1, 2017 - Friday is National Donut (or Doughnut) Day. It's a day that was officially established in 1938 in Chicago. The Salvation Army started the day. It was organized to help people during the Great Depression. It was also started to honor their "Donut Lassies.” Donut Lassies were women who served near the front lines in Europe during World War I (1914-1918). They gave soldiers clothing, supplies, coffee, and donuts.

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  • May 29, 1917: JFK, the 35th president, born

    May 29, 1917: JFK, the 35th president, born

    May 30, 2017 - John Fitzgerald Kennedy (JFK) was born on May 29, 1917. The Centennial of his birth was celebrated over the Memorial Day weekend. It continues in June. Three Smithsonian museums will offer programs to honor the nation's 35th president. Kennedy was the youngest person ever to be elected president.

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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.

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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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  • New Arsenal of Democracy exhibit opens

    New Arsenal of Democracy exhibit opens

    July 10, 2017 - In June, the National WWII Museum in New Orleans opened its newest permanent exhibit - The Arsenal of Democracy: The Herman and George Brown Salute to the Home Front. The story is told through nine galleries. Included are galleries covering the years leading up to WWII and the political discord of the time as Americans debated the nation's international role.

    Read More
  • Coming soon: summer and a super cool stamp

    Coming soon: summer and a super cool stamp

    June 19, 2017 - There will be a super cool reason to send letters this summer. The reason is a new stamp being issued on Tuesday. It will be issued at a ceremony at the Art Museum of the University of Wyoming in Laramie. The new Total Solar Eclipse Forever stamp is made with thermochromic ink. By simply rubbing the stamp with your thumb or fingers, the solar eclipse image changes to an image of a full moon. As the stamp cools, the image reverts to the eclipse.

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  • New Arsenal of Democracy exhibit opens

    New Arsenal of Democracy exhibit opens

    July 10, 2017 - In June, the National WWII Museum in New Orleans opened its newest permanent exhibit - The Arsenal of Democracy: The Herman and George Brown Salute to the Home Front. The story is told through nine galleries. Included are galleries of the years leading up to WWII and the political discord of the time.

    Read More
  • Coming soon: summer and a super cool stamp

    Coming soon: summer and a super cool stamp

    June 19, 2017 - There will be a super cool reason to send letters this summer. The reason is a new stamp. It's being issued on Tuesday at a ceremony at the Art Museum of the University of Wyoming in Laramie. The new Total Solar Eclipse Forever stamp is made with thermochromic ink. By simply rubbing the stamp with your thumb or fingers, the solar eclipse image changes. It changes from the solar eclipse to the fill moon. As the stamp cools, the image reverts to the eclipse.

    Read More

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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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