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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. Included were 19 children. They were enrolled in a day care center on the first floor. What remained of the building was torn down. The spot is now a national park site. It's a solemn memorial to the victims.
 
  • 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. Included were 19 children. They were enrolled in a day care center on the first floor. What remained of the building was torn down. The spot is now a national park site. It's a solemn memorial to the victims.

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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). These sites include national parks, monuments, battlefields, military parks, historical parks, historic sites, lakeshores, seashores, recreation areas, scenic rivers and trails, and the White House. More than 330 million people visited a park in 2016. Student News Net will feature a different park each day this week. 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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  • California declares end to drought but...

    California declares end to drought but...

    April 11, 2017 - Record rain and snowpack fell this winter. Last week California Gov. Jerry Brown declared the drought emergency has ended. But he cautions residents it will take many years to recover from its damage. And drought conditions could return.

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  • Arbor Day has deep roots

    Arbor Day has deep roots

    April 10, 2017 - On this day in 1872, the first Arbor Day was held. It was held in Nebraska City, Nebraska. The idea for the day came from J. Sterling Morton. He was a newspaper editor and former governor of the Nebraska Territory. On the 1972 Centennial, the Arbor Day Foundation was founded. Its mission is to inspire people to plant, celebrate, and nurture trees.

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  • WWI Centennial commemorated

    WWI Centennial commemorated

    April 6, 2017 - One hundred years ago today, America entered WWI (First World War or Great War). America had remained neutral for almost three years. Boundaries and conflicts in the Middle East today are the direct result of that global war.

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  • Centennial offers time to learn, reflect

    Centennial offers time to learn, reflect

    April 4, 2017 - The Centennial of America's entry into World War I (1914-1918) will be observed Thursday. Relevance can be found by comparing maps of Europe from 1900 to maps after the Treaty of Versailles was signed in 1919.

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  • Follow the Final Four from forest to floor

    Follow the Final Four from forest to floor

    March 31, 2017 - From the first dribble to the final dunk, Final Four basketball players, both men and women, will be playing on one-of-a kind floors. The floors are made from wood. The wood was sustainably harvested from sugar maple trees in northern Michigan. It was then meticulously cut and crafted into basketball courts. The courts are made by Connor Sports. The courts have been the NCAA's official Final Four court since 2006.

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  • Hole in the ground holds huge history

    Hole in the ground holds huge history

    March 29, 2017 - About 50,000 years ago during the Late Stone Age (Upper Paleolithic Age, a massive meteorite collided with Earth. It was traveling about 20 kilometers (km) per second. The hole created by the impact is 1.1 kilometers wide. It's 200 meters deep. Student News Net recently stood on the edge of the hole. The giant hole is the Barringer Meteorite Crater. It's also known as Meteor Crater. It's located east of Flagstaff, Arizona

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  • USS Constitution is shipshape at 220

    USS Constitution is shipshape at 220

    March 27, 2017 - On March 27, 1794, the U.S. Congress passed The Naval Act of 1794. The law authorized construction of six U.S. Navy frigates. The USS Constitution was one. She launched in 1797 and is still commissioned. She is the oldest U.S. Navy ship still afloat.

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  • Recovery ongoing from 1989 oil spill

    Recovery ongoing from 1989 oil spill

    March 24, 2017 - The Exxon Valdez oil tanker ran aground in Alaska's Prince William Sound 28 years ago today. The tanker was navigating outside of shipping lanes to avoid icebergs. It spilled about 11 million gallons of crude oil. It created an environmental disaster. It's being studied.

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  • Dragon delivers cargo - and soon humans - to space

    Dragon delivers cargo - and soon humans - to space

    March 21, 2017 - The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft completed its mission on Sunday. It was a special delivery to the International Space Station. It dropped off about 5,500 pounds of experiments and supplies to the space station crew.

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  • Think about bees at breakfast

    Think 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 the cereal's iconic bee. It is missing on the boxes. Cheerios wants people to think about what would happen if bees no longer had access to wildflower pollen and nectar. More than two-thirds of the crops used to feed people are pollinated by bees and other pollinators. Then Cheerios wants people to follow that thought with action. Plant a wildflower garden.

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  • Top of the morning, noon and night on St. Patrick

    Top of the morning, noon and night on St. Patrick's Day!

    March 17, 2017 - Ed Beczynski is a first generation Polish American. He owns a number of restaurants. One of them is The Blarney. It's an authentic Irish pub. He opened it in 2006 after visiting more than 35 pubs in Ireland. It's not so much about the liquid beverages, he said. It's about coming together and sharing time with family and friends.

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  • National Park Week spotlight: Oklahoma City National Memorial

    National Park Week spotlight: Oklahoma City National Memorial

    April 19, 2017 - On this day in 1995, a truck parked outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. It was packed with more than 4,000 pounds of explosives. The bombs were detonated at 9:02 a.m. resulting in the deaths of 168 people. Included were 19 children who were enrolled in a day care center on the first floor. What remained of the building was torn down. The spot is now a national park site. It's a solemn memorial to the victims.

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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). These sites include national parks, monuments, battlefields, military parks, historical parks, historic sites, lakeshores, seashores, recreation areas, scenic rivers and trails, and the White House. More than 330 million people visited a park in 2016. Student News Net will feature a different park each day this week. Explore California's Joshua Tree National Park today.

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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. Included were 19 children. They were enrolled in a day care center on the first floor. What remained of the building was torn down. The spot is now a national park site. It's a solemn memorial to the victims.

    Read More
  • 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). These sites include national parks, monuments, battlefields, military parks, historical parks, historic sites, lakeshores, seashores, recreation areas, scenic rivers and trails, and the White House. More than 330 million people visited a park in 2016. Student News Net will feature a different park each day this week. Explore California's Joshua Tree National Park today.

    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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