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How mighty is the Mississippi?How mighty is the Mississippi?
Oct. 19, 2018 - The Mississippi River is the second longest river in North America. It's mighty because of many factors. Factors include its length, width, speed, volume, watershed size, and economic impact. Metrics prove the Mississippi is mighty. But it's also mighty beautiful, especially at sunset.
  • How mighty is the Mississippi?

    How mighty is the Mississippi?

    Oct. 19, 2018 - The Mississippi River is the second longest river in North America. It's mighty because of many factors. Factors include its length, width, speed, volume, watershed size, and economic impact. Metrics prove the Mississippi is mighty. But it's also mighty beautiful, especially at sunset.

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  • Ring a bell for peace on Nov. 11

    Ring a bell for peace on Nov. 11

    Oct. 11, 2018 - Combat on the Western Front during World War I (WWI) ended at the eleventh hour on the eleventh day in the eleventh month in 1918. WWI lasted from 1914-1918. The world will honor that Centennial in 30 days. In the United States, the World War I Centennial Commission is inviting everyone to ring a bell. It's their nationwide Bells of Peace event. Its purpose is to reflect on that significant day in World and American history.

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  • Statue of Freedom being inspected, preserved

    Statue of Freedom being inspected, preserved

    Oct. 3, 2018 - Since 1863, the Statue of Freedom has graced the top of the U.S. Capitol. The bronze statue stands 19 feet 6 inches tall. It weighs 15,000 pounds. It's currently encased in scaffolding. It's having its tri-annual (every three years) inspection and preservation.

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  • Douglas Brinkley to students: Lead a dignified life

    Douglas Brinkley to students: Lead a dignified life

    Sept. 21, 2018 - The life of Rosa Parks (1913-2005) was one defined by grace and grit. That combination of traits was reified in her tireless work for civil rights. She fought peacefully for her civil rights and the civil rights of all Americans. She especially fought for African American civil rights. They faced daily discrimination under Jim Crow laws. Douglas Brinkley is the author of Rosa Parks: A Life, the definitive biography of her life. Dr. Brinkley eloquently delivered the Keynote Address at last Friday's Student News Net Symposium. It was held at the University of Iowa.

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  • Nation pauses for Sept. 11 anniversary

    Nation pauses for Sept. 11 anniversary

    Sept. 11, 2018 - Solemn ceremonies will be held today in New York City, at the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Penn. to honor those killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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  • NASA: The sky is our home

    NASA: The sky is our home

    Sept. 7, 2018 - On Oct. 1, 1958, NASA was founded. It began living the metaphor that "the sky is the limit." Two astronauts walked on the moon eleven years later. Today NASA is exploring the universe. It is: 1) planning manned missions to the moon and then to Mars, 2) conducting unmanned missions to planets, asteroids, and the sun, 3) operating the International Space Station, and 4) taking time to celebrate its 60th anniversary.

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  • FBI recovers stolen Ruby Slippers

    FBI recovers stolen Ruby Slippers

    Sept. 5, 2018 - A thief or thieves stole a pair of Ruby Slippers from a Minnesota museum more than a decade ago. The Ruby Slippers were made famous in The Wizard of Oz movie. The thief or thieves were as heartless as the film's Tin Man. But the FBI persevered in their criminal investigation. They announced yesterday they recovered the Ruby Slippers through a sting operation earlier this summer.

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  • Book Review: Shores Beyond Shores by Irene Butter

    Book Review: Shores Beyond Shores by Irene Butter

    Aug. 31, 2018 - Irene Hasenberg, with her brother, mother, and father, boarded a train on Jan. 21, 1945 at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in northern Germany. They were embarking on a four-day trip to Switzerland. They would finally be free. Irene had not taken a hot shower in more than one year. Her parents were so ill from starvation and torture, they were not aware the train had departed. Irene's new book - Shores Beyond Shores - tells her heartbreaking and hopeful story as a Holocaust survivor.

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  • Sen. John McCain (1936-2018)

    Sen. John McCain (1936-2018)

    Aug. 26, 2018 - Senator John S. McCain (R-Ariz.) passed away Saturday. He was a veteran who was a POW in Vietnam for five years. And he was a member of Congress since 1983. He fought brain cancer for more than one year. He was 81.

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  • Flight 93 Tower of Voices to be dedicated

    Flight 93 Tower of Voices to be dedicated

    Aug. 20, 2018 - The Flight 93 National Memorial was founded in 2002. It is located in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Its purpose is to honor 40 heroes. They were passengers and crew who boarded United Flight 93 on Sept. 11, 2001. The flight was a nonstop flight from Newark, New Jersey to San Francisco. The airplane was one of four hijacked that day. Its target was the U.S. Capitol. But the passengers and crew took action. Their action resulted in the hijackers crashing the plane in central Pennsylvania.

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  • Soar to new heights on National Roller Coaster Day

    Soar to new heights on National Roller Coaster Day

    Aug. 16, 2018 - More than 4,000 amusement parks have opened in the United States. Thirteen of those have celebrated 125 years in operation. The parks have provided visitors with thrills, twists, and turns on roller coasters. It's the iconic ride every amusement park must have. Today is National Roller Coaster Day.

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  • Sun, sand, and a sunset say summer

    Sun, sand, and a sunset say summer

    Aug. 1, 2018 - August is here. That means school will start soon. If you still have time for fun in the sun and sand, plan a trip to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

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  • Stamp is a treat for philatelists

    Stamp is a treat for philatelists

    July 17, 2018 - A new stamp was released in June. It looks good enough to lick - on both sides! It's the Frozen Treats Forever stamp.

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  • Weather determined the D in D-Day

    Weather determined the D in D-Day

    June 6, 2018 - Next year will be the 75th anniversary of D-Day. D-Day was the Allied invasion during World War II (1939-1945). It happened along the Normandy coast to liberate France. Yet the anniversary is a significant one every year. Observe D-Day and World War II veterans visiting the World War II Memorial in Washington. This experience explains why the day is etched into American and World history.

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  • How mighty is the Mississippi? How mighty is the Mississippi?
    Oct. 19, 2018 - The Mississippi River is the second longest river in North America. It's mighty because of its length, width, speed, volume, watershed size, and economic impact. Metrics prove the Mississippi is mighty. But it's also mighty beautiful, especially at sunset.
    Read More
  • Ring a bell for peace on Nov. 11 Ring a bell for peace on Nov. 11
    Oct. 11, 2018 - At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day in the eleventh month in 1918, combat on the Western Front during World War I (WWI) ended. WWI lasted from 1914-1918. The world will honor that Centennial in 30 days. In the United States, the World War I Centennial Commission is inviting everyone to ring a bell. It's their nationwide Bells of Peace event. Its purpose is to reflect on that significant day in World and American history.
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  • How mighty is the Mississippi? How mighty is the Mississippi?
    Oct. 19, 2018 - The Mississippi River is the second longest river in North America. It's mighty because of many factors. Factors include its length, width, speed, volume, watershed size, and economic impact. Metrics prove the Mississippi is mighty. But it's also mighty beautiful, especially at sunset.
    Read More
  • Ring a bell for peace on Nov. 11 Ring a bell for peace on Nov. 11
    Oct. 11, 2018 - Combat on the Western Front during World War I (WWI) ended at the eleventh hour on the eleventh day in the eleventh month in 1918. WWI lasted from 1914-1918. The world will honor that Centennial in 30 days. In the United States, the World War I Centennial Commission is inviting everyone to ring a bell. It's their nationwide Bells of Peace event. Its purpose is to reflect on that significant day in World and American history.
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