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America starts week with new normalAmerica starts week with new normal
March 16, 2020 - Americans are waking up today to a new normal. Hopefully it will end soon. Many schools and some retail stores are closed. Some restaurants are closed or going to take-out only. March Madness has been canceled. The NBA and NHL seasons have stopped. All of these drastic steps are for one purpose - to slow down the spread of COVID-19 (the coronavirus).
  • America starts week with new normal

    America starts week with new normal

    March 16, 2020 - Americans are waking up today to a new normal. Hopefully it will end soon. Many schools and some retail stores are closed. Some restaurants are closed or going to take-out only. March Madness has been canceled. The NBA and NHL seasons have stopped. All of these drastic steps are for one purpose - to slow down the spread of COVID-19 (the coronavirus).

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  • Katherine Johnson, human computer (1918-2020)

    Katherine Johnson, human computer (1918-2020)

    Feb. 25, 2020 - Katherine Johnson was a brilliant mathematician. She worked for NASA for 33 years. She was the main character in Hidden Figures, a popular book that was made into a movie. She died yesterday. She was 101.

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  • Women who flew through the clouds to reach the stars

    Women who flew through the clouds to reach the stars

    March 6, 2020 - BJ Erickson, Nancy Love, Jacqueline Cochran, Elaine Harmon, and Cornelia Fort are not names most people know. They are known quite well within the world of aviation though. They blazed a trail in the skies for generations of women. These women wanted to be in the cockpit flying planes.

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  • Christmas Bird Count has 120-year history

    Christmas Bird Count has 120-year history

    Dec. 12, 2019 - Birders are people who like to watch birds. They watch birds on purpose. They even like to be outside when it's cold. Birders like their fine-feathered friends (birds). For 120 years, birders have been counting birds on Christmas. The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) begins Saturday.

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  • Coast Guard carries on for the Schuenemann brothers

    Coast Guard carries on for the Schuenemann brothers

    Dec. 9, 2019 - Each November in Chicago, a ship pulls into a dock. It has hundreds of Christmas trees. The trees traveled on the Great Lakes to reach Chicago. The trip is a tribute to August and Herman Schuenemann who were brothers.

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  • NASA announces first findings of Parker Solar Probe

    NASA announces first findings of Parker Solar Probe

    Dec. 5, 2019 - NASA's Parker Solar Probe launched in 2018. It's on a bold mission to the Sun. No spacecraft has ever flown this close to the Sun. The Sun is a cauldron of hydrogen atoms that fuse to form helium. It's a powerful chemical reaction. It emits enough light and heat to give light and heat to Earth. Yesterday NASA announced the probe's first findings.

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  • Liberation of Paris - 75th anniversary

    Liberation of Paris - 75th anniversary

    Aug. 26, 2019 - The D-Day invasion (June 6, 1944) was a success. It led to the liberation of Paris that summer. In late august 1944 after more than four years of German occupation, the Allies liberated France. It was again a sovereign country. Belgium was liberated days later. It was the beginning of the end of World War II in Europe.

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  • Pathfinder mission was high-risk, high-tech

    Pathfinder mission was high-risk, high-tech

    June 5, 2019 - Seventy-five years ago today, 20 Pathfinder pilots were preparing for their daring D-Day mission. It was due to launch late that evening. Their mission was to drop paratroopers behind enemy lines. Enemy lines were in Nazi-occupied France. Paratroopers would then mark seven drop zones. The markers were for thousands of paratroopers who would drop from the sky minutes later. It was a high-risk, high-tech mission.

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  • People of D-Day: Vito and Geraldine Pedone (Part 1)

    People of D-Day: Vito and Geraldine Pedone (Part 1)

    May 8, 2019 - During World War II, 16,112,566 American soldiers served worldwide. They served in the US Army, Navy or Marines.* They each have a story to honor. At the World War II Memorial in Washington DC, there is a wall of 4,048 gold stars. The stars honor the 405,399 soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the country. Seventy-four years ago today, the Allies declared Victory in Europe (V-E) after liberating Europe from Hitler's Nazi Germany.

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  • People of D-Day: Vito and Geraldine Pedone (Part 2)

    People of D-Day: Vito and Geraldine Pedone (Part 2)

    Vito Pedone and Geraldine "Jerry" Curtis were both US Army Air Force officers during WWII. They met in England while training for D-Day.

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  • USS Iowa played role in D-Day

    USS Iowa played role in D-Day

    March 12, 2019 - Four mighty, Iowa-class battleships were built during World War II - the USS Iowa, USS Missouri, USS New Jersey, and USS Wisconsin. All four are now living history museums.

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  • Pathfinder pilot recalls D-Day

    Pathfinder pilot recalls D-Day

    May 24, 2019 - First Lieutenant David Hamilton was 21 when he climbed into a C-47 airplane on June 5, 1944. It was the night before D-Day. He was at the North Witham Air Field in England. He was the pilot of plane #14 of 20 Pathfinder aircraft. They were preparing to depart for a stretch of the Normandy coast.

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    WWII 'Gooney Birds' depart for Normandy

    May 20, 2019 - Ten C-47 "Gooney Bird" airplanes, flown during World War II, left Sunday from Connecticut. The planes are returning to Normandy, France for the 75th D-Day anniversary. The flights honor the sacrifice of millions of soldiers, sailors, pilots, paratroopers, flight nurses, and the civilians who supported them. It's being organized by the D-Day Squadron.

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  • People of D-Day: 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion

    People of D-Day: 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion

    Feb. 25, 2019 - The 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion was the only unit of African American soldiers to land on Omaha Beach on D-Day.

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  • America starts week with new normal America starts week with new normal
    March 16, 2020 - Americans are waking up today to a new normal. Hopefully it will quickly end. Many schools and some retail stores are closed. Some restaurants are closed or going to take-out only. March Madness has been canceled. The NBA and NHL seasons have stopped. All of these drastic steps are for one purpose - to slow down the spread of COVID-19 (the coronavirus).
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  • Katherine Johnson, human computer (1918-2020) Katherine Johnson, human computer (1918-2020)
    Feb. 25, 2020 - Katherine Johnson was a brilliant mathematician who worked for NASA for 33 years. She was the main character in Hidden Figures, a popular book that was made into a movie. She died yesterday. She was 101.
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  • America starts week with new normal America starts week with new normal
    March 16, 2020 - Americans are waking up today to a new normal. Hopefully it will end soon. Many schools and some retail stores are closed. Some restaurants are closed or going to take-out only. March Madness has been canceled. The NBA and NHL seasons have stopped. All of these drastic steps are for one purpose - to slow down the spread of COVID-19 (the coronavirus).
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  • Katherine Johnson, human computer (1918-2020) Katherine Johnson, human computer (1918-2020)
    Feb. 25, 2020 - Katherine Johnson was a brilliant mathematician. She worked for NASA for 33 years. She was the main character in Hidden Figures, a popular book that was made into a movie. She died yesterday. She was 101.
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