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2014-10-21 12:28:24

The Investigative Series Also Features 'Underground Sounds' on November 25, and the Two-Hour Special Examining the Shameful Side of International Adoption in 'Unwanted In America' on December 2 LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AXS TV closes out the 2014 season with premieres of three brand new episodes of the award-winning investigative journalism series Dan Rather Presents, airing Tuesdays at 8pE from November 18 through December 2. With his trademark candor, Rather...

2014-10-21 08:33:21

RED CARPET EVENT & UNVEILING OF FREEHAB LOS ANGELES ON NOVEMBER 15TH LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Teen Project, launched by Lauri Burns is going one step further to save America's homeless young women in Los Angeles. On the evening of Saturday, November 15(th )there will be a fundraiser to benefit Freehab--the very first "free" drug rehab for LA's homeless youth. Freehab is a 100-bed facility for women 18-24 years old, otherwise known as Transitional Age Youth...

2014-10-21 08:30:52

Innovative Products, Deep Audience Engagement, and Strong Sales Drive Digital Publisher to the Front Ranks of America's High-Growth Private Media Companies FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Moguldom Media Group, a leading global digital media and entertainment company, announced today that it has claimed the #14 spot on Inc. Magazine's list of the top 100 fastest-growing media companies in America, and the 882nd spot in the general listing of Inc.'s 5000...

2014-10-21 08:28:53

- Despite More Positive Outlook, Internet and Social Media Threaten State of Civility, According to More than Half of Millennials - NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The fifth installment of Civility in America from global public relations firm Weber Shandwick and public affairs firm Powell Tate with KRC Research looks at civility through a generational lens to better understand what the future holds for society. Although Americans are unanimous about the bleak state of...

2014-10-21 00:20:41

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO SHEDDING LIGHT Profile America -- Tuesday, October 21st. An invention was demonstrated on this date in 1879 that lit the way for a dramatic change in the rhythm of Americans' daily lives. At his Menlo Park, New Jersey laboratory, Thomas Edison set up the first incandescent light bulb, which...

2014-10-20 16:21:22

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America today reported its preliminary operational results for September 2014 and the first nine months of the year. The airline's traffic (measured in revenue passenger miles) increased 1.8 percent on capacity (measured in available seat miles) that was 1.9 percent lower than in the same month in 2013. Load factor was 79.2 percent, up 2.9 points from September 2013. The number of onboard passengers increased 0.2 percent from the...

2014-10-20 08:38:29

Company ranks second for "Software and Information Technology" in annual ranking showcase of the 100 fastest-growing urban businesses in America ORANGE, Calif., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and Fortune named Lumen21, an award-winning global technology firm that specializes in compliance and technology services and solutions, to its 2014 Inner City 100, a list of the fastest-growing inner city businesses in the U.S. Photo -...

2014-10-20 00:20:46

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO INN VOGUE Profile America -- Monday, October 20(th. )Hotels and motels have long competed for customers on the comfort and amenities of their rooms. Long before cable, Wi-Fi, coffeemakers and hair dryers entered the picture, more basic things were offered as lures. This month in 1829, the 170-room...

2014-10-19 00:20:31

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO WIND POWER Profile America -- Sunday, October 19(th.) Throughout the decades since the oil embargo of 1973, increasing research and development has gone into renewable sources of energy. Some of the results are seen atop windswept hills across America -- large electricity generating windmills....

2014-10-18 23:01:46

Dr. Divya has been voted “One of the Leading and Top Physicians in the World Today” and “America’s Top Dentist” in the Dentist Today Magazine. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 18, 2014 The sudden closure of a major provider of orthodontic dental care in the community has left hundreds of patients scrambling for oral health care. Patients who may have started their care with the two closed offices of another provider now have incomplete orthodontic care. Other patients may have been...


Latest America Reference Libraries

York Chocolate
2013-06-11 13:15:07

The York chocolate cat, also known as the York, is a breed of domestic cat that originated in America in 1983 and is used as a show cat. It was developed by Janet Chiefari, who bred kittens that were descendants of Siamese cats. The York can be medium or large with a slightly long nose, a round head, and large round eyes that are gold or green in color. Its feet are sometimes tufted and it has a fluffy tail. Its body is covered in semi-long, soft fur that can vary in color. Preferred colors...

Yosemite National Park
2013-04-17 14:20:47

Yosemite National Park is located in eastern California in the United States in the central area of Sierra Nevada, extending to the western slopes of the range. The park holds 761,268 acres of protected land. The area became very popular after Thomas Ayres, the artist who was responsible for much of the publicity of the area, and an entrepreneur named James Mason Hutchings visited in 1855. Early tourists that visited Yosemite before it was a national park could enjoy passing over the Wawona...

Grand Canyon National Park
2013-03-19 15:03:05

Grand Canyon National Park is located in the American state of Arizona and is the country’s fifteenth established park. The main feature of the park is the Grand Canyon, which is a gorge of the Colorado River, and is often thought of as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The park contains 1,217,262 acres of land. It was established as an official national park in 1919, but the area was already well known as a landmark for thirty years. In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt...

Ronald Evans Jr.
2012-10-25 11:30:42

Ronald Ellwin Evans, Jr. was an astronaut that worked with NASA on the Apollo missions and served as a Captain in the United States Navy. Evans is one of the twenty-four astronauts to fly to the moon. . Evans was born on November 10, 1933 in St. Francis, Kansas. He graduated from Highland Park High School in Topeka, Kansas. Boy Scouts of America played a huge role in Evans youth as he attained the highest level of Life Scout. Evans then went on to study at the University of Kansas...

Plain Chachalaca, Ortalis vetula
2012-03-22 23:28:04

The Plain Chachalaca (Ortalis vetula) is a large species of bird in the Cracidae family. It is found in tropical and subtropical environments from mezquital thickets in the Rio Grande Valley in southeastern Texas to northernmost Costa Rica. In Central America, this species occurs in the Pacific lowlands from Chiapas, Mexico to northern Nicaragua. It occurs solely as a separate population in Costa Rica. Its habitat is dry and moist forests, especially where interspersed with scrub and savanna....

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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin