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2014-09-26 00:21:17

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO REHABILITATION AWARENESS Profile America -- Friday, September 26th. National Rehabilitation Awareness Week ends tomorrow. One of goals of the annual event is to salute the determination of the nation's 56.7 million residents who confront their disabilities as they go about their daily lives....

2014-09-25 23:01:52

Bolstered by the NY-Sun initiative, as well as by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s continued commitment to renewable energy, New York’s K-12 schools could save a nearly a half a billion dollars over 30 years by utilizing solar energy, according to a newly-released nationwide study. Brighter Future: A Study on Solar in U.S. Schools was prepared by The Solar Foundation (TSF) – with data and analysis support from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) – and funded through a grant provided...

2014-09-25 12:27:11

Apocalyptic Landscapes, Demons, Witches and Zombies Are What's Hot KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans love to be scared. But for some, what scared them last year may not be what scares them this year. America Haunts, an association of more than 30 elite haunted attractions throughout the United States, sees eerie apocalyptic landscapes, terrifyingly realistic demons, the most frighteningly wicked witches and convincingly undead zombies as the newest haunted attraction...

2014-09-25 00:20:56

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO NEWSPAPER MILESTONES Profile America -- Thursday, September 25th. Three important dates in American newspaper history occurred in September. These anniversaries span more than three centuries. On September 15, 1982, USA Today began publishing. Critics at the time said the idea of a national...

2014-09-24 23:01:20

Encouraged by effective, forward-looking public policies, as well as Gov. Deval Patrick’s continued support of solar energy, more and more Massachusetts K-12 schools are turning to solar to power their classrooms, save money and help the environment, according to a newly released nationwide study. Brighter Future: A Study on Solar in U.S. Schools was prepared by The Solar Foundation (TSF) – with data and analysis support from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) – and...

2014-09-24 08:33:11

Patent-Pending Software Puts the Relationship Back Into Personal Banking NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FINOVATE-- Today Linqto launched Linqto Personal Banker, a new patent-pending software application that allows face-to-face mobile banking with in-branch bank representatives. With live video tellers, a customer's mobile device becomes a neighborhood branch. Linqto, with early roots of providing streaming media technologies to Stanford University and the Obama for America...

2014-09-24 08:26:02

ATLANTA, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Author Imani Michelle Scott's recently released book, Crimes Against Humanity in the Land of the Free: Can a Truth and Reconciliation Process Heal Racial Conflict in America?, offers an unprecedented examination into enduring racial disparities and tension in the United States and proposes the implementation of a non-conventional, co-created Truth, Reconciliation, and Peace Process (TRPP). Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140922/147583 Photo...

2014-09-24 08:25:12

BIG SUR, Calif., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The increasing polarization of American politics weighs heavily on our democracy, but for now, no existing institution seems to have a handle on how to fix it. Well-meaning appeals for a return to pragmatism and cooperation have failed, leaving the ship of state floundering in uncertain waters. The seeming intractability of this problem, which touches on all aspects of America's political order, now calls for "outside the Beltway"...

2014-09-24 00:20:58

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO UNHITCHED Profile America -- Wednesday, September 24th. We are halfway through "Unmarried and Single Americans Week," noting that many who are unmarried do not identify with the world "single," since they may be parents, have partners, or are widowed or divorced. The idea for the observance...

2014-09-23 23:01:51

Even though it falls outside the Top 10 states in the U.S. in terms of population, New Jersey ranks a strong second in the nation in the number of K-12 schools which have turned to solar energy to power their classrooms, save money and help the environment, according to a newly-released nationwide study. Brighter Future: A Study on Solar in U.S. Schools was prepared by The Solar Foundation (TSF) – with data and analysis support from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) – and...


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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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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