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2014-07-16 16:24:11

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America, the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity, is pleased to host Hill briefings on the intersection between hunger, health and nutrition on Thursday, July 17(th). Panelists will discuss compelling new research on how the framing of nutritional choices can influence eating behavior, the connections between food insecurity and diabetes, as well as promising interventions that communities can implement to help improve...

2014-07-16 16:23:02

- Festival Also Reveals Daily Line-Up for Both Philadelphia and Los Angeles - LOS ANGELES and PHILADELPHIA, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grammy Award®-winner Kanye West and Billboard chart-topping artist Iggy Azalea have been added to the 2014 Los Angeles "Budweiser Made In America" Music Festival line-up taking place at the Los Angeles Grand Park on August 30 and 31. Kanye West will now headline both the Philadelphia and Los Angeles "Budweiser Made In America" Music Festivals....

2014-07-16 12:21:59

Starting later in the third-quarter, Dodge is unleashing the Most Powerful and Fastest Muscle Car ever, along with the most capable and technologically advanced Challenger lineup ever - with a starting U.S. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $26,995 AUBURN HILLS, Mich., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- The Dodge and SRT brands now offer the most complete lineup of muscle cars, loaded with even more performance, technology and world-class hardware: --...

2014-07-16 08:27:19

Partnering with GENYOUth Foundation and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, Leaders in School-Based H&W Initiatives PURCHASE, N.Y., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the PepsiCo Foundation announced two grants geared towards improving the health and wellness of America's kids through the power of physical activity and good nutrition. The grants, totaling $1.25 million USD, support the GENYOUth Foundation's flagship program, Fuel Up to Play 60, and the United Way of Metropolitan...

2014-07-16 08:25:04

Standout BBQ Restaurants Span 12 States and Washington, D.C., with California, Illinois, New York, and Texas Claiming Greatest Number of Winners SAN FRANCISCO, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a nod to our nation's longstanding love affair with barbecuing, OpenTable (NASDAQ: OPEN), the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, is pleased to honor the 2014 Diners' Choice Award winners for the Top 30 Best Barbecue Restaurants in America. These awards reflect the...

2014-07-16 00:20:12

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO NICKEL AND DIMING Profile America -- Wednesday, July 16th. On this date in 1935, drivers in Oklahoma City were confronted with America's first parking meter, collecting rent for a space on the corner of First Street and Robinson Avenue. While local drivers could avoid that single space, they...

2014-07-15 20:20:13

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Terry O'Sullivan, General President of LIUNA - the Laborers' International Union of North America - made the following statement today regarding the passage of a short-term patch to the Highway Trust Fund in the U.S. House: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91600LOGO While America should be relieved that Congress appears to be moving to prevent a complete collapse of the Highway Trust Fund next month, law-makers have...

2014-07-15 16:26:45

A Scottsdale, AZ Board Certified physician specializing in Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Gil Ortega, is a Castle Connolly Top Doctor for 2014. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., America's trusted source for identifying Top Doctors, has selected Scottsdale's Orthopaedic Surgery specialist Dr. Gil Ortega for inclusion in its highly selective list of Regional Top Doctors this year. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140715/127160...

2014-07-15 08:26:24

OAKLAND, Calif., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center is rated among the top 40 U.S. hospitals for cardiology and heart care, and 18 other Kaiser Permanente hospitals are rated "high performing" for other specialties, according to U.S. News & World Reports' 2014-15 Best Hospitals in America rankings, published today. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO The annual rankings, considered to provide an objective analysis of the...

2014-07-15 08:25:50

Teens to be Celebrated for Arts Excellence at Recognition Trip in Los Angeles ATLANTA, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) is pleased to announce the top youth artists of the Digital Arts Festivals and ImageMakers National Photography Contest, two member competitions from BGCA's arts initiative. This week, the national winners - 18 Boys & Girls Club teens (ages 13 to 18) - will be named during a weeklong, once-in-a-lifetime recognition trip to...


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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