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2014-10-14 08:27:30

Everytown Endorses State and Federal Candidates Who Have Shown Leadership in Effort to Keep Maine Safe from Gun Violence; Gun Violence Survivor Judi Richardson Joins Moms to Mobilize Voters; gunsensevoter.org/endorsements PORTLAND, Maine, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Everytown for Gun Safety's Gun Sense Voter roadshow stops in Portland today as part of the organization's campaign to build a constituency of Americans who will vote on gun safety this November and in...

2014-10-14 00:21:01

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO SCHOOL LUNCHES Profile America -- Tuesday, October 14(th.) This is National School Lunch Week -- a name that probably conjures up visions of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and other, more mysterious substances. But it's time to note the wholesome lunches being served every day to...

2014-10-13 16:20:46

V.I.P. Guests included U.S. Representative Scott Peters (D-CA), tenor Anthony Kearns, actor Jack Scalia, radio host Mark Larson, and others SAN DIEGO, Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition to Salute America's Heroes, a leading national, non-profit military charity, received a proclamation signed by Mayor Kevin Faulconer during a special musical reception benefit for combat-wounded military veterans and their families on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 at the Loews Coronado...

2014-10-12 00:20:32

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO ROBERTO CLEMENTE Profile America -- Sunday, October 12(th. )Hispanic Heritage Month ends on Wednesday, but with baseball playoffs underway, it fits the occasion to recognize one of the game's greatest pioneering players. Roberto Clemente of the Pittsburgh Pirates was the first Hispanic to be...

2014-10-11 00:20:47

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO BRUSHING UP Profile America -- Saturday, October 11(th). The focus this month is definitely on taking care of your teeth. For one thing, October is Dental Hygiene Month -- stressing preventative oral health care, from using dental floss to proper brushing techniques. In San Antonio, some 23,000...

2014-10-10 23:04:49

Leaders to Discuss Growing Industry Importance in the Healthcare Landscape Denver, CO (PRWEB) October 10, 2014 The urgent care industry is experiencing a surge due to a growing need for convenient, affordable and quality medical care. This growth and urgent care’s increasingly important role in the healthcare landscape are just a few topics that will be addressed by industry leaders at the Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA) Urgent Care Fall Conference, which kicks off today in...

2014-10-10 12:24:35

Top mid-Atlantic convenience store commits to delivering more nutritious options to meet the needs of the communities it serves LAS VEGAS, Oct. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), which works with the private sector and PHA honorary chair First Lady Michelle Obama to make healthier choices easier for busy parents and families, today announced that Sheetz, one of America's fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains, has...

2014-10-09 23:03:16

With a significant number of live mobile money deployments for the unbanked across 18 markets in Latin America and the Caribbean; and even more waiting to be yet deployed, Latin America is poised for success. (PRWEB) October 09, 2014 Over 150 executives are set to come together at the Mobile Payments Latin America Summit 2014 (December 2-3, Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami, FL, USA). This year, there will be a special focus on successful case studies in order to understand how to deliver...

2014-10-09 12:25:31

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO Did you know that domestic violence accounted for 21 percent of all violent victimization? Find out more on Oct. 10 at approximately 9:15-10 a.m. EDT as Michael Planty, chief of the Victimization Statistics Unit with the Bureau of Justice Statistics, will appear live on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" to...

2014-10-09 08:24:20

Motown music themed float to be unveiled at Parade Preview October 15 at the Parade Company WARREN, Mich., Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Parade goers of all ages lining Woodward Avenue at this year's America's Thanksgiving Parade® presented by Art Van Furniture will definitely be dancing in the street! To celebrate the 55(th) anniversary of Art Van Furniture and Motown, the Midwest's No. 1 furniture and mattress retailer commissioned a new Motown float to put fans on cloud nine along...


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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