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2014-02-06 12:26:44

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Expressing one's love to another is a celebrated custom on Valentine's Day. Sweethearts and family members present gifts to one another, such as cards, candy, flowers and other symbols of affection. Opinions differ as to who was the original Valentine, but the most popular theory is that he was a clergyman who was executed for secretly marrying couples in ancient Rome. In A.D. 496, Pope Gelasius I declared Feb. 14 as Valentine Day....

2014-01-28 16:23:03

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2014 Super Bowl XLVIII will be played Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. This will be the first time the Super Bowl has been held in the New York City metropolitan area, as well as being the first Super Bowl played outdoors in the northern U.S. To commemorate this occasion, the Census Bureau has compiled a collection of facts examining the demographics of the host city, as well as the cities represented by the remaining teams in the playoffs, the...

2014-01-24 16:21:26

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Super Bowl XLVIII will be played Feb. 2 at the home of the New York Jets and New York Giants. This will be the first time the Super Bowl has been held in the New York City metropolitan area, as well as being the first Super Bowl played outdoors in the northern U.S. To commemorate this occasion, the Census Bureau has compiled a collection of facts examining the demographics of the host city, as well as the cities represented by the...

2014-01-16 12:28:12

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau reported today that in fall 2012, more than 50 million U.S. adults, or one in four, had obtained a professional certification, license or educational certificate apart from a postsecondary degree awarded by colleges and universities. This is the Census Bureau's first-ever report on this topic. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140116/DC47851) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO)...

2014-01-15 12:23:38

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Originally a religious holiday to honor St. Patrick, who introduced Christianity to Ireland in the fifth century, St. Patrick's Day has evolved into a celebration for all things Irish. The world's first St. Patrick's Day parade occurred on March 17, 1762, in New York City, featuring Irish soldiers serving in the English military. This parade became an annual event, with President Truman attending in 1948. Congress proclaimed March...

Population Growth Was Slow In The US During 2013
2014-01-01 05:37:00

Ranjini Raghunath for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The U.S. population grew by a mere 0.72 percent in the last year, the lowest since the Great Depression in 1937, according to new figures released by the Census Bureau on Monday. On New Year’s Day 2014, the population of the U.S. will top off at roughly 3.2 million - an increase of 2.2 million from New Year's Day in 2013. Although the U.S. growth rate is lower than the global growth rate of 1.1 percent, it is still higher than...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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