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2009-04-28 12:38:00

- Drivers trained in mileage-maximizing techniques achieve 1,445 miles on a single tank of gas in a 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid - averaging 81.5 mpg in Washington, D.C.

2009-04-28 09:05:00

WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Images highlighting the weeklong events surrounding the historic Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama will go on view April 29 in the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History's new exhibition, "I Do Solemnly Swear: Photographs of the 2009 Presidential Inauguration." More than 30 framed color and black-and-white photographs taken by 15 professional and amateur photographers and two photographic slide shows will be on exhibition...

2009-02-02 11:26:18

The sequined purple silk high heels Martha Washington wore to marry George show she wasn't frumpy, say curators in Virginia. The wedding shoes, on display at Mount Vernon through Feb.

2009-01-19 19:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When American voters were asked which past President of the United States they believe Barack Obama should model his new presidency after, they did not pick Abraham Lincoln or John F. Kennedy, or even George Washington as their top choice.

2008-10-30 12:00:58

DENVER, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Double Eagle Petroleum Co. announced today that the Company has achieved record quarterly production of 1.9 Bcfe for the third quarter of 2008, an increase of 149% versus the same prior year quarter and an increase of 28% versus the second quarter of 2008.

2008-09-16 03:00:16

By Bystrom, Andy The wooden oars sliced through the Rappahannock's smooth surface as we traveled, dripping sweat, at the slowest of clips past unbroken stretches of wooded shoreline. Shades of green emerged from the haze as we drew near.

2008-09-04 15:00:22

Vulcan Productions, the independent film company founded by investor Paul G. Allen, has signed writer Nicholas Meyer (Elegy, The Human Stain) to write a screenplay about the life of George Washington.

2008-09-02 03:00:12

By Grendstad, Gunnar Presidential scholars hypothesize that presidential contestedness increases among recent presidents only because of unfinished research or within historical eras because of growing governing problems.

2008-08-22 18:00:43

Today's games Boys St. Albans at Sissonville, 6 p.m. Capital at Ripley, 7 p.m. Herbert Hoover at Lincoln County Girls South Charleston at Brooke, TBA George Washington at Huntington Fairmont East at Nitro, 6 p.m.

2008-08-01 09:00:08

By Liz Sidoti Associated Press WASHINGTON -- John McCain accused Barack Obama of playing politics with race on Thursday, raising the explosive issue after the first black candidate with a serious chance of winning the White House said Republicans will try to scare voters by saying he "doesn't look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills." Until now, the subject of race has been almost taboo in the campaign, at least in public, with both sides fearing its destructive force.

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2005-09-09 09:53:41

The boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis) is a beetle which has an average length of one-quarter inch (6 millimeters). The insect crossed the Rio Grande near Brownsville, Texas to enter the United States from Mexico in 1892 and reached southeastern Alabama in 1915. It remains the most destructive cotton pest in North America. By the mid 1920s it had entered all cotton growing regions in the U.S. On December 11, 1919, the citizens of Enterprise, Alabama erected a monument to the boll weevil, the...

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  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
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