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2014-12-12 16:21:35

SMU Cox Awards Luncheon Garners Record-Breaking Funds DALLAS, Dec.

2014-12-12 12:25:49

The Charity Network Asks Consumers to Play Santa for a Cause by Granting Charity Wishes, Encouraging their Social Networks to Give Back this Holiday Season LOS ANGELES, Dec.

2014-12-12 12:22:57

- Bell Media's CraveTV(TM) kicks off with a bang as four Cravers break the Guinness World Records record - - CraveTV now available to Eastlink, TELUS Optik TV, Bell Fibe TV, Bell Satellite

2014-12-12 12:22:55

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2014-12-12 08:23:51

NEW YORK, Dec. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lois Duncan and James Ellroy have been chosen as the 2015 Grand Masters by Mystery Writers of America (MWA).

2014-12-12 08:23:44

Multi-lingual singer/songwriter/actor/model uses his musical talents and new EP "Never Stop Dreaming" to raise awareness and funds for charities, including his own "United for Charity."

2014-12-12 08:23:41

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jean-Claude Van Damme's 1989 martial arts classic Kickboxer is set to reboot.

2014-12-11 23:08:42

The holiday season is the perfect time to gain weight.


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Ipomopsis aggregata
2014-12-13 14:49:47

Ipomopsis aggregata is a flowering plant species. The plant’s Latin scientific name, “Ipomopsis”, means similar to Ipomoea or Morning Glories, referencing the species similarities. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Scarlet Gilia, Scarlet trumpet and Skyrocket. I. aggregata is indigenous to western North America. It can be found growing from British Columbia all the way south to Mexico. Ipomopsis aggregata is a member of the Polemoniaceae family. Ipomopsis aggregata...

Dodecatheon pulchellum
2014-12-08 18:47:11

Dodecatheon pulchellum is a perennial, flowering plant species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Pretty shooting star, the Few-flowered shooting star, the Dark throat shooting star and the Prairie shooting star. D. pulchellum is a member of the Primulaceae family. The plant is indigenous to the western United States. D. pulchellum typically grows in is desert environments. The plant is scattered throughout the Great Basin Deserts and the Mojave Desert. D. pulchellum...

Dodecatheon poeticum
2014-12-08 18:23:39

Dodecatheon poeticum is a flowering plant species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Poet’s shooting star or the Narcissus shooting star. Its common names are referring to the plant’s unique flowers. D. poeticum is a member of the Primulaceae family. The plant is indigenous to western North America. D. poeticum grows in woodlands that see plenty of moisture in the springtime and drier summertime months. The plant prefers wide-open areas in direct sunlight....

Rambouillet Sheep
2014-10-27 11:31:48

The Rambouillet sheep, also known as the French Merino or the Rambouillet Merino, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in France. This breed’s development began in 1786, when King Louis XVI acquired 366 Spanish Merino sheep from King Charles III of Spain. The flock was bred experimentally at Bergerie royale, a royal farmed owned by the king, where crossbreeding and selective breeding with English long-wool breeds produced a more defined breed. By the time the Rambouillet sheep...

Lamprocapnos spectabilis
2014-10-27 10:12:32

Lamprocaponos spectabilis is a flowering plant. The species belongs to the Papaveraceae family. The plant is native to Asia; Siberia, northern China, Korea and Japan. L. spectabilis stands alone in its monotypic genus, meaning it has no subspecies or smaller subordinates. The plant may now be listed as Dicentra spectabilis and is commonly referred to as Bleeding heart, Dutchman’s breeches or “lady-in-a-bath”. L. spectabilis is used widely in gardens and landscapes. The plant is a...

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