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2010-06-02 15:59:00

An inspiring story of freedom through faith WASHINGTON, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Newt and Callista Gingrich, in partnership with Citizens United Productions and Peace River Company, will premiere their new documentary, Nine Days that Changed the World, next week in Krakow, Warsaw and Rome. The film will premiere at the Lagiewniki Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in Krakow on June 8, at the Royal Castle in Warsaw on June 9, and finally at the Pontifical North American College in Rome on...

2009-08-04 10:00:00

Award to be presented by President William J. Clinton PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Constitution Center's 2009 Liberty Medal will be awarded to filmmaker and humanitarian Steven Spielberg for his artistic and personal commitment to the preservation of human rights. Through his award-winning films, Spielberg has presented stories of the struggle and triumph of humanity over tyranny, informing and inspiring millions to better understand the abiding call of...

2009-04-08 15:16:00

SAN FRANCISCO, April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 3, 2009, the Polish American Community in the San Francisco Bay Area will celebrate the 218th annual commemoration of the May 3rd Polish Constitution of 1791, which was the first democratic constitution in Europe and second in the world, after the Constitution of the United States. The Polish Constitution was deemed too dangerous by the royalty of Europe, who had already opposed the French revolution in 1789. In 1795 Russia, Prussia and Austria...

2008-06-25 06:03:09

By From news reports A Polish appeals court Tuesday upheld the convictions of 14 police officers for their involvement in the killings of nine miners protesting a government crackdown on the Solidarity movement in 1981, and increased most of their sentences. The presiding judge, Waldemar Szmidt, said the ruling closed the book on "events that had a tragic result, events that caused deaths, the crippling of some victims and suffering for the victims and their loved ones." The ruling...

2006-08-14 08:36:26

By Malgorzata Rakowiec GDANSK, Poland (Reuters) - Poland's ruling party called on German author Guenter Grass on Monday to give up his honorary citizenship of the port city Gdansk after his belated confession that he was once a member of Hitler's Waffen SS. The admission from the 78-year-old, famous for his 1957 novel "The Tin Drum," came in a newspaper interview on Saturday before the release in September of his autobiography "Peeling Onions" in which he explains why he joined at...

2006-08-13 12:43:34

By Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Nobel prize-winning author Guenter Grass has come under attack from writers, literary critics, historians and politicians for his belated confession he was once a member of Hitler's Waffen SS. The shock admission from the 78-year-old, famous for his 1957 novel "The Tin Drum," came in a newspaper interview on Saturday before the release in September of his autobiography "Peeling Onions" in which he explains why he joined at age 17....

2006-07-08 09:12:48

By Adam Jasser WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish conservative leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski and his twin brother, President Lech Kaczynski, shot to fame playing rookie lead characters in a 1962 hit "The Two Who Stole the Moon." On Saturday, the former child stars and anti-communist activists, 57, stood on the threshold of capturing unprecedented power in the ex-communist European Union country as Jaroslaw prepared to become the next prime minister. He will replace party colleague Kazimierz...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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