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2014-04-30 23:10:16

Pulitzer Prize honoree Barton Gellman, former U.S. attorney general Alberto Gonzales and a National Constitution Center-sponsored debate headline Institution's July 7–11 programming. Chautauqua, N.Y. (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Perhaps the most urgent topic of Chautauqua Institution’s 2014 season, “The Ethics of Privacy” is a week of themed programs that will deeply analyze a subject that continues to play prominently on national newscasts, newspaper fronts and magazine covers....

2014-03-24 12:20:38

Daylong festival to take place on Saturday, June 14, 2014 PHILADELPHIA, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From star-spangled banners to five-star generals, Philadelphia celebrates the shared birthday of two of our country's greatest institutions--the American flag and the U.S. Army! This year's newly renamed Stripes and Stars Festival will take place on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at locations throughout Independence National Historical Park and Historic Philadelphia, including...


Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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