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2010-01-29 17:01:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In today's remarks at the House Republican Issues Conference, President Obama praised the Bipartisan Policy Center's (BPC) plan for reforming health care, entitled: "Crossing Our Lines: Working Together to Reform the U.S.

2010-01-19 14:26:00

NEW YORK and WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- In the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti, President Obama asked former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush to help raise funds for the immediate relief and long-term recovery efforts in Haiti.

2009-09-23 08:33:00

*Releases Latest Report on the State of the World's Girls* WARWICK, R.I., Sept.

2009-08-27 09:00:00

Former President Will Address Issues of HIV/AIDS and Homelessness CHICAGO, Aug.

2009-08-07 14:10:00

A Kenyan man said he is offering 40 goats and 20 cows for the hand in marriage of Chelsea Clinton, Bill and Hillary Clinton's only daughter.

2009-01-27 07:30:00

ROANOKE, Va., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Social activists are all around us. Successful businessmen who turn the full weight of their influence and financial power to the cause of enacting social justice and alleviating poverty are something altogether different.

2009-01-03 15:49:10

Rocker Jon Bon Jovi will headline a fundraiser for future U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton aimed at reducing her electoral debt, organizers say. The Manhattan event scheduled for Jan.

2008-10-06 09:15:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- A man steals a credential, sneaks into the White House, and while there gets a job working as a volunteer, before becoming a homeless heroin addict, going to prison, and getting clean. Yes, it is a true story.

2008-09-19 15:00:33

By Sally Hogarty ONSTAGE THEATRE in Pleasant Hill begins its 31st season with Mark Dunn's "Helen's Most Favorite Day." The romantic comedy takes place at a small town's summer carnival, where Helen meets and falls in love with a carnie worker who saved her and her sister from disaster on top of the Ferris wheel many years before.

Word of the Day
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.