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2014-02-07 13:25:47

Mexico is the fourth largest honey producer and fifth largest honey exporter in the world.

2014-02-05 08:27:45

National Museum of American History Hosts Day of Remembrance Event WASHINGTON, Feb.

2014-01-23 12:26:45

New Display Tells One Holocaust Survivor's Story through Personal Possessions WASHINGTON, Jan.

2014-01-22 16:20:45

Gift to pay for design and installation of permanent exhibitions DETROIT, Jan.

2014-01-08 08:25:07

2014 Also Marks National Museum of American History's 50th Anniversary and Centennial of Its First Ladies Exhibition WASHINGTON, Jan.

2013-12-31 20:20:29

"Ubuhle Women...recognizes the powerful cultural currents and back stories from the artists as central to their every stitch.

2013-12-30 23:00:54

Cold-sensitive mangrove forests have expanded dramatically along Florida’s Atlantic Coast as the frequency of killing frosts has declined, according to a new study based on 28 years of satellite


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.