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2014-09-20 00:20:57

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO PURIFYING WATER Profile America -- Saturday, September 20th. We pretty much take for granted that the municipal water that comes out of the faucets in our homes is safe to drink. But getting to that point was a major advance for civilization and health. The nation's first water filtration...

2014-09-19 00:20:48

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO NATIONAL CHICKEN MONTH Profile America -- Friday, September 19th. One of our favorite foods is being celebrated -- it's National Chicken Month, nicely complementing September's Mushroom and Rice Month. The versatility of chicken -- served in numerous ways ranging from Southern fried style to...

2014-09-18 12:25:32

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Income levels and poverty rates were not statistically different for most states from 2012 to 2013, according to statistics released today from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey, the nation's most comprehensive data source on American households. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140917/146816-INFO The state and local income and poverty statistics in the American Community Survey and the local-level health insurance...

2014-09-18 00:20:24

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO BYE-BYE, BIRDIE Profile America -- Thursday, September 18(th). One century ago this month, the last known remaining member of a bird species some thought to have been the most abundant on Earth passed away. The death of the 29-year-old female passenger pigeon, named Martha, marked the...

2014-09-17 00:20:51

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO FIRST FEDERAL LOAN Profile America -- Wednesday, September 17th. On this date in 1787, the Constitutional Convention wrapped up in Philadelphia with the delegates accepting the document and sending it on to the states for ratification. Less than two years later, the new U.S. government had to...

2014-09-16 12:25:20

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that in 2013, the poverty rate declined from the previous year for the first time since 2006, while there was no statistically significant change in either the number of people living in poverty or real median household income. In addition, the poverty rate for children under 18 declined from the previous year for the first time since 2000. The following results for the nation were compiled from...

2014-09-16 00:20:23

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO GM FOUNDED Profile America -- Tuesday, September 16th. One of the nation's largest corporations is 106 years old today, although in common with other centenarians, it has its ailments. General Motors was conceived by William Durant of Flint, Michigan. Durant co-founded Chevrolet -- named...

2014-09-15 12:25:47

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Buckeye Singles Council started "National Singles Week" in Ohio in the 1980s to celebrate single life and recognize singles and their contributions to society. The week is now widely observed during the third full week of September (Sept. 21-27 in 2014) as "Unmarried and Single Americans Week," an acknowledgment that many unmarried Americans do not identify with the word "single" because they are parents, have partners or are...

2014-09-15 00:20:14

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH Profile America -- Monday, September 15th. Today marks the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month -- a time to recognize the contributions and cultures of the nation's fastest-growing population group. The idea started as a special week in 1968 and was expanded to a...

2014-09-14 00:20:17

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO 1873 FINANCIAL PANIC Profile America -- Sunday, September 14th.( )The stubborn economic difficulties the nation is experiencing began six years ago today, and may seem unique. But they have their antecedents in history. Most of us are familiar with the Great Depression of the 1930s, But 141...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.