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2014-10-16 12:26:28

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2014 The nation's poverty rate was 15.5 percent in 2013, down from 16.0 percent in 2012, according to the supplemental poverty measure released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.

2014-10-03 16:20:46

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Veterans Day originated as "Armistice Day" on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary marking the end of World War I.

2014-09-30 12:26:33

***CENSUS BUREAU MEDIA ADVISORY*** WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following release is being issued by the U.S.

2014-09-24 00:20:58

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S.

2014-09-10 12:28:29

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the U.S.

2014-08-28 12:24:46

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 1970, Marian McQuade initiated a campaign to establish a day to honor grandparents.

2014-08-19 12:26:16

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S.

2014-07-31 12:27:10

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S.

2014-07-25 12:27:45

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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