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The Friendship Nine

jeudi, janvier 29th, 2015

A judge exonerated « The Friendship Nine » 54 years after the civil rights protesters were arrested for sitting at a whites-only lunch counter in the segregated south.

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New York Braces for Blizzard Amid Warnings of Closings and Hazards

lundi, janvier 26th, 2015

2006: The snowiest storm in the city’s history.  Central Park reported 26.9 inches of snow.CreditFrances Roberts for The New York Times

Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Sunday that the storm approaching on Monday was likely to be one of the biggest to ever strike New York City, and he urged people to stay indoors to avoid powerful winds, low visibility and “treacherous” road conditions.

The National Weather Service, which issued a blizzard warning for the greater New York City area, forecast gusts of wind up to 50 miles per hour and snow accumulation of “at least one to two feet.”

But Mr. de Blasio said the storm could bring up to three feet of snow, beginning with flurries late Monday morning, and that the heaviest snowfall would probably come Monday night into Tuesday morning.

Read the rest of the article on the New York Times: click HERE.

Watch a video on NBC News: click on http://www.nbcnews.com/watch/nightly-news-netcast/nightly-news-with-brian-williams-full-broadcast-january-25-388976707895

The real story behind Plymouth Rock

jeudi, janvier 22nd, 2015

Plymouth Rock

Even though its historical provenance is dubious, Plymouth Rock has had a tumultuous history all its own. After emerging as a colonial symbol of liberty, the stone has been moved from place to place, split it two and whittled away at by souvenir hunters. Still, the Pilgrims’ purported landing place endures. Explore the real history of Plymouth Rock on the website History: click HERE.

The 50 American states

dimanche, janvier 4th, 2015

Look at this map of the United States:

Map of United States

If you are given the name of a state, can you place it on the map? Click HERE!

If you feel confident and would like to try a more difficult game, click HERE.

Now, can you name all the states in less than 10 minutes? Click HERE and give it a try!

Learn more about the 50 states on these websites:

americaslibrary

infoplease

theus50

US Time Zones

dimanche, janvier 4th, 2015

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The regions of the United States

dimanche, janvier 4th, 2015

Western American states

dimanche, janvier 4th, 2015

Regional definitions vary from source to source. As defined by the Census Bureau, the Western United States include 13 states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaï, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. In turn, this region is sub-divided into Mountain and Pacific areas. 

Embracing illegals

dimanche, décembre 14th, 2014

Illegal immigrants

dimanche, décembre 14th, 2014

Obama unveils immigration reform

lundi, décembre 1st, 2014

Read the article on Reuters: click HERE.