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Boston’s public schools have adopted a new, more accurate world map

March 24, 2017

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Boston’s public schools have adopted a new, more accurate world map By David Leveille PRI Boston’s public schools have adopted new world maps for some of their classrooms. The new maps replace the traditional, rectangular maps made using the 16th-century Mercator Projection method that was introduced back when Europe ruled — and exploited — much […]

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U.S. Census Bureau metropolitan population estimates July 1, 2016 –Release Date: March 23, 2017

March 23, 2017

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U.S. Census Bureau metropolitan population estimates July 1, 2016 –Release Date: March 23, 2017 Source: U.S. Census Bureau Maricopa County, Ariz., replaced Harris County, Texas, as the county with the nation’s highest annual population growth, according to U.S. Census Bureau population estimates released today. Harris County was the largest numeric gainer for eight years in […]

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American Institute of Architects (AIA) comments on proposed FY ’18 Federal Budget- Letter urges (EPA) to keep vital programs

March 19, 2017

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American Institute of Architects (AIA) comments on proposed FY ’18 Federal Budget Letter urges (EPA) to keep vital programs Nearly 800 architecture firms rebuke the Trump Administration’s budget cuts For immediate release: WASHINGTON, D.C., March 17, 2017 – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) today issued the following statement after the Trump Administration submitted to […]

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United Nations directly accused Israel of imposing an “apartheid regime”

March 18, 2017

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United Nations directly accused Israel of imposing an “apartheid regime” on the Palestinian people UN later withdraws Israel’s apartheid report UN official resigns over Israel apartheid report The head of the United Nations’ West Asia commission, Rima Khalaf, has resigned over what she described as the pressure to withdraw a report that was critical of […]

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Africa: Pharaoh Ramses II statue unearthed in Cairo

March 11, 2017

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Africa: Pharaoh Ramses II statue unearthed in Cairo AFP Archaeologists in Cairo believe they have uncovered parts of a temple of Pharaoh Ramses II, including an eight-metre-high statue. The statue could not be identified from its engravings, but since it was found at the entrance to the temple, it was likely to represent Ramses II, […]

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Only Los Angeles and Paris remain after Budapest drops 2024 Olympic bid

February 24, 2017

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Only Los Angeles and Paris remain after Budapest drops 2024 Olympic bid Does anyone want to host the Olympics? As of February 24, 2017 only Los Angeles and Paris remain in the running. The United States Olympic Committee withdrew Boston as its proposed bid city due to cost issues the region had. The Boston Globe […]

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NASA discovered 7 Earth-size planets around a single star -3 in Habitable-Zone

February 23, 2017

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NASA discovered 7 Earth-size planets around a single star -3 in Habitable-Zone NASA NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely […]

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Remember Yesteryear: A historical look back to when Morgan State University transitioned from private to public -Maryland’s largest HBCU

February 23, 2017

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Remember Yesteryear: A historical look back to when Morgan State University transitioned from private to public -Maryland’s largest HBCU Morgan State University was founded in 1867 as the Centenary Biblical Institute by the Baltimore Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. It was not until 1937 when Morgan appointed an African American as its president. Dean […]

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Sydney, Australia: Premier Gladys Berejiklian reveals 16 Parramatta light rail stops

February 17, 2017

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Sydney, Australia: Premier Gladys Berejiklian reveals 16 Parramatta light rail stops Lisa Visentin The Sydney Morning Herald The Premier Gladys Berejiklian has unveiled the route for the first stage of the new Parramatta light rail, which will stop at 16 places across the city. The rail project will be built in two stages, with the […]

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Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) sets world record and India confirms missions to Mars and Venus

February 13, 2017

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Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) sets world record and India confirms missions to Mars and Venus ISRO put 104 satellites in space using the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). Three satellites will be from India and a 101 other satellites of different countries. Eighty-eight (88) of the American satellites belong to a San Francisco based start-up […]

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