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Honor Hispanic Heritage Month
Oct. 5, 2015 - The stories of thousands of veterans have been documented and recorded by the Library of Congress Veterans History Project. In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15- Oct. 15), take time to read the stories of Hispanic American veterans. Meet Joseph V. Medina, Leroy Quintana, and Jose Mares, three of the many Hispanic American veterans featured in a special section on the Library of Congress website.
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deploying: verb;to leave as in military service when soldiers are sent to a distant location or in reference to an inanimate object sent into space; Find it in blue in today's top story!
Weekly VOCAB

Week of October 05

perihelion: noun; the closest position to the sun of a celestial body orbiting the sun;
Philae wakes up!

reticence: noun; the state of being reserved;
Pope Francis arrives in United States

scenery: noun; vista, landscape, full array of elements that comprise a location;
Enter the National Geographic Kids Photo Contest

strides: noun; progress, improvement;
SpaceX craft explodes after takeoff

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October 6

1981: Anwar Sadat, the president of Egypt, was assassinated.

1866: Library of Congress: The first robbery of a moving train in a remote location took place in Indiana. A wave of train robberies followed. Train robberies became frequent in the 1870s and peaked in the 1890s. Specialists in this form of crime included the Reno brothers, who operated in southern Indiana; the Farringtons, whose escapades took them into Kentucky and Tennessee; and the Jesse James gang, who wreaked havoc upon rails in the Midwest. Hired by railroad companies anxious to protect themselves, Pinkerton detectives were seldom far behind the robberies.

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Yogi Berra: 1925-2015Yogi Berra: 1925-2015
Sept. 24, 2015 - Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra played his first game of professional baseball for the New York Yankees on Sept. 22, 1946.


1. From the video included in the story, describe Yogi's legacy in a short essay.

2. Choose one Yogi-ism and explain why it is humorous.

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Extra! Extra! Writing Practice Practice your writing skills by summarizing the information contained in the story at the left. What is the main point of the story? What are the key findings? Why is the story an important one? What are its implications? When finished, you can either print or email your document.
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Yogi Berra: 1925-2015Yogi Berra: 1925-2015
Sept. 24, 2015 - Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra played his first game of professional baseball for the New York Yankees on Sept. 22, 1946.
Texas, California, Iowa lead nation in wind energyTexas, California, Iowa lead nation in wind energy
Sept. 21, 2015 - Texas, California, and Iowa lead the nation in harnessing the wind for energy.
Flight 93 National Memorial Visitor Center opensFlight 93 National Memorial Visitor Center opens
Sept. 11, 2015 - The Flight 93 Visitor Center opened to the public yesterday.
Rosie flexes her muscle with new Guinness World RecordRosie flexes her muscle with new Guinness World Record
Sept. 10, 2015 - It's official. There is a new Guinness World Record for the 'Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Rosie the Riveter.'
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