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  Telescope one step closer to space
Telescope one step closer to space
Feb. 10, 2016 – NASA's new eyes in the sky are one step closer to being deployed into space. Although launch is not scheduled until 2018, the 18th and final primary mirror segment for the James Webb Space Telescope was installed last week at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland.
 
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Super Bowl 50 honors high schoolsSuper Bowl 50 honors high schools
Feb. 5, 2016 – More than 2,000 high schools received a Super Bowl 50 Golden Football to honor an alum who played in a past Super Bowl. Student News Net visited the high school where Rick Upchurch, who played for the Denver Broncos from 1975-1983, began his path to the NFL.
 
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Week of February 08

cringe: verb; to act in fear; to recoil;
Watch out for February!

forged: verb; brought about, developed, pulled together;
Live stream of Pearl Harbor anniversary today

herald: verb; to alert; to tell of a forthcoming event;
Violins of Hope: Voice of millions

nestled: verb; cuddled, snuggled, placed comfortably in a spot;
Do NOT take a selfie with a bison

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1942: The first World War II Medal of Honor was posthumously awarded to Second Lieutenant Alexander Ramsey Nininger, Jr. for heroism at the Battle of Bataan. He graduated from West Point in 1941 and was on his first assignment.

1927: Library of Congress: Lyric soprano Leontyne Price was born in Laurel, Mississippi. Price debuted on Broadway in April 1952. Her successful career took her to leading opera houses around the world and brought eighteen Grammy awards as well as the Presidential Medal of Freedom.


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Do NOT take a selfie with a bisonDo NOT take a selfie with a bison
Jan. 19, 2016 - 'Give me a home where the buffalo roam' is taken literally in Prairie City, Iowa where 54 bison roam the Neal Smith NWR.

 

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1. Why would it be dangerous to hike within the bison enclosure at the Neal Smith National Wildlife refuge?

2. How did Sparky, the bison, recover from being struck by lightning?

3. What is the habitat at the wildlife refuge that supports bison?


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Opening day set for new museum on National MallOpening day set for new museum on National Mall
Feb. 8, 2016 – The new National Museum of African American History and Culture will open to the public Saturday, Sept. 24.
Super Bowl 50 honors high schoolsSuper Bowl 50 honors high schools
Feb. 5, 2016 – More than 2,000 high schools received a Super Bowl 50 Golden Football to honor an alum who played in a past Super Bowl. Student News Net visited the high school where Rick Upchurch, who played for the Denver Broncos from 1975-1983, began his path to the NFL.
Boys in the boat still rowingBoys in the boat still rowing
Feb. 4, 2016 – August 1, 2016 will be the 80th anniversary of the start of the 1936 Berlin Olympics where eight boys in a boat defied all odds.
Clinton, Cruz - and computers - win in IowaClinton, Cruz - and computers - win in Iowa
Feb. 2, 2016 – With a blizzard moving into Iowa, a record number of Iowans attended a caucus last night to be the First in the Nation to vote.
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