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  CDC: water and contacts don't mix
CDC: water and contacts don't mix
August 17, 2017 - More than 6 in 7 adolescents (85 percent) who wear contact lenses report at least one habit that increases the chance of an eye infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in a report published today. It's estimated about 3 million adolescents, ages 12 to 17, in the United States wear contact lenses.
 
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lackadaisical: adjective;careless, lazy; Find it in blue in today's top story!
 
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Find Your Park and - the solar eclipseFind Your Park and - the solar eclipse
August 15, 2017 - Grand Teton National Park expects its single busiest day next Monday when thousands of visitors will flock to the park to watch the rare total solar eclipse.
 
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Week of August 14

catalogued: verb; noted, charted, made record of;
What are asteroids?

eradicated: verb; eliminated forever;
Barron Prize honors Young Heroes

proclaimed: verb; declared, stated;
Veterans Day is a day ON, not off

resected: verb; cut out, taken out, removed;
Senator John McCain diagnosed with glioblastoma

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1969: The Woodstock Music Festival concluded. It was held on a private farm in the state of New York. Thousands of people showed up for the festival. It has come to define the "hippies" of the 1960s culture.

1943: Robert De Niro, American actor famous for his roles in The Godfather: Part II and Meet the Parents among many others, was born in New York City.

1871: Orville Wright, who along with his brother, Wilbur, designed, built, and flew the first heavier-than-air, human-powered flying machine (an airplane) in 1903, was born in Dayton, Ohio.

1807: The era of steamships was ushered in when Robert Fulton navigated a boat powered by steam, later called the Clermont, between Albany and New York City.

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Top of the morning, noon and night on St. Patrick's Day! Top of the morning, noon and night on St. Patrick's Day!
March 17, 2017 - Ed Beczynski visited more than 35 pubs in Ireland before opening one in Ohio. Pub culture centers on family and friends.

 

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2. What types of products are exported from Ireland to the United States? 

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I Approve This Message: Decoding Political Ads: Since 1952, political ads have aired on television during presidential elections. Seismic changes have occurred in the nation since that time but the power and punch of political ads remain the same.

Major flooding impacts Iowa: Thousands of residents in eastern and central Iowa spent the Sept. 24-25 weekend filling and placing sandbags around buildings to protect against rising water predicted to reach flood stage in many locations.
Scrumptious Salsa Science: Salsa is scrumptious, a fun food that is super nutritious, super easy to make, and super science. Learn how hydroponic vegetables are grown with Bryan Ellis from the Toledo Natural Science Technology Center. 
One Hot and Cool Topic: The Art - and Science - of Glass: Watch a master instructor of glassblowing sculpt a bowl from a gob of molten glass. 
What are the Iowa Caucuses?: Learn the history of the Iowa Caucuses through "First in the Nation," an exhibit at the Iowa Historical Museum in Des Moines. 
 
 
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Live on NASA TV: Total Solar EclipseLive on NASA TV: Total Solar Eclipse
August 16, 2017 - Don't worry if you do not live in the narrow band of totality for next Monday's eclipse. NASA will be live streaming it.
Find Your Park and - the solar eclipseFind Your Park and - the solar eclipse
August 15, 2017 - Grand Teton National Park expects its single busiest day next Monday when thousands of visitors will flock to the park to watch the rare total solar eclipse.
Countdown to solar eclipse: One week to go! Countdown to solar eclipse: One week to go!
August 14, 2017 - In one week, a total solar eclipse will cross the entire continental United States for the first time since 1919.
Get ready for GertGet ready for Gert
August 10, 2017 - This hurricane season has the potential to be extremely severe, and could be the most active since 2010, according to NOAA.
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