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  Growing up in the Central Valley of California with family farmers, there was never a shortage of fresh summer fruits and vegetables. My memories of golden, dusty summer days at my grandmother’s farmhouse are filled with plump grapes and juicy ripe peaches. All of our favorite summer eats have a story—from the domestication of your corn on the cob, to the agave that made the tequila in yo...
Happy Sunday! Today's headlines take a look at what is currently happening around the country.  Percentages of those who fall below the poverty line in New Jersey have steadily been rising, child tax credits hit many New York families bank accounts on Thursday, COVID cases steadily rise in Connecticut leading to fears of a winter surge, although peaceful during their most recent Gold Cup game Mexico fans remain on thin ice due to homophobic chants, and in an effort to get young people vaccinated in Alabama the state has launched a Tik Tok competition. These headlines of daily news are court...
Good morning and here are a few of today’s headlines courtesy of Freedom Forum’s “Today’s Front Pages” exhibit:The New York Times, Published in New York, NY
On July 15th, 2006, Twitter launched. A microblogging and social networking service, Twitter was created by technology entrepreneurs Jack Dorsey, Noach Glass, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams and is considered the SMS (short message service) of the Internet, with over 330 million active users per month. Users range from presidents to musicians, journalists to teachers, actors to athletes. As of June 2021, former President Barack Obama became the...
Happy Sunday! Today's headlines take a look at what is currently happening around the country. New Jersey nursing homes left in financial crisis due to covid, full details of NYC’s academic recovery plan finally emerge, Richard Branson makes a trip to space, flooding in Texas cities has bought wildlife out of their natural homes, and Alabama requires summer school literacy programs for students with reading deficits. These headlines of daily news are courtesy of Newseum. 
Good afternoon and here are a few of today’s headlines from English-language publications around the world brought to us by Freedom Forum’s “Today’s Front Pages” exhibit:The New York Times, Published in New York...
  For over 300 million years trees have played a vital role on Earth. They help create clean, fresh air through photosynthesis, through which they combine carbon dioxide and water with energy from the Sun to produce sugar and oxygen. Water consumed through their roots makes chemical compounds that sustain not only their growth, but other life. A hub of biodiversity, trees are represented by an...
Did you know that the United States Congress annexed Hawaii through the "Newlands Resolution" signed by President William McKinley on July 7th, 1898 -- a move that would prove significant in the history of the 130+ tropical islands located in the Pacific Ocean and formed from volcanoes, all about 2,000 miles from the mainland? Annexation resulted after the long struggle between white American businessmen and native Hawaiia...
Happy Sunday and Fourth of July! From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence from the British. More formally known as Independence Day, the Fourth of July has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941. Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence, which was signed by delegates from the thirteen colonies after their historic vote for independence on July 2nd.
Good morning and happy July 4th weekend everyone! As usual, here are a few of today’s headlines from newspapers around the world. The headlines are brought to us by Freedom Forum’s “Today’s Front Pages” exhibit:...