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Who Built the Eiffel Tower?

The Eiffel Tower is named after the very man who designed and built it: Alexandre Gustave Eiffel. He is considered one of France’s design, engineering and architectural geniuses. He attained the distinction of Legion d’Honneur in France for his work. Born on the 15th of December 1832 in Côte d’Or,...

25 Great John Adams Quotes

25 Great John Adams Quotes

John Adams, born on October 30, 1735 in Braintree, Massachusetts, served as Vice President to the first President of the United States, George Washington. Adams was also the second President of the United States and served from 1797-1801. Adams was also an American statesman, diplomat, and...

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What Is Combat Pay?

Combat pay refers to the compensation that members of the military receive during the period that they serve in a combat zone. During times of war, not all members of the military are sent to the front lines. Those that are sent, however, get extra pay - combat pay. This special pay is added on...

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What Is the Stem Cell Debate?

The stem cell debate centers around religious, political, scientific and ethical controversial opinions and research. The research and extraction of stem cells is controversial despite the obvious end benefits. Scientific research has shown that stem cells can repair damaged human body parts and...

Maryland DOT and Annapolis Government Building Mailed Incendiary Devices

Maryland DOT and Annapolis Government Building Mailed Incendiary Devices

On Thursday, January 6, 2010, a pair of incendiary devices blew up at Maryland's Department of Transportation's headquarters in Hanover and at the Jeffrey Public Safety Building, a state government building in Annapolis. The first explosion occurred at the Jeffrey Public Safety Building at 12:30...

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What Is a First Lady?

The term First Lady is used to describe a socially prominent woman deserving respect. This woman must possess one of two things to be called a First Lady: a president or Governor as a husband or expertise in the performing arts. Beginning in the late 1800s, the wife of the President of the United...

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Who Is Hugo Chavez?

Born on 28 July 1954, Hugo Chavez is the 53rd president of Venezuela. He is a controversial world figure, best known for his often malicious and crass lecture style speeches against certain nations and his democratic socialist politics. Hugo Chavez began his career in the military where he...

Jared Lee Loughner Shoots Dem. Gabrielle Giffords and 11 Others at Tuscon, Az. Supermarket

Jared Lee Loughner Shoots Dem. Gabrielle Giffords and 11 Others at Tuscon, Az. Supermarket

Jared Lee Loughner, shot congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (Dem.) and 11 others at a Tuscon, Arizona, supermarket on Saturday. The suspect opened fire on a crowd of constituents who had gathered before the store for a "Congress on Your Corner" event. Six people were killed, including a federal...

Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi Investigation Reveals "Lesbian" Sex, "Bunga Bunga" Parties

Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi Investigation Reveals "Lesbian" Sex, "Bunga Bunga" Parties

An investigation into the activities of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi reveals Berlusconi paied women to have sexual relations with him, including "lesbian" sex shows. Official, 400 page, court records indicate Berlusconi is facing extortion and various sex charges for his "bunga bunga"...

100 Best Barack Obama Quotes

100 Best Barack Obama Quotes

Barack Hussein Obama II is the 44th and present President of the United States. Born on August 4, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Ann Dunham and Barack Obama, Sr., Obama spent his childhood in Witchita, Kansas. Obama's parents separated when he was a toddler at the age of two, and later divorced....