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The Washington Times
Russian meddling in elections goes back decadesDodd’s Soviet links are told in thousands of NKVD documents smuggled from the U
The Washington Times / Posted 10 hours ago
Dodd’s Soviet links are told in thousands of NKVD documents smuggled from the USSR by Alexnder Vassiliev, now deposited in the Library of Congress. His findings are detailed in the 2009 book “Spies: The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America,” which... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
New papers gives historical look into presidencypapers of the president’s movements were given to the University of Texas of th
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted yesterday
papers of the president’s movements were given to the University of Texas of the Permian Basin's Presidential Archives by the Library of Congress. Having the books, gives the community the chance to see the difference between then and now. “It... Read more
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KERA North Texas
'I'm An American' Radio Show Promoted Inclusion Before World War IIof these recordings and more featuring famous immigrants sharing their first im
KERA North Texas / Posted yesterday
of these recordings and more featuring famous immigrants sharing their first impressions of the country are housed in the Library of Congress. Sculptor Attilio Piccirilli arrived in New York City from Italy in 1888. When asked about his... Read more
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NBC Washington
Family-Friendly Halloween Fun in the DMVwill have special sales for the trick-or-treat. The event is free. Oct. 27-31,
NBC Washington / Posted yesterday
will have special sales for the trick-or-treat. The event is free. Oct. 27-31, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Nov. 1, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The Library of Congress will host a special exhibition for Halloween and Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, with a... Read more
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Missoulian
American Life in Poetry: The Hot Dog Factory (1937)by permission of Grace Cavalieri and the publisher. Introduction copyright ©201
Missoulian / Posted 2 days ago
by permission of Grace Cavalieri and the publisher. Introduction copyright ©2017 by The Poetry Foundation. The introduction’s author, Ted Kooser, served as United States Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 200... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Soviet buoy a mystery1,200-pound Soviet buoy that surfaced off Dania Beach looks like it belongs in
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 3 days ago
1,200-pound Soviet buoy that surfaced off Dania Beach looks like it belongs in a James Bond movie. Script -- which the Library of Congress says is Russian for Hydrometrical Service of the USSR -- is painted in black on its side. Exactly... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
The Biloxi Blunderit every day in 48 different languages) but its biggest moment came in 1991 whe
The Chattanoogan / Posted 3 days ago
it every day in 48 different languages) but its biggest moment came in 1991 when a survey by the Book of the Month Club and the Library of Congress rated it only behind the Holy Bible in books that were most cited as ‘making a difference.’ That is... Read more
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Roll Call
Inside the Library of Congress’ Rare Instruments CollectionSome of the rarest musical instruments in the world are located right in the Ca
Roll Call / Posted 5 days ago
Some of the rarest musical instruments in the world are located right in the Capitol’s backyard, inside the Library of Congress. In a room open to the public only by appointment — the Whittall Pavilion inside the Thomas Jefferson Building —... Read more
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CBS 6 Richmond
Vast midtown U-Haul complex housed the US Patent Office during WWIIparts safely out of Washington DC and to make room for our war machine. Some o
CBS 6 Richmond / Posted 6 days ago
parts safely out of Washington DC and to make room for our war machine. Some of the nation's most valuable treasures from the Library of Congress, such as the Magna Carta and the original Constitution, went to Fort Knox, Kentucky. Much of the... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
As it changes, Houston has played a key role in evolution of comedysame company as the Beatles and, more recently, Chance the Rapper. It is inclu
Houston Chronicle / Posted 6 days ago
same company as the Beatles and, more recently, Chance the Rapper. It is included in the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress. With "Button-Down Mind" as the gold standard, recorded stand-up comedy could be viewed as in a... Read more
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Capital City Weekly
CapitalCityWeekly.com - Southeast Alaska's Online Newspapera recent Gumboot Camp. Gumboot Camp is part of the Sealaska Heritage Institute'
Capital City Weekly / Posted 6 days ago
a recent Gumboot Camp. Gumboot Camp is part of the Sealaska Heritage Institute's "Baby Raven Reads: A Culturally Responsive Kindergarten Readiness Program," which recently won an award from the Library of Congress. Image by Nobu Koch. Courtesy of S... Read more
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Beaumont Enterprise
As it changes, Houston has played a key role in evolution of comedysame company as the Beatles and, more recently, Chance the Rapper. It is inclu
Beaumont Enterprise / Posted 6 days ago
same company as the Beatles and, more recently, Chance the Rapper. It is included in the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress. With "Button-Down Mind" as the gold standard, recorded stand-up comedy could be viewed as in a... Read more
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Daily Mail
'Disgusted' Obama FINALLY weighs in on Harvey Weinstein scandalWhite House 12 times. Ten of those visits were with the president or the first
Daily Mail / Posted 7 days ago
White House 12 times. Ten of those visits were with the president or the first lady. These included a 2010 ceremony for the Library of Congress Gershwin Award, two holiday receptions in 2010, and a State Dinner for then-UK Prime Minister David... Read more
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Billboard
Link Wray's Daughter Talks Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nomination: 'Dad Is the Trunk of the Rock and Roll Tree'again. At the time, the instrumental number felt violent enough that various ra
Billboard / Posted 8 days ago
again. At the time, the instrumental number felt violent enough that various radio stations banned it. Now, it resides in the Library of Congress. "You know, he always said, 'My lord Jesus Christ is the one who zapped "'Rumble'" right into me.'... Read more
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PR.com
Anita Antoinette Debut Album Releaseon stages large and small throughout New England, the Northeast and the Pacific
PR.com / Posted 8 days ago
on stages large and small throughout New England, the Northeast and the Pacific Northwest, including a 2008 appearance at the Library of Congress in Washington DC. She has appeared on the 3rd and 7th season of NBC's hit show, "The Voice." Her 7th... Read more
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Havre Daily News
Veterans come together for second annual Havre Stand Downdown oral histories for Library of Congress. Cindy Prindiville said she was as
Havre Daily News / Posted 8 days ago
down oral histories for Library of Congress. Cindy Prindiville said she was asking vets specific questions designated by the Library of Congress. One of the men she talked to was Calvin Burr, a World War II veteran who fought in the Pacific Ocean... Read more
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CBS News
Ron Chernow on his latest biography, "Grant"the memoir — as much as 10,000 words a day — during the last year of his life.
CBS News / Posted 8 days ago
the memoir — as much as 10,000 words a day — during the last year of his life. Chernow examined the original manuscript at the Library of Congress and confirmed it was all in Grant's own handwriting. In fact, Twain said of Grant's memoirs, "Their... Read more
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ABC News
The history behind Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples Dayof St. Tammany, or the Columbian Order, organized the first celebration of Colu
ABC News / Posted 8 days ago
of St. Tammany, or the Columbian Order, organized the first celebration of Columbus Day on Oct. 12, 1792, according to the Library of Congress. Columbus’s crew consisted of ninety members on three ships: the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria. The... Read more
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Missoulian
American Life in Poetry: Mending Timeby permission of David Mason and the publisher. Introduction copyright © 2017 b
Missoulian / Posted 9 days ago
by permission of David Mason and the publisher. Introduction copyright © 2017 by The Poetry Foundation. The introduction's author, Ted Kooser, served as United States Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Mysterious Soviet Buoy Washes Up On Florida Beachto Florida. As the Sun Sentinel notes, the buoy looks like it belongs in a Jam
Zero Hedge / Posted 10 days ago
to Florida. As the Sun Sentinel notes, the buoy looks like it belongs in a James Bond movie. “?????????????? ????” - which the Library of Congress says is Russian for Hydrometrical Service of the USSR - is painted in black on its side. The first... Read more
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The Hollywood Reporter
AFI Turns 50: Patty Jenkins, David Lynch and the Founding Director Celebrate the Film Schoolwhich is raised by the annual Life Achievement Award gala — AFI has been active
The Hollywood Reporter / Posted 11 days ago
which is raised by the annual Life Achievement Award gala — AFI has been active in film preservation (the AFI Collection in the Library of Congress numbers 60,000 films), education (AFI's 100 Greatest Movies lists are designed to provoke debate),... Read more
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Variety
‘Blade Runner 2049’ Scores $4 Million on Thursday Nightgrew in stature over the years. In 1993, “Blade Runner” was selected for preser
Variety / Posted 11 days ago
grew in stature over the years. In 1993, “Blade Runner” was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. MovieTickets.com reported this week that advance ticket sales for “Blade Runner 2049” are six times... Read more
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NBC Washington
31 Halloween Events: Bar Crawls, Ghost Tours, Haunted HouseHear all about ghosts of former lawmakers and presidents. Learn the hidden haun
NBC Washington / Posted 12 days ago
Hear all about ghosts of former lawmakers and presidents. Learn the hidden haunted history of the Supreme Court Building, the Library of Congress, and the US Capitol. Tours are offered nightly at 9 p.m. Tickets are $17 for adults and $10 for... Read more
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Daily Mail
Mystery surrounds Soviet-era buoyto Cuba or returning back to the USSR,' said Harold M. Leich, the Russian Area
Daily Mail / Posted 12 days ago
to Cuba or returning back to the USSR,' said Harold M. Leich, the Russian Area Specialist of the European Division of the Library of Congress. 'In the chaos of the collapse of the USSR in 1991, the infrastructure placed by the Soviets simply... Read more
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New York Post
Mysterious Soviet buoy washes up on Florida shore after Irmathat it has a lifting capacity of 6,600 pounds, said Harold M. Leich, Russian A
New York Post / Posted 12 days ago
that it has a lifting capacity of 6,600 pounds, said Harold M. Leich, Russian Area Specialist of the European Division of the Library of Congress. Buoys like the one found in South Florida are sometimes used to predict changes in the weather,... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Soviet Union buoy washes ashore in Florida after Irmamaterials to Cuba or returning back to the USSR,” Harold M. Leich, the Russian
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 12 days ago
materials to Cuba or returning back to the USSR,” Harold M. Leich, the Russian area specialist of the European division of the Library of Congress, told the Orlando Sentinel. “In the chaos of the collapse of the USSR in 1991, the infrastructure... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Mysterious Soviet buoy surfaces in South Floridameans Hydrometrical Service of the USSR, said Harold M. Leich, the Russian Area
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 12 days ago
means Hydrometrical Service of the USSR, said Harold M. Leich, the Russian Area Specialist of the European Division of the Library of Congress. The first word is an abbreviation for “Gidrometricheskaia,” which means “water-measuring,” like an... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Mysterious Soviet buoy surfaces in South Floridameans Hydrometrical Service of the USSR, said Harold M. Leich, the Russian Area
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 12 days ago
means Hydrometrical Service of the USSR, said Harold M. Leich, the Russian Area Specialist of the European Division of the Library of Congress. The first word is an abbreviation for “Gidrometricheskaia,” which means “water-measuring,” like an... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Carla Hayden named 'Library Lion' by New York Public Librarytheir efforts on behalf of culture, knowledge and new ideas. Before becoming t
Baltimore Sun / Posted 13 days ago
their efforts on behalf of culture, knowledge and new ideas. Before becoming the first woman and African-American to lead the Library of Congress last year, Hayden was director of Baltimore's Enoch Pratt Free Library. Baltimore Sun staff... Read more
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The Youngstown Vindicator
The top five songs on the iTunes music charts for the most recent weekly sales period:of Music at Youngstown State University, will present “The Kishineff Massacre a
The Youngstown Vindicator / Posted 14 days ago
of Music at Youngstown State University, will present “The Kishineff Massacre and Domestic Musical Practice in America” at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 24. The presentation is part of the Library of Congress lecture series.... Read more
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/Film
Revisiting L.A. Confidential 20 Years LaterTwo years ago, the Library of Congress inducted L.A. Confidential, the 1997 neo
/Film / Posted 14 days ago
Two years ago, the Library of Congress inducted L.A. Confidential, the 1997 neo-noir film directed by the late Curtis Hanson, into the National Film Registry. The movie hadn’t even reached its twentieth anniversary yet, but it did last month, even as... Read more
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FOX News
'God Bless America' a 'warmongering song,' Ithaca professor says1940 was healing in 2001, and now is so much a part of the cultural landscape,
FOX News / Posted 14 days ago
1940 was healing in 2001, and now is so much a part of the cultural landscape, its meaning has been ‘lost.’” According to the library of Congress, Berlin wrote “God Bless America” as a “peace song” in response to the “fascism and war threaten[ing]... Read more
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FOX News
'God Bless America' a 'warmongering song,' Ithaca professor says1940 was healing in 2001, and now is so much a part of the cultural landscape,
FOX News / Posted 14 days ago
1940 was healing in 2001, and now is so much a part of the cultural landscape, its meaning has been ‘lost.’” According to the library of Congress, Berlin wrote “God Bless America” as a “peace song” in response to the “fascism and war threaten[ing]... Read more
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Springfield News-Sun
PERSPECTIVE: Hugh Hefner’s legacy: Finding the teen boy inside menpaper bag, the Braille Playboy is one of dozens of popular magazines reproduced
Springfield News-Sun / Posted 14 days ago
paper bag, the Braille Playboy is one of dozens of popular magazines reproduced for the blind at taxpayers’ expense by the Library of Congress since the 1970s — although it is the only one that is gender-specific enough to be described on the... Read more
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Daily Herald
Professor uses father's memoir to revamp classyoung adult book, either a biography or possibly a graphic novel. She also hope
Daily Herald / Posted 15 days ago
young adult book, either a biography or possibly a graphic novel. She also hopes to upload her father's story to the Library of Congress Veterans History Project, which allows people to upload information related to veterans. She said... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Professor uses father's memoir to revamp classyoung adult book, either a biography or possibly a graphic novel. She also hope
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 15 days ago
young adult book, either a biography or possibly a graphic novel. She also hopes to upload her father's story to the Library of Congress Veterans History Project, which allows people to upload information related to veterans. She said... Read more
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The Herald News
Mitnick named UMass Law deanin the last year, UMass Law students received the Massachusetts Bar Association
The Herald News / Posted 15 days ago
in the last year, UMass Law students received the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Oliver Wendell Holmes Scholarship, the Library of Congress Burton Award for one of the 10 best student law review articles in the country, and a Rappaport... Read more
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Business Wire
2017 IEEE Broadcast Symposium Keynote Speaker James Snyder, Library of Congress - National Audio Visual Conservation Center (NAVCC) Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound Division (MBRS)--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MEDIA ADVISORY: James Snyder – Senior Systems Administrator
Business Wire / Posted 15 days ago
--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MEDIA ADVISORY: James Snyder – Senior Systems Administrator for the Library of Congress’ National Audio-Visual Conservation Center (NAVCC), Emmy award winning digital media engineering, data & media archiving, preservation,... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Lost 1937 Arkansas films turn upThree Arkansas films that were lost for decades mysteriously turned up on eBay,
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 17 days ago
Three Arkansas films that were lost for decades mysteriously turned up on eBay, where they were purchased by a volunteer at the Library of Congress. The short films -- featuring 164 local kids -- were discovered last year during the demolition of... Read more
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Missoulian
American Life in Poetry: Homecomingby permission of Dorianne Laux and the publisher. Introduction copyright © 2017
Missoulian / Posted 17 days ago
by permission of Dorianne Laux and the publisher. Introduction copyright © 2017 by The Poetry Foundation. The introduction's author, Ted Kooser, served as United States Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from... Read more
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The Columbian
Museum of the Bible to open in Washington, D.C.of African American History. And although it’s dedicated to one solitary book,
The Columbian / Posted 17 days ago
of African American History. And although it’s dedicated to one solitary book, the museum occupies one-fifth the space of the Library of Congress, which has a world record 164 million holdings. Among the museum’s relics are first editions of the... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
In a new collection, poet Wesley McNair celebrates a life that arcs toward opennessin 2004. He has taught as visiting faculty at Colby College, Dartmouth College
Bangor Daily News / Posted 17 days ago
in 2004. He has taught as visiting faculty at Colby College, Dartmouth College and other campuses, read his poetry twice at the Library of Congress and served five times on the jury for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. And, from 2011 to 2016, McNair... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Movie about early activism of Rosa Parks is inspired by Detroit professor's bookMuseum in Dearborn, Mich. Parks’ archive of letters, writings, personal notes a
Detroit Free Press / Posted 17 days ago
Museum in Dearborn, Mich. Parks’ archive of letters, writings, personal notes and photographs has been fully digitized by the Library of Congress and is now available online. The library announced Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, that the collection of... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Hugh Hefner: Searching for the teenage boy in every manpaper bag, the Braille Playboy is one of dozens of popular magazines reproduced
Chicago Tribune / Posted 18 days ago
paper bag, the Braille Playboy is one of dozens of popular magazines reproduced for the blind at taxpayers’ expense by the Library of Congress since the 1970s — although it is the only one that is gender-specific enough to be described on the... Read more
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Variety
‘Blade Runner 2049’ Outpacing ‘Mad Max,’ ‘The Martian’ in Advance Ticket Salesmovie grew in stature in subsequent years. In 1993, the film was selected for p
Variety / Posted 18 days ago
movie grew in stature in subsequent years. In 1993, the film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress, being deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” JavaScript is required to... Read more
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The Columbian
Lewis’ unseen ‘Clown’ unlikely to be released“Clown” found in a German documentary. But there is still an outside chance tha
The Columbian / Posted 18 days ago
“Clown” found in a German documentary. But there is still an outside chance that audiences will see the film one day. When the Library of Congress acquired Lewis’ collection of his films and other memorabilia in 2015, it included “The Day the Clown... Read more
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KREM.com Spokane
WSU professor wins 'silly-sounding research' awardPULLMAN, Wash --- Washington State University professor, Allan Pessier, won the
KREM.com Spokane / Posted 19 days ago
PULLMAN, Wash --- Washington State University professor, Allan Pessier, won the Golden Goose Award at the Library of Congress on Wednesday. The Pathologist and Clinical Associate Professor Allan Pessier of the College of Veterinary Medicine at WSU... Read more
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The Journal-Standard
Banned Books WeekPublishers, the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the National As
The Journal-Standard / Posted 19 days ago
Publishers, the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the National Association of College Stores. In addition, the Library of Congress Center for the Book endorses . Since 2011, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund,... Read more
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KERA North Texas
It Rained Fish In Mexico, Officials Say. No, It's Not The End Times (We Think)that they could suck up a school of fish or frogs and 'rain' them elsewhere."
KERA North Texas / Posted 19 days ago
that they could suck up a school of fish or frogs and 'rain' them elsewhere." Mexico is by no means alone in this either, the Library of Congress points out: Apparently, both Kansas City and Dubuque, Iowa, came in for a little amphibian... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
It Rained Fish In Mexico, Officials Say. No, It's Not The End Times (We Think)that they could suck up a school of fish or frogs and 'rain' them elsewhere."
KPBS San Diego / Posted 19 days ago
that they could suck up a school of fish or frogs and 'rain' them elsewhere." Mexico is by no means alone in this either, the Library of Congress points out: Apparently, both Kansas City and Dubuque, Iowa, came in for a little amphibian... Read more
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