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Earthquakes

Posted on Tuesday April 17, 2018

As a Californian, my life has been punctuated by earthquakes. My earliest temblor memory is the 1971 Sylmar quake. On that auspicious day I began my first job as a high school graduate. In the 1994 Northridge earthquake, my mother […]

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Thomas Jefferson

Posted on Tuesday April 10, 2018

Born on April 13, 1743, Thomas Jefferson is best remembered as the author of the Declaration of Independence. But Jefferson’s interests and talents covered an amazing range. He was also a two-term president, diplomat, architect, violinist, inventor and a founder […]

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Frogs

Posted on Tuesday April 03, 2018

Years ago, while standing in my driveway at night, a frog hopped onto my foot. I probably screamed (wouldn’t you?) but when I saw what it was, I bent down to pick him up. We kept the frog for awhile, […]

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BBC Newsround

Everton fan, 14, makes mascot history

Posted on Tuesday April 24, 2018

Jack McLinden has made history by experiencing being a mascot for his club Everton via the use of a robot.

Millicent Fawcett: New statue to be unveiled in Parliament Square

Posted on Tuesday April 24, 2018

A statue of Dame Millicent Fawcett will become the first statue of a woman to be put up in Parliament Square in London.

Royal baby news: It's a boy!

Posted on Monday April 23, 2018

Kensington Palace announces the Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a baby boy.

BBC News (UK)

Toronto van attack: Suspect quizzed after 10 pedestrians killed

Posted on Tuesday April 24, 2018

Alek Minassian, 25, was arrested after a rental van mowed down pedestrians, leaving 10 dead.

Jeremy Corbyn set for crunch meeting with Jewish leaders

Posted on Tuesday April 24, 2018

The Labour leader has been accused of being too slow to act on anti-Semitism cases.

Alfie Evans' life support withdrawn, father says

Posted on Tuesday April 24, 2018

The life support of seriously ill toddler Alfie Evans was withdrawn last night, his father says.