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Living in 'better days': World War II veterans battled enemies abroad, racism at home

At the start of 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt roused many in the U.S. with his State of the Union address, now known as the "Four Freedoms" speech. In the address, part of his effort to justify U.S. abandonment of isolationist laws that grew from the first world war, he shared his vision for the crisis-torn, fragile world, listing four freedoms all people should have: freedom of speech and expression, freedom of worship, freedom from want and freedom from fear.

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Wednesday 05/27/2015
Filling the gap: Community programs feed low-income children over the summer
Updated: May 28, 2015 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - When summer comes along, kids and teens have plenty to look forward to: pool time, sports camp, three months of freedom and no homework. But some low-income kids might actually be looking forward to their next meal.

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Thursday 05/21/2015
Talk Before You Take When Dealing With Medicine
Updated: May 22, 2015 - 3:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Experts say communication is key when dealing with prescription medicine.

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How to Make a Difference in a Community that Matters to You
Updated: May 21, 2015 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) You may not realize it, but you have the power to make a big difference in your community. There are so many ways to help a cause and you’ll be more fired up to devote your time, energy and talents when your efforts will benefit a community that matters to you, say experts.

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Wednesday 05/20/2015
When on an Association Board, Education Is a Must
Updated: May 21, 2015 - 3:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Running a community association can be a rewarding but difficult task -- a minefield for even the most savvy, seasoned and well-intentioned arbiter.

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Tuesday 05/19/2015
Anti-Cancer Compounds Show Promise in Early Research
Updated: May 20, 2015 - 3:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Biotech companies are making a big splash in 2015, offering potential investors a compelling roster of options. Among those to watch: Propanc Health Group Corporation (PPCH). Propanc is a developmental-stage health care company that is currently focusing its efforts in the field of new treatments for chronic diseases, particularly solid tumor cancers. The company was established in 2007 and is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.

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Monday 05/18/2015
Is Terrorism a Threat to Suburban Communities?
Updated: May 18, 2015 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) For many living in suburban and rural communities, the threat of terror may seem very remote and limited to major metropolises. But is this complacency warranted?

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Saturday 05/16/2015
Shopping with Sustainable, Ethical Brands Can Make a Difference
Updated: May 16, 2015 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) When shopping for your family's clothing, your first considerations are likely factors such as price and size. But knowing more about how brands do business is important.

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Wednesday 05/13/2015
The Eyes Have It -- New Corrective Lens Marks Vision Breakthrough
Updated: May 14, 2015 - 3:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Imagine going into cataract surgery with poor vision and coming out with outstanding vision. Well, thanks to breakthrough intraocular lenses (IOLs), this may not be so far-fetched. [An IOL is an artificial lens placed in a person's eye to restore vision after cataract surgery.]

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Pepper Spray Conversations Heat Up, Myths Debunked
Updated: May 14, 2015 - 3:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Much has been made about using pepper spray for personal protection -- everything from whether it should be legal to carry while traveling by air, to determining its value in self defense. In honor of June's National Safety Month, let's separate fact from fiction, and bring a little clarity to this effective tool:

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Saturday 05/09/2015
Loss of Transportation Funding Could Hurt Local Communities
Updated: May 09, 2015 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) From private and public sector job losses to deterioration of infrastructure, local communities and their economies stand to lose significantly if federal funding for public transportation is eliminated, according to a new analysis developed by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). Experts say many suburban and rural communities could be particularly hard hit.

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Thursday 05/28/2015
Invasive Pests In The Classroom
Updated: May 29, 2015 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—Don’t look now, but invasive species are invading classrooms. That’s the word from experts who say such pests have been popping up across America for decades.

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5 smart upgrades to bring your home into the future
Updated: May 29, 2015 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - From school to work to travel, technology has changed virtually every aspect of life in the United States. In fact, 64 percent of American adults own a smartphone, and more than half of them use their smartphones almost exclusively for banking and to get health information. There’s no doubt that the demand for connectivity and high tech improvements has never been greater. The next big tech trend: the smart home.

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Tuesday 04/07/2015
4 simple steps to shop earth-friendly
Updated: April 08, 2015 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - It's important the food your family eats is delicious, nutritious and provides the energy everyone needs to tackle the day. But the best meals are those that are healthy for both your family and the Earth. Plus, it doesn’t take a ton of effort to make your meals at home more earth-friendly. Start with these four simple tips:

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Wednesday 04/01/2015
Recycle—Be Rewarded
Updated: April 02, 2015 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—On Earth Day and all year long, you can help the environment through an inspiring program by using a beauty product with a special label.

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Tuesday 03/31/2015
Make Every Day Earth Day: Reuse and Refill!
Updated: March 31, 2015 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) Every consumer choice you make has an impact on the environment. Earth Day, celebrated April 22, is a great time to evaluate how you can make simple changes for a healthier planet.

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Monday 03/30/2015
Three Ways Your Technology Can Help You Go Green this Earth Day
Updated: March 30, 2015 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) These days, there’s no reason why you can’t be both tech-savvy and an environmentalist. More gadgets and technical appliances are trending green, and this Earth Day is the perfect time to learn how you can adopt some of these innovations in your life.

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Monday 03/09/2015
Is Your Home Hurting You? Reducing Pollutants and Chemicals at Home
Updated: March 09, 2015 - 3:39 am

(StatePoint) The spring cleaning season is a great time to take a closer look at some of the potentially harmful chemicals present in your home -- and to seek out healthier alternatives.     

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Friday 03/06/2015
Reducing food waste: Good for restaurants, diners and the environment
Updated: March 13, 2015 - 3:39 am

(BPT) - Americans are more environmentally aware than ever, and the demand for sustainability has even made its way to our tables. If you’re among those seeking dining options that feature locally sourced and sustainably harvested ingredients, you’re part of a powerful movement. But are you as aware of where leftover food ends up when it leaves your table? Or where unpurchased, unused foods go?

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Sunday 03/01/2015
Are Your Spring Cleaning Products Safe?
Updated: March 01, 2015 - 3:39 am

(StatePoint) Do you know what ingredients are in the cleaning products you buy? Probably not, as there are no federal governmental regulations requiring companies to disclose their contents. But harsh chemicals can take their toll on the indoor air quality of your home, are harmful to the environment and may irritate eyes and skin.

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Wednesday 02/18/2015
Honoring American Agriculture On March 18
Updated: February 19, 2015 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—“In no other country do so few people produce so much food, to feed so many, at such reasonable prices.”—President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

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