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McGovern grew up in Mitchell, South Dakota , where he was a renowned debater. He volunteered for the U.S. Army Air Forces upon the country's entry into World War II and as a B-24 Liberator pilot flew 35 missions over German-occupied Europe . Among the medals awarded him was a Distinguished

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Carver's reputation is based on his research into and promotion of alternative crops to cotton, such as peanuts , soybeans and sweet potatoes , which also aided nutrition for farm families. He wanted poor farmers to grow alternative crops both as a source of their own food and as a source

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In the mid 1950s American rockabilly and rock and roll music was taken up by local musicians and it soon caught on with Australian teens, through movies, records and from 1956, television. EMI had dominated the Australasian record market since the end of WWII, and they made British music

Teach the Controversy print that page

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The scientific community and science education organizations have replied that there is no scientific controversy regarding the validity of evolution and that the controversy exists solely in terms of religion and politics. [ 15 ] [ 16 ] [ 17 ] A federal court, along with the majority of scientific

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The recorder is a woodwind musical instrument of the family known as fipple flutes or internal duct flutes —whistle-like instruments which include the tin whistle and ocarina . The recorder is end-blown and the mouth of the instrument is constricted by a wooden plug, known as a block

Zapata Corporation print that page

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The company traces its origins to Zapata Oil , founded in 1953 by future- U.S. President George H. W. Bush , along with his business partners John Overbey, Hugh Liedtke, Bill Liedtke , and Thomas J. Devine . Bush and Thomas J. Devine were oil-wildcatting associates. [ 1 ] Their joint activities

Tim Rogers print that page

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Originally from Kalgoorlie , Western Australia , Rogers moved around a lot during his adolescence, including stints in Adelaide and Canberra . He later became School Captain at his Sydney-based school Oakhill College . He then went on to study law in Canberra. It was during this time that

Seymour Hersh print that page

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His work first gained worldwide recognition in 1969 for exposing the My Lai Massacre and its cover-up during the Vietnam War , for which he received the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting . His 2004 reports on the US military 's mistreatment of detainees at Abu Ghraib prison

Mike Myers (actor) print that page

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Myers was born and raised in Scarborough , Ontario , Canada , the son of British-born parents Eric Myers (1922–1991), an insurance man and World War II veteran of the Royal Engineers , and his wife Alice E. Hind (born 1926), an office supervisor and veteran of the Royal Air Force . [ 1

Zhou Enlai print that page

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A skilled and able diplomat, Zhou served as the Chinese foreign minister from 1949 to 1958. Advocating peaceful coexistence with the West after the stalemated Korean War , he participated in the 1954 Geneva Conference and helped orchestrate Richard Nixon's 1972 visit to China . He helped