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Commonwealth (U.S. insular area) - Wikipedia  |  Territories of the United States - Wikipedia


7888 141130  What $150,000 Gets You in 10 Cities  MSN Money
Houses


10507 151201  November 30, 1835     Happy birthday Mark Twain!
Mark Twain | Edison Film | Digitally Restored - YouTube
Mark Twain's Voice - YouTube
Mini BIO - Mark Twain - YouTube
The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer - YouTube
"Tom Sawyer" (fence-painting) - Snow Sculpture from the 2011 St. Paul Winter Carnival 
7894 141130  November 30, 1835  Happy birthday Mark Twain!
Happy Birthday Mark Twain! | West Hartford, CT Patch  Bill Maune, 11/30/2014
Mark Twain Biography
Mark Twain - Wikipedia 
Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter often called "the Great American Novel".
Mark Twain Quotes - BrainyQuote
Mark Twain House - Wikipedia  The Mark Twain House and Museum, Hartford, Connecticut

Welcome to the Mark Twain House & Museum - Home
Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum  Hannibal, Missouri
Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum - Wikipedia

America, States & D.C.

7856 141127  50 States, 50 Amazing Adventures Across America (PHOTOS) - weather.com  Stephanie Valera, 11/26/2014

7838 141125  Top earning celebrity under 30 revealed | AOL Features
Music


7921 141204  Eric Garner case: Why it might not be Ferguson all over again - Yahoo News  Harry Bruinius, Christian Science Monitor, 12/03/2014
Death of Eric Garner - Wikipedia  New York, New York  |  America

Chokehold - Wikipedia
Will the Justice Department expeditiously investigate Eric Garner’s death? Mike Brown’s? - The Washington Post
  Paul Cassell, 12/04/2014
7870 141128  KKK In Ferguson? Ku Klux Klan Allegedly Burned Church For Supporting The Michael Brown Family  Inquisitr, 11/26/2014
Missouri  
7836 141125  Ferguson grand jury is just one step to justice - SFGate  Opinion, San Francisco Chronicle, 11/25/2014
Ferguson smolders day after jury declines to indict - CNN.com  Ferguson braces for more unrest: 'We must do better and we will'  Dana Ford, Greg Botelho, and Moni Basu, 11/25/2014
Missouri  |  America
7749 141117  Police, protesters prep for Ferguson grand jury ruling - CNN.com  Rat Sanchez, 11/17/2014
Timeline: Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Mo.  USA TODAY and KSDK-TV, St. Louis, 11/15/2014
Shooting of Michael Brown - Wikipedia
2014 Ferguson unrest - Wikipedia
6941 140815  What caused the Ferguson riot exists in so many other cities, too - The Washington Post  Elijah Anderson, 08/13/2014
Timeline: Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Mo.  USA TODAY, Aja J. Williams, KSDK-TV, St. Louis, 08/14/2014
Shooting of Michael Brown - Wikipedia
words: white flight


7829 141124  The Best (And Worst) States For Clean Energy  Huffington Post, 11/24/2014, GENERATION CHANGE in partnership with NRG
10 Best States:  1.  Massachusetts, 2.  California, 3.  Rhode Island, 4.  Vermont, 5.  Oregon, 6.  Connecticut, 7.  New York, 8.  Washington, 9.  Maryland, 10.  Minnesota
10 Worst States:  1.  North Dakota, 2.  Wyoming, 3.  South Dakota, 4.  Alaska, 5.  Mississippi, 6.  West Virginia, 7.  Louisiana, 8.  Missouri, 9.  Nebraska, 10.  South Carolina
Green /  Climate Change


7830 141124  Gym teacher on leave after dragging student into pool - AOL.com  11/24/2014  High School

7823 141124  Weird Fights All Siblings Have  video  -  You're lucky we're related and I have to love you.  "I will break your hand off."  -  BuzzFeed, Ashley Perez, 11/20/2014

7790 141121  McKinsey report says obesity costs hit $2 trillion - Yahoo Finance  Danica Kirka, AP, 11/20/2014  1. USA, 2. China, 3. India

7789 141121  What's America's Booziest Stat
e?   Yahoo Food, Dave Infante and Chris Kolmar, Thrillist, 11/20/2014
1.  Oregon, 2.  Colorado, 3.  Alaska, 4.  Montana, 5.  Vermont, 6.  Wisconsin, 7.  Washington, 8.  Nevada, 9.  Wyoming, 10.  Maine, ...
41.  Florida, 42.  Oklahoma, 43.  South Carolina, 44.  Maryland, 45.  Tennessee, 46.  Georgia, 47.  Utah, 48.  Alabama, 49.  Mississippi, 50.  Arkansas
Mason-Dixon Line map and information  World Atlas
Bible Belt - Wikipedia
Booze blues: Utah's laws make it tricky to get a drink - Fox News  Alicia Acuna, 01/31/2013
Contiguous United States - Wikipedia  the 48 adjoining U.S. states plus Washington, D.C. (federal district) ... The term excludes the non-contiguous states of Alaska and Hawaii and all off-shore United States territories and possessions

7782 141120  Million dollar baby: Canadians handed $1M bill after woman gives birth in U.S. - CTV News  Marlene Leung, 11/19/2014

7779 141120  Who are the highest paid coaches in college football?  MSN Sports, FOX Sports
1.  Nick Saban, Alabama: $7,160,187, 2.  Mark Dantonio, Michigan State, $5,636,145, 3.  Bob Stoops, Oklahoma: $5,058,333,   ...  45. 
Jerry Kill, Minnesota: $2,100,000, ..., 50.  Mike MacIntyre, Colorado: $2,010,150

7749 141117  Police, protesters prep for Ferguson grand jury ruling - CNN.com  Rat Sanchez, 11/17/2014
Timeline: Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Mo.  USA TODAY and KSDK-TV, St. Louis, 11/15/2014
Shooting of Michael Brown - Wikipedia
2014 Ferguson unrest - Wikipedia

Missouri

7745 141117  America's Most Expensive Home for Sale $195 Million - YouTube  Beverly Hills, California  11/06/2014
Houses  |  California

7744 141117  50 States, 50 Amazing Adventures Across America (PHOTOS)  Weather Channel, Stephanie Valera, 10/02/2014

7742 141117  1,000 square feet, $1 million Spaces - Yahoo Homes  Jennifer Karmon, 11/15/2014
Houses


7737 141116  Adults Label The 50 States - YouTube  BuzzFeedBlue
Print a
Blank US Map. Can you label the 50 states?
Here is the answer.
US Map - USA Map - United States Map - Maps and Information about the United States - Worldatlas.com

7736 141116  5 stingiest cities in America — bah humbug! - Yahoo Finance  Catey Hill, MarketWatch, 11/13/2014   1.  New York City, New York, 2.  Atlanta, Georgia, 3. Dallas, Texas, 4.  Boston, Massachusetts, 5.  Seattle, Washington
Deloitte's 2014 annual holiday survey Making a list, clicking it twice - Deloitte University Press  Alison Kenney Paul, Rod Sides & Susan K. Hogan, 10/28/2014

7734 141116  Homes on the Market for $250,000  MSN
Houses


7724 141115  LOOK: What Time Does America Go To Bed?  Huffington Post, Carolyn Gregoire, 10/09/2014

7723 141115  Is it Morning Yet? The Most Delicious Breakfast Restaurants in America  Yahoo Travel    1.  Russ & Daughters Cafe, New York City, New York, 2.  Cutty's Brookline, Massachusetts, 3.  Blacksmith, Houston, Texas, 4.  Griddle Cafe, Los Angeles, California, 5.  Little Goat, Chicago, Illinois, 6.  Deluca's, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 7.  Walnut Cafe, Boulder, Colorado, 8.  Chez Elle Creperie and Coffeehouse, Kansas City, Missouri, 9.  The Mud House, St. Louis, Missouri, 10.  Dupar's, southern California and Las Vegas, Nevada
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7697 141112  The States Where Small Business Employees Earn The Most - In Photos The States Where Small Business Employees Earn The Most - Forbes

7695 141112  America's most dangerous cities, 2014 - Yahoo Homes  Thomas C. Frohlich, Alexander Kent and Alexander E.M. Hess, 24/7 WallSt, 11/12/12014
America's Most Dangerous Cities 2014 Edition  Huffington Post, Simon McCormack, 11/11/2014
Crime in America 2015: Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities Over 200,000  Law Street, Kevin Rizzo, 11/10/2014    1. Detroit, Michigan, 2. Oakland, California, 3. Memphis, Tennessee, 4. St. Louis, Missouri, 5. Cleveland, Ohio, 6. Baltimore, Maryland, 7. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 8. Birmingham, Alabama, 9. Newark, New Jersey, 10. Kansas City, Missouri
Crime in America 2015: Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities Under 200,000  Law Street, Kevin Rizzo, 11/10/2014     1. Little Rock, Arkansas, 2. Rockford, Illinois, 3. New Haven, Connecticut, 4. Hartford, Connecticut, 5. Springfield, Missouri, 6. Springfield, Massachusetts, 7. Paterson, New Jersey, 8. Lansing, Michigan, 9. Beaumont, Texas, 10. Richmond, California   
Crime in America 2015: Top 10 Safest Cities over 200,000  Law Street, Kevin Rizzo, 11/10/2014     1. Irvine, California, 2. Gilbert, Arizona, 3. Fremont, California, 4. Santa Clarita, California, 5. Henderson, Nevada, 6. Plano, Texas, 7. Scottsdale, Arizona, 8. Virginia Beach, Virginia, 9. Garland, Texas, 10. Chandler, Arizona
Crime in America 2015  Law Street
Uniform Crime Reports - Wikipedia
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) - Wikipedia
Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) - Wikipedia
Intelligence agency  Wikipedia
List of intelligence agencies  Wikipedia
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)  Wikipedia
National_Security_Agency (NSA)  Wikipedia
America, States & D.C.


7667 141109  14 Most Expensive Neighborhoods for Renters - MSN Money  MarketWatch, Amy Hoak, 11/05/2014
Houses


7643 141106  The Best Pizza in Every State - Kitchen Daily  11/05/2014
Eat


7638 141105  What's the scariest job in America? - AOL.com  11/05/2014
CareerBuilder Releases List of 10 Jobs American Workers Fear Most  Money.cnn.com, 10/29/2014    1. Politician, 2. Microbiologist for Infectious Diseases, 3. Security Guard for Teen Pop Idol Concert, ...
Job Search, Employment and Careers | Careerbuilder.com


7632 141105  Start Planning Now Where to Go for Thanksgiving This Year  -  10 Thanksgiving getaways to escape the in-laws  -  Yahoo Travel, Kelly O'Mara, 11/04/2014
Thanksgiving - Wikipedia  Thanksgiving Day 
Thanksgiving Day


7631 141105  Putin Vs. Obama: The World's Most Powerful People 2014  Forbes, Caroline Howard, 11/05/2014
Powerful People No1. - No. 76  Gallery #1 Vladimir Putin - Forbes.com


7608 141102  Best state in America: Wyoming, for tax purposes - The Washington Post  Opinions, Reid Wilson, 10/30/2014
Wyoming


7606 141102  It's a Long Way Down! World's First Peak-to-Peak Suspension Bridge Opens  Yahoo Travel, Sid Lipsey, 10/28/2014, Swiss Alps
Peak Walk by Tissot - YouTube
Glacier 3000 Promo - YouTube
Peak Walk - Wikipedia
Titlis Cliff Walk - Wikipedia
Titlis Cliff Walk Europe's Highest Suspension Bridge in Switzerland - YouTube
Skywalk
Cross If You Dare The Most Terrifying Bridges in the USA  Matt Bell, 09/22/2014


7581 141031  Quiz: Where in the world are these amazing beaches?  MSN LifeStlye

7580 141030  Go Here and Double the Population: The Tiniest Towns in America  Yahoo Travel, Jordanna Lippe, 10/30/2014
For example, Monowi, Nebraska - Pop: 1; Freeport, Kansas - Pop: 5; Last Springs, Wyoming - Pop: 4; Gross, Nebraska - Pop: 2; Tortilla Flat, Arizona - Pop: 6; Buford, Wyoming - Pop: 1


7572 141029  Are These the 21 Best Dive Bars In America?  Yahoo Food, Andy Kryza and Liz Childers, Thrillist, 10/29/2014
Dive bar - Wikipedia


7558 141028  Where are these 51 U.S. gems?  MSN LifeStyle

7557 141028  States With the Widest Gap Between Rich and Poor  MSN Money, 24/7 Wall St., Thomas C. Frohlich and Alexander E.M. Hess        
1. New York, 2. Connecticut, 3. Louisiana, 4. California, 5. Florida
Income Inequality - Pew Research Center
Income inequality in the United States - Wikipedia
Economic inequality - Wikipedia


7544 141027  The 5 Worst States for Women  MSN Money, Thomas C. Frohlich, Alexander Kent and Alexander E.M. Hess, 24/7 Wall St.            1  Utah, 2  Wyoming, 3  Idaho, 4  Mississippi, 5  North Dakota

7543 141027  Best Places to Retire - Money.com  TIME, Daniel Bortz and Sarah Max
Best Place to Keep Costs Low - Winner: Bella Vista, Arkansas; Runner-Ups: Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Morgantown, West Virginia
Best Place for an Encore Career - Winner: Iowa City, Iowa; Runner-Ups: Bozeman, Montana and Casper, Wyoming
Best Place for a Well-rounded Retirement - Winner: Northfield, Minnesota; Runner-Ups: Belingham, Washington and Manchester, New Hampshire


7539 141026  13 Best Towns for Trick-or-Treating Slideshow - The Daily Meal
#1 Cornwall, New York  Corn Family Rises from the Dead in Cornwall-on-Hudson | Hudson Valley Halloween Magazine  video, Donna Davies; local legend about Thaddeus Corn
New York  |  Halloween

7537 141026  The Most Popular Recipes on Pinterest in Each of the 50 States  Parade's CommunityTable.com, Vi-An Nguyen, 09/27/2014

7504 141022  Cheers! The cheapest (and most expensive places) to catch a good buzz  -  Chicago ties for most expensive beer in the US  -  AOL, Ryan Gorman, 10/22/2014
2014′s Best and Worst Foodie Cities for Your Wallet - WalletHub®  Richie Bernardo

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7497 141021  Conde Nast Traveler readers find top 25 cities in the world  AOL, 10/20/2014
Top 25 Cities in the World Readers' Choice Awards 2014 - Condé Nast Traveler  Calder Quinn, CNT Editors - Condé Nast Traveler, 10/21/2014
1. Florence, Italy, 2. Charleston, South Carolina, 3. Hungary, Budapest, 4. Cape Town, South Africa, 5. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, 6. Prague, Czech Republic, 7. Rome, Italy, 8. Siem Reap, Cambodia, 9. Barcelona, Spain, 10. Santa Fe, New Mexico, 11. Krakow, Poland, 12. Luang Prabang, Laos, 13. Bangkok, Thailand, 14. Beiruit, Lebanon, 15. Vienna, Austria, 16. Siena, Italy, 17. New Orleans, Louisiana, 18. Quebec City, Canada, 19. Sydney, Australia, 20. San Francisco, California, 21. Chiang Mai, Thailand, 22. Salzburg, Austria, 23. Chicago, Illinois, 24. Bruges, Belgium, 25. Kyoto, Japan


7624 141104  Top 5 Cities in the United States: Readers' Choice Awards 2014  MSN, Condé Nast Traveler | CNT Editors
1.  Charleston, South Carolina, 2.  Santa Fe, New Mexico, 3.  New Orleans, Louisiana, 4.  San Francisco, California, 5.  Chicago, Illinois


7496 141021-1022  Ivy League - Wikipedia  -  Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, Columbia University, New York, New York, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, Dartmouth College, Hanover New Hampshire, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.  The term Ivy League has connotations of academic excellence, selectivity in admissions, and social elitism.
Ivy League

List of NCAA conferences - Wikipedia
  Ivy League
Ivy stone - Wikipedia
Princeton ....   In any Ivy League of its own, The American Ivy Society,  Suzanne Pierot, President of The American Ivy Society  |  Princeton University
, Princeton, New Jersey
Penn: Ivy Day and Ivy Stones, a Penn Tradition 
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Original 13 Colonies: New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia

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Ivy League Schools (Acceptance Rates, Location, & More)  about education, Allen Grove
The 10 Best Universities in the United States
  about education, Allen Grove
The Ivy League, Mental Illness, and the Meaning of Life - The Atlantic  Lauren Davis, 08/19/2014
5605 140409  Why it's harder than ever to get into an elite college  (Yahoo News, Dylan Stableford, 04/08/2014)
5524 140401  New York Student Accepted to All 8 Ivy League Schools  (Yahoo, ABC News Blogs, 04/01/2014)
5499 140329  7 secrets of the Ivy League  (Yahoo Finance, Mandi Woodruff, 03/28/2014)



7485 141020  Things You Don't Understand About Food Trucks (Unless You Run One)  Yahoo Food, , Dan Gentile, Thrillist, 10/20/2014 >> 21 Best Food Trucks in America of 2014 - Thrillist  Rachel Freeman, 02/24/2014
Food truck - Wikipedia

Check out our photos:  Chef Derk* and his Chuck Wagon  |  Ice Cream Truck
5 Mobile Apps for Finding Food Trucks in Your Area  Mashable, Sarah Kessler, 06/30/2011
food trucks near me  Google Search

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7484 141020  Best American Cities for Food (Slideshow) Slideshow - The Daily Meal  The Daily Meal
America's 50 Best Casual Restaurants - The Daily Meal  Dan Myers, 03/23/2014
Eat 

7471 141018  New York dominates 2014 list of America's most expensive ZIP codes - Yahoo Finance  -  New York City grabs six ZIP codes among the top 10: No. 2  11962, No. 3  10013, No. 4  10065, and No. 5 10075 -  Erin Carlyle, Forbes, 10/09/2014
Introduction - In Photos Homes In America’s 50 Most Expensive ZIP Codes 2014 - Forbes
No. 1  94027: Atherton, Calif.
Beverly Hills, 90210 - Wikipedia  No. 11

Houses  |  States & D.C.  |  New York  |  California

7470 141018  America’s Best Steakhouses - The Daily Meal  Dan Myers, 10/16/2014
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7460 141017  These states are at the biggest risk of disaster  MSN, CNBC, 10/07/2014  1  Florida, 2  Rhode Island, 3  Louisiana, 4  California, 5  Massachusetts

7409 141011  The People Have Spoken: These Are America’s Snobbiest Cities  -  No.1   New York City, No.2  Miami, No.3  Los Angels, No.4  Washington, D.C., No.5  Boston, No.6  Tampa, Florida, No.7  Dallas, No.8  San Francisco, No.9  Salt Lake City, Utah, No.10  Providence, Rhode Island  -  Yahoo Travel, Katrina Brown Hunt,

7407 141011  The Votes Are In: Best Places to Be an Expat  Yahoo Travel, Greg Keraghosian, 10/07/2014

7379 141008  Why the South is the worst place to live in the U.S. — in 10 charts - The Washington Post  Roberto A. Ferdman, 10/07/2014
The 10 states with the worst quality of life - Yahoo Finance  Thomas C. Frohlich and Alexander E.M. Hess
24/7 WallSt, 10/07/2014


7371 141006  Fox poll finds California is favorite to be booted from union  AOL, 10/03/2014 
53%  California; 25%  New York; 20%  Texas; 11%  Florida
Politics: Electoral Votes:  55  California; 38  Texas; 29  New York; 20 Florida


7364 141006  Panama leads the world in well-being; U.S. fails to crack top 10 Spaces - Yahoo Homes
6090 140521  World's Happiest Country? Would You Believe Paraguay?  (NBC News, Maggie Fox, 05/21/2014)

7359 141005  America's Weirdest Fall Festivals - MiniTime, contributed: Katrina Brown Hunt, 10/01/2014  Trailing of the Sheep Festival, Idaho; Fire Ant Festival, Texas; Wife Carrying Championship, Maine; Emma Crawford Coffin Races and Parade, Colorado; Coarsegold Tarantula Awareness Festival, California

7344 141004  The most corrupt states in America - Yahoo Homes  Robert McGarvey, MainStreet.com, 08/07/2014  No. 1  Mississippi, No. 2 Louisiana, No.3 Tennessee, No. 4 Illinois, No.5 Pennsylvania, No.6 Alabama, No.7 Alaska, No. 8 South Dakota, No. 9 Kentucky, No. 10 Florida

7343 141004  Income inequality: America's worst states - Yahoo Homes  -  ... The states that rank worst of all for inequality are concentrated in the South, followed by the East Coast. The Midwest fares best among regions -- but the single best-ranking state is Vermont.  -  Jennifer Karmon, Spaces, 10/03/2014

7334 141002  Best US city to live in is revealed | AOL Features

7297 140929  Found: The Oldest Bar In Every State - the History's Even Better Than the Booze!  Yahoo Travel. Thrillist, 09/23/2014

7296 140929  Pizza vs. Taco? Salsa vs. Sriracha? America's Most Popular Foods, State By State  Yahoo Travel, Greg Keraghosian, 09/29/2014

7264 140925  Are These the 33 Best Pizza Shops in America?  Yahoo Food, Kevin Alexander and Liz Childers, 09/23/2014
3909 131027  "Best Pizza & Favorite Toppings"
Best Pizza Places in the U.S. Food & Wine
Best pizza in the U.S. Not in NYC or Chicago, list says - CBS News  08/08/2013
Top 10 pizza restaurants in the US Fox News  09/05/2013 / Gayot
America’s favorite pizza toppings the top ten pizza preferences  (Mintel, Bethany Wall,07/13/2013)
Pizza in the United States - Wikipedia
10 Largest US Pizza Chains  (Foodista, Anthony Adragna, 06/06/2011)

Foods

7259 140925  What a million-dollar home looks like in 10 areas - MSN Real Estate  Emily Heffter of Zillow

7252 140924  The Most Dramatic Captures in American History  Huffington Post, 09/22/2014
The Blacklist | NBC

7247 140924  More Americans forgo marriage as economic difficulties hit home - Yahoo Finance  Neil Shah, WSJ, 09/24/2014

7235 140922  MONEY’s best places to live in America  Yahoo Finance, Money

7227 140921  'Destination America' What kind of house $300K gets you across the country  AOL, 09/17/2014
Homes


7222 140921  Happy Labor Day! The Most Popular Job in Every State  Parade, Vi-an Nguyen, 08/29/2014

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