Tuesday November 8 Election Day

Voting – a right, an obligation, a puzzle, or a waste. Sometimes, it’s hard to see the importance of voting.  But it is one of the best ways Americans have to let their opinions be heard by those in power. Your candidate might not win, but you voice is heard. Your vote counts because it reflects how you feel about the  issues that every citizen faces. Many may take their right to vote for granted, but it wasn’t truly that long ago when entire swaths of the population ― like women ― were denied that right. Women gained suffrage in 1919,
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Is Your Thanksgiving Feast Good for Your Teeth?

Turkey The Good: This main course is packed with protein. The Bad: “Turkey can be difficult to eat because it sometimes gets stuck between your teeth,” says ADA spokesperson Dr. Kim Harms. “That’s where flossing can help.” The Healthy: It’s the star of the Thanksgiving table. Gobble it up! Cranberry Sauce The Good: It’s a tasty Thanksgiving tradition. The Bad: Cranberries are naturally tart, so sugar or sugar substitutes are often added to products, including sauce. This side dish can be sticky, acidic and may temporarily stain your teeth. The Healthy: “If eaten alone the sugar content, stickiness, tendency for
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November 3,1957 Soviet Launch 1st Dog in Space

The Soviet Union launches the first animal into space—a dog name Laika—aboard the Sputnik 2 spacecraft. Laika, part Siberian husky, lived as a stray on the Moscow streets before being enlisted into the Soviet space program. Laika survived for several days as a passenger in the USSR’s second artificial Earth satellite, kept alive by a sophisticated life-support system. Electrodes attached to her body provided scientists on the ground with important information about the biological effects of space travel. She died after the batteries of her life-support system ran down. At least a dozen more Russian dogs were launched into space
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Friday, November 11 is Veterans Day

“Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause.” ― Abraham Lincoln Here’s some information about the day set aside to honor all those who serve in the armed forces: Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. Veterans Day is not
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