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The Roosevelt Legacy: Conservation of National Parks

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

President Teddy Roosevelt, prior to his political life, briefly led the life of a rancher. The land left a lasting impression on him, which eventually influenced his conservationist policies. Because of his efforts, national parks have become a part of the United States' identity. Today the great-grandson of President Roosevelt discusses his quest to preserve the Elkhorn Ranch, where Teddy Roosevelt had lived as a rancher.

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Ten Ways the Government Shutdown Will Mess Up Your Life

Friday, April 08, 2011

It feels a little like watching the ball drop in Times Square on New Year's Eve—only, everyone's dreading midnight. The government shutdown is mere hours away. Those hardest hit will be federal employees, who won't see their paychecks for a while. For the rest of us, here are ten things that will experience turbulence if and when the government shuts down.

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