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Exhibit on Real Johnny Appleseed Will Hit the Road

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Associated Press | Jul 21, 2014

CINCINNATI (AP) — If you picture Johnny Appleseed as a loner wearing a tin pot for a hat and flinging apple seeds while meandering through the countryside, experts say you're wrong. They're hoping that a traveling exhibit funded by an anonymous donation to a western Ohio center and museum will help clear misconceptions about the folk hero and the real man behind the legend. "We want people around the country to k... more

CIA Says It Doesn't Know Where Tupac Is

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United Press International | Jul 09, 2014

The Central Intelligence Agency launched its Twitter account last month with an unexpectedly flippant post: "We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet." In that vein, the CIA took to Twitter for its one-month #twitterversary on Monday to answer its top-five most frequently asked questions, one of which happens to be about late rapper Tupac Shakur . ... more

Delays Faced by 2 Hoping to Outdo Knievel Jump

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Associated Press | Jun 25, 2014

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Two daredevils hoping to succeed where Evel Knievel failed 40 years ago will face a delay due to television scheduling as they prepare to jump a canyon in southern Idaho. The dates for the Snake River Canyon jumps were pushed back to late September or October, The Times-News reported (http://bit.ly/1lNVYb8) Monday. Texas motorcycle daredevil "Big Ed" Beckley said he'll c... more

D-Day Ship's US Flag Sells for $350K at Auction

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Associated Press | Jun 06, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A U.S. flag from one of the thousands of Allied ships that delivered troops to the Normandy beaches sold for $350,000 at a New York City auction of hundreds of D-Day and other World War II artifacts on Thursday, a day before the 70th anniversary of the invasion. An unnamed online buyer won the spirited bidding at Bonhams in Manhattan for the American flag that flew aboard the ... more

Pin-Up Photographer Bunny Yeager Dies at 85

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Associated Press | May 27, 2014

MIAMI BEACH, Florida (AP) — Bunny Yeager , a model turned pin-up photographer who helped jump-start the career of the then-unknown Bettie Page , died Sunday, her agent said. She was 85 years old. Yeager died at a North Miami hospice where she had been for about a week, her agent, Ed Christin said. Yeager's legacy is her cultural impact, from pin-up photography and fashion, helping to popularize the bikini, and influencin... more

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