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USPS Unveils Boy Scouts Stamp In Virginia

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By Rebecca Sheir

A 100-year-old organization dedicated to "Being Prepared," is being honored with a new postage stamp. The U.S. Boy Scouts stamp is being unveiled at the National Scout Jamboree in Virginia.

The Boy Scouts of America is celebrating its 100th year of building young men's characters and encouraging them to experience the great outdoors.

The new $.44 stamp is meant to capture the organization's spirit of adventure. The design depicts two scouts: one carrying a backpack, and the other, in silhouette, surveying the landscape.

An estimated 30,000 boy scouts from across the country are expected to attend the stamp's unveiling ceremony in Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia, as part of the National Scout Jamboree.

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The Role Of Music In Presidential Campaigns

Presidential candidates today frequently use popular pieces of music as campaign "theme songs"...often without approval from the musicians themselves. But using music on the campaign trail is not a modern phenomenon: it goes back to our earliest presidential elections. In the 1800s songs were used out of necessity: to reach potential voters who could not read. We investigate the history, evolution, and modern-day role of music in political campaigns.

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From Dock To Dish: A New Model Connects Chefs To Local Fishermen

Prominent chefs are signing up for restaurant-supported fisheries: They commit to buying fresh-caught seafood, whatever the species, from local small fishermen. A pilot program launched in California.

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The Role Of Music In Presidential Campaigns

Presidential candidates today frequently use popular pieces of music as campaign "theme songs"...often without approval from the musicians themselves. But using music on the campaign trail is not a modern phenomenon: it goes back to our earliest presidential elections. In the 1800s songs were used out of necessity: to reach potential voters who could not read. We investigate the history, evolution, and modern-day role of music in political campaigns.

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Yahoo CEO To Take Limited Leave After Giving Birth To Twins

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