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World War II: Scharnhorst

Scharnhorst - Overview: Nation: Germany Type: Battleship/Battlecruiser Shipyard: Kriegsmarinewerft Wilhelmshaven Laid Down: June 15, 1935 Launched: October 3, 1936 Commissioned: January 7, 1939 Fate: Sunk December 26, 1943, Battle of the North Cape Scharnhorst - Specifications: Displacement: 32,600 tons Length: 771 ft.
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Definition and Examples of Narratives in Writing

The definition of narrative is a piece of writing that tells a story, and it is one of four classical rhetorical modes or ways that writers use to present information. The others include an exposition, which explains and analyzes an idea or set of ideas; an argument, which attempts to persuade the reader to a particular point of view; and a description, a written form of a visual experience.
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An Introduction to the Vietnam War

The Vietnam War occurred in present-day Vietnam, Southeast Asia. It represented a successful attempt on the part of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam, DRV) and the National Front for the Liberation of Vietnam (Viet Cong) to unite and impose a communist system over the entire nation. Opposing the DRV was the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam, RVN), backed by the United States.
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Quagga Facts and Figures

Name: Quagga (pronounced KWAH-gah, after its distinctive call); also known as Equus quagga quagga Habitat: Plains of South Africa Historical Period: Late Pleistocene-Modern (300,000-150 years ago) Size and Weight: About four feet high and 500 pounds Diet: Grass Distinguishing Characteristics: Stripes on head and neck; modest size; brown posterior About the Quagga Of all the animals that have gone extinct over the past 500 million years, the Quagga has the distinction of being the first to have had its DNA analyzed, in 1984.
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Nonmetals List (Element Groups)

The nonmetals are a group of elements located on the right side of the periodic table (except for hydrogen, which is on the top left). They are are also known as non-metals. These elements are distinctive in that they typically have low melting and boiling points, don't conduct heat or electricity very well, and tend to have high ionization energies and electronegativity values.
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Three Blatant Acts of Racism Against Obama

When Barack Obama became the first African-American elected president on November 4, 2008, the world viewed it as a signal of racial progress. But after Obama took office, he was the target of racist illustrations, conspiracy theories, and Islamophobia. Do you know the tactics used to attack him on the basis of race?
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