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The Beheading of 'Precious Doe'

On April 28, 2001, the nude, decapitated body of a 3-year-old girl was found near an intersection in Kansas City, Missouri. Two days later her head was found nearby in a plastic garbage bag. It would be more than four years before the girl, given the name "Precious Doe" by police, would be identified as Erica Green.
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Adverbio o Adjetivo

Like in English, Spanish relies on the use of adjectives (adjetivos) and adverbs (adverbios) to describe nouns, verbs and other adjectives and adverbs, but knowing which one to use can be tricky. Fortunately, these parts of speech are the same in both English and Spanish, so whether you're learning Spanish as an Alternative Language (SAL) or learning your first language, following common rules will help you achieve grammatical accuracy.
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Hippocrates, Tyrant of Gela, fl.498-491

Hippocrates, Tyrant of Gela, fl.498-491Hippocrates, Tyrant of Gela (fl.498-491 BC) created a short-lived empire in eastern Sicily and was one of the first Sicilian Tyrants known to have been a major military leader.Hippocrates had a mixed army. We know that he had a bodyguard of spearmen and a cavalry force, as his successor Gelon was first a spearman of the guard and then commander of the cavalry.
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Fighting continues at the Battle of Gettysburg

On July 2, 1863, during the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia attacks General George G. Meade’s Army of the Potomac at both Culp’s Hill and Little Round Top, but fails to move the Yankees from their positions.On the north end of the line, or the Union’s right flank, Confederates from General Richard Ewell’s corps struggled up Culp’s Hill, which was steep and heavily wooded, before being turned back by heavy Union fire.
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Biology Prefixes and Suffixes: staphylo-, staphyl-

Biology Prefixes and Suffixes: staphylo-, staphyl- Definition: The prefix (staphylo- or staphyl-) refers to shapes that resemble clusters, as in a bunch of grapes. It also refers to the uvula , a mass of tissue that hangs from the back of the soft palate. Examples: Staphyledema (staphyl-edema) - swelling of the uvula caused by the accumulation of fluid.
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Pleonasm

Pleonasm is the use of more words than are necessary to make a point. Pleonasm may serve as a rhetorical strategy to emphasize an idea or image. Used unintentionally, it may also be viewed as a stylistic fault. Etymology: From the Greek, "excessive, abundant" Examples and Observations: "The most unkindest cut of all.
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