Archive for June, 2011

Capture of Boston gangster could mean more scandal

June 24, 2011 10:03 am
Capture of Boston gangster could mean more scandal

James “Whitey” Bulger(Credit: AP) If Whitey Bulger cuts a deal with prosecutors, he could implicate an untold number of law enforcement officials After 16 long years, the arrest of notorious Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger appeared to end a long, frustrating manhunt that had embarrassed the FBI and raised questions […]

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Although armies and navies have been fighting for thousands of years, air forces are fairly recent.

June 13, 2011 1:05 pm
Although armies and navies have been fighting for thousands of years, air forces are fairly recent.

Air Force Although armies and navies have been fighting for thousands of years, air forces are fairly recent. An air force needs airplanes, and the airplane was only invented in 1903. The airplane soon became an important weapon of war. Planes equipped with machine guns shot one another out of the sky for the first time […]

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A navy is part of a country’s military force

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A navy is part of a country’s military force

Navy Have you ever wanted to look out over the ocean from the deck of an enormous ship? Or maybe you’ve dreamed of traveling in a submarine deep beneath the water. Sailors in a navy do these things every day. WHAT DOES A NAVY DO? A navy is part of a country’s military force. Navies are military forces on, under, […]

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An army is the portion of a country’s armed forces that fights on land.

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An army is the portion of a country’s armed forces that fights on land.

Army What do knights wearing shining armor, archers carrying longbows, men marching in orderly lines, cannons, guns, and bombs have in common? They’re all developments that improved armies. Armies have been around for thousands of years. WHAT’S AN ARMY? An army is the portion of a country’s armed forces that fights on land. (The navy fights at […]

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Police enforce laws and maintain order

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Police enforce laws and maintain order

Police They enforce laws and maintain order. They investigate crimes and patrol neighborhoods to keep them safe. When there is an accident on the highway, they offer assistance and take charge of the situation. If you get lost, they’ll give you directions. These are just some of the jobs police officers do every […]

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Pirates have been a threat since ancient times

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Pirates have been a threat since ancient times

Pirates Suddenly, across the green-foam waves a ship’s sail is sighted across the rolling waves. No country’s flag flaps atop the ship’s mast. Is this a pirate ship? The very word—Pirate!—stirs fear. Pirates are thieves. They swoop in blasting their cannons, fighting with swords and pistols. Pirates attack towns as well as ships. […]

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