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Sally Jewel Nominated to Head Interior
February 7, 2013 | New York Times

President Obama has nominated Sally Jewell to head the Department of the Interior. She is currently CEO of REI, has a degree in mechanical engineering and worked for three years at Mobil Oil.

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Dr. Suzette M. Kimball Nominated as USGS Director
January 12, 2014 | Department of the Interior
"Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell praised President Obama's intent to nominate Dr. Suzette M. Kimball to serve as the Director of the U.S. Geological Survey, Interior’s chief science agency. Kimball has led the agency in an acting capacity since February 2013." Quoted from the Department of the Interior press release.

Record Python Captured in Florida
May 30, 2013 |
Burmese pythons have caused lots of problems in Florida. A guy recently jumped out of his car and grabbed an 18-foot-long snake from behind its head. He was lucky to have friends along.

Tax Credits for Ohio STEM Graduates?
January 30, 2014 |
"Earning a college degree in science, technology, engineering, or math could net Ohioans a state income tax credit of up to $30,000." Quoted from

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