The turkey, a bird native to North America, represents Thanksgiving for many people. In this photo released by the Wildlife Conservation Society, a wild turkey named Franklin walks among the fallen leaves at the Prospect Park Zoo in New York City on Oct. 14, 2010.
The 2010 elections were tough on all Democrats, but particularly on female lawmakers. The upcoming 112th Congress may see fewer women in office on Capitol Hill than last session. Yet-to-decided races in the House and Senate will determine if that happens, but if it does, it would be the first time in 32 years that the number of women in Congress declines from one session to the next. What's already clear is that 10 women are not returning. Most of the congresswomen defeated Tuesday were House freshmen. Two had served multiple House terms, and one was a Senate veteran. Some lost to tea party favorites and conservatives backed by Sarah Palin, while others were bested by standard-issue Republicans. Here are the women, some familiar and some not, we will not see on Capitol Hill come January as a result of Election Day losses. Source: CNN, National Journal‚ Almanac of American Politics, Politico
Liz Hutchinson waves to passing motorists outside a polling station while campaigning for her husband who is running for a local office during the Maryland primary election in Elkton, Md., on Tuesday.
Three-year-old Jackson Hazlett of Portland, Ore., hugs his father after the two were reunited on April 21 at the Chiles Center at the University of Portland. His father, Sgt. Ryan Hazlett, was serving in Iraq, and returned home with 2,700 other Oregon Army National Guard soldiers after 10 months away.
Five-year-old Lenny Popova, of Arlington, Va. inspects the teeth of a Tyrannosaurus rex at the National Zoo, in October 2000. The Tyrannosaurus, meaning 'tyrant lizard' lived in Western North America during the last part of the Cretaceous Period, about 68 to 65 million years ago.
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Preschoolers more willing to eat veggies they've grown, touched ,or explored for themselves.