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In materials science , fatigue is the progressive and localized structural damage that occurs when a material is subjected to cyclic loading. The nominal maximum stress values are less than the ultimate tensile stress limit , and may be below the yield stress limit of the material. Fatigue

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McGovern grew up in Mitchell, South Dakota , where he was a renowned debater. He volunteered for the U.S. Army Air Forces upon the country's entry into World War II and as a B-24 Liberator pilot flew 35 missions over German-occupied Europe . Among the medals awarded him was a Distinguished

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The privatisation of British Rail was set in motion when the Conservative government enacted, on 19 January 1993, the British Coal and British Rail (Transfer Proposals) Act 1993 (c3) . This enabled the relevant Secretary of State to issue directions (as to the disposal of holdings) to the

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The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio , Texas . They are part of the Southwest Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Spurs are one of four former American Basketball Association teams (along

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At the end of the show's third season, McLean Stevenson left the series, and his character, Lieutenant Colonel Henry Blake , died on his way home. Major Frank Burns assumed command of the unit at the end of that season, although it was to be short-lived (one full episode plus parts of two

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Critics of Fox News Channel have accused the network of having a bias favoring the political right and the Republican Party . Fox News has publicly denied such charges, [ 1 ] stating that, while most of its opinion show hosts are self-described conservatives [ citation needed ] , the reporters

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The I-35W Mississippi River bridge (officially known as Bridge 9340 ) was an eight-lane, steel truss arch bridge that carried Interstate 35W across the Mississippi River in Minneapolis , Minnesota , United States . During the evening rush hour on August 1, 2007, it suddenly collapsed

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Although a variety of specific techniques are used in waterboarding, the captive's face is usually covered with cloth or some other thin material, and the subject is immobilized on his/her back. Water is then poured onto the face over the breathing passages, causing an almost immediate gag

Dale Earnhardt print that pageTimeline of Dale Earnhardt


Earnhardt is notable for his success in the Winston Cup Series (now the Sprint Cup Series ), winning seventy-six races (including one Daytona 500 victory in 1998 ). Earnhardt's seven championships are tied for most all-time with Richard Petty . His aggressive driving style led to controversy

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He was on death row for 21 years in Ohio after being convicted in 1987 of murdering two year-old Cynthia Collins by arson in 1986. In December 2007, he accepted a plea bargain, which led to his release from death row and return to Scotland on 9 January 2008. [ 2 ] Richey's plea bargain involved

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