Carp are the largest of the minnows -- it's a big family, including over 300 American species, mainly small freshwater fishes. True minnows (family Cyprinidae) are soft-rayed fishes with teeth in their throats only.
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California is the second-largest cheesemaking state after Wisconsin. It is the leader in producing Hispanic-style cheeses such as Monterey Jack.
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Susanna Salter was elected mayor of Argonia, Kansas in 1887, making her the first woman mayor in the United States.
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