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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

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Today in History

585 BC
Thales of Greece makes the first known prediction of a solar eclipse.
1085
Alfonso VI takes Toledo, Spain from the Muslims.
1787
The Constitutional convention opens at Philadelphia with George Washington presiding.
1810
Argentina declares independence from Napoleonic Spain.
1851
Jose Justo de Urquiza of Argentina leads a rebellion against Juan Manuel de Rosas, his former ally.
1911
Porfirio Diaz, President of Mexico, resigns his office.
1914
The British House of Commons passes Irish Home Rule.
1925
John Scopes is indicted for teaching Darwinian theory in school.
1935
Jesse Owens sets six world records in less than an hour in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
1946
Jordan gains independence from Britain.
1953
The first atomic cannon is fired in Nevada.

The Gig Economy Is Ripping Out Floor Below Middle Class

Heartbreaking Discovery Made At Auschwitz

U.S. To Lift Vietnam Arms Embargo

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President Obama confirms Taliban leader's death in US strike

President Obama confirms Taliban leader's death in US strike

All hell breaks loose as cops use Taser on parents at overcrowded high school graduation

School security officer uses Taser on high school graduation attendee -- (AJC screen grab)All hell breaks loose as cops use Taser on parents at overcrowded high school graduation

Quick Hits: The Courts Edition

Baltimore cop found not guilty in death of Freddie Gray: Reuters
US Supreme Court rules for black Georgia death row inmate
US justices rule against Virginia Republicans in black voters case

The wingnut war against transgender rights is doomed to fail

LGBT protest rally against the HB2 Law in North Carolina with symbolic flags, transgender symbols and signs about bathroom restrictions, pride, and love (Shutterstock)

19 sex scandals and counting?

"He’ll stop at nothing to get back in front of the cameras again, especially because he’s broke and has no prospect of work."

Transgender shopper opens can of whoop-ass on bellowing Target moron

Transgender person confronts protester in Target (Photo: Screen capture)
Transgender shopper opens can of whoop-ass on bellowing Target moron — and it’s beautiful

NPR listeners revolt after science reporter claims menstrual cycles are what ‘makes women, women’

Surprised woman facepalms (Shutterstock)
NPR listeners revolt after science reporter claims menstrual cycles are what ‘makes women, women’

Abortion wouldn’t be an issue if men had to ‘stick a camera in their urethra’

Sarah Silverman releases a video in support of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on March 28, 2016. (Facebook)
Comedian Sarah Silverman brought her own solutions to the abortion issue in an event in Brooklyn on Sunday.

Judge halts Ohio law that blocked funds for Planned Parenthood

Judge halts Ohio law that blocked funds for Planned Parenthood

Facebook under fire after banning plus-sized model's picture over 'health and fitness policy'

Facebook under fire after banning plus-sized model's picture over 'health and fitness policy'

Do Those Calorie Counts That Restaurants Must Display Work?

This Biotech Company Wants the Power to Deny Patients Access to Their Own Genetic Information

Wildfires in West have gotten bigger, more frequent and longer since the 1980s

Wildfires in West have gotten bigger, more frequent and longer since the 1980s

Solar flares may have provided kick-start for life to develop on Earth

Solar flares may have provided kick-start for life to develop on Earth: researchers

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