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Sunday, January 31, 2016

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Today in History

1606
Guy Fawkes is hanged, drawn and quartered for his part in the Gunpowder Plot, an attempt to blow up Parliament.
1620
Virginia colony leaders write to the Virginia Company in England, asking for more orphaned apprentices for employment.
1788
Bonnie Prince "Charlie" Charles Edward Stuart dies.
1835
A man with two pistols misfires at President Andrew Jackson at the White House.
1865
House of Representatives approves a constitutional amendment abolishing slavery.
1911
The German Reichstag exempts royal families from tax obligations.
1915
Germans use poison gas on the Russians at Bolimov.
1915
German U-boats sink two British steamers in the English Channel.
1916
President Woodrow Wilson refuses the compromise on Lusitania reparations.
1917
Germany resumes unlimited sub warfare, warning that all neutral ships that are in the war zone will be attacked.
1935
The Soviet premier tells Japan to get out of Manchuria.
1943
The Battle of Stalingrad ends as small groups of German soldiers of the Sixth Army surrender to the victorious Red Army forces.
1944
U.S. troops under Vice Adm. Spruance land on Kwajalien atoll in the Marshall Islands.
1950
Paris protests the Soviet recognition of Ho Chi Minh‘s Democratic Republic of Vietnam.
1966
U.S. planes resume bombing of North Vietnam after a 37-day pause.
1968
In Vietnam, the Tet Offensive begins as Viet Cong and North Vietnamese soldiers attack strategic and civilian locations throughout South Vietnam.
1976
Ernesto Miranda, famous from the Supreme Court ruling on Miranda vs. Arizona is stabbed to death.
1981
Lech Walesa announces an accord in Poland, giving Saturdays off to laborers.

North Carolina's Voter ID Law Goes On Trial

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Superhero Cop Shows Us All What A Good Police Officer Looks Like

Image via FacebookIt’s not often that we see a story about a good police officer who goes above and beyond the call of duty, which is why this story is so awesome.

800K Muslim Soldiers Served in WWI

Some 885,000 Muslim soldiers -- more than twice than previously thought -- supported Allied forces in World War I.

Back Brace Gets Steampunked

If you have to wear a post-surgical device, such as a cervical collar, the look at it not as a burden, but a chance to get creative! That's what Maddie did when she learned that she had to wear a back brace following surgery for a fractured T12 vertebrae. She and a friend used their theater design skills to make the brace into an elegant, steampunk-style accessory. You can see more photos at Epbot.

18 Pagan Masquerades from Europe

These aren't mutant ewoks. They're Kukeri--ceremonial protectors from Bulgaria who annually drive out evil spirits. On January 23, men don these elaborate, hairy costumes and set about the task of combating dark forces (note the red swords that look like light sabers) in order to protect the fertility of their towns.
The Kukeri are one of many wild men of Europe--old pagan shamanistic traditions that endure to this day. Photographer Charles Fr├ęger, who previously showed us the painted elephants of India, explores this continent-wide tradition in his book Wilder Mann: The Image of the Savage. You can see photos of 18 of these wild men at Flashbak.

What Happens Inside Your Body When You Procrastinate

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Think your dilly-dallying is innocent? Here’s how it may kill you

The Healthiest Way to Sit in Your Car

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Guess Which State Has the Most Dry Counties?

New York Wants to Turn off Niagara Falls

The New York State Office of Parks has proposed a plan to de-water the American side of the falls to replace a series of aging bridges.

Texas Grand Jury Indicts David Daleiden, Clears Planned Parenthood

TX Grand Jury Indicts David Daleiden, Clears Planned Parenthood
What a delicious outcome!

Judge grants Planned Parenthood class action status to challenge funding cut in Arkansas

Judge grants Planned Parenthood class action status to challenge funding cut in Arkansas

The Flint Water Disaster Was No Accident

7 Toxic Assaults on Communities of Color Besides Flint

Quick Hits


Teen boy charged with murdering four in Canadian school shooting attack



Texas cop indicted for using Taser against city council member

‘Making A Murderer’ Prosecutor Ken Kratz Finds Sickening New Way To Profit From The Avery Case

‘Making A Murderer’ Prosecutor Ken Kratz Finds Sickening New Way To Profit From The Avery Case
This creep has no shame whatsoever.
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'Bloodshed' Predicted by Member of 'Christian Civil Liberties Union' Over New Mosque in Milwaukee

Wingnut Hears Tenant Speaking Arabic, What Happens Next Made Us Sick With Rage

Conservative Leader Hears Tenant Speaking Arabic, What Happens Next Made Us Sick With Rage (IMAGES)
Each moment you think: ‘It can’t get any worse’…and then it does.
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Congrats NRA: Man Who Shot Woman At Benghazi Movie Was ‘Afraid Of Mass Shootings’

Congrats NRA: Man Who Shot Woman At Benghazi Movie Was ‘Afraid Of Mass Shootings’
This is what America’s gun culture has done to people.
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Four white Fox hacks argue America is racism free — and Danny DeVito is just too short to see it

Fox News hosts Steve Doocy, Anna Kooiman, Brian Kilmeade and Heather Nauert (screen grab)Four white Fox hacks argue America is racism free — and Danny DeVito is just too short to see it

Tennessee man screams racial slurs at post office supervisor and then beats her with a chair

Richard L. Martin (WHBQ/screen grab)Tennessee man screams racial slurs at post office supervisor and then beats her with a chair

Death of mentally ill inmate locked in hot shower until his skin fell off ruled accidental

“Obviously his life was of no value because he was a black, poor, mentally disabled, a Muslim prisoner. The decision shows that black lives don’t matter.”

Metal 'Snow' May Power Earth's Magnetic Field

The power source for Earth's magnetic field may be magnesium that has been trapped in the core since our planet's violent birth.

America's Wild Horses Continue to Lose Habitat to Special Interest Groups

Lost Sloth Tries To Cross The Road ...

Just How Smart is Koko the Gorilla?

Who learned American Sign Language, uses a mirror to groom herself, and has a fondness for kittens and people? Koko the gorilla! DNews gauges the smarts of this celebrity great ape.

Maru the Shiba Inu Prefers to Sleep With His Stuffed Polar Bear


Like many other animals, Maru, a Shiba Inu owned by Shinjiro Ono. has a favorite toy that comforts him to sleep. Maru's stuffed toy happens to be a round, roly poly polar bear, one whose body lines resemble his own. This pairing leads to adorable photos of Maru sleeping with his toy. The pictures have amassed a huge (2.3 million) following on Instagram.
Visit Maru's Instagram account to see more sweet photos of him with his little stuffed pal. For anyone who loves cute animal photos, it's a virtual jackpot.

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