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Today in History

1347 Six burghers of the surrounded French city of Calais surrender to Edward III of England in hopes of relieving the siege.
1492 Christopher Columbus leaves Spain on his voyage to the new world.
1546 French printer Etienne Dolet, accused of heresy, blasphemy and sedition, is hanged and burned at the stake for printing reformist literature.
1553 Mary Tudor, the new Queen of England, enters London.
1610 Henry Hudson of England discovers a great bay on the east coast of Canada and names it for himself.
1692 French forces under Marshal Luxembourg defeat the English at the Battle of Steenkerke in the Netherlands.
1805 Mohammed Ali becomes the new ruler of Egypt.
1807 The trial of Aaron Burr begins. He is accused of plotting the secession of New England.
1864 Federal gunboats attack but do not capture Fort Gains, at the mouth of Mobile Bay, Alabama.
1882 Congress passes the Immigration Act, banning Chinese immigration for ten years.
1908 Allan Allensworth files the site plan for the first African-American town, Allensworth, California.
1911 Airplanes are used for the first time in a military capacity when Italian planes reconnoiter Turkish lines near Tripoli.
1914 Germany declares war on France.
1916 Sir Roger Casement is hanged for treason in England.
1945 Chinese troops under American General Joseph Stilwell take the town of Myitkyina from the Japanese.
1958 The first nuclear submarine USS Nautilus passes under the North Pole.
1967 President Lyndon B. Johnson announces plans to send 45,000 more troops to Vietnam.
1972 Former Beatle Paul McCartney announces formation of his new group, Wings.
1975 Louisiana Superdome dedicated.
1977 Radio Shack unveils TRS-80 personal computer, which with Apple and Commodore would form the "1977 Trinity." Its price and Radio Shack’s established retail outlets made it a bestseller for several years.
1990 US commits naval forces to Persian Gulf region in wake of Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait.
2004 Statue of Liberty’s pedestal reopens to visitors after being closed following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Fox News Hack To Women: Let Your Man Bang You, Then Serve Him Beer And Food To Thank Him

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In the latest call by Fox News for women to be subservient slaves to men, hack Andrea Tantaros said that women should just submit to sex whenever a man wants it and then serve him beer and food to thank him.

America’s best-kept sex secret ...

Woman bored in bed (Shutterstock)
America’s obsession with sex is rivaled only by America’s obsession with repressing sex—except for the millions of Americans who find the whole thing simply uninteresting.


The long-lost farewell letters of Mary Vetsera, who committed suicide with Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria, were discovered in a Viennese bank vault.

SC cop killed teen with two shots to the back during weed bust — and didn’t even report it

Police shot and killed a South Carolina man during an undercover marijuana sting — and his family’s attorney said evidence shows the 19-year-old was shot twice in the back from near-point blank range.

Fundamentalist Public School Hater To Oversee Public Education In State Of Alabama

Image via Alabama Board of Education Twitter account
There can only be one reason for Alabama’s decision here.
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Pennsylvania pastor sentenced after sexually abusing child for 10 years while HIV positive

Former pastor Norman "Ted" Faux is led from court (Screenshot/WNEP)

Creepy vandalism threatens woman who was ousted after revealing Jehovah’s Witness sex abus

Debbie McDaniel (Screenshot/The ONE Church in Jesus Christ)

Israeli Wingnuts Burn Palestinian Baby To Death When They Firebomb West Bank Home

Featured image by Magne Hagesæter - Own work. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israeli_settler_violence#/media/File:Gas_the_Arabs_painted_in_Hebron.jpgIsrael has been turning a blind eye to violence in the West Bank, courtesy of Israeli settlers. This is one of the tragic results.

Alabama Attempts To Take Custody Of Fetus Away From Woman To Prevent Abortion

image: Composite via Kakprosto.Ru and Pixabay.
If Alabama succeeds with this latest anti-abortion tactic, women across the country could be treated like mere incubators under state control.

Landlord Says He Shouldn’t Pay Full Damages For Lead Poisoning Because The Child Is Hispanic

Image via Flickr/Ingrid Taylar
Could this be the most awful landlord on the planet?
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This man should probably stay away from 18th and Emmet Streets

A 27-year-old man shot and wounded on Sunday night in Omaha, Nebraska, remains in a critical condition.
Ran’dell Busch was shot at about 10:40pm near 18th and Emmet Streets. He was hit in his leg or legs and was taken with life-threatening injuries to Creighton University Medical Center, police said.
Busch has been shot before. In January 2012, he was shot in the leg by police when he ran away from a van parked near 18th and Emmet as officers approached. He later pleaded no contest to resisting arrest in connection with the incident.
Busch was again shot in September 2014, also near 18th and Emmet Streets. Police said at the time that he was uncooperative and offered little information about the shooting. The investigation into Sunday night's shooting is continuing.

The man who rode out of shopping mall on Pooh bear-type children's car finally arrested

A man has finally been arrested for stealing a Winnie the Pooh bear-type toy car from a shopping mall in Belarus. CCTV of the incident was released by police several days after the crime was committed on 6 May.
The footage shows a man walking around the mall and taking a seat on the toy car while talking on his phone. The man then edges it towards the exit doors.
He is then seen slowly but surely manoeuvring the toy car across the shopping mall's car park. Police in the capital Minsk made a public appeal for anyone who recognized the man to come forward.

They also promised confidentiality to those who could help identify the thief. A laborer has now confessed to the crime, saying he was drunk and did not remember where he abandoned the toy car that night. It has yet to be found.

Residents unhappy about worms in their tap water

Residents of a small east Texas town say they are dealing with worms in their drinking water.
About 30 neighbors from the Woodland Acres subdivision of Old River-Winfree went to the water facility on Wednesday afternoon with their own samples to show. They all said that worms are flowing out with their tap water.
"There's these red ones, there's these black ones, almost look like tadpoles," said Andrea Devault. Private company, J&S Water, says it did have a power outage this weekend and some equipment broke, so it flushed the system and on Tuesday asked people to start boiling their water.

But the company says it's tested the water multiple times with the state environmental agency and found no sign of worms. They're blaming some other source, like the pipes. The neighbors went to the water facility hoping to talk to someone from the company but the spokesman is out of town.

Missing peacock returned before leaving again

A missing peacock in western Prince Edward Island, Canada, returned briefly to his enclosure on Tuesday, but took off again before he could be recaptured.

Badger recovering at animal shelter after being found drunk on Polish beach

A female badger is recovering at a Polish animal shelter, two days after the party animal was found passed out on a beach having had too much to drink.
“Oh, youth. Oh, summer holidays,” animal shelter Dzika Ostoja joked on Wednesday on it's Facebook page, detailing Wandzia the badger’s plight in the Baltic seaside resort town of Rewal.
“We found Wandzia drunk, surrounded by seven [empty beer] bottles. There were two more in the bushes, so it’s possible Wandzia began partying there. Haha.” The badger is believed to have stolen the booze from fellow beachgoers, before removing the beer caps with her teeth.
The black and white omnivore was unconscious for two days, the shelter’s manager, Marzena Bialowolska, said, adding that the badger had partially recovered but was still unable to sit up. “She’s been sleeping, drinking water and eating chick meat,” said Bialowolska. If all goes well, Wandzia will be released back into the wild by the end of the week.
There's a short video of a recovering Wandzia the badger here.

Cow and bullock got heads stuck in same tree four days apart

A cow and a bullock both got their heads stuck in the same tree days apart. The animals were found wedged at Trelissick House in Cornwall. During the first incident last Friday, staff on the estate spent half an hour trying to find a way to free the bullock before deciding to chisel away some branches to release its ear.
In the second incident, which happened on Tuesday, a cow did exactly the same thing and was again freed by staff. National Trust worker Craig Hardman said he thought it was a joke when he was told about the first incident. But when he arrived at the field and saw the bullock's head stuck in the sycamore tree he said he realized it was actually quite serious.
"We don't know why the cows did it," he said. "We've looked at the hole and there is nothing of any interest in there. We just think there were some insects in there that attracted them. Maybe they just wanted some alone time. We don't know how long they had been stuck in there when they were spotted.
"We've had two different cows get their heads stuck in the same hole four days apart. To my knowledge it has never happened before. It is a bit of a weird one." The National Trust has now fenced off the tree to stop the cattle from doing it again. They belong to a local farmer and graze on the estate near Truro.

Animal News

The first ever man-made edible vaccines for beneficial insects are in the works, thanks to new findings about how queen bees vaccinate their progeny.
A ban on salamander imports is crucial to stopping the spread of a deadly fungus that kills almost every salamander it infects.
Florida plant detectives are on the trail of a slippery foe, an invasive African land snail that is wily and potentially infectious.
A pregnant bat in mid flight, starving storks at a garbage dump, and a beetle are among the subjects of newly announced award-winning photos.
Some fruit flies, when put in front of a video game, controlled the game, meaning that they had awareness of their surroundings and where they stood in them. 
The smooth predator might just have an easier time finding one of its favorite meals.
The snake was caught in the Shark Valley section of Everglades National Park.
Scientists recently observed a polar bear dive that lasted 3 minutes, 10 seconds, shattering the previous known record by about 2 minutes.

Animal Pictures

R.I.P. Cecil