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Today in History

Roman and barbarian warriors halt Attila‘s army at the Catalaunian Plains in eastern France.
The Union of Kalmar unites Denmark, Sweden, and Norway under one monarch.
Nearly 150 British soldiers are imprisoned in the ‘Black Hole’ cell of Calcutta. Most die.
Eli Whitney applies for a cotton gin patent.
The paddle-wheel steamship Savannah arrives in Liverpool, England, after a voyage of 27 days and 11 hours–the first steamship to successfully cross the Atlantic.
18-year-old Victoria is crowned Queen of England.
Abraham Lincoln admits West Virginia into the Union as the 35th state.
On the way to the Philippines to fight the Spanish, the U.S. Navy seizes the island of Guam.
Charlotte M. Manye of South Africa becomes the first native African to graduate from an American University.
Mexican President Porfirio Diaz proclaims martial law and arrests hundreds.
Race riots in Chicago, Illinois leave two dead and many wounded.
France announces it will seize the Rhineland to assist Germany in paying her war debts.
The U.S. Army Air Force is established, replacing the Army Air Corps.
The AFL and CIO agree to combine names for a merged group.
The United States and the Soviet Union agree to establish a hot line between Washington and Moscow.
General William Westmoreland succeeds General Paul Harkins as head of the U.S. forces in Vietnam.
Boxing champion Muhammad Ali is convicted of refusing induction into the American armed services.
Nixon names General Creighton Abrams as Chief of Staff of the United States Army.
NATO declares an official end to its bombing campaign of Yugoslavia.

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Maher panel jumps on pro-gun wingnut more worried about ISIL than mass shootings

Lawrence Wilkerson, Emily Miller, Josh Barro, Bill Maher on Real Time -- (HBO screen grab)Maher panel jumps on pro-gun wingnut more worried about ISIL than mass shootings

Fox 'News' Hack Baier “Grills” the Dalai Lama

3 Million Muslims, 5 Million Assault Rifles – Muslims Are Not the Problem

3 Million Muslims, 5 Million Assault Rifles – Muslims Are Not the Problem
How can Islam be the problem when there are just over 3 million Muslims in the United States, but over 5 million assault rifles?…

Orlando shooting survivor harassed by online conspiracy kooks

Discovering that Carter is an intern at a Philadelphia TV station, conspiracy theorists have latched onto her — accusing her of being a fraud who was paid to be part of a staged event to bring about gun confiscation.

Nugent brags about ‘sexy gals’ at concert so poorly-attended that tickets dropped from $67 to $5

Nugent failed to draw much of a crowd at a Friday night concert and the festival ended a day early.

Texas predator accused asking mother to buy 14-year-old

Ricky James Overhulser (Mug shot)Texas predator accused asking mother to buy 14-year-old: ‘I want her, what do you want for it?’

Woman accused of assaulting man with frozen meat

A woman from Newport News, Virginia, accused of hitting a man in the face with a piece of frozen meat is facing a malicious wounding charge.
Jacqueline James, 51, was arrested after police investigated a call for a domestic assault on Sunday night. A 57-year-old man told officers he and James were arguing when she hit him in the face with frozen meat.
He was taken to hospital and treated for minor injuries to his face. James was not at the scene when officers arrived, and officials say she later called police to report that she had been assaulted.
She was taken into custody after officers met with her and determined she was the primary aggressor. Police say alcohol has been determined to be a factor for both James and the man.

Babysitter allegedly held teenagers hostage after they drank all her vodka

A babysitter in Hooper, Utah, was arrested on Saturday after an unusual incident in which police allege she held the individuals she was watching against their will for drinking all her vodka.
According to the Weber County Sheriff's Office, Brittani Robinson, 30, was arrested on suspicion of unlawful detention, threats of violence, robbery, intoxication, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police said Robinson was watching her 15 and 17-year-old nephews and the two nephews invited over friends, where police allege Robinson supplied the group with beer and vodka.
Officials said later in the evening, Robinson noticed that the group had consumed all of her vodka and confronted the teenagers, “threatening to shoot and kill them.” Officials allege that Robinson then ordered four of the teenagers into a garage, where she continued to threaten to assault them if they didn’t pay her back for the vodka. “She told them they couldn’t leave and they were now her slaves for drinking all of the alcohol.”
Officials said she then forced the teen to take out their wallets and give her all their money or she would “break their faces.” The teens were held hostage for four to five hours before one of the boys escaped out of a window and called family members, police said. When police arrived, officials said they found the other three in the garage and also found marijuana and paraphernalia in Robinson’s possession. Police said that none of the boys were harmed in the incident.

Man suspected of stealing Star Wars Lego from across the whole of the US to trade for cocaine

A man was arrested in Pasco County, Florida, for stealing thousands of dollars worth of Lego “Star Wars” items, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office. Pasco detectives said that Shannon Kirkley, 35, stole thousands of dollars worth of the Lego from a Wesley Chapel Toys “R” Us. According to PCSP, he put up a fight before being taken into custody.
In addition to the theft charges he was charged with resisting an officer and possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia. Detectives suspect Kirkley stole the Lego sets across the whole of the US. The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman said the suspect admitted to stealing “Star Wars” Lego before in order to sell them.
“He then takes the money that gets from the “Star Wars” Lego and purchases cocaine, which he admits was his drug of choice,” the spokeswoman added. Kirkley is a fugitive from New Jersey, officials said. He was taken to the Pasco County jail. Deputies shared a video from Kirkley’s arrest. “Get on the ground right now. Get on the ground,” law enforcement is heard telling the suspect. “What’s going on guys?” Kirkley responds. “You guys got me scared to death right now.

“I stole nothing from here,” the suspect adds. Kirkley is also heard telling deputies he was at the store to buy Lego for his 10-year-old son. Deputies then appear to find drugs in the suspect’s pocket. “Oh man! (Expletives).” The Toys “R” Us owner told deputies Kirkley was in the store with another man, dropped his wallet and came back to get it. When he came back he went to the Lego department and stole, the manager said. “Now he came back in today. We recognized him. I walked up on him when he was trying to take the sensor off a Lego box,” the manager said.

Naked sword-wielding man who allegedly chased another man down the street arrested

Police have arrested a man from Louisville, Kentucky, after he allegedly assaulted another man with a sword.
According to the arrest report, it happened just after 6:30am on Wednesday. Police say they found the victim running from the suspect, shouting "He's trying to kill me!"
Police say the suspect, 45-year-old James A. Lyvers, was running naked down the middle of the street and brandishing a sword. Police say Lyvers dropped the sword when officers ordered him to.
He was arrested without further incident. The victim was treated for a laceration to his left arm. Lyvers has been charged with first degree assault and is being held on a $5,000 bond.

10 of the Great World Heritage Sites That Could Be Destroyed by Climate Change

'We’re Officially Living in a New World'

Earth's atmosphere is traveling back in time, and that's a very bad thing

by Sarah Kramer
When future generations think back on the early 21st century, 2016 might stick out as infamous year.
Among the climate-based records we've shattered so far? The warmest spring ever recorded at the Greenland ice sheet; the 13 hottest months ever recorded in a row; a remarkably severe El Niño; and the extinction of the first mammal due to human-caused climate change.
The newest terrifying milestone is a doozy: carbon dioxide levels that Antarctica (and the Earth) hasn't seen in 4 million years were just recorded, making it the last place on the planet to register the astounding concentration of the greenhouse gas.
The South Pole Observatory recorded a carbon dioxide concentration of 400 parts per million on May 23. The last time carbon dioxide was at those levels, modern humans were but a wink in our ancestors' eyes.
"The increase of carbon dioxide is everywhere, even as far away as you can get from civilization," climatologist Pieter Tans told Scientific American.
(The last time carbon dioxide was this high, this guy was still alive.)
Back in the Pliocene, the climate was warmer and wetter. Both poles were about 18 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than they are today, and the Arctic was covered in forests instead of barren tundra. The rest of the world was 5 degrees or hotter on average, and sea levels were 16 to 131 feet higher than at present.
Reaching those levels by 2100, or even 2200, would be catastrophic for the roughly 44% of humanity that live in coastal communities.
Even more disturbing, NASA predicts that while carbon dioxide levels will see short-lived fluctuations, the concentration is expected to rise even higher, to 450 ppm, by 2040.
In this case, returning to humanity's roots is going to be a deadly prospect.

Frog violation led to drug arrest

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents recently cited a man for alleged amphibian violations and arrested a woman for alleged drug violations in Evangeline Parish. Agents cited Kirk Reed, 41, and arrested Crystal Jones, 40, both from Baslie. Reed was cited for collecting frogs without a basic fishing license and selling frogs without a reptile and amphibian collector’s license. Jones was arrested for possession of marijuana, illegal possession of prescription pills, illegal possession of tramadol pills, and possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Agents received a tip that Reed was selling frogs on a social media site and set up a meeting through a confidential informant. Reed was attempting to sell the informant 20 cleaned frogs, but had none of the required licenses.
Agents were in the process of seizing 40 frogs' legs from Reed’s truck when they smelled a strong odor of marijuana emitting from a purse that belonged to Jones sitting next to the container of frogs' legs. After receiving permission to look in the purse, agents discovered Jones in possession of marijuana, methamphetamine, a number of pills without a prescription including tramadol and drug paraphernalia.
Selling frogs without a reptile and amphibian collector’s license brings a $250 to $500 fine and up to 90 days in jail. Collecting frogs without a basic fishing license carries up to a $50 fine and 15 days in jail. Possession of methamphetamine carries up to a $5,000 fine and five years in jail. Possession of marijuana brings up to a $500 fine and six months in jail. Illegal possession of the prescription pills each brings up to a $5,000 fine and five years in jail. Illegal possession of tramadol pills carries up to a $25,000 fine and five years in jail.

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