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Monday, July 25, 2016

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Today in History

Emperor Constantine refuses to carry out traditional pagan sacrifices.
Charles VI of France issues a decree for the general expulsion of jews from France.
Maximilian II becomes emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
Hideyoshi bans christianity in Japan and orders all christians to leave.
British forces defeat a French army at Fort Niagara in Canada.
On his way back from Syria, Napoleon Bonaparte defeats the Ottomans at Aboukir, Egypt.
British and American forces fight each other to a standoff at Lundy’s Lane, Canada.
China grants Belgium equal trading rights with Britain, France and the United States.
President Andrew Johnson signs an act creating the territory of Wyoming.
Gold is discovered in the Rogue River in Oregon, extending the quest for gold up the Pacific coast.
The Crittenden Resolution, calling for the American Civil War to be fought to preserve the Union and not for slavery, is passed by Congress.
Japanese forces sink the British steamer Kowshing which was bringing Chinese reinforcements to Korea.
French aviator Louis Bleriot becomes the first man to fly across the English Channel in an airplane.
Russia declares that it will act to protect Serbian sovereignty.
Greece announces the deportation of 50,000 Armenians.
Austrian chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss is shot and killed by Nazis.
The U.S. government freezes Japanese and Chinese assets.
Italian Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini is overthrown in a coup.
Allied forces begin the breakthrough of German lines in Normandy.
The first test-tube baby, Louis Brown, is born in Oldham, England.
Svetlana Savitskaya becomes first woman to perform a space walk.

4 Ways to Rid Your Home of Serious Health Hazards This Summer

We Should Probably Say 'Cannabis' Instead of 'Marijuana'

What if Fox 'News' had spent as much time worrying about Roger Ailes as it did about trans bathrooms?

Virginia Governor Bypasses Court Ruling To Help 200,000 Ex-Felons Vote

How the New Civil Rights Movement Can Build on the Lessons of the Old

Judge throws attorney in jail for five days when she refused to take off her Black Lives Matter pin

Judge throws attorney in jail for five days when she refused to take off her Black Lives Matter pin
This judge needs to be removed from the bench!

8 Reasons Why Police in America Keep Killing Civilians and Getting Away With It

Richmond cop killed an unarmed man — and now will get tax-free compensation for the rest of his life

Richard “Pedie” Perez was shot and killed by Officer Wallace Jensen of Richmond, California during a 2014 scuffle. Now Jensen is retiring with benefits.

Jailers Left Paralyzed Man On Cell Floor For Five Days Before He Died

Jailers Left Paralyzed Man On Cell Floor For Five Days Before He Died
Over the course of five days, Tulsa deputies watched 37-year-old Elliot Williams slowly die on the floor of his cell.

Indiana Woman Won't Serve Time For Murder For An Abortion

Part-time stripper barricaded himself in elderly couple’s porch fearing abduction by aliens

A man claiming to be a part-time stripper barricaded himself in an elderly couple’s porch for fear of being abducted by aliens, a court heard. Craig Patrick Tyrone Moroney, was heavily intoxicated by alcohol when he appeared before magistrates in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, on Thursday and was almost sent to the cells for refusing to stop talking. The 26-year-old, of Shildon, repeatedly interrupted court proceedings to try to persuade magistrates that UFOs and aliens had been out to get him on the night of the offense, June 19. Joanne Hesse, prosecuting, described how a Shildon resident had heard noises coming from a neighbor’s garden at about midnight and had alerted the homeowner. The victim, an elderly man who lives with his wife who is disabled, went to investigate. He discovered a panel of glass in the rear porch had been smashed and found Moroney hiding inside. Ms Hesse said: “The police were called immediately, attended the address and subsequently arrested the defendant.
“He was scared, shouting for help and it was noted he had blood on his hand. In interview, he said he had put his hand through the glass and barricaded himself inside because ‘they were coming for him’. He said he was seeking help because he was frightened.” In a statement read out in court, the victim said it had been a shock to find Moroney on his property and expressed his relief that the intruder had been unable to get into the house. Moroney pleaded guilty to criminal damage and told magistrates he drank alcohol every day or he got the shakes.
When the issue of compensation was mentioned, Mr Moroney spoke out again to say he would be unable to pay for the £150-worth of damage caused. He claimed his only source of income came from occasional work as a mobile stripper. Callum Terry, mitigating, highlighted how his client had entered a guilty plea at the first opportunity. He said: “It is clear he was fearing for his safety that night and whatever it was that caused him to be scared contributed to him breaking the window.” Moroney received a 12-month conditional discharge and was ordered to pay £150 compensation to the victim. After passing sentence, the chairwoman of the bench, Marian Hogarth urged Moroney to go to see his GP for help.

NASA: On the Edge of Forever

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek and the opening of the new film Star Trek Beyond, NASA has produced three videos about the link between the science fiction franchise and the real-world space agency. The first one is about the International Space Station (ISS).
NASA has always loved Star Trek. The fictional universe inspired generations of young people to pursue science and technology careers, and among those who didn’t, it engendered a respect for space exploration that enables NASA to continue funding projects like the ISS and Mars exploration.

17 Species Named After 'Star Wars' Characters

There are Star Wars fans everywhere, including among the scientists who study life on Earth. When these scientists get to name a new species, they often name it after a family member or respected mentor.
However, some choose another direction - especially if they're naming a lot of species at once. That's when the real nerdiness comes out. Here are 17 species whose names were inspired by Star Wars.

Hungry and dehydrated stork wandered into pharmacy

A ravenous and dehydrated stork wandered into a pharmacy in the town of Herzogenaurach, Bavaria, Germany. on Monday. It is now being nursed back to health in a zoo in Nuremberg. Pharmacists at the Beyschlagsche Apotheke were surprised when the unusual customer walked through the door at about midday.
After leaving its nest on the roof of the pharmacy, the hungry young bird had been traipsing up and down the high street for a few hours. Bypassing all the other shops, it finally entered the pharmacy, to the astonishment of owner Gabriele Sehring-Castelli and colleague Heike Wenisch. The famished and dehydrated stork was probably seeking “refuge”, as well as food and drink, Gabriele Sehring-Castelli said.
After giving it a watering can full of water, the pharmacists “left it in peace”, the owner went on to say. However, it subsequently became apparent that the stork “couldn’t fly and needed help”, Sehring-Castelli added. A stork expert was then notified about the wandering bird, which was missing several feathers. The most likely reason for the stunted growth of the stork’s feathers is that a few weeks after the bird had hatched, the weather was too cold and wet.

In these conditions, the feathers wouldn't have been able to form properly, ornithologist Michael Zimmermann said. “We have already had this problem a dozen times this year.” It appears the unfortunate bird had not been fed by its parents because it was incapable of flying. But things are now looking up for the meandering stork. The specialist took it to the Nuremberg Zoo on Tuesday, where it is currently being looked after. Its missing feathers should grow naturally within the next year or so.

Wild birds help humans find honey

Sizing Up Sharks

The Lords Of The Sea
Sharks range in size from the largest fish on the planet to the length of your palm. See how you compare to some of these vulnerable predators that are so crucial to the ocena's health.

Animal Pictures