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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

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Today in History

Rosa de Lima of Peru becomes the first American saint to be canonized.
The Peace of Nystad ends the Second Northern War between Sweden and Russia, giving Russia considerably more power in the Baltic region.
The French fleet arrives in the Chesapeake Bay to aid the American Revolution.
Creek Indians massacre over 500 whites at Fort Mims, Alabama.
The first British tramway is inaugurated at Birkenhead by an American, George Francis Train.
Union General John Fremont declares martial law throughout Missouri and makes his own emancipation proclamation to free slaves in the state. Lincoln overrules the general.
The Moravia, a passenger ship arriving from Germany, brings cholera to the United States.
Nazi leader Hermann Goering is elected president of the Reichstag.
Ploesti, the center of the Rumanian oil industry, falls to Soviet troops.
President John F. Kennedy appoints General Lucius D. Clay as his personal representative in Berlin.
Hot Line communications link installed between Moscow and Washington, DC.
US Senate confirms Thurgood Marshall as first African-American Supreme Court justice.
Tom Brokaw becomes news anchor of Today Show.
First recorded instance of a comet (Howard-Koomur-Michels) hitting the sun; the energy released is equal to approximately 1 million hydrogen bombs.
Yasser Arafat, leader of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) forced out of Lebanon after 10 years in Beirut during Lebanese Civil War.
Lieutenant Colonel Guion S. Bluford, Jr., becomes the first African-American astronaut to travel in space.
KGB arrests journalist Nicholas Daniloff (US News World Report) on a charge of spying and hold him for 13 days.
Eiffel Tower welcomes its 150 millionth visitor, 33-year-old Parisian Jacqueline Martinez.

Spending a Year on Mars … Sort Of

A crew of six volunteer scientists spent an entire year isolated in a tent on small section of Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano to simulate what life would be like on Mars. They were part of the Hawaii Space Exploration and Analog and Simulation project, called HI-SEAS for short. The 365-day simulation ended Sunday, and the crew was allowed to come outside without a space suit for the first time in a year. Although they have been in contact with "earth" by internet, any messages were delayed by 20 minutes to simulate such communication on Mars. The experiment is about how humans would react under isolation from the outside world, and how they got along with crewmates in cramped conditions. Sheyna Gifford and Tristan Bassingthwaighte talked about their experiences.
Counting down to their so-called “re-entry,” the crew had their sights set on everyday things we Earthlings take for granted ― hugging loved ones, feasting on a burger, swimming in the ocean and running on grass.
In addition to spending time with family and getting outside, Bassingthwaighte’s said he’s looking forward to living in a place with a window.
“I mean holy crap! A whole window that belongs just to me?” he wrote. “I don’t even know what to do with that, we’ve all been sharing a window the size of a medium pizza for the last year.”
In her time away, Gifford said she’s come to realize that the journey to Mars will likely prove more challenging in ways we don’t expect than in ways we do. The good news, she said, is “human beings are pretty much capable of anything.”

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‘White Lives Matter’ will now be classified as a hate group by Southern Poverty Law Center

Agitators with the “White Lives Matter” movement will be aligned with other white nationalist groups like the KKK or skinheads, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center’s “hate map.”

Kurtz Complains That Harassment Lawsuits Make Fox 'News' ''Look Like A Terrible Place''

Catholic Hospital Turns Away Woman Bleeding from Dislodged IUD Because Cult Opposes Birth Control

Residents concerned about clown apparently attempting to lure children into the woods

A note some residents of Greenville County, South Carolina, found on their apartment doors has them concerned for the safety of their neighborhood. Residents at Fleetwood Manor Apartments reportedly received letters on Wednesday stating the property management has received complaints of a person dressed as a clown trying to “lure children into the woods.”

Teenager on the run requested that the media used a 'better photo' of her

A teenager on the run from police in Australia asked a TV station to use a 'better photo' of her when reporting her escape. Amy Sharp is alleged to have broken out of a police station in Sydney before running away.
As is fairly standard practice, police issued a statement accompanied by two photographs they had taken of the 18-year-old in a bid to find the youngster. But the search took an unexpected turn when the pictures and police statement were uploaded onto Sydney's 7 News Facebook page. The first person to comment on the story and the photos was Ms Sharp herself.
Clearly unhappy with how she looked in the police mugshots, in which she wore a glum expression and a red blanket draped over her shoulders, she uploaded a more flattering shot in the comments section of the page with a simple request: "Can you use this photo please, and thank you. Yours truly, Amy Sharp xx" The comment was accompanied with a smiling emoji with a halo.
Police said that Ms Sharp was in the Surry Hills Corrective Services Cell Complex when she fled from staff and was last seen running away. Police did not consider her a risk to members of the public saying she had been in custody for property offenses. She was later caught in Wentworth Park, not far from where she allegedly escaped. She has now been charged with escaping lawful custody.

Man fought boredom by walking around motel while completely naked

A man from Greenfield, Massachusetts, told police he decided to fight his boredom by walking around a motel while completely naked. Police arrested Alfred Henderson, 40, after he admitted he purposely walked around the Red Roof Inn naked, according to a police report filed in Framingham District Court.
Early on Wednesday morning, motel employees told police they were in the lobby when a fully naked man walked by carrying an ice bucket. He went to the vending machine area and returned to his room. One of the two women said they had seen the man walking around wearing nothing but a T-shirt earlier, police said.
Police knocked on his room door and were greeted by Henderson. “He said, ‘You are probably looking for me.’” Henderson admitted to walking around nude. When asked why, he said, “Boredom.” “Alfred exposed himself openly and recklessly disregarding a substantial risk to public exposure,” police said.
Police arrested Henderson and charged him with open and gross lewdness. At Henderson’s Framingham District Court arraignment prosecutors did not ask for bail and Judge David Frank released him. Henderson is due back in court on Oct. 16 for a pretrial conference.

Naked tomato thief on the loose

Police in Toronto, Canada, say a naked tomato thief is on the loose.
They say that at about 8pm on Friday night, officers received a call about a naked man who was seen in a residential backyard.
"He was soaping himself up" and washing off with a hose. The garden intruder then took off with tomatoes from the backyard.
Toronto police say officers arrived at the home, but the man had fled the scene. A search was conducted in the neighborhood, but police say neither the man nor the tomatoes could be found.

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How the most famous human ancestor died

How the most famous human ancestor died
How the most famous human ancestor died
Lucy, the most famous fossil of a human ancestor, probably died after falling from a tree, according to a study appearing inNature led by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin. Lucy, a 3.18-million-year-old specimen of Australopithecus afarensis — or...

Interactive map shows where animals will move under climate change

Interactive map shows where animals will move under climate change
Interactive map shows where animals will move under climate change
Scientists predict that as Earth warms and climate patterns morph in response, animals will be forced to move to survive. That usually means hightailing it to higher latitudes as equatorial areas become too hot and dry. This movement pattern has happened fluidly and...

Disabled dog's wheelchair stolen from family's porch

A special wheelchair used by a disabled dog was stolen from his owners’ porch in Long Beach, Washington.
Charley, a 6-year-old black Labrador, has used the custom-made chair to get around since he lost feeling in his hind legs a year and a half ago. Charley’s owners, Rod Beauregard and Leoni Wolf, usually keep the two-wheeled vehicle inside, but it was left outside recently, and the wheelchair, which cost around $400, together with the ramp Charley used were stolen.

Rod and Leoni say they can tell he wants to play and chase his ball, but he can’t. Since the theft, they have been transporting him outside using a blanket. “I don’t know what’s happening with the world. People just seem to be taking more and more from each other,” said Leoni. “He can’t walk now, he can’t run for his ball, he can’t get up, he can’t stand up, and he’s sad about it,” Rod added.

Rod says he can't understand why someone would steal his dog's wheelchair, but he has an idea. "It has BMX wheels on it. Someone could put it on a bike. They're going to throw the other piece away probably," he said. However, a family friend created a GoFundMe account to raise money to replace the chair and within hours of the page going up, the funds were met.

Scared Seal Dives into a Boat to Escape Orcas

Orcas eat seals -we know that. Seals know that too and they know the best way to escape is to get to dry land. When there is no dry land though, there is another option for the truly desperate -a boat. And this little terrified guy was all too willing to hop a ride on a passing by ship filled with humans as long as it meant he wasn't on the orca dinner menu.

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