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Today in History

In Persia, Kavadh sues for peace with the Byzantines.
John of Gaunt and Edward the Black Prince win the Battle of Najera, in Spain.
Philip II of Spain and Henry II of France sign the peace of Cateau-Cambresis, ending a long series of wars between the Hapsburg and Valois dynasties.
The Pony Express connects St. Joseph, Missouri and Sacramento, California.
Slavery is abolished in Washington, D.C.
Union forces occupy the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia.
The American outlaw Jesse James is shot in the back and killed by his cousin, Bob Ford.
Alaska’s Mount McKinley, the highest mountain in North America is climbed.
F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayre are married at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City.
Bruno Hauptmann, killer of the Lindbergh baby, is executed.
The Japanese begin their all-out assault on the U.S. and Filipino troops at Bataan.
The U.S. Supreme Court rules that black citizens are eligible to vote in all elections, including primaries.
President Harry Truman signs Marshall Plan. It will revive war-torn Europe.
Three-thousand South Vietnamese Army troops lead a protest against the Ky regime in Saigon.
Charlie Chaplin returns to the United States after a twenty-year absence.
Coach John Thompson of Georgetown University becomes the first African-American coach to win an NCAA basketball tournament.

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College league ends North Carolina boycott after bathroom law revoked

College league ends North Carolina boycott after bathroom law revoked
The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), a major collegiate athletic league, said it has restored North Carolina's eligibility to host championship sporting events after the state repealed restrictions on bathroom access for transgender people.…

Amber Heard is a victim of 'sexploitation'

by Ishani Roy
"The Danish Girl" actress Amber Heard claimed Thursday that she is a victim of "sexploitation" as a nude body double was allegedly used in the upcoming movie "London Fields" without her approval. The movie has explicit sex scenes in which Heard is seen, however, it is not her who has shot for those scenes, according to reports.
Heard filmed for "London Fields," a movie based on Martin Amis' novel by the same name, in which she plays a clairvoyant. The movie has been facing troubles and has not been able to get a smooth release. It was due to debut at the Toronto  International Film Festival in 2015 but failed to do so after a legal row between the director and producers. In November 2016, producer Christopher Hanley and the production company Nicola Six sued Heard for $10 million over breach of contract after she allegedly did not “perform certain acting services," which included a couple of nude scenes as well. Among the allegations, Hanley also said last year that Heard did not comply with her publicity contract that required her to attend the 2015 Toronto Film Festival premiere of the film, BBC reported.
However, Heard and her attorney responded in court Thursday against both Hanley and the movie's screenwriter, his wife Roberta Hanley.
"Amber Heard is the latest victim of this lascivious and sexploitive couple," Heard's lawyer said in the cross-complaint. "After reading the script, she insisted on specific restrictions about nudity and sex scenes in the film as a condition to agreeing to appear in the Movie. [Christopher]...expressly agreed to Heard's terms, and they were memorialized in the Nudity Rider to her contract," the lawyer said, according to E! Online. The cross-complaint also said that the Hanleys secretly filmed several additional nude and sex scenes with a body double for Heard and included them in the "Producer’s Cut."
Meanwhile, the original complaint filed by the production company, Nicola Six, alleged that Heard “falsely claimed to Nicola Six that she had not contractually agreed to allow the use of nudity in the Picture," according to People.

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Houston doctors facing deportation by immigration officials

by Sherley Boursiquot
Two Indian doctors living and working in Houston were threatened with deportation by immigration officials on Thursday after their travel documents expired due to a technical error with their paperwork. The duo, also married with two small children, were later given a temporary, 90-day reprieve so they could sort out paperwork that would enable them to continue to live and work in the country legally as they have tons of patients who are due for surgery in the coming weeks.
Dr. Pankaj Satija and his wife Dr. Monika Ummat are both neurologists who have been living in the U.S. for more than a decade. They came to the U.S. to fulfill their medical residencies, the Houston Chronicle reported.
"I have 50 patients today and 40 patients tomorrow," Dr. Pankaj Satija told the Chronicle. "I'm just concerned they'll be left in a lurch. They could land up in the emergency room."
When the couple was coming back from visiting Satija’s sick father in India in October, they were stopped by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials in George Bush Intercontinental Airport
because their travel documents had come to an end, the Times of India reported. CBP still stamped their travel documents to expire in June of this year, but U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services records indicated their documents expired in June 2016.
CBP told the couple that it was "a common mistake," and they could still enter the country temporarily to fix the discrepancy while they waited for permanent residency papers.
"The officer looked at it and said it's a common mistake, that it was no big deal," Satija said.
However, Wednesday, Satija and his wife were told by immigration officials they had 24 hours to leave the U.S. due to a new policy that could no longer extend their temporary stay. As they were about to board a plane back to India on Thursday, they were granted a 90-day extension on humanitarian grounds.
"These are not tough decisions. These are not criminals, not a threat to society. It’s just the rigidity of the system…and instead of trying to work with people, the new administration is just trying to force them out, no matter what," the couple’s lawyer, Gordan Quan, told the Chronicle.
Satija is set to perform surgery Tuesday to remove hardware from a woman's spine.
Upon stealing office, Dumbass Trump shrieked about a crackdown on immigration and signed executive orders that called for a drastic increase of Immigration and Customs Enforcement as well as building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
"Protecting the American people is the highest priority of our government and this department," the U.S. Department Of Homeland Security website says.

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Iowa Wingnuts Reverse Existing Minimum Wage Hikes and Ban Future Increases

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