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Today in History

  325 The Ecumenical council is inaugurated by Emperor Constantine in Nicea.
1303 A peace treaty is signed between England and France.
1347 Cola di Rienzo takes the title of tribune in Rome.
1520 Hernando Cortes defeats Spanish troops sent against him in Mexico.
1690 England passes the Act of Grace, forgiving followers of James II.
1674 John Sobieski becomes Poland’s first king.
1774 Parliament passes the Coercive Acts to punish the colonists for their increasingly anti-British behavior. The acts close the port of Boston.
1775 North Carolina becomes the first colony to declare its independence.
1784 The Peace of Versailles ends a war between France, England, and Holland.
1799 Napoleon Bonaparte orders a withdrawal from his siege of St. Jean d’Acre in Egypt.
1859 A force of Austrians collide with Piedmontese cavalry at the village of Montebello, in northern Italy.
1861 North Carolina becomes the last state to secede from the Union.
1862 Lincoln signs the Homestead Act, providing 250 million acres of free land to settlers in the West.
1874 Levi Strauss begins marketing blue jeans with copper rivets.
1902 The U.S. military occupation of Cuba ends.
1927 Charles Lindbergh takes off from New York for Paris.
1930 The first airplane is catapulted from a dirigible.
1932 Amelia Earhart lands near Londonderry, Ireland, to become the first woman fly solo across the Atlantic.
1939 Pan American Airways starts the first regular passenger service across the Atlantic.
1941 Germany invades Crete by air.
1942 Japan completes the conquest of Burma.
1951 During the Korean War, U.S. Air Force Captain James Jabara becomes the first jet air ace in history.
1961 A white mob attacks civil rights activists in Montgomery, Alabama.
The Battle of Hamburger Hill, which has pitted U.S. and South Vietnamese troops against North Vietnamese forces, ends after 11 days of fighting. Despite bad weather and heavy enemy fortifications, U.S. troops succeed in taking the steeply sloped hill but will abandon it 15 days later—a move that will be controversial both within the U.S. military and with the American public.
1970 100,000 people march in New York, supporting U.S. policies in Vietnam.

14-year-old faces lifetime branding as a sex offender because he had sex with 12-year-old girlfriend

A 14-year-old middle schooler could be forced to register for life as a sex offender for consensual sex with his girlfriend, who is two years younger.
The seventh-grader was charged with aggravated assault of a child, although Texas law carves out a “Romeo and Juliet” exception for juvenile offenders and victims, reported the Houston Chronicle.
However, the law doesn’t apply if one of the parties is younger than 14 years old.

Raising a Family With Two Girlfriends

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This So-Called “Luckiest Man Alive” Is Raising a Family With Two Girlfriends
The three claim that the "throuple" is the future of parenting​

Ecstasy and Ketamine in place of Prozac and Xanax

A neuroscientist explains why we need ecstasy and ketamine in place of Prozac and Xanax

11 Best Foods to Boost Your Brain and Memory

How smoking weed can help ease the crack epidemic

Older Doctors Are Losing Their Edge

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Older Doctors Are Losing Their Edge—And It Can Have a Scary Impact On You
​A new study from Harvard found a slight but significant effect

Your Money Can Make You Sick

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How Your Money Can Make You Sick
​Here’s what researchers found lurking on your bills

US judge allows first transgender person to sue under disability law

US judge allows first transgender person to sue under disability law

‘It’s the Economy, Stupid’

Fox 'News' Fires One Of Its Longest Running Hacks

The latest in an unending torrent of scandals and toxicity coming from Fox 'News', the network says it was forced to abruptly fire Bob Beckel after...

DeVos Budget Brings Class War to the Classroom

Psychologists explain why calling Dumbass Trump a ‘child’ is insulting to children

Responding to a widely read David Brooks column in the New York Times this week about Dumbass Trump’s childlike behavior, two developmental psychologists wrote a letter to the editor.
Calling the Dumbass, 'human', is insulting to actual humans, but we digress ...

Dumbass Trump is harming children's mental health

“Lucy,” a shy, intelligent six-year-old, missed three days of school because she had stomachaches. The symptoms started the day after Lucy witnessed a loud argument while waiting for the bus with her babysitter.
A “scary man” shouted at people waiting: “Watch out, you’re all going to be deported now!”
Lucy didn’t know what “deported” meant, but she knew it was very bad.
People told the man to leave and shouted insults at him that Lucy didn’t understand. The man finally left, shaking his fist and threatening “police action.”
Lucy held her babysitter’s hand, looked up and noticed tears in her sitter’s eyes. Lucy’s stomach started to rumble. Sadly, cases like Lucy’s are becoming increasingly common. The Conversation

Dumbass Trump’s FCC Will Decimate Internet Freedom

Wingnuts on the Federal Communications Commission have net neutrality in their sites…again. This time, Dumbass Trump appointed FCC Chairman, Ajit...

Ailes Will Be Remembered as a Lecherous, Misogynistic and Terrible Boss

Antarctica is turning green due to rising temperatures

Scientists have a new theory on how life on Earth began

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