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Friday, June 16, 2017

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Today in History

Rome is sacked by the Vandal army.
Napoleon defeats the Prussians at the Battle of Ligny.
Lincoln, in accepting the wingnut nomination for the U.S. Senate in Illinois, declares that, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.”
The siege of Petersburg and Richmond begins after a moonlight skirmish.
The Russian czar dissolves the Duma in St. Petersburg.
The first Father’s Day is celebrated in Spokane, Washington.
France accepts a German proposal for a security pact.
The ban on Nazi storm troopers is lifted by the von Papen government in Germany.
President Franklin Roosevelt‘s New Deal legislation is passed by the House of Representatives.
French Chief of State, Henri Petain asks for an armistice with Germany.
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl is published in the United States.
The U.S. House of Representatives votes to extend Selective Service until 1959.
Ballet star Rudolf Nureyev defects from the Soviet Union while in Paris.
An El Greco sketch, “The Immaculate Conception,” stolen in Spain 35 years earlier, is recovered in New York City by the FBI.
Leonid Brezhnev is named president of the Soviet Union.

Czech cave sheds light on Neanderthal-Homo Sapiens transition

Sometime just over 40,000 years ago, the last surviving cousins of the modern humans, Homo Neanderthals, likely met their Homo sapiens kin in the modern-day Moravia region of the Czech Republic, a new paper suggests. It is based on the excavation of 10 layers of sediment in a cave in the region that date back to between 28,000 and 50,000 years old.
The Pod Hradem Cave in the eastern Czech Republic was first excavated in 1956-1958, and again in 2011-2012. The advanced techniques used during the second excavation revealed portable art objects, never-before-seen in the region, as well as raw materials that suggest long-distance travel. The dig turned up over 20,000 objects that include animal bones, stone tools, and weapons, as well as an engraved bone bead — the oldest of its kind found in Central Europe.

This is what Alzheimer’s disease does to the brain

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a progressive brain disease and the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S. While symptoms of AD such as memory loss and impaired judgement are widely recognized, we know less about what the disease does to the brain. Science still has a long way to go when it comes to understanding AD, but here’s what we know so far. 

This genetic mutation makes you more prone to colds

A 5-year-old's battle with recurring common colds helped scientists identify why some people are more susceptible to the viral infection than others.
Just weeks after her birth, the young girl started to experience life-threatening colds, the flu, and other respiratory infections. Her doctors suspected she had an immune deficiency, so they went on to do further testing.
Turns out, she has a rare genetic mutation, according to researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Her case is published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine.

'Mountain Dew Mouth'

Do Poor People Eat More Junk Food

State attorneys general probe opioid drug companies

A bipartisan group of state attorneys general announced on Thursday that they are jointly investigating the marketing and sales practices of drug companies that manufacture opioid painkillers at the center of a national addiction epidemic.

Minnesota man arrested for torturing baby

A 31-year-old Moorehead, MN man is accused of rubbing hot sauce and cayenne pepper in his 2-month-old daughter’s eyes and throwing fireworks in her face to punish her.

United Airlines employee kicks woman in the head

A traveler said she was kicked in the head by a United Airlines employee at the Houston airport — the site of several other recent highly publicized incidents involving alleged mistreatment of customers by the embattled carrier.

Department of Justice seizes rights to ‘Dumb and Dumber To’

On Thursday, the Department of Justice seized the rights to the 2014 Jim Carrey movie “Dumb and Dumber To” as part of an investigation into a state-sponsored Malaysian money laundering operation.

Fugitive polygamous sect leader arrested

Authorities have arrested Lyle Jeffs, a fugitive leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, who had been on the run for almost a year after fleeing house arrest, officials said on Thursday.
Jeffs, 57, was captured in South Dakota on Wednesday night and was being held in jail without bond.

Two men describe homophobic torture in Chechnya

Two men have spoken out about the torture they endured for being gay in Chechnya, where they claim they were beaten, electrocuted and abused by police before fleeing the country.
The men, who were granted anonymity over fears of reprisal, gave Reuters accounts of their horrific ordeals at the hands of the authorities.
One of the men described being beaten by police after he refused to hand over the names of other gay men he knew, only escaping further torture after telling the authorities he was related to a policeman. He was taken to his family, and was then handcuffed to a radiator before his sister helped him escape.
"There was only one thing left to do: to get rid of me,” he said. “Because it was such a shame for a military family, for a rather big family. We [in Chechnya] have only one way to resolve this.”

A Wingnut and Two Liberals Swapped News Feeds—It Didn't End Well

ISIL moves into Osama Bin Laden's old home of Tora Bora

The Islamic State militant group (ISIL) has overtaken an area in Afghanistan once used as a headquarters for former Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
ISIL, the foremost killer of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan this year, captured Wednesday the complex of caves known as Tora Bora, located in the country's eastern, restive Nangahar province. The advance reportedly followed a weeklong battle with the Taliban, a rival ultraconservative Sunni Muslim group whose affiliation with Al-Qaeda prompted the U.S.'s post-9/11 invasion of the country in 2001.

Fox 'News' FINALLY Tells Truth About Itself

Fox 'News' FINALLY Tells Truth About Itself, Then Immediately Falls Back Into Old Pattern Of Lies
A flash of sanity, and then…

Fox 'News' Is Dropping Its 'Fair & Balanced' Slogan

Fox News Is Dropping Its 'Fair & Balanced' Slogan
As Fox 'News' tries to move past its Ailes era.
Of course they have never been "fair" or "balanced" anyway.

Breitbart News' Dramatic Tailspin Is Irreversible

Dumbass Trump's Pravda is going down.

Why Is PBS Airing Wingnut-Sponsored School Privatization Propaganda?

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