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Sunday, June 18, 2017

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Today in History

German-born Frederick I, Barbarossa, is crowned emperor of Rome.
The Dutch fleet sails up the Thames River and threatens London.
British troops evacuate Philadelphia.
The War of 1812 begins when the United States declares war against Great Britain.
At the Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon Bonaparte is defeated by an international army under the Duke of Wellington.
After repeated acts of insubordination, General Ulysses S. Grant relieves General John McClernand during the Siege of Vicksburg.
At Petersburg, Union General Ulysses S. Grant realizes the town can no longer be taken by assault and settles into a siege.
Susan B. Anthony is fined $100 for attempting to vote for president.
Allied forces on the Western Front begin their largest counterattack yet against the German army.
Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to cross the Atlantic by airplane.
Mobster Charles ‘Lucky’ Luciano is found guilty on 62 counts of compulsory prostitution.
The U.S. Navy commissions its first black officer, Harvard University medical student Bernard Whitfield Robinson.
The U.S. First Army breaks through the German lines on the Cotentin Peninsula and cuts off the German-held port of Cherbourg.
Organized Japanese resistance ends on the island of Mindanao.
General Vo Nguyen Giap ends his Red River Campaign against the French in Indochina.
South Korean President Syngman Rhee releases Korean non-repatriate POWs against the will of the United Nations.
A Federal Court annuls the Arkansas law allowing school closings to prevent integration.
Samuel Nabrit becomes the first African American to serve on the Atomic Energy Commission.
President Jimmy Carter and Leonid Brezhnev sign the Salt II pact to limit nuclear arms.
Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space.

Depression in many kids starts from the age of 11 in US

Have you seen your teen-aged child being unhappy most of the times in the recent times? It's likely that he or she might be experiencing depression as it can start in the turbulent teenage years, and as parents, you have to watch out for the symptoms.
According to a recent study, depression in many children in the U.S.  starts at the age of 11. By the time, they reach the age of 17, 13.6 percent of boys and 36.1 percent of girls have been or are depressed.

New York High School Student Arrested by ICE Hours Before Prom

10 of the deadliest epidemics in history

Diseases, especially infectious ones, have been one of the leading causes of death throughout history; more people have died from illness than from warfare. For example, during the Civil War, disease accounted for two-thirds of the total casualties.
In earlier times, it was harder to avoid the spread of disease due to poor sanitation, primitive medicine, and lack of basic hygiene in close living quarters, all of which led to mass devastation. But if there’s one thing we can take away from learning about the deadliest epidemics in history, it’s that outbreaks today — like Ebola, Zika, or different types of influenzas — are much smaller and more contained than those that occurred in ancient and medieval times, due to improved emergency response and medical attention, even in developing countries.

What happens to your body after you stop smoking marijuana?

As America becomes more comfortable with the idea of legalizing marijuana, research shows that the number of weed smokers has never been higher. Although marijuana is relatively safe, giving up the substance can still have an effect on your mind and body

Strange Bedfellows

Signs That You’re Not Eating Enough

Is Lead in the U.S. Food Supply Decreasing Our IQ?

Energy Department To Close Office Of International Climate And Technology

Energy Department To Close Office Of International Climate And Technology
The environment is clearly not as important as cost-cutting.

About That 'Julius Caesar' Shakespeare Play

About That 'Julius Caesar' Shakespeare Play
For those of us who forgot what the play is about, Thug Notes provides some Dumbass Trump-free context...

The REAL 'Job-Killing' Health Care Bill: House AHCA

Wingnuts' Planned Attack on Our Health Care System Overwhelmingly Targets Blue States

School Employee Calls For Killing LGBTQ People At Pride Festival

An employee of the Columbus City School system made a post to Facebook on Thursday, where they called for a “Boston Marathon like” attack at a local...

'Christians' Can Now Discriminate Against LGBT Parents Hoping To Adopt In Texas

'Christians' Can Now Discriminate Against LGBT Parents Hoping To Adopt In Texas
This is disgusting!

U.S. Is Directly Backing Al Qaeda-Linked Groups

Should Dylann Roof be labeled a terrorist?

Short Answer: YES
White supremacist and neo-Nazi Dylann Roof walked into Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Cult on June 17, 2015, during a prayer service that killed nine people, all African-American. Since the tragic event, a major debate that raged surrounding his arrest and trial was whether or not to consider Roof a terrorist.
Roof's status as a terrorist is in some ways a question of semantics. The charges against Roof included murder, attempted murder and use of a firearm. All of the charges were filed under the commission of hate crime and none were categorized as domestic terrorism.
Questions surrounding Roof linger as mass shootings continue to plague America. The most recent example is the recent shooting of Scalice (r-La.) and four others at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, by James T. Hodgkinson last Wednesday.

Hate crimes soar two years after Dylann Roof massacre

Dumbass Trump announced he was running for office on June 16, 2015. The following day, white supremacist Dylann Roof opened fire in a historically black cult located in Charleston, South Carolina, killing nine people in the hopes of launching an all-out race war.
Of course, those two events aren't directly linked. "But it’s certainly symbolic"...

Climate change is now shrinking the Colorado River

The nation’s two largest reservoirs, Lake Mead on the Arizona/Nevada border and Lake Powell on the Arizona/Utah border, were brim full in the year 2000. Four short years later, they had lost enough water to supply California its legally apportioned share of Colorado River water for more than five years. Now, 17 years later, they still have not recovered.

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