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Today in History

King Edward I defeats the Scots under William Wallace at Falkirk.
Emperor Maximilian and Vladislav of Bohemia forge an alliance between the Hapsburg and Jagiello dynasties in Vienna.
Prince Conde’s rebels narrowly defeat Chief Minister Mazarin’s loyalist forces at St. Martin, near Paris.
Thomas Jefferson becomes the first head of the U.S. Department of Foreign Affairs.
A British army under the Duke of Wellington defeats the French at Salamanca, Spain.
Five Indian tribes in Ohio make peace with the United States and declare war on Britain.
The first volume of The War of the Rebellion: A compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, is published.
The first automobile race takes place between Paris and Rouen, France.
American gangster John Dillinger is shot dead by FBI officers outside a Chicago cinema.
The Third Reich issues special identity cards for Jewish Germans.
Palermo, Sicily surrenders to General George S. Patton‘s Seventh Army.
B-52 bombers hit the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Vietnam for the first time.

32 Million Uninsured, Premiums To Double

32 Million Uninsured, Premiums To Double If Obamacare Repealed But Not Replaced
It’s not a good time to get sick in America.

These 7 Easy Energy-Saving Hacks Can Save Consumers Hundreds of Dollars Every Year

Can Herbal Supplements Give You Better Sex?

Humans have made more than 9 billion tons of plastic

In the classic film The Graduate, a family friend gives the protagonist an iconic piece of advice. “One word... plastics. There's a great future in plastics.” That advice couldn’t have been more prescient. Though the world hadn’t seen so much of as a plastic bag prior to about 1950, it is now awash in them. For the first time, scientists have calculated how much plastic humans have produced throughout history, and come up with a staggering figure: more than 9 billion tons (or 8.3 billion metric tons).

Burundi teenage robotics team goes missing after US contest

Six teenagers from a Burundi robotics team have been reported missing after an international competition in Washington and two of them were seen entering Canada, police said on Thursday.
The four males and two females were last seen late on Tuesday afternoon when the robotics contest ended at the FIRST Global Challenge, police said. Authorities issued missing persons photographs of the six on Wednesday.
Two of the Burundians – Audrey Mwamikazi, 17, and 16-year-old Don Ingabire – were spotted crossing the United States border into Canada, District of Columbia police spokeswoman Margarita Mikhaylova said.
“We don’t have any indication of foul play and we’re continuing to investigate this case,” she said. Police said they did not have information about how they were spotted or the nature of the border crossing.

The insanity of mass incarceration ...

Here is what the insanity of mass incarceration has done to us

Couple gets up to 7 years for 'gifting' daughters to self-proclaimed prophet

A Pennsylvania judge Wednesday sentenced a Philadelphia couple to a term of up to seven years in prison for ‘gifting’ their daughters to a 51-year-old man, according to reports. The couple, Daniel and Savilla Stoltzfus, had given nine of their daughters to Lee Kaplan who reportedly even fathered two-children with their eldest daughter. The couple was arrested in June 2016.

Serial rapist hunted victims on 'christian' campus for years

Despite showing his true colors early on, a private college in Massachusetts failed to discipline a student accused of rape by multiple people until years after the fact.

All the Bad News You Need to Know About ALEC Agenda

Oklahoma teacher reduced to panhandling for supplies

Oklahoma teacher reduced to panhandling for supplies as wingnut cuts ravage school budget

DeVos and ALEC in Lockstep in Trying to Destroy Public Education

Florida gun nut shoots up utility trucks after workers ignore his demands to move

‘Don’t rob yourself of your future’

A former Alabama court official and a pregnancy counselor blasted a state court ruling that allowed a 12-year-old girl to have an abortion without parental consent after an adult relative raped her.

‘Look at this gay boat’

Not only is Kentucky’s Ark Encounter theme park historically inaccurate and hemorrhaging money, its founder’s attempt to reclaim “God’s rainbow” from its association with LGBTQ Pride has become the target of gleeful mockery.

Neil Armstrong's moon bag sells for $1.8 million at auction

A bag used by U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong to bring the first samples of moon dust back to Earth was sold to an anonymous bidder for $1.8 million at an auction in New York on Thursday marking the 48th anniversary of the first moon landing.

Earthquake swarm at Yellowstone hits over 1,200 events

Researchers have recorded more than 1,200 earthquakes at Yellowstone National Park, part of an ongoing earthquake swarm now in its sixth week.

‘Don’t fucking shoot!’

‘Don’t fucking shoot!’: Parrot repeats dying owner’s last words that helped convict Michigan woman of murder

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