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Today in History

On their way to India, a group of Portuguese explorers sack the city-state of Kilwa.
Mary, Queen of Scots, is imprisoned and forced to abdicate her throne to her 1-year-old son James VI.
Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac establishes Fort Pontchartrain for France at present-day Detroit, Michigan.
Admiral George Rooke takes Gibraltar from the Spanish.
At Fort Ontario, Canada, Ottawa chief Pontiac and William Johnson sign a peace agreement.
Robespierre expels all Jacobins opposed to the principles of the French Revolution.
The first members of cult of jesus christ of latter day saints (mormons) arrive in Utah, settling in present-day Salt Lake City.
The eighth president of the United States, Martin Van Buren, dies at the age of 79.
African-American soldiers of the 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps arrive in St. Louis, Mo., after completing a 40-day bike ride from Missoula, Montana.
The U.S. government denounces Japanese actions in Indochina.
The Soviet city of Rostov is captured by German troops.
The U.S. Fifth Air Force relocates from Japan to Korea.
The Supreme Court rules that Nixon must surrender the Watergate tapes.

Pass the Salt

Not having sex can result in emotional distress, shame and low self-esteem

Research Investigator of Psychiatry, Public Health, and Poverty Solutions, University of Michigan. More women than men avoid sex, but the reasons for both genders vary.

The Therapeutic Value of Virtual Reality

Making Student Homelessness a Visible Issue

The Demolition of U.S. Global Power

Airlines Fined For Rule Violations

Frontier Airlines, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines have been fined for violating U.S. Transportation Department airline consumer protection rules, the department said on Friday.
Frontier Airlines was fined $400,000 for violating over-sales and disability rules, American Airlines $250,000 for failing to make timely refunds to passengers, and Delta Air Lines $200,000 for filing inaccurate baggage reports, the department said in a statement.

Key Takeaways From the NEA’s New Policy on Holding Charter Schools Accountable

Top Prosecutors Are Threatening Legal Action Against DeVos

Owner of Ark theme park trashes press for reporting he’s ducking taxes

Kentucky Noah’s Ark theme park loses $18 million after violations of tax law

The ongoing saga of creationist Ham’s “Ark Encounter” theme park in Kentucky just took a hilariously unexpected turn.

Dumbass Trump Signed a Global Death Warrant for Women

Lard-submerged Qur'an mailed to Islamic center in California

The Council on American-Islamic Relations is one of the most active pro-Islam voices in the Trump era — and when their Sacramento office was sent a pork lard-submerged Qur’an, they knew they’d struck a nerve.
As the Associated Press reported, the offensive package sent to the Sacramento CAIR office is now being investigated by police — and is the third time a mosque or Islamic center has been sent a defaced Qur’an in recent months.
Although Sacramento police are investigating the packages as a “hate activity,” they’re unlikely to press charges due to it not being a technically criminal action. Given that this is the third such incident in the area, “police have notified terrorist threat assessment agencies.”
“It’s deplorable behavior by someone to do something like this, and it’s very disrespectful to their religion. But yet there’s no specific crime that’s attached to it,” a Sacramento officer told AP. “We’re monitoring these types of instances and taking them very seriously.”

Average prison sentences are getting even longer

The average amount of time inmates spend in prison has increased significantly, according to a recent study by Washington, D.C., think tank, Urban Institute. The study found the average amount of time served behind bars had risen by about 5 years from 2000 to 2014. Researchers also discovered that black men, in particular, were the majority of the population of inmates serving the longest sentences.

Houston Police End Use of Drug Tests That Helped Produce Wrongful Convictions

One weird thing about eclipses you’ve probably never noticed

This summer, for the first time since 1918, a total solar eclipse will cut a path across the mainland United States. On August 21, everyone in North America will be able to watch the moon pass in front of the sun, blotting out some or all of its light (depending on where you live). People near Lincoln City, Oregon will see the total eclipse around 9:05am PDT. Then the path of totality slants eastward, finishing up in South Carolina at 2:43pm EDT.

Restoring Access to Animal Welfare Records Matters

Yes, a Monkey Should Absolutely Be the Copyright Owner of His Selfie

Animal Pictures