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Today in History

Mu’awiya defeats Caliph Ali in the Battle of Siffin in Mesopotamia.
Lucas Vazquez de Ayllon and colonists leave Santo Domingo for Florida.
Francisco Pizarro receives a royal warrant to “discover and conquer” Peru.
British forces capture France’s Fortress of Louisbourg after a seven-week siege.
The French relinquish Fort Ticonderoga in New York to the British under General Jeffrey Amherst.
The Continental Congress establishes a postal system for the colonies with Benjamin Franklin as the first postmaster general.
An attempt at a counter-revolution in France is put down by the National Guard at Lyons.
The French defeat an Austrian army at the Battle of Fleurus, France.
King Charles X of France issues five ordinances limiting the political and civil rights of citizens.
Liberia becomes the first African colony to become an independent state.
The French army suppresses the Paris uprising.
William Gladstone is replaced by Lord Salisbury as Prime Minister of England.
Britain’s top war ace, Edward Mannock, is shot down by ground fire on the Western Front.
The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified.
In an Executive Order, President Harry Truman calls for the end of discrimination and segregation in the U.S. armed forces.
The shuttle Discovery launches on mission STS-114, marking a return to space after the shuttle Columbia crash of 2003.

Why stacking federal science advisory committees with climate deniers will never work

Scientists are busy people, but every year thousands donate many hours of their time without payment to advise Congress and federal government agencies. They provide input on all kinds of issues, from antibiotic resistance to mapping the world’s oceans in three dimensions.
The Dumbass Trump junta has raised alarms by signaling that it is determined to replace scientific advisers who are not in line with its political philosophy.

Even As Reprehensible Healthcare Bill Nears Defeat The Resistance Must Continue

Even As Reprehensible Healthcare Bill Nears Defeat The Resistance Must Continue
Every major piece of legislation is fundamentally more than a collection of policy provisions, it is a reflection of the deepest moral values of our country.…

School Privatization Agenda Turns Public School Parents into Feeling Like They Are Criminals

A Nazi plane lands on a Georgia highway

A small plane landed on a highway in Georgia Monday, which, in and of itself, is a relatively interesting piece of news—although incidents (crashes or otherwise) involving small planes  aren't exceptionally uncommon. But this plane was especially noteworthy for one major reason: It sported Nazi markings.

German girl who joined ISIL: 'I just want to go home'

The teenage girl from Germany who Iraqi security forces discovered in a tunnel in the northern city of Mosul last week has spoken of her regret at joining the ranks of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS), according to German media reports.

Wingnut Caught Exposing Himself Attacks Police Officer

More of those wingnut cabal “family values” on full display.

Police Say Teen Mom's Buried Infant Was Alive at Birth

An 18-year-old Ohio woman has been charged with reckless homicide after investigators say they found the remains of her newborn baby buried outside her family home earlier this month.
On July 14, acting on a tip from a doctor's office, police say they found the body of Brooke Skylar Richardson's baby in a backyard in Carlisle, Ohio, about 40 miles north of Cincinnati.
One week later, on July 21, the Warren County prosecutor charged Richardson with homicide based on evidence that her infant "was born alive and was not a stillborn baby," the Dayton Daily News reports.
Investigators believe Richardson killed her baby around May 7, though they are still waiting for a final report from the coroner's office on the cause of death.
Police returned to the property July 20 and arrested Richardson. They also searched for additional evidence around that time, including digging near a fire pit in the yard, WDTN reports.
At Richardson's arraignment on Friday, the judge scheduled a preliminary hearing for Aug. 1. Richardson had already entered a not-guilty plea, and the judge continued her $15,000 bond.
If convicted, the recent high school graduate faces between one to five years in prison. After the arraignment, Richardson's attorney, Charles M. Rittgers, called his client a "very good person." "She didn’t drink. She wasn’t a partier or a smoker," Rittgers said.
"By all measures a very good girl who helped children."
This article originally appeared on Newser: Police Say Teen Mom's Buried Infant Was Alive at Birth

More babies born addicted to opioids in Cherokee Nation

The number of prescription opioids sold on Cherokee National tribal lands is even higher than previously thought, and the resulting addictions are tearing apart families and threatening the existence of the tribe. Almost 90 million opioid pills were dispensed in the 14 Oklahoma counties that make up the Cherokee Nation’s land last year, which means about 96 pills were sold for each adult.

Parents Rubbed Painkiller on Newborn's Gums to Mask Addiction

A 3-month-old girl who tested positive for meth, heroin, and morphine was allegedly dosed with a painkiller by her parents hours after her April 9 birth to mask the girl's addiction from hospital staff.
The Utah County Sheriff reports that Colby Glen Wilde, 29, and Lacey Dawn Christenson, 26, face multiple charges, including child endangerment and drug distribution—though the Salt Lake Tribune reports these charges don't touch on what allegedly happened at the hospital.
Having used heroin and prescription drugs heavily throughout her pregnancy, Christenson admitted to police she knew her daughter would be born addicted. When hospital staff weren't looking, she and Wilde allegedly rubbed a crushed painkiller called Suboxone on the girl's gums to mask her symptoms.
The case only began to surface two months later, when Wilde allegedly grabbed items from a Walmart shelf and immediately tried to return them; police say he dropped his baby, who was strapped into a carseat, two times while attempting to flee, reports Gephardt Daily.
The Utah Division of Child and Family Services took custody of the couple's four children; the youngest three kids tested positive for meth. In late June, police say a search warrant led to the discovery of drugs and related items all over the house, including next to a bassinet and sippy cup.
On July 18, they executed another search warrant and say the revelation about the alleged post-birth dosing occurred in an interview with the couple after that.
The couple's cash bail has been set at $10,000, reports CBS News. The baby's current health has not been reported. (Withdrawal can kill an infant.)
This article originally appeared on Newser: Cops: Parents Rubbed Painkiller on Newborn's Gums to Mask Addiction

London hospital treating Charlie Gard receiving death threats

The London hospital where terminally-ill Charlie Gard is being treated has said that its staff is receiving death threats.
This post is a bit dated as Charlie's parents decided Monday to let his disease take its course.

‘Die at my hands’

Actress Ellen Page has been getting a flood of violent death threats through her Instagram account.

Truck driver caught on camera viciously beating a 74-year-old bicyclist

A pickup truck driver from Peterborough, Ontario, is facing assault charges after he was caught on camera viciously beating a 74-year-old bicyclist with a small club.

Alt-right agitators cheer ‘the space to destroy’

Contrasting Dumbass Trump’s junta with a hypothetical Hillary Clinton presidency, Peiovich added the alt-right would “probably be facing fucking [racketeering] charges or some shit like that.”

Dumbass Trump's border policy is getting people killed

The deaths of at least nine migrants found in a tractor trailer in Texas is the latest example of the dangerous consequences of Dumbass Trump's punishing migration policy.

Things You Probably Didn't Know About Humans' Ancient Relationship with Dogs

Teaching People to Hate Snakes Is a Disaster for Ecology

Cute but deadly ...

While otters might have been depicted by Pixar animated films as adorable furry animals scrunching their noses with wiggling whiskers, one black Labrador retriever saw a different side. 

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