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Today in History

991 Danes under Olaf Tryggvason kill Ealdorman Byrhtnoth and defeat the Saxons at Maldon.
1862 Lincoln appoints Union General Henry Halleck to the position of general-in-chief of the Union Army.
1904 German General Lothar von Trotha defeats the Hereros tribe near Waterberg, South Africa.
1908 Britain’s King Edward VII meets with Kaiser Wilhelm II to protest the growth of the German navy.
1916 The Russia army takes Stanislau, Poland, from the Germans.
1941 Soviet bombers raid Berlin but cause little damage.
1942 The German submarine U-73 attacks a Malta-bound British convoy and sinks HMS Eagle, one of the world’s first aircraft carriers.
1944 German troops abandon Florence, Italy, as Allied troops close in on the historic city.
1972 The last U.S. ground forces withdraw from Vietnam.
1975 The US vetoes admission of North and South Vietnam to the UN.
1988 Al Qaeda is formed at a meeting in Peshawar, Pakistan.
1990 Troops from Egypt and Morocco arrive in Saudi Arabia as part of the international operation to prevent Iraq from invading.
2003 NATO assumes command of the international peacekeeping force in Afghanistan, its first major operation outside Europe.

Fairies are to blame for damaged road

An Irish lawmaker has blamed a damaged road on malicious activity by fairies.
Danny Healy-Rae, an independent member of Ireland’s parliament, the Dáil, said that a mysterious dip in the N22 road in Kerry, in the southwest of the country, is related to the presence of fairy forts, the Irish Times reported.

The Richest In Your State

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Fake News Isn't Going Anywhere

Dumbass Trump’s Inhumane Needless Deportation Policy

Anti-Diversity Manifesto Confirms Your Fears About Tech-Bro Culture

Fired Google memo writer draws scorn, cheers and a job offer

The male Google engineer fired for circulating a memo decrying the company’s diversity hiring program became the center of a heated debate on sexism, drawing scorn, cheers and even a job offer on Tuesday from WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange.

Book Tells Hospitals How To Rip You Off

How could a patient be charged $154 for a neck brace worth $20? Or pay $137 for an IV bag worth less than $1? The answer lies in both a secret book and the history of medical billing.

'Rape Insurance' Required in Texas

 Texas women would have to pay a separate health insurance premium to get coverage for non-emergency abortions — what an opponent dubbed “rape insurance” — under a bill given early approval by the Texas House on Tuesday.

Tween fled Texas to get treatment for her ‘crippling’ seizures

An 11-year-old girl from Texas fled the state for Colorado to get medical marijuana for her “crippling” seizures — and now she and her family are suing Attorney General Sessions to make sure no one else has to.

My Grandmother Is a Drug Addict

Louisiana rehab linked to judge's shady scheme to extort thousands by holding suspects 'for ransom'

The Southern Poverty Law Center and the ACLU joined together in filing a federal lawsuit against Rehabilitation Home Incarceration, a company that allegedly extorted accused individuals before they were released from jail.
Louisiana rehab linked to judge's shady scheme to extort thousands by holding suspects 'for ransom': lawsuit

Global Warming Is Fueling Arizona's Monstrous Monsoons

How eclipses were regarded as omens in the ancient world

On Monday, August 21, people living in the continental United States will be able to see a total solar eclipse.
Humans have been alternatively amused, puzzled, bewildered and sometimes even terrified at the sight of this celestial phenomenon. A range of social and cultural reactions accompanies the observation of an eclipse. In ancient Mesopotamia (roughly modern Iraq), eclipses were in fact regarded as omens, as signs of things to come.

Scientists say black holes are everywhere

 The Milky Way galaxy is a minefield of black holes, with perhaps 100 million of the dangerous voids hiding among the stars, according to a new paper.

Meteorites might explain how life on Earth started

On a clear night scores of meteors streak the sky as the Earth is showered with stardust memories of its own creation. These cosmological leftovers, known as meteorites*, range in size from many tons to microscopic grains. They contain material unchanged since the birth of the planets-and perhaps clues to the beginning of life. Says Martin Prinz, a geologist at New York's American Museum of Natural History: "Meteorites are the Rosetta stones of the origin of the solar system."
Meteorites might explain how life on Earth started

Scientists search for signs of cosmic catastrophe

It comes screaming out of the sky like the Scud from hell, bigger than a mountain and packed with more energy than the world's entire nuclear arsenal. It hits the atmosphere at 100 times the velocity of a speeding bullet, and less than a second later smacks into the ground with an explosive force of 100 million megatons of TNT. The shock wave from the crash landing, traveling 20,000 miles an hour, levels everything within 150 miles.

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