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Today in History

Pretender to the English throne Perkin Warbeck is executed.
Indians, led by William Butler, massacre the inhabitants of Cherry Valley, N.Y.
Nat Turner, a slave who led a revolt against slave owners, is hanged in Jerusalem, Virginia.
Washington becomes the 42nd state of the Union.
Construction begins on the naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.
German leaders sign the armistice ending World War I.
The first two-minutes’ silence is observed in Britain to commemorate those who died in the Great War.
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery is dedicated.
Canada’s Vernon McKenzie urges his government to fight U.S. propaganda with taxes on U.S. magazines.
The first of the great dust storms of the 1930s hits North Dakota.
Albert Stevens and Orvil Anderson set a new altitude record in South Dakota, when they float to 72,395 feet in a balloon.
Irving Berlin‘s “God Bless America” is performed for the first time by singer Kate Smith.
Britain’s Royal Navy attacks the Italian fleet at Taranto.
Private Eddie Slovik is convicted of desertion and sentenced to death for refusing to join his unit in the European Theater of Operations.
The polio virus is identified and photographed for the first time in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The United States launches Gemini 12, a two-man spacecraft, into orbit.
U.S. Army Special Forces raid the Son Tay prison camp in North Vietnam but find no prisoners.
Israel and Egypt sign a cease-fire.
The Soviet Union is kicked out of World Cup soccer for refusing to play Chile.
An unidentified person buys Vincent Van Gogh’s painting “Irises” from the estate of Joan Whitney Payson for $53.9 million at Sotheby’s in New York.
A sculpture honoring women who served in the Vietnam War is dedicated at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC.
The House of Lords Act reforming Britain’s House of Lords, is given Royal Assent; the act removed the right to hereditary seats (sitting members were permitted to remain).
Journalists Pierre Billaud (France), Johanne Sutton (France) and Voker Handlock (Germany) are killed in Afghanistan during an attack on the convoy in which they were traveling.
New Zealand’s Tomb of the Unknown Warrior is dedicated at the National War Museum, Wellington.
The Palestine Liberation Organization confirms the death of its longtime chairman Yasser Arafat; the cause of death has never been conclusively determined.
Queen Elizabeth II unveils the New Zealand War Memorial in London.
RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2)sets sail on her final voyage, bound for Dubai.

Surprisingly Hip and Progressive Places in Dumbass Trump KKKountry

Facebook Users Will Have to Decide If They Trust the Social Media Network with Their Nude Selfies

Ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses crashed cult meetings to warn members of the abuse their 'religion' covers up

Ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses crashed cult meetings to warn members of the abuse their 'religion' covers up

The Long, Strange History of Dieting Fads

The mystery of the Berlin patient, who was cured of HIV

A population descended from five monkeys left on an island by Dutch spice traders 500 years ago may be the key to replicating a legendary HIV treatment that left one man functionally cured. Researchers from Oregon Health and Science University published their findings Friday morning in Nature Communications

Harmful Myths About the Opioid Epidemic

Archaeologists find rare ancient Roman sundial

Archaeologists digging at a theater have uncovered an ancient Roman sundial that a man had built to celebrate winning an election to public office.
The 2,000-year-old sundial, a rare find because it is intact, according to the University of Cambridge, contains an inscription in ancient Roman lettering on its base that translates to the man’s name, “Marcus Novius Tubula, son of Marcus” and another on the dial that says he was a plebeian tribune.

First visitor from beyond our solar system has an origin

Less than a month after spotting the first ever confirmed object from another solar system visiting Earth, astronomers haven't just given it a name, 1I/'Oumuamua—they even think they know where it came from. That's according to a new article posted on the physics pre-print server arxiv and submitted for publication to the journal  Research Notes of the American Astronomical Society.

Time Is Running Out for Humanity to Make the Big Shift

What is melting Antarctica from beneath?

When Antarctica lost an enormous iceberg from the Larsen C ice shelf in July, it set off alarm bells about the future of the shelf itself, as well as about the region in general, which like other ice repositories on Earth, is faring badly under the onslaught of global warming. But this atmospheric threat from above, made worse by anthropogenic carbon emissions, is only half the problem.

U.S. Now Stands Alone in Climate Denial as Syria Joins Paris Climate Accord

Activists Who Were Murdered for Trying to Protect the Planet

Carrier to lay off hundreds more workers

Dumbass Trump last year struck a deal with the Carrier Corporation last year that was supposed to save American manufacturing jobs at the company and prevent it from moving them overseas.

‘This kinda sucks’

‘This kinda sucks’: wingnut state senator whines he may lose his job as police haul him away during DUI arrest

TripAdvisor to flag reports of sexual assault

TripAdvisor is now identifying hotels and resorts where sexual assault has been reported, after the travel reviewing company drew scorn for deleting posts from more than a dozen alleged victims.
The site will now put red badges on the pages for locations that have faced allegations, and they will remain there for up to three months. The badges will not include the words “sexual assault,” but will encourage customers to beware, similar to notices for fake reviews or recent violent incidents.

Police lieutenant says Memphis neglected rape cases

A longtime officer testified Wednesday that the Memphis Police Department failed to adequately investigate sexual crimes.
Retired Lt. Cody Wilkerson, a 26-year veteran of the force, gave “bombshell” testimony he complained to top brass, who ignored his calls for reform, the Memphis Commercial Appeal reported.
Wilkerson testified that police administrators went so far as to muzzle him from talking to an advocate for victims at the Rape Crisis Center.

Elizabeth Smart speaks out against religious fanatics

Elizabeth Smart, a Mormon girl who survived a horrific and highly-publicized abduction, is wary of people who use religion to justify their actions.
Smart’s abduction was followed carefully across the United States when she was kidnapped from her bedroom by a homeless street preacher at the age of 14. In a conversation with Reddit users on Monday, Smart talked openly about her nine months in captivity in 2002, and about integrating back into society after she was rescued by police.

94-year-old escapes trunk of kidnapper's car after 7 hours

A 94-year-old Arizona woman was able to escape an abduction attempt Tuesday by freeing herself from the trunk of the kidnapper’s car. The unidentified Phoenix woman was taken from her home when a man broke in, bound her and put her in his trunk. He then drove to a shopping mall where he parked the car, police said Wednesday.

Google Is Boosting All Manner of Fake News About the Texas Cult Massacre

Taylor Swift Slammed by ACLU for Threatening to Sue Blogger

ICE Detained a 40-Year-Old Massachusetts Mother for Political Reasons

Wingnut criminal O’Keefe is fighting his insurance company for not paying his massive legal bills

It turns out criminal wingnut 'filmmaker' James O’Keefe, who is best known for his infamous phony “sting” into Planned Parenthood, is fighting a new battle — against his insurer.

Florida cop quits after being busted for drunken road rage incident

A Florida corrections officer has resigned after being charged with aggravated assault for pulling a gun on a motorist while he was off duty and drunk.
According to News4Jax, Baker County sergeant Christopher Ariail was taken into custody and charged after police followed up on a report that he had pulled his service revolver after a traffic dispute while he was driving drunk.
Florida cop quits after being busted for drunken road rage incident where he held gun to head of motorist

A Hospital Crisis Is Killing Rural Communities

'So vile, so demeaning'

In an interview with Axios co-founder Mike Allen on Wednesday, Vice President Joe Biden ripped the “phony nationalism” he said is “undermining the social fabric” of the nation.
“Niceties aside, what is your blunt take on Dumbass Trump and what he is doing?” Allen asked.
Referencing an article by wingnut columnist David Brooks, Biden argued “there is an invisible moral fabric that glues and holds up this society, and you know what it is: It’s decency, treating people with respect.”
“This has gotten so coarse, so vile, so demeaning, and our children are listening,” Biden warned.

This Is How the Media Should Treat Nazi-Wingnut Racists

Nazi Richard Spencer bounced a $10,000 check

Emails between the University of Florida and Nazi Richard Spencer’s National Policy Institute think tank show that the white nationalist provocateur didn’t get his ducks in order before his speech in Gainesville last month — and that his $10,564 check bounced.

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