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Thursday, November 16, 2017

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Today in History

British seamen board the U.S. frigate Baltimore and impress a number of crewmen as alleged deserters, a practice that will contribute to the War of 1812.
The British announce a blockade of Long Island Sound, leaving only the New England coast open to shipping.
Trader William Becknell reaches Santa Fe, N.M., on the route that will become known as the Santa Fe Trail.
General Zachary Taylor takes Saltillo, Mexico.
Union General William T. Sherman departs Atlanta and begins his “March to the Sea.”
King Behanzin of Dahomey (now Benin), leads soldiers against the French.
A cartoon appears in the Washington Star, prompting the Teddy Bear Craze, after President Teddy Roosevelt refused to kill a captive bear tied up for him to shoot during a hunting trip to Mississippi.
The Indian and Oklahoma territories are unified to make Oklahoma, which becomes the 46th state.
Swann’s Way, the first volume of Marcel Proust’s 7-part novel Remembrance of Things Past, is published.
Metered mail is born in Stamford, Connecticut with the first Pitney Bowes postage meter.
Eighty-eight German scientists, holding Nazi secrets, arrive in the United States.
President Harry S Truman rejects four-power talks on Berlin until the blockade is removed.
The United States joins in the condemnation of Israel for its raid on Jordan.
The Big Four talks, taking place in Geneva on German reunification, end in failure.
After the integration of two all-white schools, 2,000 whites riot in the streets of New Orleans.
In the last day of the fighting at Landing Zone X-Ray, regiments of the U.S. 1st Cavalry Division repulse NVA forces in the Ia Drang Valley.
U.S. planes hit Haiphong shipyard in North Vietnam for the first time.
American Airlines is fined $500,000 for improper DC-10 maintenance.
The space shuttle Columbia completes its first operational flight.
A Salvadoran Army death squad kills six Jesuit priests and two others at Jose Simeon Canas University.
Eric Lawes, while using a metal detector to search for a friend’s lost hammer near Hoxne, Suffolk, England, discovers the Hoxne Hoard, the largest hoard of Roman silver and gold ever found in Britain, and the largest collection of 4th and 5th century coins found anywhere within the bounds of the former Roman Empire.
Pro-democracy Chinese dissident Wei Jingsheng is released from prison after 18 years, for health reasons.

Cyclist who gave Dumbass Trump the finger is showered with money

More than $70,000 in donations have poured into a crowdfunding site set up for the cyclist who was fired from her job for making the proper gesture to Dumbass Trump’s motorcade.
More than 3,000 donations — from $5 to $250 — have rolled in since November 6, when the GoFundMe campaign was set up on behalf of Juli Briskman.

San Andreas fault hit by earthquake swarm

A 4.6-magnitude earthquake hit Monterey County in California on Monday morning and it was felt as far as 90 miles away in San Francisco.
The earthquake occurred near the San Andreas Fault at a depth of about four miles. No injuries or damage were reported, and as of Monday evening, the U.S. Geological Survey reported a low likelihood of causalities and damage.?The structures in this area are highly resistant to earthquake shaking, according to the USGS, but some vulnerable structures exist.?The quake was felt as a weak or light earthquake as far as San Francisco, but moderate shakes were reported by the USGS in areas with a very low population.

Antarctica once had a forest

Antarctica wasn't always the frozen barren land that it is today - millions of years ago, it was covered in lush forests. The trees had some bizarre traits to let them survive the extreme light conditions at the poles. They were extremely hardy so researchers are curious about what made them go extinct.

Stores Are Already Playing Xmas Music and It's Not Okay

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The early arrival of holiday tunes is making us all anxious, according to one psychologist

Loneliness could kill you

Independence is glorified in North American culture as a symbol of strength.
As a society, we value individual achievement and extol self-reliance.

The Threshold For High Blood Pressure Has Changed

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The Threshold For High Blood Pressure Has Changed, and Young Guys Might Be At Risk
New guidelines could triple the number of young guys diagnosed with hypertension

Eating Too Fast Is Making You Fat and Hurting Your Heart

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A new study indicates the importance of eating slowly, for both your health and your waistline

Can Apple Cider Vinegar Really Cure Your Acne?

Astonished neighbors watch Detroit cops brawl each other

Astonished neighbors watch Detroit cops brawl each other in undercover drug sting gone wrong

Florida student commits suicide at school

A central Florida High School student shot himself outside the school bus loop Tuesday marking the latest suicide at a time when suicide rates are climbing, experts say.

Texas judge scolds jury for punishing rapist

The Texas Commission on Judicial Conduct publicly reprimanded Dallas Judge Teresa Hawthorne for scolding jurors and intervening in a criminal case involving her nephew.

At the Texas Capitol, victims of sexual harassment must fend for themselves

Disgust overwhelmed her when she felt his tongue on her hand.
A capitol staffer, she had been at a large party celebrating the end of a legislative session a few years ago and was on her way out when a male lawmaker she had never spoken to reached for her.
“You can’t leave yet,” the staffer remembers the lawmaker telling her as he held her hand tightly. She thought he was going to bring her hand to his mouth and kiss it. Instead, he licked it and refused to let go.

Orlando nightclub gunman had secret sex life

The gunman who targeted a LGBT nightclub in Florida last year had a secret sex life that included using escorts and dating services such as Plenty of Fish, and asking a friend to cover for him—all to cheat on his wife.

U.S. hate crimes rise for second straight year

U.S. hate crimes rise for second straight year: FBI
The number of hate crimes committed in the United States rose in 2016 for the second consecutive year, with African-Americans, Jews and Muslims targeted in many of the incidents, the FBI said on Monday in an annual report.…

Oklahoma City LGBTQ advocacy center 'won't be intimidated'

Over the weekend, the office of an Oklahoma City LGBTQ advocacy group was shot at five times while no one was there. The office’s weatherproof windows received damage, and one shattered.
According to NBC News, the suspected anti-LGBTQ vandalism at the offices of Freedom Oklahoma are neither a first for gay and trans advocates in the state, nor are they the first time the group has experienced threatening behavior.
Troy Stevenson, Freedom Oklahoma’s executive director, said he received death threats after his group’s work on a case in Hitchcock, Oklahoma, where a gay couple’s house was burned down and their family was ran out of town.

Richard Spencer's Former Classmate Confirms He's Always Been a Monster

KKK ‘Grand Dragon’ under investigation after threatening fellow students

In late October, students at the University of North Florida discovered that one of their classmates is a Ku Klux Klan leader.

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