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Thursday, December 7, 2017

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Today in History

43 BC
Cicero, considered one of the greatest sons of Rome, is assassinated on the orders of Marcus Antonius.
Otto III takes the throne after his father’s death in Italy. A power struggle between magnates ensues.
Delaware becomes the first state to ratify the Constitution of the United States.
James Madison is elected president succeeding Thomas Jefferson.
USS Santiago de Cuba, under Commander Daniel B. Ridgely, halts the British schooner Eugenia Smith and captures J.W. Zacharie, a New Orleans merchant and Confederate purchasing agent.
Confederate forces surprise an equal number of Union troops at the Battle of Prairie Grove, Arkansas.
Outlaw George Ives, an alleged member of an outlaw gang known as the “Innocents,” robs and then kills Nick Thiebalt in the Ruby Valley of what would become Montana.
The United States declares war on Austria-Hungary with only one dissenting vote in Congress.
Spartacists call for a German revolution.
A report indicates that Nazis would ensure “Nordic dominance” by sterilizing certain races.
Japanese planes raid Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in a surprise attack, bringing the US into WWII.
The U.S. Navy launches the USS New Jersey, the largest battleship ever built.
The president of the United Mine Workers, John L. Lewis, orders all striking miners back to work.
The A.F.L. and the C.I.O. organize a non-Communist international trade union.
Poland and West Germany sign a pact renouncing the use of force to settle disputes, recognizing the Oder-Neisse River as Poland’s western frontier, and acknowledging the transfer to Poland of 40,000 square miles of former German territory.
The crew of Apollo 17, the last manned mission to the moon, lifts off at Cape Canaveral, Florida.
The Reagan junta predicts a record deficit in 1982 of $109 billion.
An earthquake in Armenia kills an estimated 100,000 people.
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat recognizes Israel’s right to exist.
The spacecraft Galileo spacecraft arrives at Jupiter after a 6-year journey.
The Recording Industry Association of America files a copyright infringement suit against the file-sharing website Napster.
A tornado in Kensal Green, North West London, damages about 150 properties.

Secret ice age cave system discovered under Montreal

Cities often have vast underground networks hidden below their surface, but usually we've put them there to contain our subway trains or power lines or parking garages. In Montreal, Canada, they even hold shopping malls. But the city has a whole new underground space it's exploring: one that was created 15,000 years ago.

Bicycling Will Continue to Soar in Popularity

Oklahoma teen stabbed after stepping in to protect woman from husband's assault at Walmart

An Oklahoma teen was rushed to the hospital late Friday after being stabbed by an intoxicated man at a Shawnee Walmart.
The man, 57-year-old Roy Dean Harjo, said that he came to Walmart to pick up his wife. He was allegedly intoxicated and got into an alteration with his wife. He then assaulted her, The Shawnee News Star reported.
At that point, a 17-year-old and a group of friends attempted to intervene. According to reports, Harjo pulled out a knife and threatened a store manager. Ultimately, he stabbed the victim.
Oklahoma teen stabbed after stepping in to protect woman from husband's assault at Walmart

Medicaid Expansion In Louisiana Saves 264 Women Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

Is a Controversial Nuclear Plant to Blame for Soaring Thyroid Cancer Rates in New York?

How to Save Lives in the 'Overdose Capital of America'

Dumbass Trump's USDA Just Made School Meals Less Healthy

O'Reilly Sex Harassment Scandal Comes Back With a Vengeance as Victim Sues Fox 'News' for Defamation

Female police captain put on leave after cops freak out when she mentions ‘white male privilege’

During a transgender awareness session set up for the Plainfield Police Department, a female captain answered a comment from a fellow officer by saying he wouldn’t know because he has white male privilege. 

Wife of Texas cop busted for threatening potential witness against her husband

An Ellis County Constable is being indicted on “two charges of misuse of official information, one charge of retaliation and one charge of deadly conduct.” But now his wife is facing her own indictment.

Assassination, Illegal Surveillence, Harassment: Just Business as Usual for Law Enforcement

Racist bus company ad promises University of Illinois students they won't have to sit next to Chinese people

Bus company Suburban Express has apologized after sending out a racist ad to college students at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign over the weekend that implied that they wouldn’t have to deal with ethnic minorities if they rode on their buses.
Racist bus company ad promises University of Illinois students they won't have to sit next to Chinese people

Man arrested for plotting mass shooting at Islamic Center in Florida

A Florida man was arrested Friday for allegedly plotting a mass shooting at the Islamic Center of Northeast Jacksonville, authorities announced Monday.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office and the FBI began investigating the suspect, identified as 69-year-old Bernandino Gawala Bolatete, in October, when they received a tip that he allegedly planned to open fire at the Islamic Center.
Man arrested for plotting mass shooting at Islamic Center in Florida

Woman hurls racist threats at black teens

A woman hurled racist abuse at a group of black teenagers at a Denny’s restaurant — and employees did nothing to stop her.

Oklahoma minister busted for running massage parlor prostitution ring with ‘Aryan pride’ woman

A man identified as a minister in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma has been busted for running a prostitution service under the guise of a “massage parlor.”

Pastor busted for bilking elderly parishioners out of $46,000 to pay for vacations and drugs

A former Oklahoma pastor was taken into custody on Monday after parishioners came forward with accusations that he scammed them out of thousands of dollars which he then used to pay for family vacations and his drug and gambling addictions.
Former pastor busted for bilking elderly parishioners out of $46,000 to pay for vacations and drugs

The Idea That Human Beings Are Superior to All Other Creatures

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