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Today in History

The Duke of York is defeated and killed by Lancastrians at the Battle of Wakefield.
The United States takes possession of the Louisiana area from France at New Orleans with a simple ceremony, the simultaneous lowering and raising of the national flags.
Banks in the United States suspend the practice of redeeming paper money for metal currency, a practice that would continue until 1879.
The draft of the Emancipation Proclamation is finished and circulated among President Abraham Lincoln‘s cabinet for comment.
Governor Frank Steunenberg of Idaho is killed by an assassin’s bomb.
Soviet Russia is renamed the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
The Soviet Union bars food handouts for housewives under 36 years of age. They must now work to eat.
Romania’s King Michael is forced to abdicate by Soviet-backed Communists. Communists now control all of Eastern Europe.
Ferdinand E. Marcos is sworn in as the Philippine Republic’s sixth president.
After two weeks of heavy bombing raids on North Vietnam, Nixon halts the air offensive and agrees to resume peace negotiations with Hanoi representative Le Duc Tho.
Governor Carey of New York pardons seven inmates, closing the book on the Attica uprising.
Saddam Hussein, former Iraq dictator, is executed by hanging for crimes committed against his own people during his rule.

Facts That Remind Us New Year’s Eve Isn’t What It’s Cracked Up to Be

Preventative Healthcare Trends in 2018 Beyond

The American people are fed up with the NRA

2017 was a difficult year. Among other things, our country was shaken by the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. Weeks later, we suffered the deadliest shooting in a place of worship. We saw an attack on elected officials on a baseball field in Virginia. We saw domestic violence-related shootings, shootings in our public schools, accidental shootings of children who stumbled upon their parents’ guns, shootings in neighborhoods across the country and tens of thousands of firearm suicides, which are on the rise.

Ancient weapons could reveal when humans left Africa

Archaeologists in Saudi Arabia have discovered a massive cache of stone artifacts, some of them more than 1.7 million years old. They might reveal when different species of early hominins first migrated out of Africa, according to Live Science.

Library of Congress Is Giving Up on Collecting Every Useless Public Tweet

The Library of Congress Is Giving Up on Collecting Every Useless Public Tweet
The Library of Congress announced Tuesday that it would be no longer be wasting its resources by trying to archive every…

World's richest increase wealth by almost 20 percent

Five hundred billionaires now control about $5.3 trillion of the world's wealth, up almost 20 percent from 2016 when they claimed about $4.4 trillion. Now just 500 of the the world's 7.6 billion people control 6.6 percent of the world's over  $80 trillion of broad money

The Ties That Bind Sexual Assault, Gender, and 21st-Century Capitalism

Why Aren't Hollywood Films More Diverse?

Love at first sight doesn't exist

Love at first sight is often the backbone of romantic tales, most likely because many are enchanted by the idea. A survey of more than 1,000 adults in 2013 revealed that 56 percent believed in the phenomenon, Reuters reported at the time. However, a new piece of research is here to dash your romantic notions.

Black Athletes Kicked off American Airlines Flight

Judge upholds $130K fine for 'christian' bakery who refused to make cake for lesbian wedding

An Oregon judge has ruled that Sweet Cakes by Melissa bakery in Portland will be forced to pay a $135,000 fine for refusing to bake a cake for a lesbian wedding.

New York lesbian couple and their kids all had throats slit

Officials in Troy, New York have revealed the identities of four people killed in a quadruple homicide earlier this week.

Woman's dead body found after her toddler's cry alerted neighbors

A woman from Brooklyn was found dead Wednesday at the bottom of a basement stairs inside her home at Crown Heights on Sterling Place. Neighbors heard the cries the woman's two-year-old daughter and alerted the police. 

Arizona infant violently bent in half by dad has died

A 6-month-old baby boy died last Thursday after his father aggressively bent him in half to silence his crying.
Robert Anthony Resendiz, 30, was arrested after his infant son arrived at the Phoenix Children’s Hospital on Tuesday, December 19, with severe injuries,  azfamily.com reported.

Man shoots ex-girlfriend after she stabs new girlfriend

A man and his ex-girlfriend are both facing charges of attempted murder and assault after he shot the latter for engaging in an argument with his new girlfriend and stabbing her.

Cops shot teen who was cutting himself to 'save him'

The police officers who shot an 18-year-old boy after he slit his throat, wrists and stabbed himself in the chest saved the Minneapolis teenager’s life, according to the head of the city’s police union.

Police killed 964 people in 2017

A “sweet little boy,” a straight-A student and a bride-to-be were only three of the hundreds of people fatally shot by police in 2017. Police have killed 964 people this year, according to the Washington Post’s fatal force database. That’s one person more than 2016 despite claims by police departments that they're increasing the use of body cameras and improving training. 

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