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Published Thursday, April 20, 2017 @ 6:58 AM EDT
Apr 20 2017

Today is Thursday, April 20, the 110th day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 255 days remaining.

There are:
2 days until Earth Day;
8 days until Arbor Day;
15 days until Cinco de Mayo;
24 days until Mother's Day;
36 days until the start of Ramadan;
39 days until Memorial Day;
45 days until Pentecost;
55 days until Flag Day;
62 days until the Summer Solstice;
66 days until the end of Ramadan;
66 days until Father's Day;
75 days until Independence Day (July 4);
137 days until Labor Day;
565 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,371 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he doesn't resign or is otherwise removed from office.

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On this day in 1999, two senior students at Columbine High School in Colorado, Eric David Harris and Dylan Bennet Klebold, killed 13 and injured 24 others in the Columbine High School massacre. The two then committed suicide in the library, where they had killed ten of their victims.

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Among other things, today is also Lima Bean Respect Day.

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The New York Times' On This Day for today.

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Florida man bites dog. "I'm obviously not happy about it," said Jessica Wenner, the suspect's girlfriend and dog's owner.

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Some persons born on April 20 who said interesting things:

(The KGB Quotations Database currently contains 50,247 entries.)

Quote of the day:

"If you want to annoy your neighbors, tell the truth about them."
-Pietro Aretino

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Lost city found: Etzanoa of the great Wichita Nation. Really. But the jokes came, anyway: "An archaeologist is claiming he's discovered an amazing lost city in Kansas. He didn't realize he'd just got drunk and watched the Wizard of Oz."-Conan O'Brien

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Trillions of plastic bits, swept up by current, are littering Arctic waters.Every year, about eight million tons of plastic gets into the ocean, and scientists estimate that there may be as much as 110 million tons of plastic trash in the ocean. Though the environmental effects of plastic pollution are not fully understood, plastic pollution has made its way into the food chain. Plastic debris in the ocean was thought to accumulate in big patches, mostly in subtropical gyres- big currents that converge in the middle of the ocean- but scientists estimate that only about one percent of plastic pollution is in these gyres and other surface waters in the open ocean.

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By antagonizing the U.S.’s neighbor to the south, Donald Trump has made the classic bully's error: He has underestimated his victim.

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Was ethical responsibility, or the loss of millions of dollars in advertising revenue and future business deals responsible for Bill O'Reilly's ouster at Fox? Guess.

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Just ten companies control just about everything you eat or drink.

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Prejudice AI? Machine learning can pick up society’s biases. Swell. Skynet with Archie Bunker's attitude...

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Have a good weekend. See you Monday.

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OK anniversary, National Garlic Day, 50,000!, Sol and The Doomsday Machine, training cars with GTA, saving the Republic
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Published Wednesday, April 19, 2017 @ 12:17 AM EDT
Apr 19 2017

Today is Wednesday, April 19, the 109th day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 256 days remaining.

There are:
3 days until Earth Day;
9 days until Arbor Day;
16 days until Cinco de Mayo;
25 days until Mother's Day;
37 days until the start of Ramadan;
40 days until Memorial Day;
46 days until Pentecost;
56 days until Flag Day;
63 days until the Summer Solstice;
67 days until the end of Ramadan;
67 days until Father's Day;
76 days until Independence Day (July 4);
138 days until Labor Day;
566 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,372 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he doesn't resign or is otherwise removed from office.

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On this day in 1995, a truck bomb exploded outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people and injuring more than 680 others. The blast destroyed or damaged 324 other buildings within a 16-block radius, shattered glass in 258 nearby buildings, and destroyed or burned 86 cars, causing an estimated $652 million worth of damage. Timothy McVeigh was later convicted of federal murder charges and executed. His accomplice, Terry Nichols, was sentenced to 161 life terms without parole.

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Among other things, today is also National Garlic Day.

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The New York Times' On This Day for today.

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Florida man allegedly impersonates cop, pulls over real officer.

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Some persons born on April 19 who said interesting things:

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Quote of the day:

"If you're going to do something wrong, do it big, because the punishment is the same either way."
-Jayne Mansfield

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50,000!

The KGB Quotations Database passed 50,000 quotes today. Guess it's time to start working on the mother of all quote books...

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April 19 is also the birthday of concert pianist and composer Sol Kaplan (1919-1990), perhaps best remembered today for his brilliant musical score to the original Star Trek series episode "The Doomsday Machine."

The most memorable sequence is Kirk's escape from the Constellation- the musical sequence is entitled, appropriately enough, "Kirk Does It Again". This is from the digitally remastered version, with updated cgi effects...

And here's the music, by itself...

The score was so iconic, pieces of it were extracted and used ("tracked") in at least nine other episodes of the series' second season.

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CNN reports "a well-placed source said Tuesday afternoon that representatives for Fox and (Bill) O'Reilly have begun talking about an exit. Perhaps the most wicked observation came from Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update, which observed "This week our military dropped the 'Mother of All Bombs' in Afghanistan. The bomb cost $16 million and reportedly took out 94 members of ISIS. Which doesn't sound that efficient, but remember Fox News spent $13 million just to get rid of five women."

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Engineers are using the video game Grand Theft Auto to teach its driverless cars. Conan O'Brien joked, "Two Google cars were arrested for beating up a hooker."

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If you've ever wanted to go on a bar crawl through Europe to visit all of Ernest Hemingway's favorite haunts, Google Earth has you covered. In a massive update, the virtual globe has introduced a feature called "Voyager." No longer will you be limited to only exploring places you've heard about, nor will you have to resort to randomly clicking on areas of the planet in hopes of finding a gem. Instead, "Voyager" presents you with dozens of curated journeys around the globe. Check out the new Google Earth here.

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How did the Trump administration lose an aircraft carrier? With the real threat of war on three different fronts, it's nice to know Trump and his minions have everything under control. Not.

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Given the above, is it a suprise that there's a good chance Donald Trump doesn't know who the leader of North Korea is?

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Saul Alinsky, community organizer and author of the landmark 1971 Rules for Radicals, said that "Humor is essential to a successful tactician, for the most potent weapons known to mankind are satire and ridicule." Indeed, can satire save the Republic?

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Having an ulcer is like being a contestant on a twisted game show called "What to Eat?"

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Taxes, Passover, National Velociraptor Awareness Day, death calulator, leaky toothpaste
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Published Tuesday, April 18, 2017 @ 2:23 AM EDT
Apr 18 2017

Today is Tuesday, April 18, the 108th day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 257 days remaining.

Today is the deadline for filing Federal and most state and local income tax returns for 2016. It is also the last day of Passover.

There are:
4 days until Earth Day;
10 days until Arbor Day;
17 days until Cinco de Mayo;
26 days until Mother's Day;
38 days until the start of Ramadan;
41 days until Memorial Day;
47 days until Pentecost;
57 days until Flag Day;
64 days until the Summer Solstice;
68 days until the end of Ramadan;
68 days until Father's Day;
77 days until Independence Day (July 4);
139 days until Labor Day;
567 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,373 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he doesn't resign or is impeached.

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On this day in 1906, a major earthquake struck San Francisco and set off raging fires. More than 3,000 people died and 80 percent of the city was destroyed.

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Among other things, today is also National Velociraptor Awareness Day. (April is National Velociraptor Awareness Month!)

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The New York Times' On This Day for today.

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Florida man accused of breaking into woman's home to fry chicken.

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Some persons born on April 18 who said interesting things:

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Quote of the day:

"You can do anything you want in life. Unless Jay Leno wants to do it too."
-Conan O'Brien

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The last person born in the 19th century died and so will you. What do you do to live to be that old? You do nothing. It just happens. Then you die anyway. A doctor told me when I was in my 20s, that if I wanted to know how long I'd live, add my parents' ages at the time of death (assuming they died of natural causes and not due to injury or substance abuse/addiction), divide by two, and add five years for better nutrition and medical care. My mother will be 91 in October. My father died when he was 70, but he drank, smoked excessively, and had long-term complications from botched hernia surgery. His sister, my aunt, lived to be 87. Theoretically, at least, that's (90+87)/2 + 5 = 93.5 so far, and ol' Mom's still firing on all cylinders. Which sounds ok, but that's only about 30 years. 30 years ago was just 1987, when Reagan told Gorbachev to "tear down this wall" and "Three Men and a Baby" was the top-grossing picture. The Social Security Administration's Life Expectancy Calculator only gives me about 21 more years and says I'll take the big dirt nap on or around May 25, 2039. But then, they have a financial interest...

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From your heart, through your circulatory system, to your leg muscles and kidneys, running a marathon is sort of like putting your entire body through a meat grinder. For example, 82 percent of runners showed stage 1 acute kidney injury immediately after a marathon.

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First world problem of the day: Crest has a terrible leaking-toothpaste problem.

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A new study suggests that most of the energy from an asteroid's impact is spent vaporizing water and forming a crater, not making waves. So Hollywood's "Deep Impact"-type depictions are wrong. Not that that means things would be any better for us...

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Scientists find giant, elusive clam known as 'the unicorn of mollusks'. A unicorn that tunnels into underwater piers and pilings and is a major cause of damage and destruction to submarine timber structures and the hulls of wooden boats.

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Trump has spent one out of every five minutes of his presidency in Palm Beach.

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Mental illness is on the rise but access to care keeps dwindling. The uninsured and a lack of mental health professionals is exacerbating the siutation.

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Viral story about 'married couple who found out they were twins through IVF' appears to be fake. A prior story claimed to take place in Denver, but the next iteration moved it to Mississippi.

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Mustang Day, Bat Appreciation Day, Florida Man reels in Pence, Russia teaches robots to shoot, fresh water from dry air
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Published Monday, April 17, 2017 @ 12:00 AM EDT
Apr 17 2017

Today is Monday, April 17, the 107th day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 258 days remaining.

There is:
1 day until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
1 day until Last Day of Passover;
5 days until Earth Day;
11 days until Arbor Day;
18 days until Cinco de Mayo;
27 days until Mother's Day;
39 days until the start of Ramadan;
42 days until Memorial Day;
48 days until Pentecost;
58 days until Flag Day;
69 days until the end of Ramadan;
69 days until Father's Day;
65 days until the Summer Solstice;
78 days until Independence Day (July 4);
140 days until Labor Day;
568 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,374 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he doesn't resign or is impeached.

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On this day in 1964, the Ford Motor Company introduced the 1965 Ford Mustang, with a list price of $2,368 (about $$18,600 today, adjusted for inflation). In its first 18 months, more than one million Mustangs were built. The car is now in its sixth generation.

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Among other things, today is also National Bat Appreciation Day.

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Florida man's struggle with massive sawfish reels in Vice President Pence.

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Some persons born on April 17 who said interesting things:

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Quote of the day:

"Successful people are very lucky. Just ask any failure."
-Michael Levine

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The six main arcs in storytelling, as identified by an A.I. And Kurt Vonnegut.

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Puppies love your baby talk, but dogs don't. When training a newborn dog, it seems that talking to them like they're babies is beneficial. Older dogs, on the other hand, did not react to that type of voice any differently than normal speech.

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You too can be like Leonardo Da Vinci, Nikola Tesla, Franz Kafka, Winston Churchill, and Thomas Edison. With polyphasic sleep, you can get by with only three hours of sleep... provided you can effectively take a half-hour nap every six hours.

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Suicide barriers are finally going up at San Francisco's Golden Gate bridge after over 1,500 deaths.

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The Texas Department of State Health Services is advising health care providers to be on alert for mumps in their patients as the state experiences a 20-year high in mumps cases.

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Robert Taylor, the innovator who shaped modern computing, dies at 85. He was instrumental in the development of the computer network which evolved into the internet, and the design of Xerox's Alto computer, the forerunner of modern personal computers.

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"We are not creating a Terminator": Russia denies risk as Putin's 'robot army' is trained to shoot guns. Please, nobody show this to Trump.

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Researchers from the University of Waterloo claim to have captured the first composite image of something that astronomers have long believed to exist but has not been directly seen and detected: dark matter.

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Scientists at MIT and UC Berkeley have created a prototype of a small, solar-powered device that pulls fresh water from the air. It only requires 20-30 percent humidity to work, making it usable even in arid areas.

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Paul quits, National Siblings Day, catfish skyfalls into Florida pool, asteroid to miss Earth, Ford develops crib that emulates a car ride.
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Published Monday, April 10, 2017 @ 12:01 AM EDT
Apr 10 2017

Today is Monday, April 10, the 100th day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 265 days remaining.

Passover begins this evening and ends Tuesday evening, April 18.

KGB Report's on spring break for the remainder of the week. See you next Monday.

There are:
4 days until Good Friday;
6 days until Easter Sunday;
7 days until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
8 days until Last Day of Passover;
12 days until Earth Day;
19 days until Arbor Day;
25 days until Cinco de Mayo;
34 days until Mother's Day;
47 days until the start of Ramadan;
49 days until Memorial Day;
55 days until Pentecost;
65 days until Flag Day;
69 days until Father's Day;
72 days until the Summer Solstice;
85 days until Independence Day (July 4);
575 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,381 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he doesn't resign or is impeached.

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On this day in 1970, Paul McCartney announced he was leaving The Beatles. He filed suit for the band's formal dissolution on December 31, 1970. More legal disputes followed as McCartney's attorneys, his in-laws John and Lee Eastman, fought Lennon's, Harrison's, and Starr's business manager, Allen Klein, over royalties and creative control. An English court legally dissolved the Beatles on January 9, 1975, though sporadic lawsuits against their record company EMI, Klein, and each other persisted until 1989.

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Among other things, today is also National Siblings Day honoring the relationships of siblings. Unlike Mother's Day and Father's Day, it is not federally recognized, though the Siblings Day Foundation is working to change this. Since 1998, the governors of 49 states have officially issued proclamations to recognize Siblings Day in their state.

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Catfish falls out of the sky, lands in Florida couple's pool.

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Some persons born on April 10 who said interesting things:

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Quote of the day:

"No good deed goes unpunished."
-Clare Booth Luce

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Fortunately not falling from the sky will be a big asteroid that will sweep past Earth on April 19, 2017. It'll come so close- and it's known so far in advance- that scientists will be able to study the space rock using both radar and optical observations. The flyby should also be visible in amateur telescopes.

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Octopuses and squids can rewrite their RNA. Is that why they're so smart? "Of all the branches of life you have two that have real behavioral complexity. There are vertebrates, such as birds and mammals, and there are cephalopods. And that's it." (It's been more than 500 million years since the last common ancestor of humans and octopuses.)

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Dallas officials blame computer hacking for setting off emergency sirens throughout the city early Saturday. Rocky Vaz, director of Dallas' Office of Emergency Management, said that all 156 of the city's sirens were activated more than a dozen times. Officials don't know who was responsible for the hacking, but Vaz said "with a good deal of confidence that this was someone outside our system" and in the Dallas area. Which begs the question- why would you design a system that communicates in such a way that it can be hacked? You'd think public safety infrastructure would be "air-gapped"- isolated from access via the Internet or similar means.

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Ford has designed a crib that simulates a car ride, helpful in keeping a baby quiet, and keeping sleep-deprived adults off the highways.

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Google says its custom machine learning chips are often 15 to 30 times faster than standard GPUs and CPUs. Google calls them "Tensor Processing Units." How about SkyNet?

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It's one thing to find a bug in your pre-packaged salad. But a bat?

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Infection with a retrovirus, a common but otherwise harmless virus, can trigger the immune system response to gluten that leads to celiac disease, according to new research from the University of Chicago and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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WW I, Twinkie Day, bridge-jumping twice-tased sausage lover, blowing up the Moon, revenge porn, black hole photos (unrelated)
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Published Thursday, April 06, 2017 @ 12:00 AM EDT
Apr 06 2017

Today is Thursday, April 6, the 96th day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 269 days remaining.

There are:
3 days until Palm Sunday;
4 days until First Day of Passover;
8 days until Good Friday;
10 days until Easter Sunday;
11 days until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
12 days until Last Day of Passover;
16 days until Earth Day;
23 days until Arbor Day;
29 days until Cinco de Mayo;
38 days until Mother's Day;
52 days until Memorial Day;
589 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,386 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he doesn't resign or is impeached.

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The Zimmermann Telegram

On this day in 1917, the United States entered World War I following Germany's resumption of unrestricted submarine warfare and publication of the "Zimmermann Telegram," in which the German Foreign Minister invited Mexico to join the war as Germany's ally against the United States. In return, the Germans would finance Mexico's war and help it recover the territories of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. The United Kingdom intercepted the message and presented it to the US embassy in the UK. From there it made its way to President Wilson who released the Zimmermann note to the public, and Americans saw it as casus belli. Wilson called on antiwar elements to end all wars, by winning this one and eliminating militarism from the globe.

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Among other things, today is also National Hostess Twinkie Day. Twinkies were invented in Schiller Park, Illinois on April 6, 1930, by James Alexander Dewar, a baker for the Continental Baking Company. Realizing that several machines used to make cream-filled strawberry shortcake sat idle when strawberries were out of season, Dewar conceived a snack cake filled with banana cream, which he dubbed the Twinkie. Ritchy Koph said he came up with the name when he saw a billboard in St. Louis for "Twinkle Toe Shoes". During World War II, bananas were rationed and the company was forced to switch to vanilla cream, which has remained the basic filling for the confection.

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Florida man steals Publix sausage, jumps off bridge to avoid arrest. Subsequently, he had to be tased twice in order to be captured. Must bave been good sausage.

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Some persons born on April 6 who said interesting things:

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Quote of the day:

"If you think you're enlightened, go spend a week with your family."
-Ram Dass

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The complete list: other things Mike Pence cannot be alone in a room with...

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In 1958, at the height of the Cold War, both the United States and the Soviet Union developed secret plans for an unprovoked nuclear strike against the Moon, because the Patriarchy hates it.

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In Charlotte and other Southern cities, poor children have the lowest odds of making it to the top income bracket of kids anywhere in the country. Data suggests that Charlotte is a dead-end for people trying to escape poverty. Why?

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Never mind the Russians, meet the bot king who helps Trump win Twitter.

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Facebook addresses revenge porn with tech to prevent people from re-sharing intimate images.

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Astronomers just turned on a planet-size telescope to take a picture of a black hole.

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"Precision psychiatry...." Treating depression is guesswork. Brain scans and machine learning programs are paving the way for a breakthrough.

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Have a great weekend! See you Monday...

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Planned Parenthood, First Contact, WW III, nude Florida wine drinking, get a second opinion, geological Brexit, bailing on Bill
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Published Wednesday, April 05, 2017 @ 3:47 AM EDT
Apr 05 2017

Today is Wednesday, April 5, the 95th day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 270 days remaining.

There are:
4 days until Palm Sunday;
5 days until First Day of Passover;
9 days until Good Friday;
11 days until Easter Sunday;
12 days until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
13 days until Last Day of Passover;
17 days until Earth Day;
24 days until Arbor Day;
30 days until Cinco de Mayo;
39 days until Mother's Day;
53 days until Memorial Day;
590 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,387 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he isn't impeached.

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On this date in 1922, The American Birth Control League (ABCL) was incorporated. Founded by Margaret Sanger in 1921 at the First American Birth Control Conference in New York City, the organization promoted the founding of birth control clinics and encouraged women to control their own fertility. In 1942, the league became the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

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Among other things, today is also First Contact Day. In Star Trek future history, it's the date in 2063 when Zefram Cochrane made the first warp one spaceship flight, and the first official contact between humans and Vulcans. (Unfortunately, between now and then is a conflict called World War III.) Incidentally, Zefram Cochrane's favorite food was (wiil be?) cheese pierogies.


Scene from "Star Trek: First Contact" © 1996, Paramount Pictures Corp.

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Naked Florida man enjoys bottle of wine in his driveway, gets arrested.

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Some persons born on April 5 who said interesting things:

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Quote of the day:

"Being against torture ought to be sort of a multipartisan thing."
-Karl Lehenbauer

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As noted above, between now and First Contact, we have to contend with World War III. Here's how it starts.

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Payless will close 400 stores as it files for bankruptcy protection. I recall buying a pair of shoes at one of their Chicago stores and walking back to my apartment in the rain. The soles fell off when I tried wearing them the next day.

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57-year-old Wisconsin mother charged with running major opioid ring from her kitchen. Informants said she used profits from her operation to help feed her 31-year-old son's heroin addiction.

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Get a second opinion- doctors usually aren't right the first time. researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota found that 88% of the time, a patient’s original diagnosis changed at least slightly when a second medical professional read her chart.

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The original Brexit: How tremendous ice age waterfalls cut off Britain from Europe. The white cliffs of Dover once extended all the way to France. Then a large glacial lake started overflowing.

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Read what Bill O'Reilly's sponsors are saying about 'disturbing allegations' of harassment. Advertisers yanking their commercials include BMW, Mitsubishi, Lexus, Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, Constant Contact, Credit Karma, Bayer, TrueCar, GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi, UNTUCKit, Allstate, T. Rowe Price, Wayfair, Orkin, Society for Human Resource Management, The Wonderful Company, and Coldwell Banker.

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Trump's budget disproportionately harms the rural areas and small towns that were key to his unexpected win... buy they're willing to trust him. Best case scenario, these folks finally learn the folly of voting against their self-interest. In reality, the draconian cuts likely won't make it through Congress.

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MLK, RFK, National Tell a Lie Day, cyborgs, send your mama to Mars, badgers, Trump forgets, Android beats Windows
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Published Tuesday, April 04, 2017 @ 1:42 AM EDT
Apr 04 2017

Today is Tuesday, April 4, the 94th day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 271 days remaining.

There are:
5 days until Palm Sunday;
6 days until First Day of Passover;
10 days until Good Friday;
12 days until Easter Sunday;
13 days until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
14 days until Last Day of Passover;
18 days until Earth Day;
25 days until Arbor Day;
31 days until Cinco de Mayo;
40 days until Mother's Day;
54 days until Memorial Day;
591 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,388 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he isn't impeached.

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On this date in 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was shot to death in Memphis, Tennessee.

Robert F. Kennedy's impromptu speech on the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. The speech has been listed as one of the greatest in American history, ranked 17th by communications scholars in a survey of 20th century American speeches. Former U.S. Congressman and media host Joe Scarborough said that it was Kennedy's greatest speech, and was what prompted Scarborough into entering into public service. Journalist Joe Klein has called it "politics in its grandest form and highest purpose" and said that it "marked the end of an era" before American political life was taken over by consultants and pollsters.

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Among other things, today is also National Tell A Lie Day, or as the Trump administration calls it, Tuesday.

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Florida woman with condom tells cop to 'try this on for size.' In essence, a Florida woman was arrested for trying to protect a deputy.

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Some persons born on April 4 who said interesting things:

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Quote of the day:

"Man has made use of his intelligence; he invented stupidity."
-Remy de Gourmont

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Cyborgs at work: employees getting implanted with microchips. "Of course, putting things into your body is quite a big step to do."

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Neil deGrasse Tyson: I'll fly to Mars with SpaceX, after Elon Musk sends his mom Yep, Tyson is one smart dude.

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Video: Badger buries cow carcass in Utah, shocks science world. It would have been even more shocking if he had used a shovel.

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Trump forgets to sign executive orders at executive order signing ceremony. As Seth Meyers observed, "Trump just wandered off like a confused bear who woke up from his hibernation too early."

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Regular aspirin use is associated with lower cancer mortality. Compared with non-regular aspirin use, overall mortality risk was 7 percent lower for women and 11 percent lower for men who regularly used aspirin. Cancer mortality risk was 7 percent lower for women and 15 percent lower for men who regularly used aspirin. The researchers observed benefits at dosages ranging from 0.5 standard aspirin tablets per week to seven aspirin tablets per week.

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Android grabs most-popular OS prize from Windows. Measurements of online activity put Android ahead of Windows for the first time; Apple's OSes place distant third.

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Mexico newspaper stops printing after reporter shot dead. A regional newspaper in Mexico says the violence against journalists and the lack of punishment for those responsible is forcing it to stop printing.

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Mountaintop, National Chocolate Mousse Day, toxic tush shots, tiny toxic fish, toxic Bill, toxic Epi-Pen
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Published Monday, April 03, 2017 @ 12:00 AM EDT
Apr 03 2017

Today is Monday, April 3, the 93rd day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 272 days remaining.

There are:
6 days until Palm Sunday;
7 days until First Day of Passover;
11 days until Good Friday;
13 days until Easter Sunday;
14 days until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
15 days until Last Day of Passover;
19 days until Earth Day;
26 days until Arbor Day;
32 days until Cinco de Mayo;
41 days until Mother's Day;
55 days until Memorial Day;
592 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,389 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he isn't impeached.

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On this date in 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. deliverd his "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech. The next day, he was assassinated.

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Among other things, today is also National Chocolate Mousse Day.

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Florida woman sentenced to prison for allegedly giving toxic tush shots.

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Some persons born on April 3 who said interesting things:

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Quote of the day:

"~Goodall, Jane\Jane Goodall\|I don't have any idea of who or what God is. But I do believe in some great spiritual power. I feel it particularly when I'm out in nature. It's just something that's bigger and stronger than what I am or what anybody is. I feel it. And it's enough for me."
-Jane Goodall

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Tiny fish with a funny name could help with opioid crisis. The fang blenny's venom could provide a safer alternative to addictive drugs responsible for so many deaths.

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Study finds 'staggering' rise in mastectomies in these states."What we didn't expect was that we found the highest proportion in the Midwestern states, Nebraska, Missouri, Iowa, Colorado and South Dakota." Those are the states in which more than 42% of women 20 to 44 who underwent surgery between 2010 and 2012 opted to remove both breasts with a contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM), a procedure to remove the healthy breast along with the affected breast.

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"Bill O'Reilly: an awful, awful man." The New York Times reported on Saturday that about $13 million has been dished out over the years- by O’Reilly and his employer- to resolve complaints from women regarding O'Reilly's antics

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SpaceX to launch "silliest thing we can imagine" on debut Falcon Heavy. To save funds, the company plans to employ two used Falcon 9 cores as side boosters.

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Mylan announces nationwide EpiPen recall over potential defect. According to the company, some of the devices may have a defective part that does not allow for the activation of the injector in case of allergic reaction.

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The Republican majority in Congress is an illusion. The recriminations following the GOP’s health-care failure obscure a simple reality: The party doesn't have as much power as its leaders thought it did.

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Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner still benefiting from business empire, filings show. They remain the beneficiaries of a sprawling real estate and investment business still worth as much as $741 million, despite their new government responsibilities, according to ethics filings released by the White House Friday night.

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Jeopardy! World Bipolar Day! Ketamine! Frogpocalypse Now! Frankie Laine! Tom Lehrer!
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Published Thursday, March 30, 2017 @ 4:11 AM EDT
Mar 30 2017

Today is Thursday, March 30, the 89th day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 276 days remaining.

There are:
2 days until April Fools' Day;
10 days until Palm Sunday;
11 days until First Day of Passover;
15 days until Good Friday;
17 days until Easter Sunday;
18 days until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
19 days until Last Day of Passover;
23 days until Earth Day;
30 days until Arbor Day;
36 days until Cinco de Mayo;
45 days until Mother's Day;
59 days until Memorial Day;
596 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,393 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he isn't impeached.

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On this date in 1964, The TV game show "Jeopardy!" premiered on NBC. Its original incarnation on network television ran until January 3, 1975. The current version, a daily syndicated show produced by Sony Pictures Television, premiered on September 10, 1984, and is still airing, making it by far the program's most successful incarnation.

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Among other things, today is also World Bipolar Day..

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Frogpocalypse Now. In South Florida, cane toads are so numerous that they seem to be dropping from the sky. They're overtaking parking lots and backyards, can weigh almost six pounds, and pack enough poison to kill pets.

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Some persons born on March 30 who said interesting things:

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Today is also the birthday of Frankie Laine (1913-2007), an American singer, songwriter, and actor whose career spanned 75 years. He sang well-known theme songs for many movie Western soundtracks, including 3:10 To Yuma, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, and Blazing Saddles, although he was not a country & western singer. Laine performed at three Academy Awards ceremonies: 1950 (Mule Train), 1960 (The Hanging Tree), and 1975 (Blazing Saddles).

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Quote of the day:

"The most challenging part of being a dad is trying to postpone the moment when they realize you don't know anything."
-Paul Reiser

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Speaking of World Bipolar Day, ketamine, a powerful anesthetic used as an animal tranquilizer and an illicit club drug, has been receiving growing attention for its potential to treat depression. It has been shown to relieve the kind of depression that no other drugs can affect. It's lifted even suicidal depression in just hours. With studies into ketamine going on for over a decade, a recent statement from the American Psychiatric Association says there is “compelling evidence” that it works, although its effects have been described as “transient.”

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The Universe is a beer bottle left in the freezer too long.

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Why do so many Republicans believe Trump's wiretap claims?

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Tom Lehrer is not dead! He just wants you to think he is. (Lehrer will be 89 on April 9.)

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Donald Trump and the myth of the coal revival. Even Robert Murray, the C.E.O. of Murray Energy, the country's largest private coal company, recently said that coal jobs weren't going to come back in the multitudes that Trump has promised. One economist, who co-authored a study of Obama's Clean Power Plan in 2014— a study paid for by the fossil-fuel sector- said, "I think it’s a load of crap that this will do anything for the coal industry."

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one prominent CEO predicts that within the next decade, more work in fast food restaurants will be taken over by robots.

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Have a great weekend. See you next week.

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Vietnam, Manatee Day, birdhouse attack, asteroid cities, retired crayon, mass-produced artificial blood
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Published Wednesday, March 29, 2017 @ 1:51 AM EDT
Mar 29 2017

Today is Wesnesday, March 29, the 88th day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 277 days remaining.

There are:
3 days until April Fools' Day;
11 days until Palm Sunday;
12 days until First Day of Passover;
16 days until Good Friday;
18 days until Easter Sunday;
19 days until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
20 days until Last Day of Passover;
24 days until Earth Day;
31 days until Arbor Day;
37 days until Cinco de Mayo;
46 days until Mother's Day;
60 days until Memorial Day;
597 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,393 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he isn't impeached.

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On this date in 1973, the last United States troops left South Vietnam, ending America's direct military involvement in the Vietnam War.

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Today is also Manatee Appreciation Day.

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Florida woman accused of attacking man with birdhouse.

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Some persons born on March 29 who said interesting things:

 

Quote of the day:

"It's natural for humans to suppress urges, for when our desires are left unchecked they lead to broken relationships, prison time, and forest fires."
-Amy Sedaris

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How right-wing media saved Obamacare... Years of misleading coverage left viewers so misinformed that many were shocked when confronted with the actual costs of repeal. "Republicans lied about healthcare for years, and they're about to get the punishment they deserve."

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Instead of planting our buildings safely on the ground where they belong, why not strap one to a wandering asteroid and hang it over the city like a roving deathtrap of epic proportions? New York architects want to hitch a skyscraper to an asteroid and hang it over our cities. Please. I'm still waiting for my personal jet pack (which you'd need to get to and from this thing.

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Mice have been living off us even longer than dogs. They appeared around 15,000 years ago in Levant.

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Rising sea levels could decimate southern California beaches by 2100. Massive and costly interventions will be required to preserve the 310 miles of coastline that's poised to be affected.

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Crayola to retire color from 24-count crayon box for first time ever

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Researchers discover how to mass produce artificial blood. Researchers from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom and NHS Blood and Transplant have discovered a way to mass-produce red blood cells in the lab, which could potentially allow hospitals and clinics to have an unlimited supply of blood donations.

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3 Mile Island, Eat Something on a Stick Day, fruit, spinach, breast milk, Martian monoliths.
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Published Tuesday, March 28, 2017 @ 12:03 AM EDT
Mar 28 2017

Today is Tuesday, March 28, the 87th day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 278 days remaining.

There are:
4 days until April Fools' Day;
12 days until Palm Sunday;
13 days until First Day of Passover;
17 days until Good Friday;
19 days until Easter Sunday;
20 days until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
21 days until Last Day of Passover;
25 days until Earth Day;
32 days until Arbor Day;
38 days until Cinco de Mayo;
47 days until Mother's Day;
61 days until Memorial Day;
598 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,394 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he isn't impeached.

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On this date in 1979, America's worst commercial nuclear accident occurred inside the Unit Two reactor at the Three Mile Island plant near Middletown, PA.

The film The China Syndrome was released on March 16, 1979, 12 days before the Three Mile Island nuclear accident in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. The accident portrayed in the movie was eerily similar to what happened at Three Mile Island. Coincidentally, in one scene, physicist Dr. Elliott Lowell (Donald Hotton) says that the China Syndrome would render "an area the size of Pennsylvania" permanently uninhabitable.

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Today is also National Something on a Stick Day.

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Florida man cited for eating pancakes in street.

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Some persons born on March 28 who said interesting things:

 

Quote of the day:

"Never play cards with a man called Doc. Never eat at a place called Mom's. Never sleep with a woman whose troubles are worse than your own."
-Nelson Algren

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What gave some primates bigger brains? A fruit-filled diet.

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Maybe Popeye was on to something. Scientists convert spinach leaves into human heart tissue that can beat.

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Breast-fed kids may be less hyper, but not necessarily smarter, study finds.

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Proof of alien life or just a strange rock? Conspiracy theorists spot a 'huge tower' on the surface of Mars. Kinda looks like a monolith to me, Dave.

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There are people who spend their time yelling at the Mars Curiosity Rover on Twitter. "Do humanity a favor and self destruct."

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Trump lies- a lot- but the thing is, his supporters don't care. In fact, they like it.

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Viagra, World Theatre Day, Florida book/house burning, Hawking in space, scary "Life"
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Published Monday, March 27, 2017 @ 12:05 AM EDT
Mar 27 2017

Today is Monday, March 27, the 86th day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 279 days remaining.

There are:
5 days until April Fools' Day;
13 days until Palm Sunday;
14 days until First Day of Passover;
18 days until Good Friday;
20 days until Easter Sunday;
21 days until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
22 days until Last Day of Passover;
26 days until Earth Day;
33 days until Arbor Day;
39 days until Cinco de Mayo;
48 days until Mother's Day;
62 days until Memorial Day;
599 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,395 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he isn't impeached.

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On this date in 1998, the Food and Drug Administration approved Viagra for use as a treatment for male impotence, the first pill to be approved for this condition in the United States.

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Today is also World Theatre Day.

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Rather than donating his unwanted books, 10 homes and nearly 400 acres in Nassau County are now destroyed because a Florida man decided to burn a pile of paperbacks in his backyard.

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Some persons born on March 27 who said interesting things:

 

Quote of the day:

"I think all this talk about age is foolish. Every time I'm one year older, everyone else is too."
-Gloria Swanson

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Donald Trump's delusional interview with Time magazine. Hey look, in the mean time, I guess, I can’t be doing so badly, because I’m president, and you’re not. You know. Say hello to everybody OK?

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NASA's plan to use a giant magnet to make Mars habitable.An artifically-generated magnetosphere might allow the red planet to regenerate its atmosphere, warm up, and produce conditions conducive to life.

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Blame China? Amazon could be the one killing more American jobs. With The company's rapid growth and use of robots could be displacing more American jobs than Chinese outsourcing.

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Stephen Hawking, given two years to live in 1963, is going to space over 50 years later. Hawking gave an interview to Piers Morgan on “Good Morning Britain", where he confirmed that he'll be going to space on Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic spaceship. Branson actually offered him the trip in 2015 for free, and Hawking says "since that day, I have never changed my mind."

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Transient hypofrontality- temporarily slowing down parts of your brain- may, paradoxically, be the key to hyperperformance.

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Why the alien from the movie Life should actually scare you.

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ACA, National Puppy Day, Monkee mom inventor, Trump analyzed, smartphone sperm counts
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Published Thursday, March 23, 2017 @ 10:26 AM EDT
Mar 23 2017

Today is Thursday, March 23, the 82nd day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 283 days remaining.

There are:
9 days until April Fools' Day;
17 days until Palm Sunday;
18 days until First Day of Passover;
22 days until Good Friday;
24 days until Easter Sunday;
25 days until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
26 days until Last Day of Passover;
30 days until Earth Day;
37 days until Arbor Day;
43 days until Cinco de Mayo;
52 days until Mother's Day;
66 days until Memorial Day;
603 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,399 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he isn't impeached.

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On this date in 2010, President Barack Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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Today is also National Puppy Day.

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Florida man arrested for disrupting 'Beauty and the Beast'.

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Some persons born on March 23 who said interesting things:

 

Quote of the day:

"Our society cannot afford a two-tiered system in which the affluent have access to superior education, while everyone else is subjected to a dull and incoherent classroom experience. Academic excellence, educational equity, and fairness demand a strong foundation of knowledge for all learners."
-E.D. Hirsch, Jr.

Today is also the birthday of Bette Nesmith Graham (March 23, 1924 - May 12, 1980) an American typist, commercial artist, and the inventor of Liquid Paper. She was also the mother of musician and producer Michael Nesmith of The Monkees.

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"He's deeply, deeply insecure about how he's perceived in the world, about whether or not he's competent and deserves what he's gotten. There's an unquenchable thirst for validation and love. Thats why he can never stay quiet, even when it would be wise strategically or emotionally to hold back." Why Trump can never let things go.

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A smartphone app can accurately test sperm count. Actually, it's an attachment to your smartphone. Well then, that's better.

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Dilbert creator Scott Adams explains what made Trump a success. (Adams was one of the few observers who early on predicted the businessman would win the Presidency.)

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The scents in your body wash, chicken stock and canned drink all come from one company you've never heard of, and you encounter them about ten times a day.

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AT&T and Verizon are the latest companies to pull advertising from Google's display network amid concerns that the company does not do enough to prevent ads from appearing on YouTube videos promoting terrorism and hate speech.

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A mysterious 'robot' is spotted on top of Elon Musk's SpaceX drone ship in Port Canaveral. The equipment is believed to be SpaceX's highly anticipated 'Optimus Prime'-style robot that is rumoured to be working alongside Falcon 9.

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Have a great weekend... see you next week.

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P5, water, peeing, AHCA, disliking Likes, where to go when the nuke goes off
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Published Wednesday, March 22, 2017 @ 12:54 PM EDT
Mar 22 2017

Today is Wednesday, March 22, the 81st day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 284 days remaining.

There are:
10 days until April Fools' Day;
18 days until Palm Sunday;
19 days until First Day of Passover;
23 days until Good Friday;
25 days until Easter Sunday;
26 days until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
27 days until Last Day of Passover;
31 days until Earth Day;
38 days until Arbor Day;
44 days until Cinco de Mayo;
53 days until Mother's Day;
67 days until Memorial Day;
604 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,400 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he isn't impeached.

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On this date in 1993, Intel Corporation unveiled the original Pentium microprocessor, the P5.

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Today is also World Water Day.

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Florida man arrested for disrupting 'Beauty and the Beast'.

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Some persons born on March 22 who said interesting things:

 

Quote of the day:

"Our society cannot afford a two-tiered system in which the affluent have access to superior education, while everyone else is subjected to a dull and incoherent classroom experience. Academic excellence, educational equity, and fairness demand a strong foundation of knowledge for all learners."
-E.D. Hirsch, Jr.

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Interesting fact: Fewer Americans would be insured with the G.O.P. plan than with a simple repeal.

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Abu Dhabi to Los Angeles: 17 hours without a laptop. The Department of Homeland Security will no longer allow passengers to carry electronics onto flights to the U.S. from 10 major airports in the Middle East and North Africa. Devices larger than a mobile phone- including laptops, tablets, and cameras- will need to be placed in checked baggage.

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Peeing on jellyfish stings does nothing. Except relieve the bladder, of course.

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My favorite comedian/talk show host, Craig Ferguson, made Today Show producers so nervous they used a five-second delay during the program.

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The 'Like' button ruined the Internet. Once other people start telling you what they like via Like buttons, you inevitably start hewing to their idea of what's good. And since "people tend to be extremely similar in their vulgar and prurient and dumb interests and wildly different in their refined and aesthetic and noble interests," the stuff you publish will start looking a lot like the stuff that everybody else publishes, because everybody sort of likes the same thing and everybody is fishing for Likes.

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Where to hide if a nuclear bomb goes off in your city. Your cellar is a good place to start...

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Moondog coronation, world puppetry day, no big bang, changing the course of human history
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Published Tuesday, March 21, 2017 @ 12:00 AM EDT
Mar 21 2017

Today is Tuesday, March 21, the 80th day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 285 days remaining.

There are:
11 days until April Fools' Day;
19 days until Palm Sunday;
20 days until First Day of Passover;
24 days until Good Friday;
26 days until Easter Sunday;
27 days until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
28 days until Last Day of Passover;
32 days until Earth Day;
39 days until Arbor Day;
45 days until Cinco de Mayo;
54 days until Mother's Day;
68 days until Memorial Day;
605 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,401 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he isn't impeached.

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On this date in 1952, The Moondog Coronation Ball, the first major rock and roll concert, was held in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Today is also World Puppetry Day.

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Florida man vows to return to scene of urination.

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Some persons born on March 21 who said interesting things:

 

Quote of the day:

"Bad government is the natural product of rule by those who believe government is bad."
-Thomas Frank

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No Big Bang? Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning. The universe may have existed forever, according to a new model that applies quantum correction terms to complement Einstein's theory of general relativity. The model may also account for dark matter and dark energy, resolving multiple problems at once. And not only does it not have a beginning, it doesn't have an end, either.

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Fear, hope, and deportations. Next-door neighbors, a world apart.

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The great, recently late, columnist Jimmy Breslin wrote a lot of great stuff: three dead-on-the-money articles about Trump, and and a touching piece about JFK's grave-digger.

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Discoveries in the TRAPPIST-1 System Could "Change the Course of Human History," according to Bill Nye.

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Rural school districts are adopting a four-day week, hoping for academic benefits and real family and quality-of-life benefits. But the benefits aren't certain.

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As FBI Director James Comey's congressional testimony contradicted several claims made by President Trump, the presidential Twitter feed offered a distorted account of what Comey said.

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Uncle Tom, alien abductions, Trump, BS, bees, water bears
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Published Monday, March 20, 2017 @ 2:21 AM EDT
Mar 20 2017

Today is Monday, March 20, the 79th day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 286 days remaining.

Today is the first day of Spring.

There are:
12 days until April Fools' Day;
20 days until Palm Sunday;
21 days until First Day of Passover;
25 days until Good Friday;
27 days until Easter Sunday;
28 days until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
29 days until Last Day of Passover;
33 days until Earth Day;
40 days until Arbor Day;
46 days until Cinco de Mayo;
55 days until Mother's Day;
69 days until Memorial Day;
606 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,402 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he isn't impeached.

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On this date in 1852 Harriet Beecher Stowe's Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel about slavery, "Uncle Tom's Cabin", was published.

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Today is also Extraterrestrial Abduction Day.

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Some persons born on March 20 who said interesting things:

 

Quote of the day:

"Democracy is the spawn of despotism. And like father, like son. Democracy is power and rule. It's not the will of the people, remember; it's the will of the majority."
-B.F. Skinner

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Why Trump can't let go of his wiretapping claim.

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Fareed Zakaria nails the secret to Trump's success:

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Not everyone's thrilled Cheerios gave away 1.5 billion wildflower seeds to save the bees. Some say the packets contain invasive wildflowers that could overtake native species and spread disease.

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Humpback whales are behaving oddly and scientists want to know why.

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The Solar System could have more than 100 planets. Good news for Pluto, which may regain its planet status if new definitions for celestial bodies are approved.

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The tardigrade, or Water Bear, is almost indestructible. Science finally found the reason why.

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Shrinking and getting sicker, surrounded by 25 million tons of spiders...
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Published Thursday, March 16, 2017 @ 5:20 AM EDT
Mar 16 2017

Today is Thursday, March 16, the 75th day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 290 days remaining.

There is:
1 day until St. Patrick's Day;
4 days until the arrival of Spring;
16 days until April Fools' Day;
24 days until Palm Sunday;
25 days until First Day of Passover;
29 days until Good Friday;
31 days until Easter Sunday;
32 days until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
33 days until Last Day of Passover;
37 days until Earth Day;
43 days until Arbor Day;
50 days until Cinco de Mayo;
59 days until Mother's Day;
74 days until Memorial Day;
610 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,406 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he isn't impeached.

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On this date in 1926, Robert H. Goddard launched the world's first liquid-fueled rocket

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Today is also , National Freedom of Information Day, celebrating the birth of President John Madison, the "father" of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.

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Floria woman admits to killing popular drag queen with silicone injection. The woman had purchased 178 gallons of liquid silicone from Arizona between 2004 and 2015 and had it shipped to Florida and Virginia. Prosecutors said she falsely swore that it would not be injected into humans.

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Some persons born on March 16 who said interesting things:

 

Quote of the day:

"It's frightening to think that you might not know something, but more frightening to think that, by and large, the world is run by people who have faith that they know exactly what is going on."
-Amos Tversky

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They're not entitled. They're scared. And their vacation behavior tells a different story than stereotypes would have you believe. How millennial trophies created a generation of workaholics.

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Around 54 million years ago, when Earth suddenly got really hot, an ancient horse was about the size of a dog. Then it dwarfed, going down to the size of a cat. Scientists say as the earth heats up, mammals get smaller.

People in the Midwest will face an increasing risk of infectious diseases carried by ticks. Meanwhile, air pollution from a growing number of wildfires will increasingly affect the health of those on the Great Plains... doctors say climate change is making us sick.

Swell. Our ultimate fate is to become sick hobbits.

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You may be afraid of them, but they're essential... spiders kill astronomical numbers of insects on a global scale; anywhere between 400 to 800 million tons per year. Incidentally, there are about 25 million tons of spiders on the planet, so they're obviously hungry little buggers.

And, as it turns out, in the future, we'll all wear spider silk.

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How does a citizen respond when a democracy that prides itself on being exceptional betrays its highest principles? Plato despaired, but he also pointed the way to renewal. Lessons from ancient Greece: Making Athens great again.

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Leaker in Chief... did Trump leak his own 2005 federal tax return?

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A new biography of Hitler reminds us there is more than one way to destroy a democracy.

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Have a great weekend... see you on Monday.

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Ides of March, St. Nick's birthday, Kellyanne, Rachel, Trump taxes
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Published Wednesday, March 15, 2017 @ 1:38 AM EDT
Mar 15 2017

Today is Wednesday, March 15, the 74th day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 291 days remaining.

There are:
2 days until St. Patrick's Day;
5 days until the arrival of Spring;
17 days until April Fools' Day;
25 days until Palm Sunday;
26 days until First Day of Passover;
30 days until Good Friday;
32 days until Easter Sunday;
33 days until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
34 days until Last Day of Passover;
38 days until Earth Day;
44 days until Arbor Day;
51 days until Cinco de Mayo;
60 days until Mother's Day;
75 days until Memorial Day;
611 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,407 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he isn't impeached.

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On this date in 44 BC, Gaius Julius Caesar was assassinated as he arrived at the Roman senate. Sixty senators participated in the assault; he was stabbed 23 calls. The famous last words, "Et tu, Brute?" were not actually spoken by Caesar, but comes from Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar. Caesar's dead body lay where it fell on the Senate floor for nearly three hours before other officials arrived to remove it. The result unforeseen by the assassins was that Caesar's death precipitated the end of the Roman Republic.

Speaking of the Ides of March:

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Today is also International Day Against Police Brutality.

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Florida man leads police on chase to get bail money.

Bonus Florida item: Search is on for cobra that slithered out of Florida home.

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Some persons born on March 15 who said interesting things:

 

Quote of the day:

"The middle of every successful project looks like a disaster."
-Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Just as an aside, today is also the birthday of Saint Nicholas, the fourth century Christian saint and Greek Bishop of Myra, whose legendary habit of secret gift-giving gave rise to the traditional model of Santa Claus through Sinterklaas.

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What would we lose if immigrants could no longer come to America? Surprisingly, one of the most important things America would lose is the contributions made by their children. 83% of America's top high school science students are the children of immigrants.

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For decades, liberals have called the Christian right intolerant. When conservatives disengage from organized religion, however, they don’t become more tolerant. They become intolerant in different ways. Research shows that evangelicals who don't regularly attend church are less hostile to gay people than those who do. But they’re more hostile to African Americans, Latinos, and Muslims... among Catholics, mainline Protestants, and born-again Protestants, the less you attended church, the more anti-immigration you were.

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Just a year ago, she was a knockabout GOP pollster and talking head, a casino worker’s daughter who's never quite shaken her South Jersey accent. But she'd understood something about the electorate that others had missed, and now here she was: perhaps the most powerful woman in America, a senior counselor to the president of the United States, a member of Donald Trump’s core team of top advisers. Kellyanne's Alternative Universe.

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MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show outrated every other primetime show during the week of March 6. Not only did that make her show No. 1 among adults 25-54 in her 9pm time slot with an average 624,000 viewers, she even beat cable news' perennial victor- Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly. Her average 2.62 million viewers marks nearly an eight-year high and MSNBC's narrowest margins (coming within one percent) between Fox News to date. Last night, she revealed the first two pages of Trump's 2005 federal income taxes, continuing her nightly in-depth investigations into the bizarre foreign entanglements and odd doings of the 45th President.

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Credit scores for millions of Americans may soon increase due to two major changes in credit scoring. Starting July 1, the three major credit agencies — Experian, Equifax and TransUnion — are dropping certain negative information from credit reports, including tax liens and civil judgments.

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For the second year in a row, carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere have increased at a record rate, jumping 3 parts per million (ppm) in 2016, according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. CO2 concentrations rose 3.03 ppm in 2015, making the last two years the first time that the greenhouse gas has risen more than 3 ppm in NOAA’s 59 years of monitoring.

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30 percent to 50 percent of Arctic ice melt is due to natural cycles, but the remaining melt is due to human activity.

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Petula Clark, save a spider, more than Lyme disease, space sex, prefab Irish pubs
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Published Tuesday, March 14, 2017 @ 7:40 AM EDT
Mar 14 2017

Today is Tuesday, March 14, the 73rd day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 292 days remaining.

Today is Pi Day.

There are:
3 days until St. Patrick's Day;
6 days until the arrival of Spring;
18 days until April Fools' Day;
26 days until Palm Sunday;
27 days until First Day of Passover;
31 days until Good Friday;
33 days until Easter Sunday;
34 days until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
35 days until Last Day of Passover;
39 days until Earth Day;
45 days until Arbor Day;
52 days until Cinco de Mayo;
61 days until Mother's Day;
76 days until Memorial Day;
612 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,408 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he isn't impeached.

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On this date in 1965, singer Petula Clark, then 32, made her first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing her international hit song "Downtown". Fifty years later, she was still singing the song in performance:

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Today is also National Save A Spider Day.

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Things apparently were quiet in Florida yesterday. Anyway, here's the backstory to the whole "Florida Man" business.

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Some persons born on March 14 who said interesting things:

 

Quote of the day:

"I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue."
-Albert EInstein

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Congress has never reversed a major program of social benefits once it has taken effect and reached millions of Americans, which makes repealing and replacing Obamacare problematic for Trump and the GOP.

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As if Lyme Disease isn't bad enough, over the past 50 years, scientists have found at least 12 new tick-borne illnesses, and old diseases are spreading.

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A bill introduced by a female state legislator in Texas would fine men $100 if they masturbated outside of a vagina or a medical facility. Doing so, the bill stated, would be considered "an act against an unborn child, and failing to preserve the sanctity of life." The measure also requires a 24-hour waiting period for anyone seeking a Viagra prescription, a vasectomy, or a colonoscopy after their initial consultation, during which they would be issued a pamphlet called "A Man’s Right to Know." It's a joke, but some aren't laughing.

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Space sex is serious business. If the future of humanity is written in the stars, and if we're really serious about permanent human settlement on Mars, then we need to know what happens when this basic biological function is taken beyond the confines of the planet on which it evolved.

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This is truly terrifying. Why Our Nuclear Weapons Can Be Hacked... In 2010, 50 nuclear-armed Minuteman missiles sitting in underground silos in Wyoming mysteriously disappeared from their launching crews’ monitors for nearly an hour. The crews could not have fired the missiles on presidential orders or discerned whether an enemy was trying to launch them...

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This article won't change your mind. The facts on why facts alone can't fight false beliefs.

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Just in time for St. Patrick's Day: prefab Irish pubs can be found in Oman, New Zealand, and India, as well as on cruise liners and in private homes.

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Uncle Sam, one toke over the line, K9 Veterans Day, March snowstorms, return of the station wagon
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Published Monday, March 13, 2017 @ 7:25 AM EDT
Mar 13 2017

Today is Monday, March 13, the 72nd day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 293 days remaining.

There is:
1 day until Pi Day;
4 days until St. Patrick's Day;
7 days until the arrival of Spring;
19 days until April Fools' Day;
27 days until Palm Sunday;
28 days until First Day of Passover;
32 days until Good Friday;
34 days until Easter Sunday;
35 days until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
36 days until Last Day of Passover;
40 days until Earth Day;
46 days until Arbor Day;
53 days until Cinco de Mayo;
62 days until Mother's Day;
77 days until Memorial Day;
613 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,409 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he isn't impeached.

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On this date in 1852, Uncle Sam was featured as a secondary character in an editorial cartoon by Frank Henry Bellew in the New York Lantern. The name is associated with Samuel Wilson, a meatpacker who provided food for the Army during the War of 1812. Wilson's barrels of meat were stamped with "U.S." for United States. Soldiers started calling the meat "Uncle Sam's." The (unillustrated) character of Uncle Sam appeared years earlier, and was even mentioned in a 1775 verse of "Yankee Doodle." the first national anthem of the United

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On this date in 1971, Brewer and Shipley entered the US singles chart with 'One Toke Over The Line'. The song, which featured The Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia on steel guitar, peaked at No.10 despite being banned by radio stations for its drug references. Brewer and Shipley maintained that the word "toke" meant "token" as in ticket, hence the line "waitin' downtown at the railway station, one toke over the line."

Well, Lawrence Welk believed them...

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Today is also National K9 Veterans Day.

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Drunk Florida man steals forklift, 'needed to drive.'

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Some persons born on March 13 who said interesting things:

 

Quote of the day:

"Material accumulation is not the purpose of human existence. All growth is not good. The environment is a necessity, not a luxury. There is such a thing as enough."
-Donella Meadows

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A pair of storms will bring about five inches of snow here in Pittsburgh late tonight and tomorrow. March snow storms aren't unusual- 1993 Storm of the Century, also known as the '93 Super Storm or the Great Blizzard of 1993 formed over the Gulf of Mexico on March 12, 1993.

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Google just made the internet a tiny bit less annoying by replacing CAPTCHA with “Invisible reCAPTCHA,” a service that works as a background bot-sniffer- without a human having to do anything.

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A county in West Virginia is suing 10 wholesale drug distributors— including subsidiaries of Walmart, Walgreens, Rite Aid, and CVS — alleging the companies flooded the state with prescription painkillers, contributing to an epidemic of opioid addiction and overdoses. Cabell County, which includes the West Virginia city of Huntington, near the state’s western border with Ohio, has a population of about 96,000, but the lawsuit alleges the drug distributors sold local retailers nearly 40 million doses of prescription opioids from 2007 to 2012.

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Small but steady demand and SUV fatigue contribute to the return of the station wagon.

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"If we have dysfunctional politicians, it’s because we have a dysfunctional electorate." Neil deGrasse Tyson explains why things are a mess.

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Despite the existence of an effective vaccine, a mumps outbreak is spreading across the country.

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Is Trump trolling the White House press corps? At daily briefings, Sean Spicer calls on young journalists from far-right sites. The mainstream media sees them as an existential threat.

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Stay tuned...
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Published Thursday, March 09, 2017 @ 6:35 AM EST
Mar 09 2017

We'll be back on Monday. Hope to complete the platform switch in the next few days...


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Zionists fake South Park woman's travel on Malaysia 370, naked FL woman escapades, Hitler on opioids, troops on crystal meth, Medicare nix if you have winning tix
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Published Wednesday, March 08, 2017 @ 12:39 AM EST
Mar 08 2017

Today is Wednesday, March 8, the 67th day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 298 days remaining.

There are:
4 days until Daylight Saving Time begins;
6 days until Pi Day;
9 days until St. Patrick's Day;
12 days until the arrival of Spring;
24 days until April Fools' Day;
32 days until Palm Sunday;
33 days until First Day of Passover;
37 days until Good Friday;
39 days until Easter Sunday;
40 days until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
41 days until Last Day of Passover;
45 days until Earth Day;
51 days until Arbor Day;
58 days until Cinco de Mayo;
67 days until Mother's Day;
82 days until Memorial Day;
618 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,414 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he isn't impeached.

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On this date in 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777-200ER carrying a total of 239 people, disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Passenger Mei Ling Chng owned a home a block away from me here in South Park Township, PA. In addition to the mystery of the flight's disappearance, this website- a Sandy Hook denying, anti-Semitic, wingnut conspiracy theory pile of excreta, nodisinfo.com- claims Chng doesn't really exist and that and that it's a Zionist plot, the purpose of which they don't bother to explain. I never met Ms. Chng, but I know my good neighbors over on Leona Avenue who were interviewed by the Trib, and I'm kind of doubtful they're Zionist pawns.

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Today is also International Women's Day, originally called International Working Women's Day, and commemorates the struggle for women's rights.

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Naked Florida woman found under stranger's bed, running around town.

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Some persons born on March 8 who said interesting things:

 

Quote of the day:

"God always has another custard pie up his sleeve."
-Lynn Redgrave

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"The real problem isn't East Coast elites who don't understand or care about rural America. The real problem is that rural Americans don't understand the causes of their own situations and fears and they have shown no interest in finding out. They don't want to know why they feel the way they do or why they are struggling because they don't want to admit it is in large part because of the choices they've made and the horrible things they've allowed themselves to believe." An Insider's View: The Dark Rigidity of Fundamentalist Rural America.

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The GOP's "American Health Care Act" is really a $600 billion tax cut for rich Americans. And for some reason, of the 60 pages in the bill, six are dedicated to denying Medicare to lottery winners.

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Hitler was 'blitzed' on cocaine and opiates during the war. And the reason German troops were so gung-ho was because they were given what we now call crystal meth.

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Remember the Underground Railroad? it's back. At a safe house in Buffalo, asylum seekers from around the world prepare to flee the U.S. for Canada.

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Believe it or not, you can hear the difference between hot and cold water. And it's an intuitive ability.

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Black Sunday, We Are The World, Peace Corps, Happy Meal toys contaminating landfills, jail time for Trump?
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Published Tuesday, March 07, 2017 @ 9:32 AM EST
Mar 07 2017

Today is Tuesday, March 7, the 66th day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 299 days remaining.

There are:
5 days until Daylight Saving Time begins;
7 days until Pi Day;
10 days until St. Patrick's Day;
13 days until the arrival of Spring;
25 days until April Fools' Day;
33 days until Palm Sunday;
34 days until First Day of Passover;
38 days until Good Friday;
40 days until Easter Sunday;
41 days until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
42 days until Last Day of Passover;
46 days until Earth Day;
52 days until Arbor Day;
59 days until Cinco de Mayo;
68 days until Mother's Day;
83 days until Memorial Day;
619 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,415 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he isn't impeached.

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March organizer Amelia Boynton, one of 600 injured on "Bloody Sunday."

On this date in 1965, a group of 600 civil rights marchers was brutally attacked by state and local police in Selma, Alabama, an event that became known as Bloody Sunday.

On this date in 1985, the song and charity single recording of "We Are The World" was released. It was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie (with arrangements by Michael Omartian) and produced by Quincy Jones for the album We Are the World. With sales in excess of 20 million copies, it is one of the fewer than 30 all-time singles to have sold at least 10 million copies worldwide. I t topped music charts throughout the world and became the fastest- selling American pop single in history. The first ever single to be certified multi-platinum, "We Are the World" received a Quadruple Platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America. The song also won three Grammy Awards, one American Music Award, and a People's Choice Award. The promotion and merchandise tie-ins aided the success of "We Are the World" and raised over $63 million (equivalent to $138 million today) for humanitarian aid in Africa and the US.

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Today is also Peace Corps Day. The Peace Corps was established by Executive Order 10924, issued by President John F. Kennedy on March 1, 1961, announced by televised broadcast March 2, 1961, and authorized by Congress on September 21, 1961, with passage of the Peace Corps Act.

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A Florida man tried to run over his former boss. And, this being Florida, it was caught on video.

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Some persons born on March 7 who said interesting things:

 

Quote of the day:

"Sins become more subtle as you grow older. You commit sins of despair rather than lust."
-Piers Paul Read

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As if fast food restaurants don't get enough health-related criticisms, it turns out toys in Happy Meals and other fast food children's meals may contain levels of lead high enough to potentially contaminate landfills. Not to mention what it does to the kids.

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BBC tells Facebook about child porn on the network, Facebook reports BBC to police for distributing child porn. Obtained on Facebook.

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The United States Court of International Trade has ruled that the Snuggie is a blanket, and not an article of clothing. This is a big deal, because it's going to cost the U.S. a lot of money. The tariff on imported blankets is 8.5%; "pullover apparel" is taxed at 14.9%.

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Some dealmaker. The New Yorker reports that Trump helped build a hotel in Azerbaijan that appears to be a corrupt operation engineered by oligarchs tied to Iran's Revolutionary Guard. If true, it's a violation of the federal Foreign Corrupt Practices Act... and that means serious jail time.

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It's mating season for the blue-footed booby, a one-of-a-kind bird found on the Galápagos Islands. And the mating dance is something to behold.

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Alcoholics Anonymous' faith-based 12-step program dominates treatment in the United States. But researchers have debunked central tenets of AA doctrine and found dozens of other treatments more effective.

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We're late today because our Windows 10 laptop decided to start ignoring the left button of the mouse, which made it rather hard to do anything. After a couple of reboots, the button again became responsive. I keep buying more powerful machines so Windows will boot faster, and it never works. I sometimes think there's a conspiracy between hardware manufacturers and Microsoft...

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National Oreo Day, asteroid near miss, NOAA in danger, DNA for digital storage
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Published Monday, March 06, 2017 @ 12:01 AM EST
Mar 06 2017

Today is Monday, March 6, the 65th day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 300 days remaining.

There are:
6 days until Daylight Saving Time begins;
11 days until St. Patrick's Day;
14 days until the arrival of Spring;
26 days until April Fools' Day;
34 days until Palm Sunday;
35 days until First Day of Passover;
39 days until Good Friday;
41 days until Easter Sunday;
42 days until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
43 days until Last Day of Passover;
47 days until Earth Day;
53 days until Arbor Day;
60 days until Cinco de Mayo;
69 days until Mother's Day;
84 days until Memorial Day;
620 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,416 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he isn't impeached.

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On this day in 1912, the first Oreo cookie was sold to a grocer in Hoboken, New Jersey. Developed and produced by the National Biscuit Company (known today as Nabisco, a subsidiary of Illinois-based Mondelēz International), the Oreo It was launched as an imitation of the Hydrox cookie manufactured by Sunshine company, introduced in 1908. The cookie was in the news recently when then-candidate Donald Trump reported Nabisco had shut down its Chicago plant to move Oreo production to Mexico. Not true and, also, not surprising.

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Among other things, today is also National Oreo Cookie Day (see above) as well as National Frozen Food Day. March is also National Frozen Food Month.

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Florida man allegedly committed lame $25,000 fraud by pretending to be Nickelback's drummer.

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Some persons born on March 6 who said interesting things:

 

Quote of the day:

"Adequacy is sufficient."
-Adam Osborne

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A small asteroid passed within 9,000 miles of the earth last Thursday, a distance 20 times closer than the moon.

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A leaked memo reveals that U.S. President Donald Trump is planning to slash the budget of a major climate science agency by nearly a fifth. This, according to experts fearing the move, could cost lives worldwide. "Cutting NOAA's satellite budget will compromise NOAA's mission of keeping Americans safe from extreme weather and providing forecasts that allow businesses and citizens to make smart plans."

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Biocentrism posits that death is merely transport into another universe... a way for those who want to hold onto a comforting afterlife scenario, without giving up a devotion to science.

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Whatever happens to the Environmental Protection Agency, it has a clear legacy in cities. What cities looked like before the EPA.

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Scientists have discovered a great new data storage medium: DNA. A one terabyte hard drive currently weighs around 150 grams. Using the new method, 215,000 times as much data can fit in a single gram of DNA. You could fit all the data in the world in the back of a car.

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As school choice is poised to go national, a wave of new research has emerged suggesting that private school vouchers may harm students who receive them. The results are startling- the worst in the history of the field, researchers say.

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