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Published Monday, August 14, 2017 @ 12:02 AM EDT
Aug 14 2017

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Today is Monday, August 14, the 226th day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 139 days remaining. This is the 207th day of Donald Trump's presidency. There are 1,255 days remaining in his term, assuming he doesn't resign or is otherwise removed from office.

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What happened on August 14 from On This Day.

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Among other things, today is also National Creamsicle Day. (incidentally, the difference between a Creamsicle and a Dreamsicle is the center of the former is ice cream, while the center of the latter is ice milk. More Creamsicle lore .)

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Florida woman arrested after pelting brother with chicken nuggets.

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Quote of the day:

"Some people have a way with words, and other people... not have way, I guess."
-Steve Martin (August 14, 1945)
(More Steve Martin quotes)

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Charlottesville, Virginia: see our Facebook page.

I thought I was done with this stuff 50 years ago... going to Rally To Condemn White Nationalism; today, August 14, from 4:30 to 5:30 pm at Congressman Tom Murphy's office, 504 Washington Road, Mt Lebanon, PA 15228. Stop by and say hello.

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Protest and persist: why giving up hope is not an option. "The true impact of activism may not be felt for a generation. That alone is reason to fight, rather than surrender to despair."

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Guy drops phone out of plane while recording and somehow it survives the fall.

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Google spinoff Waymo patents "softer" self-driving cars to protect pedestrians. The cars' exterior would collapse in order to reduce harm in the event of a crash.

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Warren Beatty on 'Bonnie and Clyde' at 50. A bit of trivia: it was Gene Wilder's first motion picture appearance.

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Tom Cruise injured in Mission: Impossible 6 stunt. Tom is 55 now. I quit leaping between buildings in my teens.

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Father of passwords regrets the advice he gave. In 2003, he advised all government departments that passwords should be an entirely random string of letters and symbols. The sorts of things that (you'd imagine) no one could guess and you could never remember. It turned out that these are easier for hackers to crack than, say, weird words that you can actually remember. Like "gobbledegook." Or "nincompoop."

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Drink like a fish, indeed. Goldfish are capable of making their own alcohol.

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State of the climate isn't just getting warmer; scientists saw changes in ice and oceans, too.

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A history of solar eclipses and bizarre responses to them.

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