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[#] Thu Jun 14 2018 15:55:28 EDT from rss

Subject: Terrorists Attack Ahmadiyya Mosques in Pakistan

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As Friday prayers came to a close on May 28, 2010 in Lahore, Pakistan, seven terrorists wielding guns, grenades and suicide vests stormed into two crowded Ahmadi Muslim mosques and opened fire, killing 94 victims and injuring more than 120. The coordinated attacks took place just minutes apart. At ...

[#] Wed May 30 2018 16:10:39 EDT from rss

Subject: How Anti-Mexican Racism in L.A. Caused the Zoot Suit Riots

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Learn how media bias and anti-Mexican racism contributed to the Zoot Suit Riots in Los Angeles in 1943, resulting in one of the worst episodes of racial violence in 20th century America. Discover the origins of the term "zoot suit."

[#] Tue May 29 2018 13:05:21 EDT from rss

Subject: Magnitude 7.8 earthquake kills thousands in Nepal

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On April 25, 2015 a magnitude 7.8 earthquake tore through Nepal, killing nearly 9,000 and injuring 16,800. It was the worst such earthquake for the Asian country since 1934. The earthquake struck shortly before noon, but the devastation continued as several dozen aftershocks caused even more ...

[#] Tue May 29 2018 12:45:37 EDT from rss

Subject: The Flint water crisis begins

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On April 25, 2014 officials from Flint, Michigan switched the city’s water supply to the Flint River as a cost-cutting measure for the struggling city. In doing so, they unwittingly introduced lead-poisoned water into homes, in what would become a massive public-health crisis. The problem started ...

[#] Mon May 21 2018 16:42:16 EDT from rss

Subject: Ireland legalizes same sex marriage

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On May 23, 2015 thousands of LGBTQ activists celebrated as Ireland became the first country to legalize same-sex marriage through referendum. The referendum passed with 62% of voters (1.2 million people) voting yes. The vote attracted a large turnout, with 60.5% of eligible voters—and an ...

[#] Fri May 18 2018 17:22:10 EDT from rss

Subject: Manchester Arena bombed during Ariana Grande concert

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Just moments after Ariana Grande finished the final song of her May 22, 2017 concert at Manchester Arena, a suicide bomber detonated an explosion on the premises, killing 22 concertgoers and injuring 116 more. ISIS claimed responsibility for what was the deadliest act of terrorism in ...

[#] Fri May 18 2018 16:45:36 EDT from rss

Subject: EgyptAir flight 804 disappears over the Mediterranean Sea

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On May 19, 2016, 66 passengers and crew flying from Cairo to Paris on EgyptAir flight 804 disappeared over the Mediterranean Sea. It took a month to find the wreckage. At first the flight was thought to be a casualty of terrorism, but the true cause was revealed the next year. After debate and ...

[#] Fri May 18 2018 15:38:59 EDT from rss

Subject: Former Liberian president Charles Taylor found guilty of war crimes

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On April 26, 2012, former Liberian president Charles Taylor is found guilty of abetting horrific war crimes, including rape and mutilation in Sierra Leone. His conviction was the first for war crimes by a former head of state in an international court since the Nuremberg trials of Nazi leaders ...

[#] Fri Jan 19 2018 15:58:12 EST from rss

Subject: Lehman Brothers bankruptcy

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On this day in 2008, the venerable Wall Street brokerage firm Lehman Brothers seeks Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, becoming the largest victim of the subprime mortgage crisis that would devastate financial markets and contribute to the biggest economic downturn since the Great Depression. LEHMAN ...

[#] Fri Jan 19 2018 15:53:02 EST from rss

Subject: Bear Stearns collapses, sold to J.P. Morgan Chase

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On this day in 2008, Bear Stearns, the 85-year-old investment bank, narrowly avoids bankruptcy by its sale to J.P. Morgan Chase and Co. at the shockingly low price of $2 per share. With a stock market capitalization of $20 billion in early 2007, Bear Stearns seemed to be riding high. But its ...

[#] Fri Jan 19 2018 15:48:52 EST from rss

Subject: Anne Boleyn is executed

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On this day in 1536, Anne Boleyn, the infamous second wife of King Henry VIII, is executed on charges including adultery, incest and conspiracy against the king. CATHERINE OF ARAGONKing Henry had become enamored of Anne Boleyn in the mid-1520s, when she returned from serving in the French court and ...

[#] Fri Jan 05 2018 12:08:49 EST from rss

Subject: Women

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On the first full day of Donald Trump’s presidency, hundreds of thousands of people crowd into the U.S. capital for the Women’s March on Washington, a massive protest in the nation’s capital aimed largely at the Trump administration and the perceived threat it represented to reproductive, civil and ...

[#] Thu Jan 04 2018 14:37:02 EST from rss

Subject: Donald Trump is inaugurated

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In the culmination of his extraordinary rise to power over a tumultuous election year, Donald John Trump is inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States in Washington, D.C. From the time he kicked off his presidential campaign in June 2015 at his namesake Trump Tower in New York City, ...

[#] Tue Jan 02 2018 12:43:51 EST from rss

Subject: Barack Obama is inaugurated

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On a freezing day in Washington, D.C., Barack Hussein Obama is sworn in as the 44th U.S. president. The son of a black father from Kenya and a white mother from Kansas, Obama had become the first African American to win election to the nation’s highest office the previous November. As the junior ...

[#] Wed Nov 04 2015 11:43:03 EST from rss

Subject: Amazon opens for business

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On this day in 1995, Amazon officially opens for business as an online bookseller. Within a month, the fledgling retailer had shipped books to all 50 U.S. states and to 45 countries. Founder Jeff Bezos’s motto was “get big fast,” and Seattle-based Amazon eventually morphed into an e-commerce ...

[#] Wed Nov 04 2015 11:34:04 EST from rss

Subject: Google is incorporated

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On this day in 1998, search engine firm Google, co-founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, who met at Stanford University, files for incorporation in California. Google went on to become the planet’s most-used search engine, and the word “google” entered the lexicon as a verb meaning to search the ...

[#] Fri Oct 09 2015 12:21:20 EDT from rss

Subject: Germanwings pilot intentionally crashes plane, killing 150 people

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On this day in 2015, the co-pilot of a German airliner deliberately flies the plane into the French Alps, killing himself and the other 149 people onboard. When it crashed, Germanwings flight 9525 had been traveling from Barcelona, Spain, to Dusseldorf, Germany. The plane took off from Barcelona ...

[#] Fri Oct 09 2015 12:17:09 EDT from rss

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On this day in 1955, the first edition of “The Guinness Book of Records” is published in Great Britain; it quickly proves to be a hit. Now known as the “Guinness World Records” book, the annual publication features a wide range of feats related to humans and animals. To date, the book has sold more ...

[#] Fri Oct 09 2015 12:00:39 EDT from rss

Subject: Microsoft founded

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On this day in 1975, at a time when most Americans use typewriters, childhood friends Bill Gates and Paul Allen found Microsoft, a company that makes computer software. Originally based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Microsoft relocated to Washington State in 1979 and eventually grew into a major ...

[#] Fri Oct 09 2015 11:50:27 EDT from rss

Subject: First person in U.S. diagnosed with Ebola dies

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On this day in 2014, Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with a case of the Ebola Virus Disease in the U.S., dies at age 42 at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. Shortly before his death, Duncan, who lived in Liberia, had traveled to America from West Africa, which was in the ...

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