Tuesday, June 27, 2017


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June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 187 days remaining until the end of the year.

1963: Warm welcome for JFK in Ireland
The US President John F Kennedy visits his ancestral homeland in County Wexford.

1986: US guilty of backing Contras
The International Court of Justice finds the United States guilty of violating international law by supporting rebels in Nicaragua.

1991: Yugoslav troops move against Slovenia
Yugoslav tanks, troops and aircraft sweep into the small republic of Slovenia, 48 hours after it declared independence.

On This Date
1844 Mormon leader Joseph Smith and his brother, Hyrum, were killed by a mob in Carthage, Ill.
1893 The New York stock market crashed.
1944 American forces completed their capture of the French port of Cherbourg from the Germans three weeks after D-Day.
1957 More than 500 people were killed when Hurricane Audrey slammed through coastal Louisiana and Texas.
1969 Patrons at the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City's Greenwich Village, clashed with police in an incident considered to be the birth of the gay rights movement.
1972 The video game company Atari was founded by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney in Santa Clara, Calif.
1977 Joseph Ratzinger, the future Pope Benedict XVI, was named a cardinal by Pope Paul VI.
1980 President Jimmy Carter signed legislation reviving draft registration.
1985 Route 66, which originally stretched from Chicago to Santa Monica, Calif., passed into history as officials decertified the road.
2005 BTK serial killer Dennis Rader pleaded guilty to 10 murders that spread fear across Wichita, Kan., beginning in the 1970s. (He later received multiple life sentences.)
2007 Gordon Brown became British prime minister, succeeding Tony Blair.
2011 Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was convicted by a federal jury in Chicago of corruption. (He was later sentenced to 14 years in prison.)

John McEnroe appeared on CBS This Morning Tuesday amid a controversy he created. During an NPR interview on June 25, the former No. 1 men’s tennis player in the world claimed that current tennis superstar Serena Williams would rank only 700th if she played on the men’s circuit.

ISIS butchers cooked the baby son of a Yazidi sex slave held captive in a cellar and fed him to his unsuspecting and starving mother, an Iraqi MP claims. Vian Dakhill also revealed during an emotional TV interview that a ten-year-old girl was raped to death by evil jihadists in front of her father and five sisters.


The city of Minneapolis has set up a hot line for residents to report hate-crime incidents and other acts of intolerance.
The service, operated through the city's 311 help line, is aimed to aid targets of any "harassing behaviors motivated by prejudice," according to a city news release issued on Monday.
"Since the general election, many of us have experienced, witnessed firsthand or heard of actions of: racism, xenophobia, sexism and bigotry directed at people here and in cities across the United States," Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights Director Velma Korbel wrote in a statement posted on the city's website. "In no uncertain terms, hate-motivated speech and actions have no place in Minneapolis nor will they be tolerated."
The City Council last fall passed a resolution condemning violence and hate speech against Muslims.



When Seattle officials voted three years ago to incrementally boost the city's minimum wage up to $15 an hour, they'd hoped to improve the lives of low-income workers. Yet according to a major new study that could force economists to reassess past research on the issue, the hike has had the opposite effect.
The city is gradually increasing the hourly minimum to $15 over several years. Already, though, some employers have not been able to afford the increased minimums. They've cut their payrolls, putting off new hiring, reducing hours or letting their workers go, the study found.
The costs to low-wage workers in Seattle outweighed the benefits by a ratio of three to one, according to the study, conducted by a group of economists at the University of Washington who were commissioned by the city. The study, published as a working paper Monday by the National Bureau of Economic Research, has not yet been peer reviewed.
On the whole, the study estimates, the average low-wage worker in the city lost $125 a month because of the hike in the minimum.


Women retain and carry living DNA from every man with whom they have sexual intercourse, according to a new study by the University of Seattle and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The study, which discovered the startling information by accident, was originally trying to determine if women who have been pregnant with a son might be more predisposed to certain neurological diseases that occur more frequently in males.
But as the scientists picked apart the female brain, the study began to veer wildly off course. As it turns out, the female brain is even more mysterious than we previously thought. The study found that female brains often harbor “male microchimerism“, or in other words, the presence of male DNA that originated from another individual, and are genetically distinct from the cells that make up the rest of the woman.


Female reporter loses consciousness during Live Reporting.
She fell from a news crane while live reporting a political gathering. Fortunately she he only suffered minor injuries.

Authorities say the attacker bludgeoned Gulliver in the face, pulled her pants to her ankles, stabbed her repeatedly from her thighs to her chest until the blade of the knife broke off inside her. They still can't say if there was a sexual assault and still have no description of a suspect. "We are asking for the public's help. If anyone has any information about this brutal murder to contact our unit," said Clark.

A young woman has told of a terrifying acid attack on her 21st birthday that left her hospitalized and her cousin in a coma.
Resham Khan said she was in a car traveling through Beckton, East London, on June 21 when the horrific incident occurred.
Khan tweeted: “On my actual birthday, my cousin and I went for a drive in the morning, blasting music and chilling like cousins do, hyping it as I WAS 21.”
But out of nowhere, she said, a man approached the car as they waited at a traffic light and threw a liquid at her through the open window.
Khan, who said she had just returned from a year exchange in Cyprus, told how the assailant ran around to the other side and threw more over her cousin.
She said: “The pain was excruciating, I was struggling to close the window. My cousin struggled to get us away. I saw my clothes burn away in front of me."


Psychiatrists and other doctors in Chicago and across the country have been caught helping immigrants gain U.S. citizenship by providing fake medical opinions, records show. An estimated 1,000 people a year submit a form to immigration officials in Chicago alone to waive the requirements that someone seeking citizenship must understand English and pass a test in U.S. history and civics. The obscure Form N-648 requires a doctor to list any physical or mental ailment that would prevent a patient from meeting the language requirements of citizenship. The form is susceptible to fraud, though. Immigration officials aren’t supposed to investigate the ailments. They’re instructed only to make sure that the forms are completed correctly and that the information in an applicant’s file is consistent.


For the first time in nearly two decades, Ramadan has come and gone without the White House recognizing it with an iftar or Eid celebration, as had taken place each year under the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations. In recent weeks, several former White House staff members told The Post they would usually begin planning an iftar "months in advance" and didn't anticipate the Trump White House could pull something off before the end of Ramadan. White House officials did not respond to repeated requests for comment. Late Saturday afternoon, the White House released a short statement from President Trump and the first lady recognizing the holiday.


Fake News: Washington Post Claims Thomas Jefferson Held White House Iftar Dinner to ‘Celebrate Ramadan’  Jefferson invited the envoy to the White House for dinner at 3:30 PM—the time most Washingtonians had dinner in those days. But after he sent the invitation he was told that Melli Melli could not partake of a meal until after sunset because of Ramadan. Thomas Jefferson was faced with two choices: cancel the dinner entirely or simply have the meal later in the evening at a time when his guest could attend. As a good host and a decent person, Jefferson chose the latter. In fact, all Jefferson did was change the time of his meal. He had no intention of honoring Islam.



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