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Monday, February 17, 2014

Headlines Du Jour ► Monday, February 17, 2014

As we celebrate the birth of Jerry Lewis-muse Kathleen Freeman, let's take a closer look at a few Headlines Du Jour from yesteryear:
1753 – In Sweden February 17 is followed by March 1 as the country moves from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar.
1801 – An electoral tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr is resolved when Jefferson is elected President of the United States and Burr Vice President by the United States House of Representatives.
1819 – The United States House of Representatives passes the Missouri Compromise for the first time.
1933 – The Blaine Act ends Prohibition in the United States.
1959Project Vanguard: Vanguard 2 – The first weather satellite is launched to measure cloud-cover distribution.
1965Project Ranger: The Ranger 8 probe launches on its mission to photograph the Mare Tranquillitatis region of the Moon in preparation for the manned Apollo missions. Mare Tranquillitatis or the "Sea of Tranquility" would become the site chosen for the Apollo 11 lunar landing.
1996 – In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, world champion Garry Kasparov beats the Deep Blue supercomputer in a chess match.
Now that that's over with, let's take a gander at today's Headlines Du Jour:

BOYCOTT THE SOCHI OLYMPICS!!!


Russians “brutally” arrest former Italian member of parliament at Sochi Olympics

TODAY IN HEALTH CARE:


Hospital charges shown to vary widely
Some bill more 'because they can'

FREE THE WEED!!!


New details emerge on Colorado
marijuana operators raided by feds


Deep pockets and personal stories underpin Florida's medical marijuana push

HACKING DU JOUR:


Kickstarter Hacked, Credit Card Data Safe

PHONE HACKING IN THE NEWS AGAIN:


Murdoch's ex-British paper boss Brooks to start phone-hacking defense

LOOFAH LAD IN THE NEWS AGAIN:


Would Fox News' Bill O'Reilly be a good president in 2016 or not?

FOX "NEWS" IN THE NEWS AGAIN:


Why would a Michigan medical clinic block Fox News?

WHEN THE MITT HITS THE FAN:



THE "O" IN GOP STANDS FOR OH! STOP!! MY!!! SIDES!!!!


Election Thief Karl Rove Says Chris Christie Is What We Want In a President

PASS THE POPCORN!!!


Reviled by Republicans,
Ted Cruz is ‘So Hated,
He’s Going to Need
a Food Taster’


REAL ESTATE CORNER:


Al Capone's gangster mansion on the market in Miami Beach

CONSTITUTION CORNER:


Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Not Talk to the Police


CRACK MAYOR CORNER:


Rob Ford’s Toronto: where the buck doesn’t stop
If Ukrainians can protest their leader in weather even colder than Toronto’s, why are Torontonians content to let Rob Ford be mayor?

STAR TREK UNIVERSE:


Michael Dorn Confirms He’s Working on a ‘Star Trek: Captain Worf’ TV Series

CBS developing new CSI
and EMS related Star Trek
television shows


TODAY IN RELIGION:


Pastor dies after snake he was handling bit him

DYLAN IN DECLINE:


Bob Dylan and the Ethics of Market Fascism

VIDEO DU JOUR:




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