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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Headlines Du Jour ► Tuesday, February 18, 2014

As every Beatles fan knows, February 18 is the birthday of Yoko Ono, who gets the Headlines Du Jour delivered to her doorstep every morning. She says her favourite part is the Headlines Du Jour from yesteryear:
1861 – In Montgomery, Alabama, Jefferson Davis is inaugurated as the provisional President of the Confederate States of America.
1865American Civil War: Union forces under Major General William T. Sherman set the South Carolina State House on fire during the burning of Columbia.
1885The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is published in the United States.
1913Pedro Lascuráin becomes President of Mexico for 45 minutes; this is the shortest term to date of any person as president of any country.
• 1930 – Elm Farm Ollie becomes the first cow to fly in a fixed-wing aircraft and also the first cow to be milked in an aircraft.
1954 – The first Church of Scientology is established in Los Angeles, California.
1970 – The Chicago Seven are found not guilty of conspiring to incite riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
How's that? Was it good for you too, Yoko? If so, let's get right to today's Headlines Du Jour.

IN LGBT NEWS:


Olympic police re-arrest former
Italian MP for wearing rainbow outfit


Watch: Lawmakers Cheer As
Ugandan President Declares ‘War
With The Homosexual Lobby’


Susan Rice Urges Ugandan President
Not To Sign Anti-Gay Law


Anne Rice Unloads on Anti-Gay Facebook Commenters

TODAY'S EXCITING EPISODE OF COPS GONE WILD:


California police use taser
on deaf man trying to communicate with them
via sign language


PRESIDENTS' DAY LEFTOVERS:


George W. Bush: Still the worst
A new study ranks Bush near the
very bottom in history, due to delusional
wars, reckless spending and inflexibility

Happy Presidents’ Day! Meet The Five Most Overrated American Presidents

FREE THE WEED!!!


Uruguay Prez Jose Mujica To
United States: Legalize Weed



Medical Marijuana Sponsor Says
Police Are Addicted To Drug War Dollars



THE "O" IN GOP STANDS FOR OLD:


GOP Senate Candidate Calls
Mitch McConnell 'Beltway
Turtle' In Anti-Cornyn Ad


Greg Abbott under fire
for Ted Nugent invite


43 House Republicans Want to Sue Barack Obama For Being President

The GOP Has Screwed Itself
Out Of A Perfect Obamacare
Election Message


TEABAGGED ENOUGH ALREADY?


America’s First President
Was The Tea Party’s
Worst Nightmare


TODAY IN RAPE CULTURE:


Montana county attorney’s office to mother of 5-year-old rape victim: ‘Boys will be boys’

FOX "NEWS" IN THE NEWS AGAIN:



CNN’s Don Lemon Hits Back
at Fox’s Gregg Jarrett: ‘Mind
Your Business, Old Man’



Chris Wallace Says Climate Change Isn’t Occurring Because It Is Cold On The East Coast


MORE IN CLIMATE CHANGE NEWS:


Heatwave frequency 'surpasses levels previously predicted for 2030'
Abbott government urged to better articulate dangers of climate
change as Climate Council highlights rising number of hot days

TODAY IN NON-RELIGION:


NC high school faces legal challenge for refusing secular club

TRUMP THE CHUMP:


Donald Trump faces
Irish wind farm battle


LIVING WITH POLLUTION IN DETROIT, 'MERKA'S FIRST THROWAWAY CITY:


John Carlisle: Some Detroiters
living with Marathon plant
pollution find peace - at a price



VIDEO DU JOUR:


Yoko Ono backed by John Lennon, Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention


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