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This Day in History: BP Oil leak contained within 20 miles

It was the summer of 2010 and the BP oil spill captivated headlines as the environmental rose month after month. From that report: Academic scientists are challenging the Obama administration’s assertion that most of BP’s oil is either gone or rapidly disappearing — citing, among other evidence, the discovery of an undersea “plume” More...

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By Guest Author On Thursday, July 25th, 2019
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Your Guide to Summer Road-Tripping in the Southern US

Summer in the southern states is something to behold: a rip-roaring mix of hot sunshine, toe-tapping music, delicious food (including a ransom of amazing BBQ) and some of the funniest, most genuine people in the More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, June 30th, 2019
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In 2020, we were fighting over the ‘No Fly List’ as the ACLU filed lawsuits

Nine years ago today, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a first-of-its-kind lawsuit on behalf of 10 U.S. citizens and lawful residents who are prohibited from flying to or from the United States or over U.S. More...

By deskofbrian On Friday, June 14th, 2019
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Joe Lieberman in 2011: ‘The threat of a bioterrorism attack keeps me up at night’

The consequences of a biological terrorist attack are nearly unimaginable and the possibility of such an attack remains frighteningly high, agreed several current and former Congressional members during a panel More...

By deskofbrian On Friday, June 14th, 2019
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Look back at 2011: the dollar hit a record crash, Sterling hit highs as the debt deadlock continued

It was this month in 2011 when Bloomberg began their report “The dollar fell against all of its most-traded counterparts as politicians struggled to agree on raising the U.S. debt ceiling and reducing its More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, June 6th, 2019
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Remembering the Battle of Normandy

“Operation Overlord” a continuation of “Operation Neptune” where over 150,000 Allied troops storm Normandy beach. The battle for Normandy continued for more than two months, with campaigns More...

By deskofbrian On Thursday, May 30th, 2019
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Remembering: Five Pakistan women killed on this day in 2012 for ‘singing and dancing,’ officials deny claims

On this day, in 2012, five women in Kohistan, four of whom were filmed ‘singing and dancing’ with men at a wedding party, were killed on May 30 after a tribal jirga ordered their execution, claimed Muhammad More...

By deskofbrian On Thursday, May 30th, 2019
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This Day in History: Natalee Holloway goes missing, Stephany Flores Ramirez dead five years later, Joran Van der Sloot guilty

May 30, 2005 was the day Natalee Holloway went missing and five years later, Stephany Flores Ramirez was found dead and Joran Van der Sloot confessed to the murder. Authorities believe Van der Sloot attempted to More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, May 9th, 2019
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‘Tolkien’ never lives up the myth or legend of a man behind ‘The Hobbit’ and the ‘LOTR’

Fox Spotlight tried to share J.R.R. Tolkien’s backstory, one of the most influential literary giants in history, with audiences in their new biopic, Tolkien. Nicholas Hoult steps into the shoes of the iconic More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, May 1st, 2019
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Amazon unveils new smartphone ‘Fire’

THIS WAS FROM 2014: LOOK HOW MUCH HAS CHANGED: Amazon Wednesday unveiled Fire, the first smartphone designed by Amazon. Fire is the only smartphone with Dynamic Perspective and Firefly, two new breakthrough technologies More...


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