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5 American ‘Witches’ Hanged 325 Years Ago Remembered

Five women hanged during the 17th-century witch trials in colonial America are being remembered on the 325th anniversary of their deaths. Sarah Good, Elizabeth Howe, Susannah Martin, Rebecca Nurse and Sarah Wildes were hanged on July 19, 1692, at Proctor’s Ledge in Salem Village, in what is now the eastern state of Massachusetts. It was the first of three mass hangings at the spot. In all, 25 people died during the dark period in colonial American history known as the Salem Witch Trials. Proctor’s Ledge was where 19 women and…

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Cigarette consolidation: British American wins Reynolds

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The consolidation of Big Tobacco companies looking as much to nicotine replacements and e-cigarettes for revenues as traditional smokes continued Wednesday with what will become the world’s largest publicly traded tobacco company. Shareholders approved British American Tobacco taking over Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based Reynolds American Inc., the latest in a string of mergers that has seen the number of cigarette companies shrink this century. The deal gives London-based BAT greater access to the U.S. market, where cigarette prices and taxes are low … Read the referenced story here:…

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Viewing The Great American Eclipse

Enlarge this image Getty Images/iStockphoto On Aug. 21, a narrow, 70-mile wide swath of the United States from Oregon to South Carolina will be the stage for one of the most (if not the most) spectacular celestial events, a total eclipse of the sun. Space.com has put together a nice informational guide, including a video and a map explaining where to go, what to expect, and how to watch it safely. This is the first total solar eclipse in America in almost 40 years. The next one in the U.S….

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The Fifth American War

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review OnlineThe wars between Trump, the media, the deep state, and the progressive party — replete with charges and counter-charges of scandal, collusion, and corruption — are merely symptoms of a much larger fundamental and growing divide between Americans that is reaching a dangerous climax. On four prior occasions in American history the country nearly split apart, as seemingly irreconcilable cultural, economic, political, social, geographical, and demographic fault lines opened a path to hatred and violence … … Read the referenced story here: The Fifth American War

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Native American healing class sparks unique health textbook

AP Photo/Russell Contreras ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Laughter can combat trauma. Spiritual cleansings could be used to fight an opioid addiction. Cactus extract may battle diabetes and obesity. These insights are from curanderismo – traditional indigenous healing from the American Southwest and Latin America. University of New Mexico professor Eliseo “Cheo” Torres’ has included these thoughts in a new, unique textbook connected to his internationally-known annual course on curanderismo. “Curanderismo: The Art of Traditional Medicine Without Borders,” released last week, coincides with Torres’ annual … Read the referenced story here: Native…

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Walt Disney Opens Iconic American Amusement Park on This Day in 1955

Walt Disney was already a well-known creative genius — the creator of Mickey Mouse and the 1938 feature-length cartoon Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs — when he had an idea to create Disneyland, his famed Anaheim, California, amusement park.   “All my life I heard him talk about doing this park, from the time I was five,” daughter Diane Disney Miller said in a documentary about Disneyland. “The dream just grew,” she says in the film, adding that by the time she turned 21, her father had finally done it, at…

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No Offense, American Bees, But Your Sperm Isn’t Cutting It

Enlarge this image With an American honeybee queen for a mother and a European honeybee drone for a father, this worker bee has a level of genetic diversity unseen in the U.S. for decades. Researchers at Washington State University hope a deeper gene pool will give a new generation of honeybees much-needed genetic traits, like resistance to varroa mites. The parasite kills a third of American honeybees each year. Megan Asche/Courtesy of Washington State University hide caption toggle caption Megan Asche/Courtesy of Washington State University Editor’s note: This story is…

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The American Left’s Downward Spiral

Emmett Tyrrell, Washington TimesI have returned. From Europe, that is, and I hope I met with no Russian undercover agents while there. The soi-disant liberals are in a snit about the Russians. Supposedly, Donald Trump Jr. and the mysterious Jared Kushner met with an undercover agent of the Kremlin in June of last year, and they did not report their meeting to The Powers That Be. … Read the referenced story here: The American Left’s Downward Spiral

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