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Indian woman 'raped by two gangs on Christmas Eve'

<b>Police in India say 10 men are in custody, after a 21-year-old woman was raped by two apparently unrelated groups of men on Christmas Eve.</b><p>She was visiting friends in Pondicherry when she was abducted by three men and raped by one of them, officials say.<p>She found her friends after that ordeal but …

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Bloody Angle~More Americans died at the Bloody Angle at Spotsylvania, Virginia, in May 1864 than at Omaha Beach on D-Day in 1944

<b>“Their silent tents</b> <b>to</b> <b>spread</b><b>,</b> <b>And glory guards, with solemn round. The bivouac of the dead.”</b> <b>(Stanza 9)</b> -<b>Bivouac Of The Dead</b> <b>By</b> <b>Theodore O'Hara</b><p>The First Veteran Volunteers nailed this stanza from the Bivouac of the Dead to a tree near the Bloody Angle.<p>The Battle of Spotsylvania, Virginia, in May 1864 pitted 100,000 Union troops against 52,000 Confederates. The fiercest fighting occurred in pouring rain on May 12. For 23 hours straight the two sides fought hand-to-hand in a field near fortifications …

PRIMATICCIO, FrancescoRoyal Staircase (detail)1530sStuccoApartments of the Duchesse d'Étampes, Fontainebleau

<b>PRIMATICCIO, Francesco</b><br>Royal Staircase (detail)<br>1530s<br>Stucco<br>Apartments of the Duchesse d'Étampes, Fontainebleau

Amputated Limbs Lay In A Pile Outside A Civil War Army Hospital

The most common operation performed on soldiers during the Civil War was amputation. The best surgeon could have a limb severed and discard within five minutes. Civil War doctors were nicknamed “sawbones.” There were 60,000 partial or complete amputations during the war.<p>Popular but generally incorrect images of Civil War medicine involve surgery-amputations without anesthesia, piles of arms and legs, the surgeon as a butcher. By modern standards, wartime surgery was limited. Despite the lack of …

In The 20 Years After The Civil War, The National Divorce Rate Increased 150%

<b>In The 20 Years After The Civil War, The National Divorce Rate Increased 150%</b><p>Letter writers and diary keepers commented frequently on wartime marriage, but after the war many of them stopped writing; the resulting silence created a gap in evidence about postwar marriage patterns. During the war, many Americans sensed that they were living through exciting, unique times. In order to record their experiences and reactions, they started keeping personal diaries, only to stop writing when the …

The Elmira Federal Prison Camp For Confederate Soldiers During the Civil War

<b>The</b> <b>Elmira Federal Prison Camp</b> <b>For Confederate Soldiers During the Civil War</b><p><b>The Townspeople of Elmira built two platforms overlooking the walls where spectators could observe the prisoners for $.15; the customers were mostly well- dressed women. Closed March 1865 (though the last prisoners did not actually leave until September) and all that remains is the cemetery.</b><p>Up until the last decade, most people living along the Pennsylvania/New York border had little knowledge of the prison that had …

CIVIL WAR FACTS\nNearly…

CIVIL WAR FACTS<br>Nearly 3,000 people died in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. About the same number of men died in the first 15 minutes at Grant’s assault at Cold Harbor on June 3, 1864

Federal Judge Strikes Down Ban On Religious Cohabitation In Utah Polygamy Law

The ruling does not make polygamy — being married to multiple people — legal, but it does end the ban on what U.S. District Court Judge Clark Waddoups referred to as "religious cohabitation." The case was brought by the Browns, whose story has been shared on TLC's Sister Wives.<p>WASHINGTON — A …

Irish activists step up campaign to criminalise paying for sex

Justice department's review of prostitution laws and concerns over women being trafficked boost campaign for criminalisation<p>Ireland appears to be moving inexorably towards the "Nordic model" on prostitution, with cross-party support for moves to target punters by criminalising paying for sex.<p>Recent …