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Anatomy of an assassination: Two fateful days that sparked decades of horror

A century ago this month, the world was plunged into war by one man’s murder. Here’s how it happened<p><b>Saturday, 27 June 1914</b><p>The next day was to be a brilliant one, a splendid occasion that would glorify the achievements of Austrian rule in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The Habsburg heir to the thrones of …

Shutdown Corner's Overrated and Underrated: Greatest NFL games

<i>This offseason, Shutdown Corner's Frank Schwab and Eric Edholm will look into what is overrated and underrated in all aspects of the NFL. We fully</i> …

NFL

The True Origins of 'X-Men'

How a second-tier comic inspired a legion of misfits and changed Hollywood<p>It was mid-1963, and Stan Lee was on a roll. In a mad burst of invention, …

Springtime in Tiananmen Square, 1989

While teaching English in Beijing, I witnessed one of the most tumultuous protests in modern history.<p>We were young, and maybe a little naive, and we were angry at injustice. Whenever a group of us foreign teachers got together to share a meal or some beers, Chuck, the most cantankerous of our lot, …

How Texas A&M, Conservative Bastion, Grappled With JFK’s Death

It was an In­di­an sum­mer noon­time in cent­ral Texas, one of those fleet­ing Novem­ber days when the wind stops screech­ing from the north across …

His brother’s keeper, Robert F. Kennedy saw conspiracy in JFK’s assassination

Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy was sitting at his backyard patio table, clutching a tuna fish sandwich, when the call came through. Kennedy had …

16 Veggies and Fruits You Should Grill

Grilled hamburgers and hotdogs scream summer, but did you know that you can fire up your backyard barbecue for much more than just meat? Grilling …

Food

The Crazy Story Of Frank Sinatra Playing A Club For A Week Straight Because Chicago's Mob Boss Was Mad At JFK

But there may be a much deeper connection between the Kennedys and the mob, and legendary entertainer Frank Sinatra reportedly served as a key intermediary and whipping boy in one case.<p>According to "The Dark Side of Camelot" by Seymour Hersh, Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. (JFK's father) set up a meeting …

The White House

Dallas Diminishes JFK, His Legacy, And Those Who Care About Democracy

Welcome to the JFK Assassination Cover-up, Chapter 20.<p>The <i>Dallas Morning News,</i> notoriously uninterested in real journalism about the most infamous …

FDA approves drug to treat MRSA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug to treat bacterial skin infections like Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, also known as MRSA .<p>MRSA is caused by a strain of staph bacteria that's become resistant to most antibiotics. It's life-threatening and is often found …

Ben Stein: The truth about Nixon

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Richard Nixon I knew had almost nothing to do with the Richard Nixon as portrayed in most media. The Richard Nixon I knew was a man who had served his country honorably as Dwight Eisenhower's vice president at the height of the Cold War, when Eisenhower kept us at peace for eight years …

11 kinds of Bible verses Christians love to ignore

The Good Book contains passages about rape, murder and slavery that Evangelicals conveniently refuse to acknowledge<p>Some Bible-believing Christians play fast and loose with their sacred text. When it suits their purposes, they treat it like the literally perfect word of God. Then, when it suits …

Molly Ringwald to Star in Jem and the Holograms

The gods of pop culture have been listening. According to <i>Hollywood Reporter,</i> Molly Ringwald has been cast in the film adaptation of the cartoon …

Los Angeles

Just how dangerous are aging tires? [w/video]

Four people were killed in Louisiana back in February, after the tread separated on a ten-year-old SUV tire.<p>There are a number of questions surrounding the tire industry following an investigation by <i>ABC News</i> into its attempts at blocking legislation that would require tires be inspected on the …

RT @HistoryInPics: John F. Kennedy's assassinator, Lee Harvey Oswald, being fatally shot by Jack Ruby http://t.co/Z7C1sxFlrT

Marilyn Monroe without her 'signature smile' http://t.co/va0cUMMoab

Anne Frank - 1942 http://t.co/NoBL2Da8Wh

Sophia Loren and Jayne Mansfield, 1960s http://t.co/v7D8Tls3qF

Abraham Lincoln sometime in 1860 shortly before his presidency, cleanly shaven. http://t.co/L3CN7pDq2u

Amelia Earhart, 1930. First female to fly solo across the Atlantic. http://t.co/4bAKcbr4Mn

Robert F. 'Bobby' Kennedy as Attorney General in 1961-63 during J.F.K.'s administration http://t.co/hOoaOxsRgN

RT @ColoredHistory: Lee Harvey Oswald, November 1963 http://t.co/DIjWCY9rKA

Kennedy and The Nazis

by <b>J.Marrs</b><p><b>extracted from 'Secret Societies Threaten to Take Over America'</b><p><b>2008</b><p>Most American leaders throughout the cold war could only see the danger …

The Enduring Mystery of JFK

The 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy has come, gone, and left a tidal wave of books, essays and commemorative magazines about the life and career of one of America's most storied political figures. This new flood of JFK literature comes on top of the already 40,000 or so …

Right Wing 'Wanted' Poster for JFK: Sound Familiar?

<i>Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose</i><p>A few days prior to President John F Kennedy's assassination in Dallas, a flyer was widely distributed in the form of a "Wanted" poster.<p>With front and side views of the president emblazoned at the top of the flyer, this is what it said:<p>Wanted for Treason<p>THIS …

Seconds Before Fatal Crash, She Posted on Facebook About Something That Made Her Happy

A North Carolina driver posted on Facebook about the “Happy” song moments before she was involved in a fatal crash Thursday.<p>According to investigators, 32-year-old Courtney Ann Sanford’s post read: “The Happy Song makes me so HAPPY.”<p>Seconds later, her car crossed the median and struck a truck …

Was My Father the Reason JFK Got Shot?

I al­ways heard about the ma­gic bul­let that killed Pres­id­ent Kennedy and wounded Texas Gov. John Con­nally. But it wasn’t un­til a few years ago …

JFK assassination: CIA and New York Times are still lying to us

Fifty years later, a complicit media still covers up for the security state. We need to reclaim our history<p>We’ll never know, we’ll never know, we’ll never know. That’s the mocking-bird media refrain this season as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of America’s greatest mystery – the assassination …