Episode 126 – News for December 24, 2015

Religion and Holidays

THIS DAY IN HISTORY – December 24

1294 – Pope Boniface VIII is elected, replacing St. Celestine V, who had resigned
1826 – The Eggnog Riot at the United States Military Academy begins that night, wrapping up the following morning
* 1865 – The Ku Klux Klan is formed
* 1913 – The Italian Hall disaster (“1913 Massacre”) in Calumet, Michigan, results in the death of 73 Christmas party goers held by striking mine workers, including 59 children
* 1914 – World War I: The “Christmas truce” begins

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
All About the Planets

*Water Discovered on Mars
*Pluto’s Surface Revealed
*Philae rises from the dead!
* Check out Space.com for other awesome photos from this year, including Saturn’s moons Enceladus and the “Death Star” moon Mimas, Earth’s face from EPIC, and the DOUBLE BLADED LIGHTSABER!

POLITICS AND RELIGION

*FDA removes lifelong ban on blood donation for men who have sex with men
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California woman assaults praying Muslims
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Virginia school district forced to shut down over geography lesson
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The first sentence has been issued New York X-ray terror plot
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Brunei has banned Christmas
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Joe Kennedy files EEOC Complaint
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Christian homeless shelter kicks out all women

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