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The space shuttle 'Challenger' malfunctions shortly after take-off, resulting in the deaths of all seven crew members, 28th January 1986. (Photo by Space Frontiers/Getty Images)
The space shuttle 'Challenger' malfunctions shortly after take-off, resulting in the deaths of all seven crew members, 28th January 1986. (Photo by Space Frontiers/Getty Images)
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The Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster

Seventy-three seconds after liftoff on January 28, 1986, flying it’s tenth mission, space shuttle Challenger exploded.

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NEW YORK - APRIL 22: Actress Kelly Rutherford poses for a picture at the Smallest CFL On Earth Day! at LIGHTCongress in the Affinia Manhattan Hotel on April 22, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - APRIL 22: Actress Kelly Rutherford poses for a picture at the Smallest CFL On Earth Day! at LIGHTCongress in the Affinia Manhattan Hotel on April 22, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
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What’s Wrong With My Light Bulbs?

My problem is the government being able to tell a company that they are no longer permitted to manufacture a product based on a hunch that saving energy might have something to do with climate.

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WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 20:  Volunteers unfurl a giant banner printed with the Preamble to the United States Constitution during a demonstration against the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling at the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall October 20, 2010 in Washington, DC. The rally at the memorial was organized by brothers Laird and Robin Monahan who spent the last five months walking from San Francisco, California, to Washington to protest the court decision, which overturned the provision of the McCain-Feingold law barring corporations and unions from paying for political ads made independently of candidate campaigns.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 20: Volunteers unfurl a giant banner printed with the Preamble to the United States Constitution during a demonstration against the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling at the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall October 20, 2010 in Washington, DC. The rally at the memorial was organized by brothers Laird and Robin Monahan who spent the last five months walking from San Francisco, California, to Washington to protest the court decision, which overturned the provision of the McCain-Feingold law barring corporations and unions from paying for political ads made independently of candidate campaigns. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Citizen’s United Four Years Later

On January 21, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States heard a case brought by a conservative lobbying group known as Citizens United.

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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: Thousands of revelers gather in New York's Times Square to celebrate the ball drop at the annual New Years Eve celebration on December 31, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: Thousands of revelers gather in New York's Times Square to celebrate the ball drop at the annual New Years Eve celebration on December 31, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty
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New Year’s Traditions Far and Wide

Each country seems to have it’s own traditions that you might want to adopt as your own. Here are a few samples:

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Christmas Decorations
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Some Fun Facts For Christmas Day

In spite of the obvious commercial aspects of Christmas the music and the true message of Christmas still shines through.

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Road Work
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War Internment Camps: Racial Lessons From Our Past

Over 110,000 people of Japanese heritage, sixty-two percent being American citizens, were ordered to report to internment camps.

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380363 02: A sticker declares the existence of flying saucers from the window of a car parked on property near Jamul, CA, October 15, 2000, purchased by the Unarius Academy of Science to serve as a future landing site for "space brothers" from other planets. According to the academy, a spaceship carrying 1,000 alien scientists from the planet Myton will arrive on Earth in the year 2001, landing on a raised landform that was once part of an Atlantean continent in the Caribbean Sea. If humans are spritually ready, a total of 33 flying saucers from different planets will land in a towering stack near Jamul, CA to create an international university and introduce new technologies to save planet Earth from self-destruction. (Photo by David McNew/Newsmakers)
380363 02: A sticker declares the existence of flying saucers from the window of a car parked on property near Jamul, CA, October 15, 2000, purchased by the Unarius Academy of Science to serve as a future landing site for "space brothers" from other planets. According to the academy, a spaceship carrying 1,000 alien scientists from the planet Myton will arrive on Earth in the year 2001, landing on a raised landform that was once part of an Atlantean continent in the Caribbean Sea. If humans are spritually ready, a total of 33 flying saucers from different planets will land in a towering stack near Jamul, CA to create an international university and introduce new technologies to save planet Earth from self-destruction. (Photo by David McNew/Newsmakers)
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Project Blue Book: Have You Seen a UFO Lately?

In 1952 the United States Air Force began a series of systematic studies of unidentified flying objects or as they are commonly known — UFO’s.

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Boston Tea Party
Original Artist - Robert Reid Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images
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The Boston Tea Party: No Taxation Without Representation

On December 16, 1773 a group of demonstrators disguised as Indians destroyed an entire shipment of tea sent to the colonies by the East India Company.

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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 26:  Under-Secretary-General for Public Information of the UN Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal speaks the special Screening Of HBO's "The Battle Of AmfAR" at United Nations Headquarters on November 26, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for HBO)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 26: Under-Secretary-General for Public Information of the UN Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal speaks the special Screening Of HBO's "The Battle Of AmfAR" at United Nations Headquarters on November 26, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for HBO)
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Universal Declaration of Human Rights?

Sixty-five years ago today, nine years before the United States Congress passed the first Civil Rights Act of 1957; the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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American men guarding their private beer brewing hide-out, during prohibition.   (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
American men guarding their private beer brewing hide-out, during prohibition. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
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Prohibition Repealed

One of the most ironic events in modern history is Utah of all places casting the 36th vote to repeal the 18th Amendment of Prohibition.

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