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- The Louisiana Board of Pardons has voted to expunge the record of Homer Plessy, whose 1892 arrest for buying a first-class train ticket and sitting in a whites-only car led to the consequential Plessy vs. Ferguson U.S. Supreme Court case that established the racist “separate but equal” doctrine and led rise to Jim Crow laws.
- Former President Donald Trump said it was “common sense” that his supporters at the January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol threatened to "hang" former Vice President Mike Pence.
- The noise from bitcoin centers, which need fans to cool off super-powered computers, can sound like nonstop drilling or droning to their unhappy neighbors.
- Three snow leopards at a Nebraska zoo -- Ranney, Everest, and Makalu -- died of COVID-19 complications.
- The New Yorker examines what’s next for Britney Spears now that the conservatorship of her life and her estate has been terminated by a judge.
- Director Ridley Scott has a lot of opinions in this interview with Deadline, including this reasonable thought: “why don’t the superhero movies have better stories?...They’re mostly saved by special effects, and that’s becoming boring for everyone who works with special effects, if you’ve got the money.”
- Researchers think an asteroid named Kamo`oalewa may actually be a chunk of the moon that broke off.
- A family’s adopted husky pup that started eating chickens turned out to be, of course, a wild fox.
- And speaking of foxes, this one’s waiting for the beat to drop:
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