Soldier directing the landing of a UH-1 Iroquois (“Huey”) helicopter ambulance during a mass casualty training exercise at Thadj in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia on 29 November 1990. (XVIII Airborne Corps photograph DS-F-039-09 by SPC Randall R. Anderson)
The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising began 71 years ago, on 19th april 1943, and officialy finished on 16th may. It was the largest single revolt by Jews during World War II
These results indicate that, despite reformers’ adulation of the autonomy enjoyed by private and charter schools, this factor may in fact be the reason these schools are underperforming. That is, contrary to the dominant thinking on this issue, the data show that the more regulated public school sector embraces more innovative and effective professional practices, while independent schools often use their greater autonomy to avoid such reforms, leading to curricular stagnation.
“As of the 2010 census, the United States consists of 11,078,300 Census Blocks. Of them, 4,871,270 blocks totaling 4.61 million square kilometers were reported to have no population living inside them. Despite having a population of more than 310 million people, 47 percent of the USA remains unoccupied.
Green shading indicates unoccupied Census Blocks. A single inhabitant is enough to omit a block from shading.”
Native History: KKK Act Passed; Made Private Criminal Acts Federal Crimes
This Date in Native History: On April 20, 1871, President Ulysses S. Grant signed into law the Ku Klux Klan Act, which authorized him to declare martial law and use military force against the Klan and other terrorist organizations.
Picture of a Russian Spetsnaz Soldier during training, back flip while throwing a hatchet. And yes it is a real picture, another one shows a Spetsnaz throwing a knife in the same manner.
Chinese doctor admits stealing newborn babies, selling them
BBC News: A Chinese doctor is accused of stealing as many as 7 newborn babies and selling them to child traffickers after she allegedly convinced parents to give them up after telling them the infants were sick, court and state media report.
Photo: Zhang Shuxia stands trial in Weinan Intermediate People’s Court in Weinan, Shaanxi province, 30 December 2013 (Reuters)
The Atlantic's Alan Taylor sifts through thousands of photographs to assemble his breathtaking In Focus galleries, covering everything from the conflict in Syria to volcanic activity around the globe. For the video above, we collected more than 80 photographs from the past year to create a three-minute montage set to a track by Broke for Free. The result is a visceral, graphic look at the tragedies and triumphs of 2013 and a tribute to the photojournalists who documented everything along the way.