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What's On Tonight: Ichabod Crane learns about Star Wars

Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Monday, January 26. All times are Eastern. Top pick Sleepy Hollow (Fox, 9 p.m.): There’s an estate heist afoot on this week’s Sleepy Hollow, in which Nick Hawley enlists the help of Ichabod, Abbie, and Jenny to take down his evil childhood caretaker. Show More Summary

Liveblogging World War I: January 26, 1915: Harry S. Truman to Bess Wallace

[Letter from Harry S. Truman to Bess Wallace, January 26, 1915](http://www.trumanlibrary.org/whistlestop/study_collections/trumanpapers/fbpa/index.php?documentid=HST-FBP_3-56_01&documentYear=1915&documentVersion=both): >Grandview Jan. Show More Summary

Some guy transformed his house into a playground for 15 rescue cats.

6 hours agoOdd : Happy Place

"We can't solve the world's problems, but I can solve this tiny problem for these cats." How long can it be before a turf war breaks out between the cats and the Roombas? With 15 rescue cats wandering through countless skywalks, tunnels and hidey-holes in his 3,000 square-foot California home, Peter Cohen has managed to turn animal hoarding into an art form.

'Sons of Liberty' inspired by The Rolling Stones' 'Paint It Black' and teen angst

Making American history accessible to a wider audience -- in film, it's been tried with varying degrees of success in everything from Lewis Milestone's 1930 World War I drama "All Quiet on the Western Front" to Quentin Tarantino's reimagining...Show More Summary

'Guild Wars 2: Living World' Season 2 Trailer Unveiled Before Game's Release

ArenaNet launched a new trailer for "Living World" Season 2 of its massive multiplayer online role-playing game "Guild Wars 2," the ending of which showed a hint of the eighth and final storyline.

British Invasion: Why is America Producing Fuel for This WWII Airplane?

Watch out, petroleum. This British biotech company is fueling the comeback of biobutanol-- something last produced during World War II.

HBO is auctioning off Richard Harrow’s mask and more from ‘Boardwalk Empire’

One of Boardwalk Empire‘s saddest images—spoiler alert–was that of the mask of Richard Harrow, the show’s facially disfigured World War I

94-Year-Old Man Can’t File Tax Returns Because The IRS Keeps Insisting He’s Dead

Siegfried Meinstein just wants to do his civic duty and pay his taxes, but he can’t, because the IRS insists he’s dead. As The Columbus Dispatch reports, the 94-year-old World War II veteran found out last April, to his surprise, that he’s dead. Show More Summary

Qatar's ties to militants complicate relations with U.S., neighbors

Even in a part of the world where tangled alliances are as common as sweet tea, one would be hard-pressed to find a country where the same few sweltering square miles house the sprawling operations hub for a huge U.S.-led air war and provide plush sanctuary to the likes of the Taliban and...

Jewish Leaders Outraged After ‘Biggest Ship in the World’ Is Named After SS War Criminal

yesterdayNews : Mediaite

European Jewish leaders are outraged at the Rotterdam arrival of a Dutch ship named after Pieter Schelte Heerema, who was a maritime engineer Dutch officer in the Waffen-SS, with Holocaust Remembrance Day just a few days away. The ship, called the Pieter Schelte, is the world's largest vessel.

12 Worst Ideas Religion Unleashed on World

From Valerie Tarico of Alternet, they are the following: Chosen people, holy war, blasphemy, glorified suffering, genital mutilation, blood sacrifice, Hell, karma, eternal life, male ownership of female fertility and bibliolatry (aka book worship). Show More Summary

UK Government Urged to Pardon the 49,000 Men and Women Who Were Persecuted Under Anti-gay Laws

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Spurred to action in response to the public's newfound awareness of gay World War II codebreaker Alan Turing, actors and activists are now calling on the British government to pardon the tens of thousands of other British citizens who were...

The Effect of Hollywood on Historical Perspective

yesterdayOdd : Neatorama

Pollsters asked French citizens who contributed the most to the defeat of the Nazis in World War II. The poll was conducted in 1945, then repeated in 1994 and 2004. As you can see in a graphic from Olivier Berruyer, the results changed over time. Show More Summary

How ‘Top 40? radio democratized music

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Nearly every history of Top 40 launches from an anecdote about how radio station manager Todd Storz came up with the idea sometime between World War II and the early 1950s, watching with friends in a bar in Omaha as customers repeatedly punched up the same few songs on the jukebox. A waitress,...

Mikhail Ryasnyansky (1926-2003)

Mikhail Ryasnyansky (1926-2003) was a painter from Ukraine. He fought in World War II but was discharged in connection with serious injuries and a concussion. Ryasnyansky's first name is written either Mihail, Mikhail or Michael. He studied under Tetyana Yablonska. Show More Summary

Britain marks 50th anniversary of Churchill’s death

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Britain on Saturday marked the 50th anniversary of the death of Winston Churchill, the iconic cigar-chomping prime minister who led his nation in defying Nazi Germany during World War II. Churchill, who died aged 90 on January 24, 1965, was Britain’s prime minister through the war years of...

Liveblogging World War iI: January 24, 1945: The Red Army races across Poland to the German border

World War II Today: [The Red Army races across Poland to the German border](http://ww2today.com/24-january-1945-the-red-army-races-across-poland-to-the-german-border): " >On the 24th January they reached the river Oder, the modern day border between Poland and Germany, they were now only 60 miles from Berlin. Show More Summary

Bring your imagination to work

The pace of change in the work world is increasing exponentially at a dramatic rate. A report highlights a startling prediction "that we will face the equivalent of all the milestones of the 20th century--world wars, creation of the automobile, sequencing of DNA, rise of the Internet, etc.,--in a single week in the year 2025."

Mapping The World's Greatest Risks (According To Davos)

"War" is back on the minds of the world's richest men (and women). The Global Risks Landscape, a map of the most likely and impactful global risks, puts forward that, 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, “interstate conflict” is once again a foremost concern. Show More Summary

Ben Elton Has A Brand New Novel About Traveling Back To Stop World War I

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

You probably know Ben Elton as the writer behind such amazing shows as Blackadder and The Young Ones. But he's also the author of a ton of novels, many of which explore totally ludicrous science fiction premises with the kind of zany humor you'd expect. (The best are Gridlock and Stark.) And now, he's just published a time-travel book! Read more...

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