White House to Downsize Jackson Magnolia

The fabled Jackson Magnolia tree sat on the south side of the White House for over 100 years, but it isn’t long for this world. Scheduled to go down later in the week, legend has it that Andrew Jackson planted a sprout of his then late wife’s favorite tree– a magnolia from their Tennessee farm, Hermitage. “That tree eventually grew into the sprawling magnolia the American public has come to know and recognize to this day. (A companion magnolia was planted on the opposite side of the South Portico years…

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Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day Purposed for Cause

The Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day recognized those who died homeless in the past year on Thursday across the country. Strategically planned, the event takes place on the winter solstice. “We come together on the winter solstice because it’s the shortest day of the year for most people, but the longest night for the homeless,” Tim Houchen, a homeless advocate, said. The National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH) supported the nearly 100 events registered for the day. In cities across America, people gathered to participate. Events “The service provides an opportunity…

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Bryce Harper hits 150th Home Run, 14th to do so before 25

Bryce Harper has only been in Major League Baseball for five plus seasons and already he seems to have had quite a full career, with the results in today’s Washington Nationals game showcasing the mercurial star’s brilliance. Harper smashed his 150th career home run, which in and of itself is not a very significant baseball number. What is significant about this particular dinger is that Harper is only the 14th player in MLB history to hit as many long balls before his 25th birthday. As Harper turns 25 on Oct.…

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Trump Reinstates Military Ban On Transgender Individuals

On Wednesday morning President Donald Trump announced via Twitter that transgender individuals would not be allowed to serve in the U.S. military “in any capacity.” “After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you,” the president tweeted.…

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