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This Day in History for December 8 – John Lennon Murdered and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1863 – President Abraham Lincoln offers his conciliatory plan for reunification of the United States with his Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction (More info)

1980 – Music icon John Lennon is murdered by a mentally unstable fan in front of The Dakota apartment building in New York City (More info)

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I-49 Brass Quintet to Present Christmas Concert on Monday, Dec. 5

The I-49 Brass Quintet will present a public Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5 in the sanctuary at Broadmoor Presbyterian Church of Shreveport.

The event will feature a variety of holiday favorites performed by quintet members Rick Rowell and Mike Scarlato on trumpets, Tom Hundemer on French horn, Mark Thompson on bass trombone and Mike Davidson on tenor trombone

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Celebrity Birthdays for October 20 – Tom Petty, Snoop Dogg and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Tom Petty
Age: 61
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, and Musician
Known For: Fronting Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, performing with the Traveling Wilburys, selling more than 60 million albums, and numerous hit songs such as ‘Refugee,’ ‘The Waiting,’ and ‘Mary Jane’s Last Dance’

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2011 NFL Season – Week One Preview

What a long, strange trip it’s been this NFL offseason. It seems like only yesterday the news was filled with talk of  a lockout and threats of a fall and winter without football. It’s now all in the past with nothing left to worry about but the fate of your favorite team

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Man Demands Nude Photos After Hacking Woman’s Online Accounts [VIDEO]

In June, a woman in Monroe, Connecticut had her Gmail and Facebook accounts hijacked by a man who demanded she send him nude photos to get the accounts back.

The unnamed victim instead went to the police, who launched an investigation that resulted in Monday’s arrest of 19-year-old John Joaquim III. It’s unclear whether he knew his victim, but the two do live in the same town.

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US Government Wants will.i.am to Recruit American Students to Study in China

He’s an in-demand producer, chart-topping artist, and multimedia entrepreneur — and now will.i.am can add “cultural ambassador” to his list of job descriptions.

Responding to a request from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Black Eyed Pea has agreed to lead a benefit concert in Beijing, with the goal of encouraging more American students to study in China.

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Congressmen Holding Fundraisers at Taylor Swift’s Washington Concerts

UPDATE: Turns out this information was false — Swift’s reps have told us that the singer’s shows are not, in fact, doubling as political fundraisers.

Taylor Swift is already a musical powerhouse, but she could soon turn into a political one, as well.

The superstar pulls into the nation’s capital this week for a pair of shows that will have seven Congressman in attendance to help them raise funds.

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WiFi Hacker Sent to Jail for How Long for Cyber-Terrorizing Neighbors?

It started with an odd spat between next-door neighbors in Blaine, Minnesota. Matt Kostolnik was creeped out when Barry Ardolf picked up his four-year-old son, who had wandered into Ardolf’s yard, and then carried the boy back to Kostolnik’s property, giving him a kiss on the lips before depositing him.

The police were called, and while nothing become of it, Ardolf was offend and vowed revenge. What followed is a series of events that earned Ardolf an 18-year jail sentence this week.

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This Day in History for July 15 – Boeing Incorporates and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1799 – The Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard (More info)

1870 – Georgia becomes the last of the former Confederate states to be readmitted to the Union (More info)

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US Army May Issue Smartphones for Combat Use

After a successful trial run using touchscreen phones and tablets in combat, US Army officials say they may begin equipping service members with the devices later this year. It would be used to complement tactical radios and other existing technology.

Smartphones can be used to text updates about surroundings, send GPS photos, and access maps. “When they have a problem or need to submit a report, they default to the texting. These young soldiers grew up with this technology. They’re very familiar with it. They’re very comfortable with it,” said Michael McCarthy, an Army director for the program.

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