ISIS steps up war on history; WWII vet’s long-lost wallet; Kids discuss Rebel flag; Washington on the campaign trail; mass grave in PA.

Unfathomable evil: ISIS has stepped up its war on history by killing and publicly displaying the decapitated corpse of an 82 year antiquities scholar/archeologist in Syria.

Meanwhile, here in the U.S. a 92 year old veteran of the Tuskegee Airmen was carjacked in St. Louis. Sheesh.

Enough with the gut wrenching stuff: here’s a great story about a soldier who lost his wallet during WWII in Austria, and just had it mailed back to him.

Great video dug up by Kevin Levin featuring kids discussing the meaning of the Rebel flag in a mock debate with a typical “heritage not hate” dude. I am not comfortable with having kids use heavy profanity (warning: lots of F-bombs) to make a point, but it does make the point that this is so simple that even a kid can understand it.

Interesting question: who is the first person in history whose name we know? National Geographic claims to know the answer, and it is an accountant.

So how’s George Washington’s campaign trip going? Here’s some pics from his trip to Iowa: check out the pic and video of him throwing out the first pitch at a baseball game. It was a strike right across the plate, of course.

Today he’s in New Hampshire:


And lastly, here’s our macabre news of the day: Pennsylvania construction workers have uncovered the mass grave of hundreds of 1918 flu pandemic victims.


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