Headlines Du Jour ► Monday, February 10, 2014

It’s February 10th, folks. Which means this is the 41st day of the year. Before we get to today’s news, here’s a look at a few of the headlines from yesteryear. On this day, according to the WikiWhackyWoo:

1840 – Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom marries Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.
1861Jefferson Davis is notified by telegraph that he has been chosen as provisional President of the Confederate States of America.
1870 – The YWCA is founded in New York City.
1942 – The first gold record is presented to Glenn Miller for “Chattanooga Choo Choo“.
1962 – Captured American U2 spy-plane pilot Gary Powers is exchanged for captured Soviet spy Rudolf Abel.

Now let’s get right down to today’s Headlines Du Jour:

IN LGBT NEWS:

Wielding Whip and a Hard New Law,
Nigeria Tries to ‘Sanitize’ Itself of Gays

SO GLAD WE’RE LIVING IN A POST-RACIAL SOCIETY:

Racist Chants From The Crowd
Brought This Soccer Star To Tears

FREE THE WEED!!!

Legal Pot Coming Soon? 50-State
Marijuana Law Roundup.

Medical Marijuana Gains
Traction in the Deep South

FOX “NEWS” IN THE NEWS AGAIN:

On Fox & Friends: Oscar
Song ‘Yanked’ Because
Of Faith Based Bigotry

PAYING TWO DEBTS TO SOCIETY:

BOYCOTT THE SOCHI OLYMPICS:

Sochi Olympic Winter Games at
root of residents’ housing woes

THINGS GO BETTER WITH KOCH:

Keystone XL Pipeline Could Yield
$100 Billion For Koch Brothers

TODAY IN RELIGION:

Ken Ham: The Making of An
American Religious Huckster

Young American adults abandon
religion in record numbers

Christians Might Be Surprised to
Find That Not God, But Men,
Decided What They Would Believe

CHRIS CHRISTIE CORNER:

NJ Star-Ledger Regrets Endorsing
Christie: ‘We Blew This One’

CRACK MAYOR CORNER:

Rob Ford’s wee-hours
Foggy Dew pub night
concerns Coquitlam mayor

IN OUTER SPACE:

Researchers identify one of the
earliest stars in the universe

The discovery suggests that the very first generation of stars may not have been as powerful as previously thought.

NASA is now accepting applications from companies that want to mine the moon

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