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Hate charge White man drove car at interracial couple

METAIRIE, La. — A white Louisiana man is charged with a hate crime after allegedly running down an interracial couple. News outlets report Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s deputies say 50-year-old James Descant holds “disdain” for mixed couples. Deputies say the black … more

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Train cars carrying ethanol catch fire in Texas derailment

FORT WORTH, Texas — No injuries have been reported after train cars carrying ethanol derailed in Fort Worth and caught fire. The Fort Worth Fire Department says nearby homes have been evacuated as a precaution because of the fire, and … more

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  • Battle of Clontarf (1014)
    on 04/23/2019 at 5:00 am

    The Battle of Clontarf was a decisive battle fought between Irish forces under the high king of Ireland, Brian Boru, and a Viking army formed by Sitric, king of the Dublin Norse. Brian's forces defeated the Vikings at Clontarf, near Dublin, but he was killed shortly thereafter by fleeing Norsemen. Brian's victory broke Viking power in Ireland, but, without […]