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August 7, 2012

British Sent The HMS Romney To Enforce Taxation Laws In 1768

In 1768, the British government sent the ship the HMS Romney to Boston Harbor to enforce the Townshend Acts, a series of taxation laws against the American colonies that led to the Boston Tea Party and the American revolution. The ship impressed American sailors, seized a ship belong to John Hancock, and served as a refuge for tax officials from angry mobs.

Can You Get Copay-Free Birth Control?

The new rules governing copay-free birth control are turning out to be really complicated. Use this flowchart to determine whether you can really get your contraception for free.

12 Awesome Drawings From A "Nickelodeon" Storyboard Artist

A storyboard artist for Nickelodeon stopped by Reddit today and took a bunch of drawing requests. Here's what happened as a result:

Obama Received Praise From Republicans For Helping Implement Welfare-To-Work In The State Senate In 1997

A new ad from the Romney campaign hits President Obama, alleging the President gutted the Clinton administration's welfare reform bill from 1996. As a State Senator in 1997, President Obama received praise from Republicans for his help in implementing the welfare-to-work requirements at the state level.

24 Strangely Beautiful Photos Of The Chevron Fire

Yesterday's horrible fire at a Northern California gas refinery has finally been contained. Instagram, Twitter and Flickr users from all over the area shared their views of the enormous smoke cloud.

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