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The Mona Lisa (Shutterstock)

Documentary depicts how Louvre employees saved the Mona Lisa from the Nazis

As deputy head of the Louvre, Jaujard hid the Mona Lisa, all the Louvre’s contents and France’s entire public art collection just 10 days before the second world war broke out.
Gary Varvel cartoon original (Indy Star)

Indianapolis newspaper alters, then deletes racist Thanksgiving cartoon following complaints

The Indianapolis Star ran the cartoon by editorial cartoonist Gary Varvel showing a family coming in through the window to share in the holiday meal, with the house owner announcing to his family and guests, “Thanks to the president’s immigration order we’ll be having extra guests this Thanksgiving.”
'Guns and Ammunition' [Shutterstock] http://tinyurl.com/ot82fa4

Three-year-old boy shot in mouth by four-year-old playmate: Washington police

A 3-year-old boy in Washington state was shot in the mouth apparently by a 4-year-old playmate, law enforcement officials said.
Tapeworm in a human intestine (Shutterstock.com)

Doctors track tapeworm’s wriggling, burrowing 4-year journey through UK man’s brain

After a series of initial tests, doctors found an unidentified mass in the patient’s brain that appeared — after repeated scans — to be moving from one side of his head to the other.
Adam Lanza

Newtown massacre shooter Adam Lanza indulged dark obsessions online

By the time Adam Lanza massacred 26 children and adults at a Connecticut school two years ago, he was living in nearly complete isolation, communicating with no one except an online network of people obsessed with mass murder.
Darren Wilson (Screenshot/YouTube)

Ferguson grand jury still hasn’t decided on charges in Michael Brown shooting

The grand jury has been hearing testimony from witnesses for the last three months, and is still reviewing evidence in the case.
George W. Bush speaks to ABC News on Feb. 23, 2014 [ABC News]

Smithsonian names George W. Bush and not Obama to ’100 most Significant Americans’ and no one cares

Curiously, the in-house magazine for the Smithsonian Institution decided that George W. Bush is a more “significant” figure in U.S. history than the country’s first Black president, Barack Obama, who did not make the list.
Demonstrators suddenly sprint away from police officers during further protests in reaction to the shooting of Michael Brown, near Ferguson, Missouri August 18, 2014.  (REUTERS/Lucas Jackson)

FBI arrests two would-be Ferguson bomb suspects

Word of the arrests, reported by a number of media outlets Friday, came ahead of the grand jury’s widely anticipated decision on indicting officer Darren Wilson.