This day in history, In 1801 - The U.S. House of Representatives broke an electoral tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr. Jefferson was elected president and Burr became vice president
The Troubadour: As Houston Islamic Center Burns, Firefighter Posts, "Let it burn...block the fire hydrant."
Vox: John Oliver wants "Jeff the Diseased Lung" to become the face of tobacco companies
As You Sow: Lead and Cadmium in Food
Juanita Jean's: If Dumb Was Dirt, Greg Abbott Would Cover About An Acre
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