Friday, 21 April 2017

Kim Kardashian infuriates Catholic League with Virgin Mary dress


Kim Kardashian felt the wrath of the Catholic League on Thursday for wearing a see-through mini-dress featuring an image of the Virgin Mary between her breasts — and hawking candles that the organization deems offensive.

“We’ve never seen any indication that Kim Kardashian venerates the Blessed Virgin Mary — she is a former porn star — so her latest headline-grabbing stunt can only be seen as exploitative,” the group said in a statement.

Kardashian’s fashion statement appeared to be a subtle advertisement of the not-quite-blessed mother of two’s new addition to her Kimoji merchandise collection: a votive featuring an image similar to those found on prayer candles of the reality starlet as the Virgin Mary herself.

The Catholic League notes the awkward placement of the candle on Kardashian’s website “between two other items for sale: a ‘fire weed sock’ and an ‘ass tray’; the former celebrates marijuana use and the latter is a photo of her bare mammoth behind.”

Kardashian’s dress was designed by Dolce & Gabbana. She wore it while filming “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” in West Hollywood on Wednesday.

The star and her family are often pictured going to church on their reality shows. Miami-based pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr. presided over her 2014 wedding to Kanye West.

A rep for Kardashian, 36, did not immediately return a request for comment.

EFCC alerts Nigerians of fraudlent activities in the capital market

EFCC alerts Nigerians of fraudlent activities in the capital market
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC today released a statement alerting the
public of possible fraudulent activities in the capital market. Read the statement below.

The general public has been urged to be acquainted with recent trends in Capital Markets related fraud. Until recently, Capital Markets scams usually involved transfer of shares from one Stock broking house to another one of the syndicate fraudster’s choice where the shares are fraudulently sold without the knowledge of the real owner.

It also involved stealing of share certificates, stealing of dividend warrants and clearing them through a fraudulent bank account opened in the name of the original owner. The fraudsters usually target accounts which have been dormant for a long period as well as shares of deceased investors. This fraud is carried out in connivance with a syndicate at Nigerian Stock Exchange/Central Securities Clearing System and Registrars of the Companies whose shares are traded.

Sometimes the scammers lodge the cheques issued to them by the stock broking firms and clear them through Microfinance banks. The Microfinance banks are currently being used by these fraudsters because they are not yet compliant with the Bank Verification Number system.

In recent times, one of the new modes of fraud in the Capital Markets is Portfolio Management Scams. Under this method, the investor is persuaded to release his shares to the stock broking firm hoping to receive the promised returns which the stock broking firm may not honour.

Meanwhile all the shares of the investor will be sold by the stock broking firm and the proceeds used for other personal interest, making it difficult for the stock broking firm to buy back the shares for the investor when required.

This is similar to Ponzi Schemes in which the fraudster promises their target huge returns as interest on their money. The only difference is that under Portfolio Management, the investors’ releases his/her shares to be sold by the stock broker, while in a pure ponzi scheme, cash is paid to the fraudster.

Adesola Kolawole Amusan, Head, Capital Markets and Insurance Unit, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, who threw light on this scams, strongly recommended that members of the public should regularly log into the websites of Nigerian Stock Exchange – NSE(www.nigeriastockexchange.com), Securities and Exchange Commission – SEC (www.sec.gov.ng), and Central Securities Clearing System – CSCS(www.cscsnigeria.com) to verify the status of any Stock Broking Firm whether the firm is registered or under suspension, before subscribing to any of their offers.

Further to this, he warned investors not to give their hard earned money to any individual or company that promises to turn their money around within a short period with a guarantee to pay them huge returns that are in excess of the average returns in the financial system.

He also advised the shareholders to obtain and fill a trade alert form with the CSCS which will enable them to receive “alerts” any time there is a transaction on their stock broking accounts.

Amusan appealed to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to consider bringing Micro Finance Banks to comply with the Bank Verification Number (BVN) scheme so as to curtail fraud still being perpetrated through them so as to bring an end to the practice of fraudulent clearing of cheques.

Patient spent 288 days in hospital - despite being well enough to return home

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Patient spent 288 days in hospital - despite being well enough to return home

An elderly patient has spent 288 days in hospital despite being medically fit to return home.

The shocking case is believed to be the worst case of bed-blocking ever seen in Britain.

She was admitted to Walsall Manor Hospital with diarrhoea and vomiting in August 2015 - and remains on a ward.

The 82-year-old, who has not been named, has been cleared for discharge for more than nine months.

The 288 days are not consecutive because she went from being fit for discharge to becoming unwell again.

Patient spent 288 days in hospital - despite being well enough to return home
Hospital bosses say there are “complex reasons” for the length of stay - including some “beyond their control”.

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust say the woman is the subject of a “complex legal case”.

They claims she remains in the hospital “in the interest of their safety and well-being”.

But local councillors and a MP have blamed funding cuts for her long stay on the ward.

Labour MP David Winnick said: “If things were as they should be then she would have been able to be discharged with all the appropriate care in place for them.

“Public services being starved of essential funding results in human misery.”

Walsall Conservative leader Mike Bird added: “This is an example of the social care crisis.

“Councils have a statutory duty on social care but the finances are such that it is actually a saving for them if people are in hospital.

“The problem the hospital has is they have to make sure when a person is discharged they are going somewhere that is safe.

“I am sure there is good reason why the patient was kept in, but it doesn’t sound good.”

Earlier Today: Hospitalized Ugo Ehiogu Dies of Cardiac Arrest

So SAD! Hospitalized Ugo Ehiogu Dies of Cardiac Arrest

Former England and Aston Villa defender Ugo Ehiogu has died at the age of 44 after suffering a cardiac arrest at Tottenham's training centre yesterday. You read the report on ladunliadinews

A Spurs statement said Ehiogu died in hospital in the early hours of today.

Ehiogu, who was Spurs' Under-23s coach, was capped four times by England.

"Words cannot express the shock and sadness that we all feel at the club," said Tottenham's head of coaching and development John McDermott.  Ugo's immense presence will be irreplaceable. A hugely popular figure with a growing reputation as a coach, he concluded.

Ehiogu made over 200 appearances for Aston Villa between 1991 and 2000 and then spent seven years at Middlesbrough.

He won the League Cup with Villa in 1994 and 1996, and also with Boro in 2004.

May his soul REST IN PEACE. Ugo was born in Nigeria.

Novak Djokovic loses to David Goffin at Monte Carlo Masters

David Goffin leads the ATP World Tour for most match wins (23) in 2017
Novak Djokovic's comeback from injury was cut short at the Monte Carlo Masters as Belgium's David Goffin earned the biggest win of his career.

World number two Djokovic, playing his second match following an elbow injury, lost 6-2 3-6 7-5 in the quarter-final.

Novak Djokovic loses to David Goffin at Monte Carlo Masters
Goffin, who had not previously beaten a top-three player, will meet Spanish 14-time major winner Rafael Nadal.

Meanwhile, Britain's Andy Murray will play in Barcelona next week following his early exit in Monte Carlo.

Goffin, ranked 13th in the world, earned his first career win over Djokovic by taking his fifth match point in a dramatic 11-minute final game.

It ended the Serb's hopes of a third title in Monte Carlo, which is an ATP World Tour 1000 event and considered a key part of preparations for the French Open in May.

The 12-time Grand Slam champion looked in trouble after losing the first set and then suffering a heavy fall early in the second.

But he showed no serious damage after falling into the courtside advertising hoardings, improving to break Goffin's serve in game four as he went on to level. Read full story >>>

Unbelievable! Baby rescued alive from a shallow grave after three days abandoned by mother

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Baby rescued alive after three days in shallow grave

A baby has been rescued from a shallow grave after been left there for three days by her mother to die.

Heart wrenching images if the newborn baby boy still covered with dirt, after being rescued from the shallow grave at a farm in Paddock, South Africa, last Thursday has gone viral on the internet.

The 25-year-old mother, originally from Izingolweni, had left the infant among some timber, covered with sand, at her workplace after she had given birth last Tuesday.

The police said the baby was found after staff at the timber factory where the mother is employed heard a baby crying on Thursday.

It was gathered that it was the mother’s second child, and she felt her parents would not approve of another baby.

The baby was taken to Port Shepstone Regional Hospital where he was admitted to ICU. The mother was also taken to hospital and was released on Monday.

The mother was charged with child abandonment before the Izingolweni court on Wednesday.

Hospital officials have reported that the baby was in a stable condition as at Thursday.

Sexy Kim Kardashian steps out in just her underwear

Sexy Kim Kardashian steps out in just her underwear
Following Kim Kardashian transforms into the Virgin Mary for her latest Kimoji to walking the streets in just her underwear, Kim sure knows how to keep the public's attention on her.  The mother-of-two who recently lost 6lbs due to the flu is flaunting her slimmer figure to the best of her abilities.

Kim headed out last night in revealing Ivory undies - a silk bra and lace-trimmed tights. She also had on a white blouse but she left the upper buttons open to expose her bra. The reality star looked like she was headed to the club but her outfit was simply to have dinner at a friend's house.

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Sexy Kim Kardashian steps out in just her underwear

Sexy Kim Kardashian steps out in just her underwear

Sexy Kim Kardashian steps out in just her underwear

Sexy Kim Kardashian steps out in just her underwear

New Madeleine McCann TV documentary 'has found new lead in search for missing girl'

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A new Madeleine McCann TV documentary has unearthed a new lead in the search for the missing girl, it has been reported.

A teaser video for Australia's Channel 7's Sunday Night programme suggests a significant new lead in the case has been unearthed.

Featuring a top criminologist, a forensic scientist and the former lead Portuguese investigator, it claims to deliver a “landmark TV event”.

The show, due to air on Sunday, claims it has discovered a fresh lead in the high-profile case.

And it says the lead could bring the search for the missing youngster - who vanished in Portugal in May 2007 - closer to an end.
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Reduce To Writing - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Reduce To Writing - Today's DCLM Daily Manna Devotional

Welcome to DCLM Daily Manna Devotional written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi

Topic: Reduce To Writing 

Today: Friday April 21, 2017

Bible Text: Proverbs 25:1-15

Key Verse: "These are also proverbs of Solomon, which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied out" (Proverb 25:1).

MESSAGE
Can you imagine a world without history, without writing and without documentation? Most important events and persons would have been lost forever! Today’s text starts with the introduction of how the entire chapter 25 of Proverbs came to be. It was copied out by the men of Hezekiah, king of Judah. The basic difference between divinely inspired truth and mere history is that all divine truths started out with the glory of God in mind and God was involved in moving men to write.

Though most historical writings are at best to preserve knowledge, divinely inspired truths are well beyond history. The entire verses of this chapter are laden with eternal truths that are still relevant to us. Verses 2 to 7 speak about relationships with God and leadership. We are taught both spiritual truths and intellectual insights as to how to act before dignitaries. Verse 8 through to 12 focuses on best practices in interpersonal relationships and mediations. Verse 13 through to 15 speak about personal communication skills to acquire, to make one succeed in both godly and interpersonal relationships.

All these rich insights and honey-like revelations would have been lost if the men of Hezekiah were too busy or too lazy to copy them out? Most Christians today, are either too busy or too lazy to take notes during a Bible Study or a Church Service. While some think it not necessary, others think, who will ever read it? It is good to take down notes for emphasis, reference and remembrance. It is also very important to preserve scriptural knowledge and beliefs for the next generation.

In this age of information overload, most of the real tenets of our faith might be overshadowed by a host of other junks from the Internet if we don’t make efforts to preserve the truth by taking copious notes and right living. One way to preserve our common salvation and the faith that was once delivered to the saints is to reduce it to writing. A Christian who dies without declaring to his progeny his/her beliefs and a rich man who dies without a valid will, are both alike: men without far-sighted purpose and focus in life.

Thought for the day: He who preserves eternal truths, expands the frontiers of the gospel.
Bible Reading in one Year: Judges 5-7

President Buhari needs to suspend himself by resigning to save us all - Music producer, Samklef says

President Buhari needs to suspend himself by resigning to save us all - Music producer, Samklef says

'President Buhari needs to suspend himself by resigning to save us all'. Music producer shared on Twitter handle.

Breaking: Russia Government bans Jehovah's Witness

Russia Government bans Jehovah's Witness

Russia’s supreme court has banned Jehovah’s Witnesses from operating in the country.

The court declared the religious organisation an extremist group.

The Russian government had on March 16 filed a suit to outlaw the Jehovah’s Witnesses.

“The Supreme Court has ruled to sustain the claim of Russia’s ministry of justice and deem the ‘Administrative Centre of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia’ organisation extremist, eliminate it and ban its activity in Russia,” said Yuri Ivanenko, a judge, in his ruling.

The court also ordered the closure of the group’s headquarters in Russia and its 395 local chapters.

“The property of the Jehovah’s Witnesses organisation is to be confiscated to the state revenue.”

Russia’s justice ministry attorney Svetlana Borisova was quoted by the Interfax news agency as saying that the Jehovah’s Witnesses “pose a threat to the rights of the citizens, public order and public security”.

Sergei Cherepanov, a Jehovah’s Witnesses representative, was quoted as saying that the group will appeal the decision in the European court of human rights.

“We will do everything possible,” he said.

Jehovah’s Witnesses first registered as a religious group in Russia in 1991 and registered again in 1999.

The group, which was founded in the US in the late 19th century, was banned during Joseph Stalin’s reign in the Soviet Union.

The religious organisation has over 175,000 members in Russia.

Vice President meets Magu, IGP, DSS DG at Aso Rock


VP meets Magu, IGP, DSS DG at Aso Rock

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on ‎Thursday met with Lawal Daura, director-general of the Department for State Services (DSS), Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP) and Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), Babagan Monguno, national security adviser (NSA), were also part of the meeting, which held at Aso Rock.

Malami and Monguno are members of the panel which President Muhammadu Buhari set up to probe the monies the EFCC recovered from an apartment in Lagos.

The panel was given two weeks to submit its report.

Last week, the commission found $43.4 million, N23 million and £27,000 in an apartment in Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos.

Ayo Oke, director general of the National Intelligence Academy (NIA), had said the money belong to his agency.

On Wednesday, Buhari suspended Oke alongside Babachir Lawal, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF).

At the end of Thursday’s meeting which took place inside Osinbajo’s office, the security chiefs refused to speak with state house correspondents.

It was only Magu who spoke briefly. He said the meeting was about assets recovery.

Jibrilla Bindow, governor of Adamawa, where Lawal hails from, was also at the villa on Thursday.

OUTRAGEOUS: Kim Kardashian transforms into the Virgin Mary for her latest Kimoji

OUTRAGEOUS: Kim Kardashian transforms into the Virgin Mary for her latest Kimoji
Kim Kardashian caused an outrage and was slammed by some fans on social media after she transformed into the Virgin Mary for her latest Kimoji. She put her face as the virgin Mary on a candle and made matters worse, by making the colorful image animated so it blurs in a psychedelic fashion, in honor of 420 (April 20) - also known as Weed Day.

OUTRAGEOUS: Kim Kardashian transforms into the Virgin Mary for her latest Kimoji

OUTRAGEOUS: Kim Kardashian transforms into the Virgin Mary for her latest Kimoji

BREAKING: Two Air Peace aircraft collide at Lagos airport


Just In:  2 Air Peace aircraft collide at Lagos airport

According to TheCable, Two Air Peace aircraft collided at the departure ramp of Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos on Thursday.

One of the aircraft, a Boeing 737 with the registration mark 5N-BQR, was reportedly being towed for departure, when it hit the stabiliser of the B737 aircraft with the registration mark 5N-BQP.

Chris Iwarah, spokesman of the airline, confirmed the incident to reporters.

“The points of contact of the two aircraft were only slightly impacted,” he said.

“But we took the cautious decision to declare them unserviceable to enable a proper investigation of the incident.

“There were no passengers on the two aircraft involved in the incident. We have also revised our flight schedule to cater to our esteemed guests on the 14 sectors the two aircraft were scheduled to service today.

“At the moment, everything is working according to plan and our engineers have already begun repair of the aircraft.”

The Nigerian Civil Aviation authority (NCAA) says it has commenced investigations into the incident, which comes two days after an Aero Contractors plane was engulfed in smoke after 20 minutes of taking off from Port Harcourt International Airport.

The development sparked fear among passengers heading to Lagos.

Paris Champs Elysees shooting: One police officer dead and two 'seriously injured'

Paris Champs Elysees shooting

Paris Champs Elysees shooting: One police officer dead and two 'seriously injured' after gunman with Kalashniknov opens fire in 'likely terror attack'

A police officer has been shot dead by a gunman in Paris in what officials have described as a likely "terrorist" attack.

Two other officers are said to be seriously injured after the 'Kalashnikov'-wielding attacker opened fire in the French capital.

The horror shooting occurred on the Champs Elysees - one of the world's most prestigious boulevards - tonight.

At least two attackers are believed to have been involved in the attack, one of whom has been killed.

For live updates on the shooting, click here

Cure For Backsliding - Pastor E.A. Adeboye

Welcome to Open Heavens Daily Devotional written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye

Pastor Adeboye - Open Heavens Devotional

TOPIC: Cure For Backsliding

TODAY: Friday 21 April, 2017

Memorise: Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; Acts 3:19

Read: Jeremiah 3:11-15 (KJV)

11 And the Lord said unto me, The backsliding Israel hath justified herself more than treacherous Judah.

12 Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, Return, thou backsliding Israel, saith the Lord; and I will not cause mine anger to fall upon you: for I am merciful, saith the Lord, and I will not keep anger for ever.

13 Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that thou hast transgressed against the Lord thy God, and hast scattered thy ways to the strangers under every green tree, and ye have not obeyed my voice, saith the Lord.

14 Turn, O backsliding children, saith the Lord; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion:

15 And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.
Bible in one year: Numbers 10-11, Jeremiah 17:14-27, Hymn: Sing hymn 11

MESSAGE:
Backsliding is such a terrible condition that any child of God who backslides must quickly seek for restoration. The danger with backsliding is that a backslider may perish with his or her enemies like Samson did, or lose all he or she had gained in God like Judas Iscariot (Judges 16:30, Acts 1:16-20). The good news is that God has provided a remedy for backsliding. In today’s Bible reading, we see the loving God calling and inviting backsliding Israel back to Himself. This is a pointer to the fact that God wants to restore all backsliders.

“Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that thou hast transgressed against the Lord thy God, and hast scattered thy ways to the strangers under every tree and ye have not obeyed my voice, saith the Lord. Turn, O backsliding children, saith the LORD; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion:”
Jeremiah 3:13-14

The above verses of scripture contain the cure for backsliding. Restoration for the backslider starts with an acknowledgment of sins and a contrite return to God. In other words, the cure to backsliding lies in genuine repentance.

Repentance is a complete turnaround from one’s sins with a determination never to return to those sins any more. This was what Samson failed to do throughout his twenty years of being judge over Israel. To make matters worse, he always ascribed his victory and achievement to his strength. Hear what he said after one of his victories in Judges 15:16

“….With the jawbone of an ass, heaps upon heaps, with the jaw of an ass have I slain a thousand men.”

There is no record of him giving glory to God even once. When he should have prayed for mercy, he prayed a wrong prayer, asking God to strengthen him one more time, so that he could avenge his eyes!

Due to the mercy of God, and because the gifts and calling of God are without repentance, God still granted him his request, and he died with his enemies (Romans 11:29, Judges 16:28-30). In Acts 3:19, we see some of the great benefits of repentance. These included forgiveness, the blotting out of sins and the experience of a time of refreshing from the presence of the Lord. Beloved, are you in a backslidden state?

I encourage you to return to God through the Lord Jesus Christ today. Read 1st John 2:1-2 for a better understanding of your heritage in Christ. As you do these, the joy of salvation and the victory over sin will be restored to you.
 
Action Point
Pray for restoration if you are a backslider. If by His grace you are still standing, pray that you will not backslide, and also pray for all backsliders in the Body of Christ that you know.

Love in Action - Billy Graham

Billy Graham Devotional

Welcome to Billy Graham's Daily Devotional

TOPIC: Love In Action

TODAY: Friday 21 April, 2017

KEY VERSE: Be full of love for others, following the example of Christ . . . - Ephesians 5:2 (TLB)

MESSAGE
There is no doubt that we need social reform. If success is ever to be realized, our generations must work together and listen to each other, which is one of the first requirements of cooperation. At this point, the Gospel of Jesus Christ is relevant as the great reconciler. The Apostle John, in his first epistle, declared,

“To you, young men, I have written,” and, “To you, fathers, I have written.” This is to the young activists and to the old guard,

“It is by this that we know what love is: that Christ laid down His life for us. And we in our turn are bound to lay down our lives for our brothers. But if a man has enough to live on, and yet when he sees his brother in need shuts up his heart against him, how can it be said that the divine love dwells in him? My children, love must not be a matter of words or talk; it must be genuine, and show itself in action. This is how we may know that we belong to the realm of truth” (1 John 3:16-19, NEB).

Prayer for the day
Father, when someone disagrees with my opinions, may my love not be determined by rhetoric, but by the all–encompassing love of Your Son, Jesus Christ.

Freedom - Key To Motion - Dr. Paul Enenche

Pastor Paul Enenche - Seeds of Destiny Daily Devotional

Welcome to Seeds of Destiny Daily Devotional written by Pastor Paul Enenche

TOPIC: Freedom - Key To Motion

TODAY: Friday 21 April, 2017

SCRIPTURE:  And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:32

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Freedom is key to motion; captivity is the enemy of opportunity.

Freedom is the state of being liberated from confinement of any sort; be it spiritual, financial, marital, academic, career confinement etc.

Freedom is key to motion; captivity is the enemy of opportunity.

The truth is, your liberty determines your audacity; liberty fuels authority and your freedom is key to stardom. To exist in captivity is to be buried in timidity and obscurity.

Beloved, fight whatever wants to deprive you of freedom with brutality. The loss of freedom is the reason for motionlessness in life.

What then are the keys to freedom?
1. Avoid iniquity or sin: Iniquity is the enemy of liberty; oppression is the destiny of the transgressor. Sin is a weight and weight is the enemy of speed. You cannot be weighty in iniquity and be ‘lighty’ in destiny.
2. Revelation from the Scripture (John 8:32): Truth sponsors freedom.
3. The Prophetic Mantle: Prophets are instruments for the termination of captivity. With your prophet lies your profit of freedom from captivity.

Today, by the prophetic mantle on my life, I decree your total freedom from every form of captivity that has hitherto limited your motion in life, in Jesus’ Name.

Remember this: Freedom is key to motion; captivity is the enemy of opportunity.

ASSIGNMENT (S):
1. Do all it takes to ensure nothing tampers with your freedom.
2. Take action steps as spelt out in the keys to freedom to establish your liberty in God and in life.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: LIBERTY FROM CAPTIVITY.

PRAYER: O LORD, I thank You for the Blood of Jesus that was shed for my freedom. I take my liberty from every form of bondage around my life, LORD, in Jesus’ Name.

DAILY READING: Joshua 22:21 to 23:16, Luke  20:27 to 47, Psalm 89:14 to 37, Proverbs 13:17 to 19.

QUOTE: Captivity is a twin of adversity and gentility attracts calamity. Culled from 365 WISDOM CAPSULES by Dr Paul Enenche.

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TODAY IN HISTORY: 21/04/ 1789 - John Adams was sworn in as the first U.S. Vice President.