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Abe and John – Weird


Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846.


John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.




Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860.


John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.



The names Lincoln and Kennedy each contain seven letters.



Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.



Both their wives lost their children while living in the White House.



Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.



Both were shot in the head.



Both were shot in the presence of their wives.



The Secretary of each President warned them not to go to the theater and to Dallas, respectively.



Lincoln’s Secretary was named Kennedy.


Kennedy’s Secretary was named Lincoln.



Both were assassinated by Southerners.



Both were succeeded by Southerners.



Both successors were named Johnson.



Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808.


Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was boun in 1908.



John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln, was born in 1839.


Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy, was born in 1939.



Both assassins were known by their three names.



Both names have 15 letters.



Booth ran from the theater and was captured in a warehouse.


Oswald ran from the warehouse and was captured in a theater.



To cap it all off, Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.






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A man who accused a North Carolina church of holding him against his will and abusing him because he’s gay has recanted. He says he lied about the church violence and about being gay.

Twenty-two-year-old Michael Lowry told The Associated Press he was sorry for making accusations against the Word of Faith Fellowship.  

In a prior interview with AP, Lowry had said he fled after the church confined him to a locked building on church grounds because he was gay. He also had claimed that from August 2011 to November 2011 he was taken to the building and beaten and abused, part of his “ex-gay” treatment.

Rutherfordton County Sheriff’s Detective Sergeant Jamie Keever said he has met with Lowry and the investigation is continuing. Lowry could face charges associated with filing a false report.

The district attorney presented the case to a grand jury, but it’s unclear what will happen next. 

Lowry filed his complaint against the church last year, with support from a group called Faith in America, which said Lowry was the victim of a hate crime.

Lowry’s was not the first complaint against the church that was founded in 1979 by Sam and Jane Whaley. The church has been accused for years of enforcing extensive control over congregants.


Murdered: Police at scene of Lynda Brown’s death in Shawlands.STV

A chef stabbed his partner to death during a row as he prepared food for a dinner party.

Peter Cumming was jailed for life for murdering Lynda Brown in their home in Glasgow’s south side.

The 58-year-old snapped when he heard that Ms Brown, a Glasgow University employee, had already eaten, the High Court in Glasgow heard.

On Wednesday, Cumming was told he would serve at least 14 years in prison before being able to apply for parole for 14 years after admitting killing his 63-year-old partner by stabbing her four times in the back.

The court heard that Ms Brown and Cumming had planned a dinner party and invited two friends Trevor and Rosemary Clarke. When Cumming returned after buying ingredients for the meal he claimed that Ms Brown told him that she had already eaten and this made him “really angry”.

Cumming, who had an alcohol problem and who had previously been convicted of domestic abuse on Miss Brown, claimed they had words and “something snapped.” He told police: “I was in behind her in the bedroom and I had the knife and I don’t know where it came from I don’t know. I was out of control. It’s just not like me I am so in control. I need to keep things in control.”

The killer said Ms Brown reacted to his anger by goading him and said he picked up a large kitchen knife and plunged it into her. He said he stabbed her once while she was standing and then once again as she lay on the ground. Cumming told police that 5ft 3in Ms Brown, who weighed eight and a half stones, had not attacked him.

Advocate depute Andrew Miller, prosecuting, said that a post-mortem examination revealed that she had been stabbed four times in the back.

Ms Brown managed to dial 999 around 6pm before the fatal attack on September 1 last year and told the operator: “My partner’s threatening me with a knife.”

When police officers arrived at the flat in Mannering Road, Shawlands, eight minutes later they found Ms Brown lying dead on the bedroom floor with a knife embedded in her back.

Minutes later Mr and Mrs Clarke arrived for the dinner party and discovered their hostess was dead and their host in handcuffs.

The court was told that there were tensions in the relationship between Cumming and Ms Brown, who worked at Glasgow University’s biochemistry department, due to his drinking.

Defence QC Gordon Jackson said: “From the outset he has been willing to plead guilty to murder. He is hugely remorseful. His memory of what happened is hazy. Ironically, the friends who were coming to dinner were, unknown to him, going to tackle him about his drinking.”

Lord Bannatyne told the murderer: “This was in any view a pretty senseless crime which has had a huge impact on the family of the victim. This was in my view a particularly nasty murder. A vicious attack on a defenceless woman with a deadly weapon – a knife. In this case the victim was entirely innocent.”