President James Buchanan died 150 years ago: the legacy of Pa.’s only president, then and now

James Buchanan, the only American president to hail from Pennsylvania, died on June 1, 1868. This Friday will mark the 150th anniversary of his death. “Buchanan essentially died of old age at the age of 77,” said Stephanie Townrow, museum educator with …

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Pardons Uproar Shows Left Knows Little History

Since the birth of the nation presidents have used their constitutionally-granted power to issue pardons to Americans convicted of federal crimes. George Washington began the long list of presidential pardons when he granted two citizens convicted of treason in the Whiskey Rebellion, largely played out here in the commonwealth; in Western Pennsylvania.

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At Quaker library, a grim find: Native American remains in display case

Louellyn White came to Pennsylvania to search for graves of native children who died after their Carlisle Indian School masters sent them out to work as maids and farmhands. But as she hunted for burial records in the dusky, seldom-used library of the Byberry Quaker Meeting in Philadelphia, she made a horrifying discovery: a yellowed skull, labeled as Native American, set in a display case among a collection of rocks and fossils.

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Researcher finds skull in Quaker library display case – Hold for…

THIS STORY MAY NOT BE PUBLISHED, BROADCAST OR POSTED ONLINE BEFORE 3:01 A.M. EDT. Jun 01 PHILADELPHIA _ Louellyn White came to Pennsylvania to search for graves of native children who died after their Carlisle Indian School masters sent them out to work as maids and farmhands.

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Federal appeals court upholds school’s policy allowing transgender students to use locker rooms

A federal appeals court has upheld a Pennsylvania high school’s policy of allowing transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identities, marking a victory for transgender students who say it is critical for …

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Video: The First Time I Watched A Deer Shedding His Antlers, I Couldn’t Believe My Eyes

Life is full of surprises. And when you start to look deep into what nature has to offer, you can get sucked down into a rabbit hole of mysteries. Not only do the magnificent and large creatures like whales and moose have a lot to teach us, but so do the tiny microorganisms and insects that help keep life, as we know it, moving forward at a clip.

One thing that we recently stumbled across on Rumble left us speechless. The video, included below, shows a male deer or a buck shedding his antlers. It’s a familiar ritual for these animals but not something we get to see every day as they prefer to do it in private.

Antlers make the animal species in the deer family – including moose, elk, and deer – rather unique. They are reportedly the only animals on the planet with this kind of antlers. While other critters have horns and tusks, antlers are different because they are fast growing and are extensions of the animal’s skull. Although they are made of bone tissue, antlers grow so fast they are the fastest growing animal tissue in the world.

Now let’s get to the video we have for you today. It was filmed back on September 1, 2016. And the videographer snapped the frames in Bernville, Pennsylvania. The buck in the video is four-years-old and “shedding his velvet,” as it is called. As you watch, you’ll be both amazed and horrified. It’s like looking at a multi-car pile up on the highway – you just cannot look away. Fortunately, this scene is a natural occurrence that does not involve injuries and potential fatalities.

Starting at the end of March, bucks with budding antlers have theirs covered with a soft, fuzzy layer of skin called velvet. It feels and looks like moss covering a stone or velvet material. But this does not stay on the antlers for the entire length of the buck’s existence. No. It is only there for a limited time while the antlers grow into their fearsome greatness.

Underneath the velvet, the buck’s blood vessels and nerves work to help the bone grow. Growing antlers is equivalent to growing an entire arm bone or thighbone without any muscle around it. Unlike a leg or arm, the antler simply pokes out from the creature and cannot be manipulated except from its base.

Antlers grow and branch into forking patterns. It’s quite exemplary.

Viewers of the Rumble video were stunned across the board. Viewers who were part of some 1,000,000 views of the clip shared comments like:

“That’s amazing! I’ve never seen anything like it before. It looks like it is painful.”

“So nice!” and “Amazing!” and “Very good!” were some short comments shared on Rumble.

If you’re interested in nature and love to learn new things, you need to watch this buck lose his velvet from his antlers. It will shock you, and it will shock your friends.

What do you think about the clip of this phenomenon of the natural world?

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Hundreds rally in Harrisburg for Second Amendment rights: ‘When they get our guns, we can’t do anything about it.”

Hundreds of gun-rights supporters crowded into the Pennsylvania Capitol Monday to voice their support for the right to bear arms under the Second Amendment. A sea of men, women and children stood shoulder to shoulder on the Rotunda floor and up the grand …

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