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Wednesday Links

Today is ANZAC Day, the anniversary of the Battle of Gallipoli: Here’s some history, a documentary, and a Lego re-enactment.

How DNA Can Lead to Wrongful Convictions: Labs today can identify people with DNA from just a handful of cells, but a handful of cells can easily migrate.

The 19th-century art of measuring criminals.

It’s Oliver Cromwell’s birthday — Here’s his excellent speech throwing out the corrupt Parliament, the posthumous travels of his head, and bonus Monty Python.

An Eccentric Millionaire and his Lost Rocky Mountain Treasure.

How to download a copy of everything Google knows about you.

ICYMI, Monday’s links are here, and include ten Medieval riddles, a supercut of epic movie explosions, the actual costs of restaurant foods vs what they charge, vintage animation lessons on how to make things cute, and the massive sewer system engineering undertaken to resolve London’s “Great Stink.”

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Law & the Courts

Grassley’s Kangaroo Court

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Law & the Courts

Censure Dianne Feinstein

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U.S.

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