In The News

Here is some stuff in the news today.

In Colorado, the ongoing flooding has damaged or destroyed as many as 19,000 homes, and more than 10,000 people have been evacuated.

Larry Summers has pulled his name from consideration for Fed chief. Good.

[Content Note: Racism; there is also disablist language at the link] Nina Davuluri, an Indian American woman representing New York, won the Miss America pageant last night, and racist bullshit ensued. I am, naturally, not surprised, but I am very angry at yet another display of such ignorant garbage.

Verizon is challenging Net Neutrality again. Poor Verizon. Not making enough money. Boo-hoo etc.

[CN: Hostility to agency] Australia will debate a personhood law. Fuck.

In news that isn't news: Polls still find Hillary Clinton to be the frontrunner for the 2016 Democratic nomination, despite the fact she's announced no intention to run, and there's no clear Republican frontrunner. Which middle-aged white guy would YOU like to see lose to Hillary Clinton?

And finally: Footballers in the UK are asked to don rainbow laces in support of The Right Behind Gay Footballers campaign, and Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton has already found an adorably creative use for the laces!

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