In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...

[Content Note: Racism; Islamophobia; white supremacy] "Skittles are literally more dangerous than refugees." In addition to everything at that link, another cool thing about Trump Jr. tweeting about hypothetically poisonous food is how his dad just proposed rolling back food safety regulations last week.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are reportedly getting divorced. I am not linking to any story about that, because they are all garbage. Best wishes to both of them as they make tough decisions about what's best for their family.

Hillary Clinton has written an open letter to the Wells Fargo customers who were defrauded by their bank. "There is simply no place for this kind of outrageous behavior in America. Our economy depends on a strong and safe banking system to help keep it moving. But even after Americans spent years working hard to recover from the Great Recession, the culture of misconduct and recklessness that preceded that crisis too often persists. I have a plan to address it."

[CN: Video may autoplay at link] And tomorrow: "Hillary Clinton's economic speech on Wednesday in Orlando will focus on how the United States can create an economy that values people with disabilities, an attempt to contrast the former secretary of state with Republican nominee Donald Trump. Clinton, an aide said Tuesday, will propose an economy that 'welcomes people with disabilities, values their work, rewards them fairly, and treats them with respect.'" Wow.

George Soros explains why he's decided to "earmark $500 million for investments that specifically address the needs of migrants, refugees, and host communities. I will invest in startups, established companies, social-impact initiatives, and businesses founded by migrants and refugees themselves. Although my main concern is to help migrants and refugees arriving in Europe, I will be looking for good investment ideas that will benefit migrants all over the world."

[CN: Displacement; racism] "A Proposed Coal Mine Would Put Alaskan Natives at Risk: Coal production may be falling, but one company is taking a gamble—one that would affect the Tyonek tribe's fishing and hunting grounds."

Neat: "It was already known that tardigrades, also known as water bears, were able to survive by shrivelling up into desiccated balls. But the University of Tokyo-led team found a protein that protects its DNA—wrapping around it like a blanket."

What have you been reading?

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