In the News

Here are a couple of links of interest from the news today:

Looks like the media have finally been shamed into pretending like they give a flying flunderton about the Trump University pay-for-play story. Neat!

The Dallas Morning News has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president—which is really saying something! "We don't come to this decision easily. This newspaper has not recommended a Democrat for the nation's highest office since before World War II—if you're counting, that's more than 75 years and nearly 20 elections."

Cool headline, Politico! "New trove of Clinton Benghazi emails proves thin." Aww, can you hear their disappointment? If not, maybe the first paragraph will help raise the volume: "A set of about 30 Benghazi-related messages found by the FBI during their investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email system turns out to contain little fodder for critics or supporters of the Democratic presidential nominee."

[Content Note: Violence; death] RIP Darren Seals. The Ferguson activist has been killed at age 29. My condolences to his family, friends, fellow activists, and community.

Female World War II pilot Elaine Harmon has finally been laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.

In some good news: Giant pandas and most humpback whales are no longer considered endangered species. Pandas have been downgraded to "vulnerable," and nine of the 14 humpback whale species have made a full recovery. "Five of the iconic species' populations will remain on the list because of their low numbers and continuing threats." And, of course, further measures are needed not only to help the rest recover, but also prevent loss of the populations which have once again begun to thrive.

What have you been reading?

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