It's Mother's Day! Take your moms down to the waterfront—there's extra free parking today!
AWWW YES! The St. Louis Rams draft Michael Sam, now the first openly gay player in the NFL. In a beautiful moment shared with his partner and broadcast on live television, Sam is overcome with joy. President Obama congratulates him and the NFL. Fuck all the haters.
This Is Frightening: "A post-antibiotic era, in which common infections and minor injuries can kill, far from being an apocalyptic fantasy," warns the World Health Organization, "is instead a very real possibility for the 21st century."
War In Iraq: "A series of bombings in Iraq have killed 14 people a day after army shelling killed 11 civilians and gunmen in the militant-held city of Fallujah."
SPD Body Camera Program, Delayed: ...due to privacy concerns. The cameras would either be about the size of a credit card, stuck on their uniforms, or even smaller models mounted on eyeglasses or hats.
Six Weeks After Oso: New logging rules! Public Lands Commissioner Peter Goldmark is ordering geological studies of any unstable slopes before logging can be approved. But "his promises to do more intensive screening for high hazard areas mean nothing unless they are accompanied by rule[s] clearly setting forth where and what these areas are," Washington Forest Law Center director Peter Goldman tells KUOW.
Two Years Since Drug Raid Massacre: Honduran or American drug enforcement agents open fire on a riverboat from a helicopter gunship, killing a father, mother, pregnant woman, and 14-year-old boy. "May 11 marks the second anniversary of these tragic killings," says Representative Hank Johnson. "The wounded victims of the incident and the relatives of those who died—including nine orphaned children—have received no compensation from the Honduran or U.S. governments, let alone justice."
Eastern Ukraine Is Voting on "Self-Rule" Today: So far, there are reports of long lines at polling stations and sporadic violence.
Noam Chomsky on why, as an anarchist, he wants to see government-run healthcare expanded (starts at the 5:50 mark):