Teachers Rally Against the Gates Foundation: Why? "They protested Gates' funding of projects, including the development the Common Core standards, that some teachers say only serve to create more intense focus on standardized testing."
UW and WSU: Are fighting like babies over the future of Washington medical schools.
NASA: Has been infiltrated by aliens? The agency is testing "saucer-shaped" spacecrafts.
Obama: Wants $2 billion for additional border controls and to more speedily deport unaccompanied children streaming across the southern border.
Twenty-Eight Percent Of Those Kids: Are fleeing Honduras, where the corporate media has studiously ignored the fact that in 2009, the Obama administration tacitly supported a right-wing coup against the elected president, Manuel Zelaya. And what do you know: violence and poverty have worsened since the coup; Honduras is now considered the "murder capital" of the world. More on where the children are coming from here.
World Cup Stadiums in Brazil: "What are we going to use this stadium for after the World Cup? The World Cup is made for tourists, not for residents, and the tourists are going to disappear very soon."
NYT On Obama Administration Drone Killing Memo: "The memo turns out to be a slapdash pastiche of legal theories—some based on obscure interpretations of British and Israeli law—that was clearly tailored to the desired result. Perhaps the administration held out so long to avoid exposing the thin foundation on which it based such a momentous decision."
Unitarians: They've long been the most hippie-ish denomination of the Christian church, but still, whoo! They're divesting completely from fossil fuels.