Boy Scouts lift blanket ban on gay adult leaders, employees - Yahoo News

"DALLAS (Reuters) - The Boy Scouts of America lifted its outright ban on openly gay adult leaders and employees on Monday, rolling back a policy that has deeply divided the membership of the 105-year-old Texas-based organization."

Strange Bright Spots on Ceres Create Mini-Atmosphere on Dwarf Planet - Yahoo News

" The famous bright spots at the bottom of Ceres' Occator crater appear to be sublimating material into space, creating a localized atmosphere within the walls of the 57-mile-wide (92 kilometers) hole in the ground, new observations by NASA's Dawn spacecraft suggest."
Strange Bright Spots on Ceres Create Mini-Atmosphere on Dwarf Planet

Ted Kennedy's Real Legacy: 50 Years of Mass

"Fifty years later, the native-born population of whites, blacks, Hispanics, Asians, Jews and all the rest suffer economic loss while the foreign-born see net job growth.

 Fifty years later, Central American governments are propped up by $12.2 billion in remittances taken out of the American economy by foreign workers the U.S. refuses to tax or expel.

Fifty years later, Central American migrants, thousands of whom are indigenous Mayans who can’t write or speak even Spanish, storm the border in endless waves while federal agents fly them to nearly every state in the union without so much as a photo ID — while American citizens are fondled and scanned by the very same TSA agents."

The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965. 

New California: Mass Immigration Turning Virginia Blue

"A census study entitled “Immigrants in Virginia,” released by University of Virginia (UVA) researchers, documented the phenomenon: “Until 1970, only 1 in 100 Virginians was born outside of the United States; by 2012, 1 in every 9 Virginians is foreign-born.”

New Pluto photos reveal ‘mind-blowing’ discoveries | New York Post

“If you’re seeing a cardiologist, you may want to leave the room,” principal scientist Alan Stern teased at the opening of the news conference at NASA headquarters. “There are some pretty mind-blowing discoveries.”

Federal judge orders information be seized from Arizona sheriff - Yahoo News

PHOENIX (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday ordered U.S. marshals to seize documents from the office of controversial Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio as part of an ongoing racial profiling case."

Beverage industry sues to stop San Francisco health warnings on soda - MarketWatch

"San Francisco city officials unanimously approved last month an ordinance requiring billboards or other advertisements for sugary beverages to include the language: “WARNING: Drinking beverages with added sugar(s) contributes to obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay. This is a message from the City and County of San Francisco.”

Largest Black Hole To Ever Get Caught Shredding A Star Discovered | Simulation

Russian Bombers Flew Within 40 Miles of N. California Coast | Washington Free Beacon

"Two Russian nuclear bombers flew within 40 miles of the California coast and one of the pilots relayed a veiled threat during the Fourth of July aerial incident, defense officials said."

Public High School Teacher Develops Curriculum to Teach White People About Their ‘Boot’ of Racism |

"Articles, Written Specifically for White Americans; Understanding Whiteness, White Privilege, Microaggressions, and a History of Racial Discrimination; Joining Groups; and Parenting Racially-Conscious Children."

Hamas is set to win a seat at the United Nations table | New York Post"

"Is Hamas joining the United Nations? Well, not directly — at least not yet — but through the back door, unless the members of the Economic and Social Council wake up."

Funny Things Foreign Governments Warn Their Citizens About Traveling to the U.S.

"Americans as a people are very respectful of the law, says France, which is why possessing narcotics, going topless in public, or inappropriately joking with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) are all actions that come with consequences. “In many States, the possession of firearms is permitted and common. Visitors must therefore, in any circumstance, keep their calm…” say the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website"

It's showtime for Pluto; prepare to be amazed by NASA flyby - Yahoo News

"New Horizons has traveled 3 billion miles over 9½ years to get to this historic point. The fastest spacecraft ever launched, it carries the most powerful suite of science instruments ever sent on a scouting and reconnaissance mission of a new, unfamiliar world."

20 years of cleaning up NYC pissed away | New York Post

"Wrapped in rags and a Mets blanket the hobo wandered into traffic at around 10:30 a.m. and relieved himself as cabs, cars and buses whizzed by between West 83rd and 84th streets on the Upper West Side."

Oregon allowing 15-year-olds to get state-subsidized sex-change operations | Fox News

"The list of things 15-year-olds are not legally allowed to do in Oregon is long: Drive, smoke, donate blood, get a tattoo -- even go to a tanning bed. But, under a first-in-the-nation policy quietly enacted in January that many parents are only now finding out about, 15-year-olds are now allowed to get a sex-change operation."

D.C. Residents Say Take Down Jefferson Memorial, Rename Washington, D.C. | PJ Media

"“It should come down,” one D.C. resident told PJ Media, referencing the Jefferson Memorial in Washington.
“If we do that, though, George Washington owned slaves. Should we rename Washington, D.C.?” he was asked."

New images, color movie show Pluto details

"A week before the historic New Horizons close-up of Pluto, NASA has released new photos and the first color movie showing strange surface detail of the "other red planet" and its largest moon."

Illegal Immigrant Accused of Killing Woman Makes Jailhouse Admission That Has Liberal City Under New Scrutiny | Video |

"In a jailhouse interview with a TV station, Francisco Sanchez, the 45-year-old repeat drug offender arrested in the shooting Wednesday of Kathryn Steinle, appeared to confirm that he came to the city because of its status as a sanctuary."

America’s Losing Russia Strategy - The Daily Beast

"Russia has military superiority on its borders with the Baltic States and Ukraine. Nothing the U.S. or its European partners can do (or are likely to try) will change this fact. This means that whatever military move NATO makes in this region, small or large, Putin can trump it."