All eyes on Ryan amid search for House speaker - Yahoo News

"Issa said that if Ryan declines, he himself might seek the job to replace retiring House Speaker John Boehner."

New Horizons captures images of water ice and blue skies on Pluto | The Verge

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In Its 18-Year History, Fox News Had Never Managed to Do This — Until Now |

"For the first time in its 18-year history, Fox News Channel was the most-watched network in basic cable primetime for an entire quarter, according to Nielson ratings released Tuesday.
The cable-news network managed to top all of its competitors, including ESPN which usually sees a boost in ratings as the football season begins."

South Dakota tribe to open nation's 1st marijuana resort - The Denver Post

"Santee Sioux leaders plan to grow their own pot and sell it in a smoking lounge that includes a nightclub, arcade games, bar and food service, and eventually, slot machines and an outdoor music venue. "We want it to be an adult playground," tribal President Anthony Reider said."

GIF of Two Merging Black Holes | POPSUGAR Tech

Silent Killer: Germany Showcases 4-Barrel Laser Gatling Gun

"The Gatling laser can reportedly shoot down a drone at 500 meters. Lasers can also detonate ammunition, explode artillery shells, blind the sensors of another ship, and even burn holes in smaller ships."HEL - Rheinmetall’s high-energy laser effectors on wheels (Rheinmetall)

Video: Angry Brooklyn jogger shouts at 'white privilege' couple with baby stroller - Telegraph

"The jogger, aptly nicknamed the "Christopher Columbus of Brooklyn", proceedes to bring up the less than relevant points of "white privilege" and him settling the land that is now Brooklyn, much to the enjoyment of the onlookers."

Another Climate Prediction Fizzles: DC Climate Rally for Pope shrinks from expected 200,000 people to just ‘hundreds’ | Climate Depot

"DC Climate Rally for Pope shrinks from expected 200,000 people to just ‘hundreds’

Drones Armed With High-Energy Lasers May Arrive In 2017 - Defense One

"After you solve the targeting problem, the laws of physics present their own challenges. Lasers in the 150-kilowatt range are big, heavy, and power-hungry. Shrinking size-weight-and-power, or SWAP, scores to workable levels remains the biggest obstacle to arming aircraft with lasers"

Rosetta spacecraft captures dramatic changes on its comet's surface | Daily Mail Online

"The spacecraft, which has been circling the comet and monitored by the European Space Agency since August 2014, has suddenly recorded the comet's land surface changing significantly, adding then subtracting mass, then changing again, then changing back. And it's all gone on within the past six weeks. Up until then, the site had stayed exactly the same. What's happening?"

How Ahmed’s clock became a false, convenient tale of racism | New York Post

"When is America going to get serious about the problem of white kids getting suspended from school for nothing?
By now you’ve heard the story of Ahmed Mohamed, crowned by the Daily Beast “The Muslim Hero America Has Been Waiting For” after the 14-year-old brought to school a beeping, strange-looking homemade concealed device that turned out to be a clock."

He? She? Ze? Colleges add gender-free pronouns, alter policy - Yahoo News

"BOSTON (AP) — Welcome to Harvard. Feel free to pick a pronoun on this form: __ He. __ She. __ Ze. __ E. __ They.
During the registration process at Harvard University, students are now allowed to indicate which pronouns they use, with suggested gender-neutral options like "ze" or "they." Harvard isn't the first college to embrace gender-neutral pronouns, but it's among a wave of major institutions that are widening their policies and pronouns to acknowledge transgender students, as well as "genderqueer" students, who don't identify as male or female."

Battle for the Republican Nomination: Marco Rubio's Aide Punched Rand Paul's Aide Last Night

"The powerless struggle reportedly went down at Horn’s Bar on Mackinac Island—home of the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference, a biannual gathering for white men wearing u"ntucked button-down shirts.

Obama praises Muslim boy detained for bringing homemade clock to school | New York Post

"Ahmed Mohamed, 14, was arrested by cops in Irving, Texas, after the clock, made from a circuit board and tucked into his backpack, started sounding its alarm. When he was forced to show it to his teacher, she mistook it for a bomb."

Descent Into Lawlessness-Victor Davis Hanson

"In the eight-plus since the Libby trial, the Obama administration has blown up the law as we have known it for centuries.
Barack Obama once warned Latino activists that he had no legal authority to suspend enforcement of federal immigration law, stop deportations and offer de facto amnesties.
But that caution was only a campaigning talking point. After his re-election in 2012 and the midterm elections in 2014, Obama made a mockery of immigration law."

US elementary school does away with gendered bathrooms - Yahoo News

"Caifornia elementary school has become one of the first in the country to phase out gendered bathrooms, a move in line with a national trend to recognize the needs of transgender people."

Weed Revenue Is So High in Colorado Lawmakers Are Tripping Out About Returning Money to Taxpayers - Yahoo New

"Colorado sold over 148,238 pounds of marijuana and banked about $50 million in recreational marijuana tax revenue in its first year of legalization. In fact, Colorado made so much money that legally the state would have to return money to taxpayers, per the voter-approved Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights a 1992 constitutional amendment" 

Cop Finds Himself in Very Dangerous Situation After Responding to Street Brawl: ‘We Need to Start Killing These Officers’ |

"The officer was making an arrest after noticing a woman punching a man during a street fight. The incident occurred around 6:30 p.m. Thursday, WMTV-TV reported. But as the officer was going over to arrest her, a group of people allegedly voicing anti-police sentiments surrounded him. “We need to start killing these officers,” one person said, according to police."

Aston Martin keying: 'Silly' Hackney father admits damaging £100k car outside Tesco - Telegraph

Elderly hero shoots home intruder in the head | Fox News Video