BREXIT AND TRUMP “Nigel Farage, a key figure in the successful campaign to get Britain out of the European Union, lent his support to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Wednesday, saying Trump represented the same type of anti-establishment movement that he masterminded in his own country.” [Reuters]
12 DEAD AFTER ATTACK ON KABUL’S AMERICAN UNIVERSITYSeven students were killed when two gunmen stormed the complex following a car bomb explosion. [Reuters]
COLOMBIA, FARC REACH HISTORIC PEACE DEAL “Colombia’s government and leftist FARC rebels unveiled a final peace deal on Wednesday to end a 50-year-old guerrilla war, one of the world’s longest conflicts which took the resource-rich country to the brink of being a failed state.” [Reuters]
HELLO, ANOTHER EARTH? “An Earth-like planet is orbiting the sun closest to ours, scientists announced Wednesday. The planet, called ‘Proxima b,’ orbits a star called ‘Proxima Centauri’ and has a temperature that would allow liquid water to exist there.” [Lee Speigel, HuffPost]
BE RIGHT BACK, ROAD-TRIPPING TO THE NEW NATIONAL PARK The tens of thousands of acres of Maine forest previously owned by one of the co-founders of Burt’s Bees are now federally protected ― just in time for the 100-year celebration of the National Park Service today. [Hilary Hanson, HuffPost]
HOPE SOLO SUSPENDED FOR SIX MONTHS, NATIONAL TEAM CONTRACT TERMINATED For calling Sweden’s team a “bunch of cowards” after her team’s Olympic loss. [Reuters]
FIGHTING ISIS WITH GRAFFITI When getting caught for street art means a death sentence. [CNN]
For more video news from The Huffington Post, check out this morning’s newsbrief.
INSIDE FACEBOOK’S INFLUENCE ON 2016 “Such news exists primarily within users’ feeds, its authorship obscured, its provenance unclear, its veracity questionable. It exists so far outside the normal channels of news production and distribution that its claims will go unchallenged.” [NYT]
THAT TIME BALTIMORE FORGOT TO TELL THE PUBLIC ABOUT ITS VIDEO SURVEILLANCE “Since January, police have been testing an aerial surveillance system adapted from the surge in Iraq.” [Bloomberg]
THE AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE CANCELED A SHOWING OF ‘BIRTH OF A NATION’ And scheduled a moderated discussion about the film and the rape scandal surrounding its creator, Nate Parker, instead. [Variety]
EVER HEARD OF TWENTY ONE PILOTS? Meet the band that’s able to sell out arenas when most people have never even heard of them. [The New Yorker]
HOW TO DO DRUG DEVELOPMENT FOR LESS THAN A BILLION DOLLARS A look at the successful nonprofit methods of the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative. [Nature]
BEFORE YOU GO
~ If you aren’t teary-eyed by the end of the “Manchester by the Sea” trailer, check your tear ducts.
~ New Maroon 5 music is coming...
~ Ryan Lochte is headed to “Dancing with the Stars.”
~ Do we care about the continuous drama in Justin Bieber’s love life?
~ Pro tip for the next Olympics ― maybe don’t give your athletes all theexact same luggage.
~ This guy has a plan to reverse global warming that involvesgeoengineering and shooting particles into the atmosphere.
~ Meet the new American Girl doll, a 1960s aspiring singer who lives in Detroit.
~ Southwest pilots are picketing over executive compensation.