- A new survey from Chapman University finds that the most common American fear is … walking alone at night, followed by becoming the victim of identity theft, safety on the Internet, being the victim of a mass shooting, and public speaking. I have never been so ashamed to be an American.
- A copycat White House fence jumper was taken down by Secret Service dogs last night. The 23-year-old Maryland native was unarmed and is said to suffer from mental illness.
- In the past month, U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria have killed 521 Islamist militants and 32 civilians, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
- Russian artist Petr Pavlensky cut off his ear while sitting naked atop the wall of a Moscow psychiatry center to the government's "use of Psychiatry for political purposes".
- District of Columbia residents can apply for a handgun concealed carry permit for the first time starting today—but they must provide a specific reason why they need one.
- Matt Stolhandske, a gay man and board member of Evangelicals for Marriage Equality, is helping raise money for the Oregon bakers who refused to make a cake for a lesbian wedding, lost their shop, and face a hefty fine.
- Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) says he plans to vote for a ballot measure that would legalize marijuana in Oregon, making him the first senator to come out in favor of legal recreational marijuana.
- Vice profiles "the gay libertarian gun nuts", aka gay libertarians who support gun rights, a concept which writer Cecilia D'Anastasio inexplicably finds "perplexing."
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