House Votes for KeystoneXL, Teacher Ousted for Ferguson Tweets, All Eyes on Uranus: P.M. Links


  • Too pooped today to give a shit about clever alt-text.

    The House has voted to approve construction of the KeystoneXL pipeline, the ninth time it has done so. Whether it will make it through the Senate, still controlled by Democrats until January, is another question.

  • A Dallas-area school teacher was formally fired by the school board last night for racially charged tweets about the Ferguson shooting, which called her critics "crackers" and suggested they kill themselves.
  • Chicago's first female mayor, Jane Byrne, has died at the age of 80.
  • The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the Army on behalf of a practicing Sikh applicant who is not being permitted to wear a turban or grow his hair out as his religion requires.
  • Sweden reports a foreign submarine trespassed within its waters but couldn't say for certain which country it was from. The country did pick up a radio call in Russian, but the country denies any involvement.
  • The United Kingdom has announced it will be cancelling the passports of citizens who travel abroad to join ISIS.
  • "Uranus might be full of surprises." I guarantee you that headline writer knew exactly what he or she was doing.

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