Police reform cannot be accomplished effectively without research into policing, but cops won’t cooperate; 1 in 2 British youths identifies as something other than heterosexual; meanwhile, an accord between Hamas and Israel may be taking shape. These discoveries and more below.

Police Training Is Seriously Lacking in Actual Science Michael Brown was, at best, stopped by police for stealing cigarillos.

A Dangerous Expedition Through Amazon The company is conducting an experiment in how far it can push white-collar workers to get them to achieve its ever-expanding ambitions.

Fighting Heroin With Harm Reduction The White House is rolling out a new initiative to help state and local governments on the East Coast deal with heroin abuse by focusing on medical treatment.

The Supreme Court’s Crucial Mistake About Sex Crime Statistics Proponents of criminal justice reform never talk about sex offenders.

State Department Suddenly Finds 18,000 Clinton-Era Emails It Had Said It Didn’t Have Here’s a fun story, with lots of dramatic twists and turns, about government record keeping!

Three-Quarters of Students Say More Tech Would Improve Their Learning Nearly six in 10 students (56 percent) would feel more comfortable being in a digital class than an in-person class and almost three-quarters (74 percent) report that they would do better in their courses if only their instructors would use more technology.

Donald Trump Is Getting Specific. That’s a Serious Problem for His GOP Rivals Donald Trump has produced one headache after another for the Republican Party since he joined the presidential race two months ago.

Almost 97% of the Good Jobs Created Since 2010 Have Gone to College Grads Here’s more proof on why a degree is usually worth it.

Baseball Finally Has Its First Openly Gay Active Player Milwaukee Brewers minor league prospect David Denson made history this weekend when he came out of the closet and officially became the first active gay player in MLB-affiliated baseball.

Montmartre vs. M.F.A. What the Parisian hilltop was for Picasso, fine-arts programs try to be for young artists.

The Hebrew State Is Disappearing, the Jewish State Is Taking Over We are witnessing a mutation of Judaism, a new Judaism — fanatic, violent and now murderous as well. It is liable to bury the state, just as it buried the Second Temple.

Hidden Damage Revealed in Veterans’ Brains From IED Blasts A research team at Johns Hopkins University says they have found a unique honeycomb pattern of broken and swollen nerve fibers in brains of Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans who survived improvised explosive device (IED) blasts but later died of other causes.

Bug-Killing Book Pages Clean Murky Drinking Water A book with pages that can be torn out to filter drinking water has proved effective in its first field trials.

Is There a Moral Obligation to Obey Anti-Immigration Laws? For 106 years, anyone could enter or leave the United States as they saw fit. Millions of Germans, Russians, Jews, Mexicans and Asians crossed the border of the United States to make it their home. After Emancipation, African-Americans enjoyed that right as well.

Protesting Bernie and Attaining Broader Politics The Black Lives Matter (BLM) disruptions of Sanders’ talks may conceivably have been unnecessary as many Sanders supporters think — that is, maybe Sanders would have elevated focus on race relations per se, not simply by way of economics, without the disruptions. But maybe not.

Jeff Bezos Defends Amazon After NYT Exposé of Working Practices Chief executive said in an internal email that The New York Times article did not describe the Amazon he knew.

Is There a Long-Term Israel-Hamas Agreement in the Works? An advisor to Turkey’s prime minister says progress has been made on an accord. Such a deal would remove the last obstacle in normalizing Israel-Turkey relations.

Israel, Gaza and the Seven-State Solution Instead of still grousing about the disengagement from Gaza, the Israeli right wing should thank Prime Minister Ariel Sharon for it.

Greek Parliament Approves Bailout Causing a Rebellion In Syriza Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras managed to garner the support of the pro-European opposition parties in parliament to pass the latest bailout agreement with Europe and the IMF.

1 in 2 Young People Say They Are Not 100 Percent Heterosexual Asked to plot themselves on a “sexuality scale,” 23% of British people choose something other than 100% heterosexual — and the figure rises to 49% among 18-24 year olds.

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