Thursday, June 23, 2016

The Brexit Vote And Other News

Today the people of the United Kingdom vote whether to stay in the European Union.  The result will be announced tomorrow.  Read more at USA Today.

Meanwhile here in the United States, House Democrats end their sit-in.  Read more at CNN.

In Baltimore, the police officer who drove the van in which Freddie Gray sustained fatal injuries has been acquitted of all charges against him.  Read more at The Baltimore Sun.

The U.S. Supreme Court has voted 4-4 with regard to President Obama's executive amnesty.  The tie vote leaves in place a lower court ruling against his attempt to provide "quasi-legal status" to illegal immigrants.  Read more at Politico.

UPDATE:  A Los Angeles jury has ruled that Led Zeppelin's Stairway To Heaven was not plagiarized from Spirit's Taurus.  Read more at the Rolling Stone.

UPDATE 2:  Just after the polls close in the U.K., UKIP leader Nigel Farange "concedes defeat" as a YouGov poll has Remain at 52% and Leave at %48.  (This is not the official result, which will be announced tomorrow.)  Read more at the Daily Mail, and if you scroll down to look at some pictures, you might think that former London Mayor Boris Johnson looks a bit like American presidential candidate Donald Trump.

UPDATE 3:  Here's something worth adding because it's literally from out of this world.  Observations taken with the Hubble Telescope have confirmed that Neptune has a new dark spot.  Read more at Phys(dot)org.

UPDATE 4:  It appears that UPDATE 2 has been overruled.  According to projections, Leave will win the Brexit referendum with about 51.5% of the vote.  As I write this paragraph, it's about 20 minutes past midnight and thus June 24.  Looks like I'll have plenty to post about later today.

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