The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded today to a civil-society alliance in Tunisia that’s helped that country sustain its recent transition to democracy; less hearteningly, college students were killed in on-campus shootings in Arizona and Texas. In other news:
- Josh Voorhees wrote that, contrary to a developing narrative, Marco Rubio isn’t actually doing that well in the polls.
- The South Carolina city of North Charleston agreed to pay $6.5 million to the family of Walter Scott, who was unarmed when he was shot and killed by officer Michael Slager after a traffic stop in a shooting that, as captured on a bystander’s video, did not appear to be justified.
- NBA player Thabo Sefolosha was found not guilty of all charges related to an April arrest in New York during which NYPD officers may have broken Sefolosha’s leg.
- The Pentagon shut down a massively expensive program to train anti-Assad Syrian fighters that had only trained “four or five” active rebels.
- And Ben Carson said the Holocaust might not have happened if it weren’t for Nazi gun control.
Have a good day out there, I guess!