There May Be an Earth-Like Exoplanet Less Than Five Light Years Away

Rumors are flying that astronomers at the European Southern Observatory have discovered an Earth-like exoplanet in the habitable zone of Proxima Centauri, our nearest neighboring star. If confirmed, this is undeniably one of the biggest astronomical discoveries of the century.

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Justice Department Says It Will Stop Using Private Prisons

The Justice Department announced Thursday that it will no longer use private prisons, which is a decision that will be considered a victory by prison reform advocates who have long argued that private prisonsprovide inadequate care to inmates and that the for-profit prison model favors corporate gains over actual justice. The Washington Post reports that the Justice Department has decided to cease the use of private prisons after determining private prisons are less effective than government-run prisons.

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U.S. Olympic Swimmer Ryan Lochte’s Story Of Being Robbed At Gunpoint In Rio Is Unraveling. Brazilian Police Say He Fabricated It. 2 Teammates Detained

A Brazilian police official is telling The Associated Press that American swimmer Ryan Lochte fabricated a story about being robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro.

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