05.27.2016

In the Buzz read about President Obama’s historic visit to Hiroshima, the secret life of a relative of Kim Jong Un living in the United States, and why young adults still living at home need to stop blaming the economy.

Today’s Buzz is brought to you by camping. For thousands of Americans, including myself, Memorial Day Weekend is spent camping in the great outdoors.  I can’t think of a better way to spend a weekend than to get lost in the woods with a good group of friends.

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Right Now with Brian Southey (LinkedIn / Twitter)

What I’m Listening to – Chris Stapleton: Traveler

What I’m Reading – Travels with Charlie In Search of America by John Steinbeck

What I’m Watching – The Weather Channel

What I Want to Know from You – Who else is spending their Memorial Day Weekend camping?

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At Hiroshima Memorial, Obama Says Nuclear Arms Require ‘Moral Revolution’ President Obama laid a wreath at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial on Friday, telling an audience that included survivors of America’s atomic bombing in 1945 that technology as devastating as nuclear arms demands a “moral revolution.” “Technological progress without an equivalent progress in human institutions can doom us,” Mr. Obama said, adding that such technology “requires a moral revolution as well.”

The secret life of Kim Jong Un’s aunt, who has lived in the U.S. since 1998 Since defecting from North Korea where she was known as Ko Yong Suk, the former royal has been living an anonymous life here in the United States, with her husband and three children.

Stuck In Your Parents’ Basement? Don’t Blame The Economy The image of the 20-something still living in his parents’ basement has become a well-worn media trope in recent years. And unlike some commonclaims about millennials, this one is true — today’s young people really are living at home longer. In 1960, according to census data,1 less than one in six 25-year-olds still lived with mom and dad; in 2014, nearly one in three did. (Separate data from the Current Population Survey, which is used in the chart below, suggests that the trend continued in 2015.2) The Pew Research Center this week reported that for the first time in well over a century, more young people are living with their parents than with a spouse or partner.

 

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Wisconsin joins lawsuit over Obama bathroom rules for transgender students The State of Wisconsin and 10 other states launched a lawsuit Wednesday against new bathroom rules for transgender students that were issued by President Barack Obama’s administration.

Donald Trump Accepts Debate Challenge From Bernie Sanders In an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Wednesday, Donald Trump said he’d be willing to debate Bernie Sanders. “Game on,” read a tweet sent from Sanders’ Twitter account shortly thereafter.

he System Isn’t ‘Rigged’ Against Sanders The results are still being finalized, but Clinton leads by about 6 percentage points with more than 700,000 votes counted. Sanders won the Washington caucuses, which had 230,000 participants, by 46 percentage points.

The 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest (15 Photos) National Geographic invites photographers to submit photos for the opportunity to be named the 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year.

US government set to release hurricane season outlook The U.S. government will release its forecast Friday for how many hurricanes and tropical storms are expected to form over Atlantic and Caribbean waters in the next six months.

Lake Shasta frat trashing leaves California community ‘overwhelmed’ Northern California’s Shasta County is still coping with the fallout from piles of garbage left by college students on a popular island last weekend.

Are you losing sleep because of work? Sleep deprivation affects many workers

Gov. Rick Snyder calls for halt to internal Flint investigation State and federal prosecutors say internal investigation, plus an earlier MSP investigation, complicate criminal probes

What Should the ‘Sharing Economy’ Really Be Called? Among the surprises in last week’s Pew Research Center survey on the new digital economy was the revelation that the phrase “the sharing economy”—the collective and most broadly accepted term for some of the on-demand apps and platforms that have seemingly seized the world of commerce—is overwhelmingly unknown to most Americans.

Should Airports Privatize Security to Avoid Long Lines? More than a minute into his journey from the front of the security line at Chicago’s Midway Airport to its end, one man filming the weaving monstrosity recently lamented, “Guess what? It’s just getting started.

Chicago Is the Duck-Billed Platypus of American Cities Census results last week show Chicago as the only one of the twenty largest cities in America to lose population.

Attendance is trending up at state parks Attendance in U.S. state parks is expected to gradually increase over the next several years, says researchers who analyzed data for the National Association of State Park Directors.

Playing with fire Four new firefighters have been accused of calling in fake emergencies to local police so that they could savor the excitement of riding in fire trucks.

Check Out These Musicians Who Literally Play With Their Food It turns out beans aren’t the only musical fruit. The London Vegetable Orchestra is one of many musical acts that use all sorts of fruit and veg to produce sweet (and savory) sounds.

Hillary Clinton Supporters May Be Hiding In Plain View Hillary Clinton doesn’t have the biggest rallies. Her bumper stickers and campaign signs aren’t particularly visible. It seems her supporters are laying low. Here’s why.

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Local Government Confidential

Indiana law change reduces state audits of local government The State Board of Accounts used to audit cities and counties annually and audit school corporations every two years. Now those audits are done every four years unless there are red flags.

State audits of local government few and far between State audits of local government, historically an important means of discovering costly financial mistakes or wrongdoing by officials, have been dramatically cut back in Indiana.

State oversight board restores power to Flint City Council A state oversight board is giving the Flint City Council its power back.