06.25.2016

06.25.2016

Today’s Buzz is dominated by news of the Brexit vote, and we’ve also got Aziz Ansari’s Op-Ed on Trump, the Ohio city of the future, and flash floods in West Virginia.

Right Now with Emily Leuning

What I’m Doing: getting on the red eye flight to Chicago!

What I’m Listening To: me telling myself I should have started packing sooner

What I’m Watching: the first hour and a half of the Flight of the Conchords show before I have to leave for the airport

We’re Buzzin’

Aziz Ansari: Why Trump Makes Me Scared For My Family: “Don’t go anywhere near a mosque,” I told my mother. “Do all your prayer at home. O.K.?” “We’re not going,” she replied. I am the son of Muslim immigrants. As I sent that text, in the horrible aftermath of the attack in Orlando, Fla., I realized how awful it was to tell an American citizen to be careful about how she worshiped.

Why Britain Left: The June 23 vote represents a huge popular rebellion against a future in which British people feel increasingly crowded within—and even crowded out of—their own country.

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Obama Names LGBT Landmark As National Monument: President Obama is designating a new national monument at the Stonewall Inn, the birthplace of the modern gay rights movement. The Stonewall National Monument in New York City will be the first addition to the National Park System specifically highlighting the history of the LGBT community.

Bernie Sanders Says He’ll Vote For Clinton (Still No Endorsement, Though): Bernie Sanders said he’ll vote for Hillary Clinton in November — but more than two weeks after she became the presumptive Democratic nominee, Sanders remains in the race.

British voters unleash a trans-Atlantic tsunami: And it’s headed for American shores.

Why Britain Left: The June 23 vote represents a huge popular rebellion against a future in which British people feel increasingly crowded within—and even crowded out of—their own country.

A Less-United Kingdom: ‘Brexit’ Vote Revives Talk Of U.K. Breakup: The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union was historic, significant, unprecedented and decisive — but it wasn’t uniform.

Local Gov Confidential

The City Of The Future Is In Ohio: Self-driving shuttles, super-smart buses, an independent payment network, and more: Welcome to the Great Columbus Experiment.

How one CPS worker gets by: Try to be human. Keep up with paperwork. Use hand sanitizer. Kelli Bailey makes the tall, tall demands of Child Protective Services work look easy. Her approach is simple: When you’re on a roll, keep rolling. Lunch can wait.

Historic West Virginia Flash Floods Kill At Least 14 People: Two days of flash flooding across West Virginia have killed at least 14 people and seriously damaged or destroyed more than 100 homes, according to the governor. The flooding caused by nine inches of rain “is among the worst in a century for some parts of the state,” says Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.

Minnesota’s Largest Health Insurer Will Drop Individual Plans: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota will retreat from the sale of health plans to individuals and families in the state starting next year. The insurer, Minnesota’s largest, said extraordinary financial losses drove the decision.