It’s that time of the week again; the glorious moment we give you the best of the internet in terms of memes, videos, and news articles. This week was jam-packed with political news from the newest executive order to a call for a new space force. In addition, we bring you some new art and ways to help others out. Without further adieu, we bring you Link25 (301) – The Space Force Edition!
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Koko the gorilla dead: Famous ape who learned sign language dies at 46
Koko the gorilla, who was famed for her extraordinary sign language skills, has died at the age of 46.
The ape passed away in her sleep on Wednesday morning, the Gorilla Foundation announced.
She was a primary ambassador for her endangered species and touched the lives of millions as an icon for interspecies communication and (click the image for the full story)
U.S. Announces Its Withdrawal From U.N. Human Rights Council
After more than a year of complaints and warnings — some subtle and others a little less so — the Trump administration has announced that the United States is withdrawing from the United Nations Human Rights Council. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley announced the decision in a joint statement Tuesday.
“I want to make it crystal clear that this step is not a retreat from human rights commitments,” Haley told the media. “On the contrary, we take this step because our commitment does not allow us to remain (click the image for the full story)
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Canada Votes To Legalize Cannabis For Recreational Use
Canada is now set to become only the second country worldwide to legalize the recreational use of cannabis after the Senate voted overwhelmingly to change the laws. The new legislation could see marijuana sold legally in shops as early as September.
The new bill, known as The Cannabis Act, controls and regulates how the drug is grown, distributed and sold. It means that Canadians can now legally grow up to four plants in their own household, and carry up to 30 grams of dried cannabis for personal use. (Click the image for the full story)
Florida Officials Approve Plan to Build Largest U.S. Mall
At a time when store closures are accelerating and struggling malls pockmark the country, county commissioners in Florida have approved a plan to build what would be the largest mall in the U.S.
American Dream Miami would also be the most expensive mall ever built, according to Canadian developer Triple Five Worldwide Group of Cos. The 6.2-million-square-foot retail and entertainment complex would cost an estimated (click the image for the full story)
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Would a U.S. Space Force Be Legal? Get the Facts.
Sparking a news cycle that resembled the prologue of a sci-fi film, U.S. President Donald Trump voiced support on Monday for a “Space Force,” a sixth branch of the U.S. military that would be focused on all matters off-world.
“I’m hereby directing the Department of Defense and Pentagon to immediately begin the process necessary to establish a space force as the sixth branch of the (click the image for the full story)
Trump's Executive Order On Family Separation: What It Does And Doesn't Do
President Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday ending his administration’s policy of separating migrant children from their parents who were detained as they attempted to enter the U.S. illegally.
The action came after a firestorm of protest from administration opponents and allies, reacting to pictures and sounds of young children traumatized by their separation from their parents at the hands of (click the image for the full story)
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COULD THE TYRANNOSAURUS REX REALLY NOT SEE YOU IF YOU DIDN’T MOVE?
In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start out with a follow up to a previous episode in which we mentioned Teddy Roosevelt likely helped delay the start of WWI, but then never actually said in that episode how.
Next up we discuss whether the Tyrannosaurus Rex could really not see you if you didn’t move as depicted in Jurassic Park, as well as a few other interesting (click the image for the full image)
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