Weird homes (AKA the best homes) around the world:
Hey, house on a rock:
More about this photo: A house built on a rock on the river Drina near Bajina Basta, Serbia. The house was built in 1968 by a group of young men who decided that the rock on the river was an ideal place for a tiny shelter, according to the house’s co-owner, who was among those involved in its construction. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
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Obama gives major foreign policy speech: President Barack Obama plans to limit the use of U.S. drone strikes and close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Obama also asked the Attorney General to report on how the Department of Justice investigates the media. The report is due by July 12, 2013.
Photo: REUTERS/Larry Downing
Boy Scouts of America set to vote on gay youth ban -
The Boy Scouts of America will vote on Thursday on a proposal to remove its ban on openly gay scouts that has been in place throughout the organization’s 103-year history.
The vote by more than 1,400 delegates comes amid intense lobbying by gay-rights activists and members of conservative organizations. The proposal would not remove the organization’s ban on gay adult leaders.
Representatives from both sides have rallied in Grapevine, Texas, near Dallas, where the scouting organization is hosting its national annual meeting.
shortformblog: While much of the BSA leadership apparently supports the rule change, recent polls show that many of the people directly associated with the Boy Scouts of America aren’t as supportive. According to Reuters, an online survey of roughly 200,000 BSA members, parents, and leaders showed that the majority opposed the changes at a nearly 2-1 ratio.
Today in legal history: on May 23, 1934, Clyde Champion Barrow and Bonnie Parker, a.k.a. the infamous Bonnie and Clyde, were shot to death by officers in Louisiana after a long manhunt.
An warrant was issued for Bonnie and Clyde on May 20, claiming the couple transported a stolen car across state lines. At the time of their deaths, they were suspected to have committed 13 murders and several robberies and burglaries.
Photo: The bullet-riddled shirt of the notorious outlaw Clyde Barrow. Auctioneers paid nearly $188,000 for 11 items associated with Barrow and Bonnie Parker. REUTERS