1. Homosexuals, Homophobes Come To Historic Accord In Utah

The GOP-controlled Utah state congress passed a piece of legislation that been backed by both gay and Mormon leaders (also probably some closeted gay Mormon leaders). "The Utah compromise," as it's being called, prohibits employment and housing discrimination against gay people and women in pretty much all cases except when it comes to the Mormon Church, which will retain the right to continue its proud tradition of bigotry and suppression.

2. The Ferguson Debacle Almost Impossibly Gets Worse

Just when you thought that news stories about Ferguson couldn't possibly get more depressing, Missouri police are currently conducting a manhunt for suspects in the shootings of two police officers last night during a protest rally that sprung up following the resignation of Ferguson's police chief.