U.S. confidence in police at 22-year low (RT).
'F**k U.S. imperialism': Germany's ex-finance minister slams U.S. defense secretary's visit ... calls on Europe to 'oppose U.S. aggression' (RT).
Pope Francis, in sweeping Encyclical, calls for swift action on climate change (NY Times).
Unregulated capitalism is destroying this planet (Truth Out).
LET'S TALK ABOUT GUNS ...
A guide to mass shootings in the America (Mother Jones).
Knee-deep in blood: We are all being held hostage by Wayne LePierre's children (Raw Story).
Guns in America: For every criminal killed in self-defense, 34 innocent people die (Washington Post).
Pope Francis says those in weapons industry can't call themselves Christians (The Guardian).
ALL ABOARD THE HATE TRAIN EXPRESS
NRA board member blames Charleston victim for his own death (Think Progress).
Christian church plans to avoid civil rights laws by pretending receptionists are 'ministers' (Think Progress).
Fox News host blames shootings on 'diverse cultures' living together in America (Raw Story).
Mainstream conservatives sound off on Charleston massacre, citing everything other than White Supremacy (Buzz Flash).
YES, THESE PEOPLE ARE MORONS
Louie Gohmert tells the Supreme Court: Jesus' law more important than constitutional law (Raw Story).
GOP senator John Thune shows America that he's a moron with this one dumb tweet (Raw Story).
Spain has first case of diphtheria in 28 years thanks to anti-vaxxers (IFL Science).
'Fix the debt' corporations take at least $953 million in taxpayer subsidies (AFL-CIO).
Report finds that Walmart is hiding billions to avoid paying U.S. taxes (Politics USA).
HOW THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD HELPS US ALL
Evaporation-powered engine propels mini cars (IFL Science).
Stone tools indicate when humans started to specialize ... Oh, about 40,000 thousand years ago (IFL Science).
This robot is going to 3D-print a steel bridge (IFL Science).
Explaining the cornerstone of Game Theory: John Nash's Equilibrium (NY Times).
The Fed's giant Ponzi scheme (Nation of Change).
Industry lobbies hard to snuff out Obamacare tax on medical devices, with even Democrats joining Republicans in effort (Center for Public Integrity).
The destruction of defendants' rights (The New Yorker).
The Bush family goes for number three, with the help of their banker friends (Truth Out).