What We’re Following: More on Europe’s Migrant Crisis
On Thursday, Austrian officials discovered the bodies of 50 migrants in an abandoned truck. Now, the body count has risen to 71, and authorities say the migrants, who were Syrian, likely suffocated. Related reading: There’s a big difference between refugees and migrants, and it has to do with their reasons for leaving home.
Court Upholds NSA Spying: Well, sort of. A U.S. appeals court threw out a federal judge’s ruling that would have ended one of the National Security Agency’s mass surveillance programs. The decision is a win for the agency, but it doesn’t address the question of whether the agency’s spying is constitutional.
Death of an Archbishop: Jozef Wesolowski, the first person to be tried by a Vatican criminal court for child sex abuse charges, was found dead at the residence where he was awaiting trial.
Francine Patterson, the researcher who taught Koko the gorilla to “talk” in sign language: “Uncontaminated by humans, [gorillas] are definitely closer to living in the now. Our problem is that we live in the past and we live in the future, but we very rarely dwell in the now. They are so much in harmony with nature, we surely could use them as a model.”