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>>Votes from a small island
Britain has voted to leave the European Union, a historic decision sure to reshape the nation’s place in the world, rattle the Continent and rock political establishments throughout the West. The New York Times

David Cameron has resigned, bringing an abrupt end to his six-year premiership, after the British public took the momentous decision to reject his entreaties and turn their back on the European Union. The Guardian

Shares plunged and the pound plummeted to a 31-year low as panicked traders reacted to the U.K.’s vote to leave the E.U. and the prospect of recession amid months of market turmoil. The Guardian

>>Immigrants kept in limbo
In the most consequential 4–4 deadlock of the term, the Supreme Court has all but killed President Obama’s most significant attempted reform of immigration policy — which would have allowed up to 4.5 million immigrants to apply for protection from deportation and work legally in the U.S. Vox

>>America’s hate industry
More than $200 million was spent towards promoting “fear and hatred” of Muslims in the United States by various organizations between 2008 and 2013, according to a fresh joint report by the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the University of California, Berkeley. Al Jazeera

Human rights

>>Not safe in Orlando, not safe in London
A majority of the LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community feel the need to lie about their gender or sexual identity, a survey suggests. BBC

>>Africa≠economic migrant
Thousands of Eritreans have rallied in Geneva against alleged human rights abuses committed by their government back home, expressing support for a new UN commission report that accuses the regime of crimes against humanity since 1991. Al Jazeera


>>In Fallujah, scenes of life under ISIS
As Iraqi forces move through Falluja, the city is yielding the grim remnants of more than two years of Islamic State rule. Beheaded and decaying bodies. Clumps of facial hair from fighters who shaved their beards to blend in with fleeing civilians. A prison where detainees were held in cages suitable for a medium-sized dog. The New York Times

>>Not the wells again, Abbas
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israeli rabbis on Thursday of calling for the poisoning of Palestinian water, in what appeared to be an invocation of a widely debunked media report that recalled a medieval anti-Semitic libel. Reuters


>>You might need that groundwater
China’s capital is known for its horrendous smog and occasional sandstorms. Yet one of its major environmental threats lies underground: Beijing is sinking. The Guardian

>>Kids these days
Twenty-one-year-old Boyan Slat’s visionary solution for ocean pollution came to life on Thursday when a prototype of his product — a system that uses the sea’s currents to collect debris — was put to the test for the first time. Mic

Editors’ picks

>>Undercover in a privately run prison
I started applying for jobs in private prisons because I wanted to see the inner workings of an industry that holds 131,000 of the nation’s 1.6 million prisoners. As a journalist, it’s nearly impossible to get an unconstrained look inside our penal system. Mother Jones (This is a long, great read… might want to bookmark it for later.)

>>Cool party, bro
Anonymous, the group of unnamed hacktivists who are constantly declaring “war” against the world’s most obvious villains by momentarily taking down websites and hacking Twitter accounts, now wants to take on the U.S.’s two-party political system. Good

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Ben Wolford
Ben Wolford is editor of Latterly. His reporting has appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, The Christian Science Monitor and elsewhere.