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—The Oscars might finally fix their old-white-guy problem—in a poll of new voting members, there's more gender and ethnic diversity than ever before. (Oh but: Women still make up less than 25% of the inductees.) (The Hollywood Reporter)

—Three lesbian couples are having to sue the Arkansas health department because it won't allow them to put both mothers' names on the baby's birth certificate. (Jezebel)

—Ninety-four-year-old former SS-soldier Oskar Gröning, who worked at Auschwitz, was charged with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder today. (New York Times)

—A new study reveals that most young American teens "strongly disapprove" of marijuana use. (American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse)

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—In honor of the company's 20th birthday, today is Amazon Prime Day, which means you get some pretty steep deals—if you have Prime, of course. (The Verge)

—All that gchat venting is probably just making you angrier, BTW. (New York Magazine)

—NASA spacecraft reached Pluto yesterday, and we're expected to receive high-resolution images and scientific data today. (New York Times)

A shot from yesterday's Pluto fly-by, showing Pluto on the right and its moon on the left
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