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Were you planning on storming Area 51? This festival is for you. The creator of the viral Facebook event page calling on people to "Storm Area 51" and "see them aliens" meant it as a joke. But when two million people on Facebook said they'd be totally into it, hotels in the area started filling up. Soon, the feds got involved, and creator Matty Roberts got a little worried. However, when one door closes, another opens. Roberts is now promoting something called the Alienstock Festival, a festival celebrating aliens that's set to take place Sept. 19-22, the same weekend as the original "Storm Area 51" event. — CNN
Several high-profile Senate Democrats warned the Supreme Court in pointed terms this week that it could face a fundamental restructuring if justices do not take steps to "heal" the court in the near future. The ominous and unusual warning was delivered as part of a brief filed Monday in a case related to a New York City gun law. Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, Richard Durbin, D-Ill., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., referenced rulings by the court's conservative majority in claiming it is suffering from some sort of affliction which must be remedied. — Fox News
The man who opened fire at a busy nightlife neighborhood in Dayton, Ohio, last weekend was very familiar with the area and even visited the night before, police said Tuesday. "This was a plan well before he got to the Oregon District (that night)," Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl said. Police on Tuesday provided a detailed timeline of the shooting in which 24-year-old Connor Betts used a souped-up assault rifle to fire 41 shots in about 30 seconds in the bustling area, killing his sister and eight others. Police clarified Tuesday that 17 people were injured by gunfire, three more than a previous count, and more than two dozen were injured overall, including people hurt in the stampede. — CNN
Within hours of Jeffrey Epstein’s death on Saturday, the internet was awash with conspiracy theories. Although officials said that the politically connected financier appeared to have committed suicide in jail while awaiting trial for multiple sex-trafficking charges involving underage girls, skeptics immediately declared that he had been murdered and debated which of his powerful acquaintances could have orchestrated the hit. Others insisted, without evidence, that Epstein, 66, wasn’t really dead, and instead had been spirited away to an undisclosed location. Such overheated speculation is often par for the course when a high-profile person dies under unusual circumstances — as Michael Baden, the “celebrity pathologist” hired by Epstein’s representatives to independently observe his autopsy, knows from firsthand experience. — The Washington Post