The word of the day is “sycophant,” which means a self-seeking servile flatterer; fawning parasite.

Yesterday, the officer who shot and killed Philando Castile, a 32-year-old black man, was charged with second-degree murder. 

Utah Policy: “Donald Trump’s policy advisors are reportedly considering adopting a registry for Muslims who enter the United States. One of his supporters says Japanese-American internment camps set a precedent for the move [Huffington Post]. Constitutional law experts say requiring Muslims entering the country to sign up for a registry would not be illegal [Politico].” 

The Skimm: “The US southeast is on fire. Literally. For weeks, dozens of wildfires have been burning. More than 80,000 acres have gone up in smoke. It’s particularly bad because that area is in a drought.” 

USU’s InterFraternity council voted Monday to invite Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, also known as FIJI,  is set to open a chapter on campus.