Officials at the University of Chicago have shut down the school’s campus in Hyde Park after they received a message that said there would be a shooting at the school today. The FBI told the school that the threat even named a specific time and place on campus. In a statement, school administrators said, “Based on the FBI's assessment of this threat and recent tragic events at other campuses across the country, we have decided in consultation with federal and local law enforcement officials, to exercise caution by canceling all classes and activities on the Hyde Park campus through midnight on Monday.” Discuss

The future is now! (That is, if you live in one of the cities that will be home to Amazon Prime Air's drone-based 30-minute delivery system.) In a statement, the company explained, "We are testing many different vehicle designs and delivery mechanisms to discover how best to deliver packages in a variety of environments,. We have more than a dozen prototypes that we’ve developed in our research and development labs. The look and characteristics of the vehicles will evolve over time." Discuss

Taylor Swift continues to be one of pop music’s most genuinely cool superstars. This weekend while on tour in Australia, Swift got wind of the #HelpJoriMeetTaylorSwift campaign, set up by the sister of 12-year-old Jori Hope. The young T-Swift fan has been diagnosed with a condition that will cause her to lose her hearing. Hope has said that she’s especially sad because, “I won’t be able to hear Taylor Swift sing.”

After a local radio station and newspaper heard about the campaign, they helped connect the girl’s family with Swift’s people. And, this weekend, Hope was finally able to meet her favorite artist, and see her live in concert. It’s not the first time Swift has gone out of her way to do something nice for her super-fans. She’s been known to crash bridal showers and even send them homemade gifts. Discuss

Three people were killed this weekend during a shooting at a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs, in what is being a called an act of domestic terrorism. Authorities are still trying to determined what provoked suspect Robert Lewis Dear to open fire at the facility, but investigators told reporters that Dear mentioned “baby parts” and has said that he is anti-abortion. The 57-year-old has a criminal record, but according to his ex-wife—who was interviewed by The New York Times—did not speak often about abortion. From The Times: "He was generally conservative, but not obsessed with politics … He believed that abortion was wrong, but it was not something that he spoke about much.”

Among the three victims—that included Ke'Arre Stewart and Jennifer Markovsky—was a police officer who responded to the shooting. Along with his career in law enforcement, Officer Garrett Swasey was also co-pastor of a local evangelical church. Discuss

The number of women having abortions in the U.S. continues to fall, according to a new government report released earlier this week. Though the recent numbers aren’t exactly “new”—they are from 2012—they do highlight a somewhat significant trend: The abortion rate in America has been falling for the last 25 years. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly 699,000 abortions were performed that year; though that number may sound high, it’s actually a 4 percent drop from 2011. The abortion rate in 2012 was only half as high as it was in 1974, the year Row v. Wade was decided. Data from AP also suggests that since 2012, the number of abortions in the U.S. has continued to fall. Discuss

At least 21 people were killed and dozens more injured when a suicide bomber from the radical Islamic militant group Boko Haram blew himself up at a gathering of Shia Muslims. The attack happened at a large Shia procession in the city of Kano. Boko Haram—a group that has terrorized Nigeria for years—has pledge allegiance to ISIS and regularly targets Shias, Christians and those who oppose their radical ideology. In the most recent issue of RELEVANT, we looked at how the group has become one of the deadliest terror organizations in the world. Discuss