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AS GREECE VOTES, EUROPEAN STOCKS STEADY The market fell today but the Euro held steady against the dollar as the world awaits the results of Greece's default referendum. If Greece leaves the Eurozone, it'll be Angela Merkel's responsibility. And here's why a Greek default may be the best option for the U.S. [Alexander Kaufman, HuffPost]
OBAMA TO EXPAND OVERTIME PAY FOR 5 MILLION MORE WORKERS "The president will recommend updating overtime rules so that salaried workers who earn less than roughly $50,400 per year would be guaranteed time-and-a-half pay when they work more than 40 hours in a week. Under the current rules implemented by former President George W. Bush, salaried workers must earn less than $23,660 per year in order to be automatically eligible for overtime pay." As the President wrote, "In this country, a hard day's work deserves a fair day's pay. That's at the heart of what it means to be middle class in America." [Dave Jamieson, HuffPost]
SUPREME COURT BLOCKS TEXAS ABORTION RESTRICTIONS, RULES AGAINST MERCURY CUTS The 5-4 opinions ruled to stay Texas abortion restrictions and against EPA regulations limiting harmful emissions from power plants. The high court will also re-hear an affirmative action case. [Laura Bassett, HuffPost]
WHAT A PUERTO RICO DEFAULT MEANS FOR THE U.S. Let's put this in terms we can all understand: Your pension or retirement fund could take a massive hit. [Adriana Usero and Laura Barron-Lopez, HuffPost]
U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BIG SUPPORTER OF TOBACCO INDUSTRY "From Ukraine to Uruguay, Moldova to the Philippines, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its foreign affiliates have become the hammer for the tobacco industry, engaging in a worldwide effort to fight antismoking laws of all kinds, according to interviews with government ministers, lobbyists, lawmakers and public health groups in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the United States." [NYT]
45 DEAD IN INDONESIAN MILITARY PLANE CRASH The military aircraft, which was carrying 50 people, crashed into the city of Medan. [NYT]
IF THE IRAN DEAL FALLS APART Options aren't that appealing: war, accelerated nuclear bomb development and higher sanctions would all be on the table. [AP]
FIRST LOOK AT APPLE MUSIC Don't worry, you can stream "1989." [USA Today]
NEED A DRONE? You can build one in under 30 minutes. [HuffPost]
SCIENCE CONFIRMS THE CONCEPT OF SUGAR DADDIES "New research ... suggests beautiful women have an easier time taking advantage of men financially." [HuffPost]
MATTRESS MYTHS Before we get to all those Fourth of July sales, a primer on how not to buy the first mattress you lay down on. [HuffPost]
WHEN THE NEXT 'JOBS PRESIDENT' GETS FIRED NBC said adios to Donald Trump after his anti-immigrant comments. [HuffPost]
AN AIRLINE RELEASED AN EXERCISE VIDEO SO PASSENGERS COULD AVOID DANGEROUS CIRCULATION PROBLEMS But the example person in this video is wearing only underwear. So it's a bit of a mixed bag on taking this one seriously. [HuffPost]
MEET HOLLYWOOD'S SOBER COACH "Crimi is a professional sober coach who works with some of Hollywood’s most elite and others struggling with substance use disorders. He has been sober himself for 15 years. 'The best sober coaches are the ones who had a lot of experience struggling with sobriety,' he [said]." [HuffPost]
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BLACK HEALTH MATTERS "The inequalities African Americans battle are plenty and severe -- but the widening health gap is arguably among one of the most crucial and inadequately addressed concerns. Black Health Matters hopes to help change that. Today, HuffPost's Black Voices and Healthy Living are launching a new editorial initiative that aims to dissect disparities in health and discuss ways to combat them." [HuffPost]
BEFORE YOU GO
~ This grandpa could not have been more excited about his son's MLB debut.
~ Try not to cry watching the Chris Farley documentary trailer.
~ When your muse as a photographer is your mother.
~ What will you do with your leap second today?
~ Don't forget the USA women's team semifinal World Cup game at 7 p.m. EST tonight.
~ This racoon mom teaching her baby how to climb a tree is giving us all the flashback feels to reading "The Kissing Hand."
~ Six people have been attacked by sharks in North Carolina this summer.
~ Avril Lavigne can't hold back tears while talking about her battle with Lyme disease.
~ According to Vulture, Shia LeBeouf can't even freestyle rap without plagiaring
~ Of course Olivia Munn and Aaron Rodgers have excellent swordsmanship.
~ "St. Elmo's Fire" turns 30, and Vanity Fair takes a look back at the movie that still sums up everything about the paralysis of post-grad life.
~ Why "it matters" that over 26 million people have changed their Facebook photo to a rainbow flag.
~ The stages of shopping at Sephora.
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