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NO GREXIT "Euro zone leaders clinched a deal with Greece on Monday to negotiate a third bailout to keep the near-bankrupt country in the euro zone after a whole night of haggling at an emergency summit, European Council President Donald Tusk announced on Twitter." European stocks rallied with the news, and Germany's Angela Merkel said she backs the deal with "full conviction" and trust with Greece "needs to be rebuilt." [Reuters]
IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL COULD BE REACHED TODAY The Chinese and Russian foreign ministers are flying in for the final hours of the negotiations today. [WaPo]
CLEMENCY FOR DRUG OFFENDERS EQUIVALENT TO WINNING THE LOTTERY "[President Barack] Obama is expected soon to grant clemency to a new batch of nonviolent drug offenders, an effort by his administration to counteract old, harsher penalties that are viewed as out of line with today's approach to sentencing. … But for the tens of thousands of federal inmates who have petitioned his administration, a shot at freedom is tantamount to a lottery ticket. The president, running into bureaucratic challenges and backlogs, will likely commute only a few dozen sentences." [Dana Liebelson, HuffPost]
WORLD'S MOST WANTED DRUG KINGPIN ESCAPES THROUGH PRISON TUNNEL Joaquin Guzman Loera managed to escape from Mexico's highest security prison through a mile-long tunnel that was ventilated and equipped with a motorcycle on rails. [NYT]
CITY VIOLENCE SPIKING THIS YEAR Law enforcement across the country have seen scary upticks in homicides this year. [AP]
HOW TA-NEHISI COATES BECAME THE VOICE OF BLACK AMERICA "Against the optimism of the Obama ascendancy, Coates offered a bleaker view: that no postracial era was imminent, that white supremacy has been a condition of the United States since its inception and that it might always be." [New York Magazine]
2016 FIRST TO LAST: THE RACE TO THE BOTTOM How angry do you have to be to be a GOP 2016 candidate these days? [Howard Fineman, Jason Linkins and Lauren Weber, HuffPost]
PRESIDENT OF NINTENDO DIES Satoru Iwata, the president of Ninetendo, has died of bile duct cancer. He was 55. [HuffPost]
WE'RE ALREADY FREAKED OUT BY THE 'SUICIDE SQUAD' TRAILER Seriously, this film about mega-villains looks creepy beyond all means. [HuffPost]
AND ALL THE OTHER AWESOME TRAILERS FROM COMIC-CON We have nightmares already from "The Walking Dead" and "Fear the Walking Dead." [Digg]
MEET OUR NEW WONDER WOMAN A former Israeli military vet and all around badass, Gal Gadot is here to stay. [Vanity Fair]
CONGRATS TO STEPHEN AND AYESHA CURRY They welcomed a baby girl, Ryan Carson Curry. [HuffPost]
TIPS FOR WASHING DISHES BY HAND Get out of there squeaky clean in no time. [HuffPost]
MALALA OPENS SCHOOL FOR SYRIAN REFUGEES "Malala Yousafzai, the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, celebrated her 18th birthday in Lebanon on Sunday by opening a school for Syrian refugee girls and called on world leaders to invest in 'books not bullets.'" [HuffPost]
ON THE BLOG
STOP BLAMING YOURSELF "However, as I go through the growing pains of becoming a 'real adult,' I'm realizing that the notion that I'm responsible for everything that comes into my life is absolute, total crap. Sometimes there are things we just shouldn't apologize for." [HuffPost]
BEFORE YOU GO
~ Scott Walker officially hopped into the 2016 race with this tweet.
~ Fifty-four stingrays died at the Chicago Zoo after a drop of oxygen levels in the animals' tank.
~ The closest view of Pluto we will have for a while.
~ "Minions" squeaked their way into the second-biggest animated opening in history.
~ Becky Hammon keeps making NBA history.
~ Florida State football players are now allegedly banned from bars, because that seems like the most effective way to keep them out of situations in which they're punching women.
~ Want to make a dragon sneeze?
~ Go shopping Wednesday, as Walmart and Amazon try to outdo each other.
~ If you want to feel very very small, here's how to understand the scope of the universe.
~ Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams showed their world dominance with their Wimbledon wins over the weekend.
~ The "Bloom County" comic strip is returning!
~ A plane ride where you want the middle seat.
~ And tourists behaving badly.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this report mistakenly stated that Stephen and Ayesha Curry welcomed a baby boy. They in fact welcomed a baby girl.
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