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GREECE APPROVES BAILOUT REFORMS "Greece's parliament overwhelmingly approved a new batch of reforms Thursday demanded by the country's international creditors, clearing the way for talks on a third multi-billion euro bailout without which the country faces total financial ruin." For comparison's sake, which was bigger -- the U.S. or Greek bailout? [AP]
EU OPENS ANTITRUST CASE AGAINST SIX U.S. MOVIE STUDIOS The lawsuit alleges Disney, NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures, Sony, Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Bros. are "preventing British satellite broadcaster Sky from showing their products outside the U.K. and Ireland." [WaPo]
UBER, NEW YORK 'REACH TENTATIVE TRUCE' "On the heels of a days-long publicity war, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has tabled his plan to limit the number of new Uber vehicles in the city. The administration reached an agreement with Uber to halt a City Council bill that would place a cap on the company's cars during a four-month study into the impact of Uber and other for-hire car companies on traffic in the city." [Jenny Che, HuffPost]
SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MAKES UNANNOUNCED IRAQ TRIP Ash Carter, in his first visit to Iraq since being named Defense secretary, will be evaluating how to better help the Iraqis in the upcoming siege on Ramadi. [AP]
PEARSON NEARING DEAL TO SELL 'FINANCIAL TIMES' The buyer is allegedly a "global, digital news company." Axel Springer, Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg are rumored to be potential candidates. [Reuters]
VA FERTILITY BILL PULLED AFTER PLANNED PARENTHOOD FIGHT "A bill that would have helped female military veterans receive fertility treatments and counseling on Wednesday fell prey to the Republican war against Planned Parenthood. Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) abruptly pulled her bill to end a ban on fertility treatments for female veterans receiving care at VA hospitals from the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee after Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) attached amendments targeting Planned Parenthood and other family planning organizations." [Marina Fang, HuffPost]
ONCOLOGISTS CALL FOR LOWER DRUG PRICES A group of 100 top oncologists warned against soaring prescription cancer-drug prices, which rose 12 percent last year alone. [WSJ]
FBI CHIEF: ISIS BIGGER THREAT THAN AL QAEDA FBI Chief James Comey cited ISIS's ability to inspire lone wolf attacks in his comparison. [AP]
KATY PERRY JUMPS INTO THE POP STAR FEUD We all know about her "Bad Blood" with Taylor Swift, so of course she hopped into the Nicki Minaj and T-Swift fiasco. [HuffPost]
SPINNING THROUGH YOUTUBE'S NEW HISTORICAL FOOTAGE Highlights include the Hindenburg explosion, Nelson Mandela's release from prison and Marilyn Monroe marrying Joe DiMaggio. [NYT]
CIVIL LAWSUIT AGAINST COSBY PROCEEDS "Bill Cosby lost his latest bid to fend off a lawsuit accusing him of sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles in 1974, as the California Supreme Court on Wednesday denied the comedian's petition to review the case. The accuser's attorney, Gloria Allred, said the decision cleared the way for the litigation brought by Judy Huth, now in her 50s, to proceed, and that she intended to take Cosby's sworn deposition within the next 30 days." [Reuters]
SUPERHUMANS ARE REAL "Both men’s apparent superpowers [congenital insensitivity to pain and unbreakable bones] come from exceedingly uncommon deviations in their DNA. They are genetic outliers, coveted by drug companies Amgen, Genentech, and others in search of drugs for some of the industry’s biggest, most lucrative markets." [Bloomberg]
NO, YOU CAN'T SHOOT DOWN YOUR NEIGHBOR'S DRONE Even if it's spying on you, "damaging a flying robot" is a federal crime. [Gizmodo]
MORE PEOPLE 'STEPPING UP' TO PERFORM CPR "More people are stepping up to the plate when they see others suffer cardiac arrest, according to two new studies. And the increase in the number of bystanders providing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) has been tied to better outcomes of the usually fatal condition, researchers report in JAMA." [Reuters]
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THE UPSIDE OF A BAD MEMORY Incredible Google skills. [HuffPost]
BEFORE YOU GO
~ How an Ikea "tip-over" can kill.
~ Not much has changed for the Lakers -- Kobe Bryant apparently hasn't talked to any of his new teammates.
~ Behind that proposed $15 New York minimum wage for fast-food workers.
~ The carry-on that'll get you arrested.
~ Turn your Instagrams into thread.
~ Yep, Neville Longbottom just keeps getting hotter.
~ Pack those Diet Cokes and Twizzlers, we're definitely following this mapping of literature's top American road trips.
~ Gillian Flynn is here to rain on your movie remake parade: "Strangers on a Train" won't be coming out for a while.
~ Baby hedgehogs sneezing.
~ This woman adopted her best friend's four daughters after she died of cancer.
~ Got to love George R.R. Martin's brutal death in "Sharknado 3."
~ And this husky couldn't be more excited to see its owner.
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