COULD TRUMP HAVE FINALLY GONE TOO FAR? Howard Fineman argues we are seeing Donald Trump's "Hindenburg" moment after the GOP front-runner called for punishment for women who have abortions. Donald Trump has since walked back his statements. Meanwhile, several top female media personalities called for the firing of his campaign manager after he was charged with assault. And the numbers in Wisconsin aren't looking good for the Donald. [Howard Fineman, HuffPost]
ALL EYES ON CLEVELAND "Prediction markets, which allow people to bet on future events using real money, estimate an average 61 percent chance of a contested Republican convention with two or more votes required." [Natalie Jackson, HuffPost]
TOP FEMALE SOCCER PLAYERS ALLEGE WAGE BIAS "Five key members of the United States women’s national soccer team, the reigning Women’s World Cup and Olympic champion, plan to file a federal complaint Thursday charging U.S. Soccer with wage discrimination." [NYT]
WHEN POLICE RAID YOUR HOUSE FOR EVERYTHING And the charges are then dropped. [WaPo]
COULD IMPEACHMENT BE NEXT FOR THE ALABAMA GOVERNOR? Critics wonder as his sex scandal grows. [NYT]
BOSTON AND NEW YORK CITY COULD BE UNDERWATER By 2100 if current Antarctica melting patterns continue. [Nick Visser, HuffPost]
U.N. EXPANDS SEX ABUSE PROBE "U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said on Monday the world body had received new sexual abuse allegations against U.N. peacekeepers from Morocco and Burundi in Central African Republic (CAR), including one that involved a 14-year-old girl." [Reuters]
INTRODUCING 'SAHAR SPEAKS' "This project was borne out of anger -- my own -- at the deeply flawed, sexist system that is Kabul’s foreign media landscape. Not a single Afghan woman works for the international press in the country, in any capacity. And she never has." [HuffPost]
59 IDEAS ON HOW TO STOP DOMESTIC VIOLENCE From survivors. [HuffPost]
ARE YOU READY FOR A CHIPOTLE BURGER CHAIN? We certainly are. [USA Today]
WHEN COLLEGE BROS BECOME HUMAN SMUGGLERS "Three friends and a team of frat brothers -- plus a stripper, an ex-army ranger, a door-to-door salesman and a go-go dancer -- made a fortune on the most heavily patrolled stretch of highway in Texas." [Rolling Stone]
THE ACADEMIC ROBIN HOOD When you put 50 million stolen research articles online, are you a thief or someone leveling the field for academics everywhere? [WaPo]
HOW UGG BOOTS HAVE MANAGED STAYING POWER Despite being, you know, ugly. [The Guardian]
YOU SHOULD BE JEALOUS OF BANK OF AMERICA'S PARENTAL LEAVE POLICY "On Wednesday, the bank announced it would increase the amount of paid time off it offers new parents to 16 weeks from 12 weeks." [HuffPost]
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BEFORE YOU GO
~ Three first-graders were caught planning to poison a classmate.
~ Aaron Sorkin is bringing a live version of "A Few Good Men" to NBC.
~ The U.S. has ordered the families of government personnel in southern Turkey to leave the country due to safety concerns.
~ Kim Kardashian and Emily Ratajkowski teamed up for another topless picture.
~ When Amazon "lumberrolls you."
~ This "Wheel of Fortune" contestant is a boss.
~ So "Batman v Superman" was a huge critical flop but a smashing box office success. Vulture breaks down what that means for the industry.
~ The ramifications of being able to annotate anything on the web.
~ Tsk, tsk Internet -- Stanford didn't actually turn everyone down.
~ This gun looks like a smartphone.
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