DONALD TRUMP WANTS YOUR MONEY The candidate announced plans to fundraise, an uphill battle when $1.5 billion or so is required for a presidential race these days -- and he only has six months. And in convention intrigue, the Ted Cruz camp has indicated that he's not going to just hand over his delegates at the convention. [NYT]
UNDERSTANDING THE NORTH CAROLINA BATHROOM FIGHT The Obama administration has now sued North Carolina over its "bathroom bill," which it says “stigmatizes and singles out transgender employees, results in their isolation and exclusion, and perpetuates a sense that they are not worthy of equal treatment and respect.” And here's an explainer for both sides of the legal argument. [Ryan Reilly, HuffPost]
THE NEW STAR WARS "The first salvo was a missile launch by the Chinese in 2007 that blew up a dead satellite and littered space with thousands of pieces of debris. But it was another Chinese launch three years ago that made the Pentagon really snap to attention, opening up the possibility that outer space would become a new front in modern warfare." [WaPo]
BREAKING DOWN THE ISIS AFFILIATES From Libya to Yemen. [WSJ | Paywall]
FIVE PACIFIC ISLANDS ARE ALREADY GONE Due to rising sea levels. [Chris D'Angelo, HuffPost]
U.S. TESTS SOUTH CHINA SEA WATERS A U.S. Navy warship sailed close to the disputed territory in the South China Sea, ruffling relations with the Chinese. [Reuters]
CONGRATS TO BRIE LARSON! The Academy Award winner added some more hardware to her collection with her engagement to longtime boyfriend Alex Greenwald. [HuffPost]
HOW TO USE GAME THEORY TO PARENT "Children can be tough negotiators, as parents know. And the stakes are high: the outcome of negotiations between parents and their children can affect a family’s happiness and the children’s futures." [Aeon]
'THE GOOD NEWS IS CONGRESS PASSED A BILL. THE BAD NEWS IS IT'S ABOUT BISON' The bald eagle just got some competition. [HuffPost]
'THE SEVEN DEADLY SOCIAL NETWORKS' Lust, greed and sloth -- it's all there. [The Atlantic]
YOUR FAVORITE 'BACHELOR' SPOOF IS ALMOST BACK The drama is real in the first trailer for season two of "Unreal." [HuffPost]
PRINCE HARRY ADMITS TO 'MASSIVE PARANOIA' ABOUT DATING We can fix that Harry, just give us a ring here at The Morning Email. [Vanity Fair]
THESE EX-OFFENDERS ARE GETTING A VOTE IN VIRGINIA "New Virginia Majority has registered over 550 ex-offenders since the governor signed his order, or a quarter of the roughly 2,100 ex-offenders who have registered statewide." [HuffPost]
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BEFORE YOU GO
~ A knife attack at a Munich train station has left one dead and three injured. The attacker reportedly shouted "Allahu Akbar," Arabic for "God is great."
~ Kenya is about to shut down the world's largest refugee camp.
~ Is Facebook suppressing your news?
~ Congrats to Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes, who reportedly welcomed a second daughter!
~ If you are a Jelena shipper -- this video will break your heart.
~ What it looks like when Mercury crosses the sun for the first time in a decade.
~ It's now discriminatory to not serve pregnant women alcohol in New York City.
~ Of course Bernie Sanders helped a staffer propose.
~ Your eyes aren't playing tricks on you -- Google has been tinkering with black font on its search results pages. Everyone remain calm, this is not a drill.
~ And here's a bit of financial news to brighten your Tuesday: The top 25 hedge fund managers took home $12.94 billion this year.
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