THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE TO INVESTIGATE ALTON STERLING’S DEATH New video of Sterling’s final moments confirms hewas not holding a gun. And here are 13 painful facts about Sterling’s life. [Julia Craven, HuffPost]
20 VETERANS KILLED THEMSELVES A DAY In 2014. [USA Today]
COULD A GOP CONVENTION COUP HAPPEN? “[Donald] Trump’s intraparty foes, led by a group of rogue delegates, are waging an intense behind-the-scenes effort to push the Republican National Convention’s Rules Committee for a vote on freeing delegates to back whomever they wish, rather than being bound to Mr. Trump.” [WSJ | Paywall]
GRETCHEN CARLSON FILES SEXUAL HARASSMENT LAWSUIT AGAINST ROGER AILES Fox is conducting an internal review of the network’s CEO and chairman, who has vehemently denied the allegations. Other Fox sources are reporting Carlson wasn’t alone. Here’s footage of Carlson being objectified on air, as well as Carlson’s full complaint. [Michael Calderone, HuffPost]
DWAYNE WADE HEADS TO THE BULLS He’s going home to Chicago after 13 years with the Miami Heat. [Sports Illustrated]
‘THE BIG-BANK BLOODBATH’ “Big banks are nearly half a trillion dollars in the hole. Since the start of 2016, 20 of the world’s bigger banks have lost a quarter of their combined market value.” [WSJ | Paywall]
For more video news from The Huffington Post, check out this morning’s newsbrief.
TWITTER GOT INTO THE LIVESTREAM SPORTS GAME With Wimbledon. [The Next Web]
RUSSELL WILSON AND CIARA TIED THE KNOT In a castle no less. [HuffPost]
WINTER IS LASTING MORE THAN 10 MONTHS Bad news, “Game of Thrones” fans ― the show won’t be back in March or April. [Hitfix]
SYRIAN WEDDINGS ARE MISSING THE GROOMS “At unions these days, brides often stand alone on the dais ― their grooms in the distant lands of Europe, the Gulf or Turkey.” [WSJ | Paywall]
ARE YOU A MULTITASKER? Apparently you are “literally draining the energy reserves of your brain.” [Quartz]
TURNING AIR INTO FUEL “Scientists are sucking up carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere ― and turning it into fuel. A growing crop of companies, including Carbon Engineering, the Bill Gates-funded Canadian firm behind the Squamish plant, are banking on this direct air capture technology being a potential solution to the planet’s climate woes.” [HuffPost]
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BEFORE YOU GO
~ Sam Stein lays out why Trump’s defense of his Star of David tweet “is truly disturbing.”
~ Brexit is making it pretty cheap to go to London right now.
~ People don’t love the Vanity Fair profile of Margot Robbie for describing Australians as backwards.
~ Quartz dissects how Hollywood has dissected Renee Zellweger.
~ Of course the Duchess of Cambridge has gotten in on the off the shoulder trend.
~ The second-largest Bolivian lake swallowed by climate change.
~ Sharing your Netflix password may be a crime. Whoops.
~ Microsoft maybe shouldn’t use the phrase “getting lit” in its recruiting emails.
~ The hoverboard dancers have glided back into our lives.
~ And take a look at the cardboard cribs for Finland’s babies.