BILL CLINTON STEALS THE SHOW The former president wove a speech about Hillary Clinton’s qualifications into the tale of their love story as Hillary broke another glass ceiling to become the democratic party’s nominee for president. Here’s what to watch for today. [S.V. Date, HuffPost]
INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES ‘HIGHLY CONFIDENT’ RUSSIA BEHIND DNC EMAIL HACK The New York Times takes a look at Julian Assange’s political motivations behind the timing of the hack’s release. Slate’s Franklin Foer argues that the DNC hack is worse than Watergate. [NYT]
DETAILS EMERGE IN ISIS ATTACK THAT KILLED A PRIEST IN FRANCE One of the two knife-wielding attackers was on France’s watchlist after trying twice to reach Syria last year. And Pope Francis spoke out about the “barbaric” killing. [Reuters]
‘THE HUMAN TOLL OF TERROR’ The New York Times chronicled two weeks of bloodshed from terrorist attacks in March. Here are the victims. [NYT]
INSIDE DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ’S DECISION TO STEP AWAY FROM THE DNC She had wanted to gavel in the convention. [Sam Stein and Amanda Terkel, HuffPost]
CLIMATE CHANGE JEOPARDIZING U.S. MILITARY BASES “Rising sea levels due to hurricanes and tidal flooding intensified by climate change will put military bases along the U.S. East Coast and Gulf Coast at risk, according to a report released on Wednesday.” [Reuters]
EVEN MORE GENERAL MILLS FLOUR HAS BEEN RECALLED And some Betty Crocker cake mix after 46 people have been sickened with E. coli. [Suzy Strutner, HuffPost]
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WAGE THEFT ― INSIDE THE SENATE “If members of Congress want to learn more about wage theft, they should talk to some of the low-wage workers who serve them meals. The Labor Department announcedTuesday that federal contractors had shorted 674 Senate cafeteria workers to the tune of $1 million.” [HuffPost]
A LOT OF FOLKS DON’T KNOW THEIR STUDENT LOANS HAVE BEEN FORGIVEN “Tens of thousands of former students of the collapsed for-profit Corinthian Colleges are eligible to have their federal loans canceled because of fraud. But the government’s effort to communicate this fact to students has been halfhearted at best, and only a paltry number have filed the paperwork needed to write off their debt.” [Buzzfeed]
‘WHAT TEAM USA WEARS TO WORK’ Hint: lots of red, white and blue. [Bloomberg]
BAD NEWS BEARS FOR CAR INSURERS Two words: self-driving cars. [WSJ | Paywall]
BEFORE YOU GO
~ The contagion of mass killings.
~ Up your Spotify playlist game.
~ This website is chronicling what it says is Zara’s artist theft.
~ Of course Beyonce destroyed the MTV Video Music Awards nominations.
~ Aaron Rodgers has finally responded to all “The Bachelor” hullabaloo.
~ If you struggle with this wedding etiquette quiz, you need to try harder.
~ Soon Apple Watches may be able to predict whether users are about tohave a seizure.
~ Netflix shelled out $120 million for this project.