Tuesday, July 9, 2024


➤ House Democrats are expected to convene at party headquarters today after several lawmakers publicly called for President Biden to resign. Members were instructed not to bring their cell phones. (More

➤ The RNC passed a draft party platform on Monday that shifts the GOP’s stance on abortion, trade, immigration, and foreign policy to mirror former President Trump’s positions on the issues. (See Details)

➤ Former President Trump has narrowed down his list of potential running mates and may announce his decision this week, according to a campaign official who described the candidates as an “embarrassment of riches.” (More)  

➤ A Philadelphia radio host who interviewed President Biden last week was fired from her station after admitting the Biden campaign gave her questions in advance. (More)  

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➤ Minnesota Vikings rookie cornerback Khyree Jackson died in a car accident in Maryland, the team announced Saturday. The car Jackson and two friends were in was struck by a car changing lanes at high speed.  (More)

Two-time NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo is heading to the Olympics for the first time in his career, representing Greece. (More)

Dan Hurley agreed to a new six-year $50 million contract with UConn on Monday—a month after the two-time national champion basketball coach turned down a $70 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. (More

➤ Team USA basketball players Stephen Curry, LeBron James, and other stars struggled to spin a basketball on their fingers during an Olympics photo shoot. (See Video

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➤ Big Stock Move: Morphic Holding stock shot up 75% Monday on news that the biopharmaceutical company was being sold for $3.2 billion to Eli Lilly. (More

Sullivan & Cromwell, a prominent Wall Street law firm, now requires job applicants to reveal any involvement in protests, particularly concerning the Israel-Gaza conflict, stating they “won’t tolerate antisemitic behavior as seen on campuses.” (More

➤ After months of negotiations, Paramount Global agreed to merge with Skydance, ending the Redstone family’s control over the movie studio and CBS network. Skydance founder David Ellison will lead the merged Hollywood studio. (See Details)

➤ Despite record-high summer air travel, U.S. airline stocks have underperformed as higher labor and other costs have eaten into profits. (More)

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Science & Technology

The Ariane 6, Europe’s new spacecraft, is set for its inaugural flight today from French Guiana. The rocket, carrying small satellites and experiments, will launch years behind its original 2020 target date. (See Details)

Lone Pine, the world’s oldest koala sanctuary in Brisbane, Australia, announced it will no longer allow visitors to hold koalas to reduce stress on the animals. (See Photos)

Scientists discovered a second species of vampire squid in the South China Sea. The creatures are bioluminescent and able to thrive in low-oxygen environments. (See Images)

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Travel Tuesday

➤ Paris’ Moulin Rouge cabaret celebrated the restoration of its iconic red windmill, which had collapsed in April, with a special ceremony featuring can-can dancing. (See Photos)

A new ranking lists 11 of the best rest stops and truck stops in the U.S., including the world’s largest truck stop and a stop with a reptile exhibit and observation tower. (See List)

➤ A vacation spent in silence may seem daunting, but meditation retreats, from donation-based 10-day Vipassana courses to luxurious options, are growing in popularity. (See Details)

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➤ Washington D.C. police found a French Bulldog named Yurman, who was stolen at gunpoint on Saturday, and returned him to his owner. (See Video

➤ Divers in the Aegean Sea discovered 300 new objects from the 2,000-year-old Antikythera shipwreck, including the remains of a second sunken vessel beneath its hull. (See Photos

➤ McDonald’s removed salads from its U.S. menus over a lack of demand, saying hot sandwiches and McDonald’s fries are what the burger chain’s customers want. (More)  

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Poll Position

Who should Donald Trump choose for his VP?

  1. Doug Burgum
  2. J.D. Vance
  3. Marco Rubio
  4. Tim Scott
  5. Mike Pompeo
  6. Elise Stefanik
  7. Nikki Haley
  8. Vivek Ramaswamy
  9. Other

Monday’s Results:

How many siblings do you have?

  1. Two: 23.6%
  2. One: 21.2%
  3. Three: 18.7%
  4. Four: 11.0%
  5. Six or more: 9.8 %
  6. None: 8.4 %
  7. Five: 7.0%

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