What We’re Reading July 21, 2016

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So without further ado, here’s what we’re reading, Thursday, July 21, 2016.

Another global warming expedition studying the lack of arctic ice…gets stuck in the ice. “The icy blockade comes just over a month after an Oxford climate scientist, Peter Wadhams, said the Arctic would be ‘completely ice-free’ by September of this year. While it obviously isn’t September yet, he did reference the fact that there would be very little ice to contend with this summer.”

Was Melania Trump’s apparent plagiarism from Michele Obama intentional so as to get more press?  Meredith McIver, a Trump Organization employee who helped Melania Trump with the speech, now admits that the simplest and most obvious explanation is the correct one — namely, it was a screw-up.”

Speaking of plagiarism, Michele Obama’s 2008 speech plagiarized Saul Alinksy.

Nevertheless, GOP formally nominates Donald Trump. But not without hundreds of delegates voting for other candidates.

California’s Lt. Gov. tweeted that it’s easier to get a gun than a McDonald’s Happy Meal.

Hillary Clinton close to making a choice for her running mate:  “Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack have emerged as leading contenders after a rigorous vetting process…”

Caught on camera:  “A Baltimore police body camera caught a distracted ‘Pokemon Go’ driver crashing into a parked police patrol car.”

PayPal Co-founder “Peter Thiel’s embrace of Donald Trump has Silicon Valley squirming.”

Yet another beheading by a U.S.-backed “rebel” group in Syria, this time of a 12-year-old boy.



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