GOOD DAY FOR:
ABC's Good Morning America spawns a new spin-off, Good Afternoon America, which will premiere on July 9. [Gothamist]
A man survives his suicidal 180-foot plunge down Niagara Falls, becoming the third person ever to survive a jump over the falls without a safety device. [The Stir]
An experiment finds that drivers who keep a consistent speed and don't slam on the brakes conserve quite a bit of gas, and can save an extra $100 at the pump each month. [TIME]
BAD DAY FOR:
Dignity in politics
A 34-year-old woman poses topless in a billboard ad for her Mexican congressional campaign. [Newser]
Following an unremarkable showing at the 2010 Vancouver Games, the Kremlin announces a ban on alcohol at all London Olympic events involving Russian athletes. [Opposing Views]
Respecting the dead
An auction house is selling what it claims is a vial of Ronald Reagan's blood. The Reagan Presidential Foundation has denounced the sale as a "craven act." [Slate]
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- On ISIS, neocons and liberal hawks have a 'boy who cried wolf' problem
- Russia's giant spy ship was a high-tech disaster waiting to happen
- How American businessmen are ruining American business — and the U.S. economy
- The constant struggle of running a family farm in 21st century America
- How Harry Houdini escaped death
- How to stop misogynists from terrorizing the world of gamers
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