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  • Hong Kong Protests: As hundreds of thousands of peaceful protesters gathered in downtown Hong Kong to commemorate the 22nd anniversary of its return to China, a small group of demonstrators broke into the main government building, smashed windows and defaced the lawmakers’ chambers. Police used tear gas to disperse the protests, which mark a turning point in what has until now been a peaceful movement against mainland interference. BBC.

  • Iran in Breach: Iran says it intentionally breached the limits for enriched uranium agreed upon under the 2015 nuclear deal, signaling that the country may be willing to walk away from the deal after the U.S. abandoned it and reinstituted sanctions that are crippling the Iranian economy. France, Britain and Germany are trying to keep the deal from unraveling. Reuters.

  • D.C. Military Parade: President Trump gave new details of the Independence Day parade that will be held on the National Mall Thursday. The event will include a military flyover and tanks on display. D.C. officials worry the 60-ton tanks will destroy the city’s roads and the Pentagon is reportedly trying to figure out how to move the tanks across the Arlington Memorial Bridge, which they worry could collapse under the weight. Wash Post.

  • Mexico Freak Storm: A summer hailstorm dumped five feet of ice on the city of Guadalajara, Mexico when the temperature dropped 20 degrees Fahrenheit in 20 minutes. “Then we ask ourselves if climate change is real,” said the state governor. See pics.

  • Obit: Los Angeles Pitcher: Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs has died. The 27-year-old was pronounced dead at a Hilton hotel in Texas after police received a call that he was unconscious. While an investigation into the cause of his death is underway, officials say foul play and suicide aren’t suspected. The Angels’ game against the Texas Rangers was canceled while players mourned the loss. LA Times.

  • Record High: The S&P 500 closed at a record high on optimism that the U.S. and China were getting closer to securing a trade deal. Here’s the market outlook for the second half of the year: CNBC.

  • Nike Sneaker Pulled: Nike has decided to pull a sneaker featuring the Betsy Ross flag (the early American flag that’s circular with thirteen white stars) after Colin Kaepernick, a Nike endorser, reportedly reached out to the company and said it shouldn’t be selling the sneaker. According to the Wall Street Journal, the former NFL player said he and others took offense to it because of the flag’s connection to an era of slavery. WSJ.

  • Wimbledon Stunner: Venus Williams, a five-time Wimbledon champion, was beaten in straight sets in the first round at Wimbledon by 15-year-old Cori Gauff. Known as “Coco,” Gauff is the youngest player to ever qualify for Wimbledon and the youngest woman to win a Wimbledon match since 1991. She called Williams her idol and said after the stunning upset: “I’m literally living my dream.” TIME.

  • Franchise Fatigue: Box office revenues are down nearly 10 percent midyear with the traditionally strong summer blockbuster season showing continued signs of “franchise fatigue” and few original hits. Disney is the only studio to buck the trend: it has four of the top movies of the year -- Avengers, Captain Marvel, Aladdin and Toy Story 4 -- which have grossed more than $5 billion combined. Hollywood Reporter.

  • Vogue Spread: Vogue magazine is featuring a photo spread by Annie Leibovitz of five of the women running for president: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, Amy Klobuchar and Kamala Harris. See pics.

  • Total Eclipse: The first total eclipse since 2017 will be viewable from a swath of the Pacific Ocean, Chile and Argentina today starting at around 3 p.m. ET. If you’re not in the southern hemisphere, various livestreams will carry the event as the moon casts its shadow on Earth. How to watch.

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