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  • Ticker Tape: Thousands gathered Wednesday for the U.S. women's soccer team in New York’s Canyon of Heroes -- the slice of Broadway between Battery Park and City Hall -- in an old-fashioned ticker-tape parade this morning. Since the days of office workers throwing ticker tape from their windows are long gone, the city distributes tons of it, along with confetti and other paper, to buildings along the route. Watch Live.

  • Report: “Mass Attacks”: The U.S. Secret Service has released a report on “mass attacks” in public spaces, most of which are mass shooting attacks. The report found that 2/3 of those responsible had mental health issues, almost all made “threatening or concerning communications” before the attacks occurred, and most had “at least one significant stressor” happen in the five years prior to the attack. The report looked at 27 incidents in 2018, including those at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and the Tree of Life Synagogue. Read More.

  • In Memoriam: Ross Perot: Ross Perot, the Texas billionaire who made a fortune as an early software entrepreneur before running for president twice in the ‘90s as a third-party candidate, has died at 89. Perot’s first presidential bid, in 1992, garnered 19 percent of the popular vote -- the best third-party showing in an election since Teddy Roosevelt in 1912. Perot died after a five-month battle with leukemia. Dallas Morning News.

  • First Amendment: A federal appeals court has ruled that President Trump violated the Constitution by blocking users on Twitter that mocked or criticized him. The court found that because the president uses Twitter to conduct government business, he can’t exclude certain Americans from reading his posts. The ruling could have broader implications for how the First Amendment applies to social media. NY Times.

  • Uber Comfort: Uber is rolling out a new product category that lets users request extra legroom, specific temperatures and conversation-free trips. Dubbed Uber Comfort, it costs about 20 to 40 percent more than an Uber X ride but not as much as an Uber Black. The Verge.

  • Streaming Wars: Weeks after NBC confirmed it would pull The Office off Netflix, WarnerMedia says it’s taking Friends off the platform -- meaning the two most-streamed shows on Netflix will soon be gone. Friends will go to the forthcoming Warner streaming service, which is being called HBO Max. The platform will also become the exclusive home to every episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Pretty Little Liars, among other syndicated hits. Variety.

  • In Memoriam: Rip Torn: Rip Torn, the Emmy-winning actor known for his versatile range and penchant for playing shady characters, has died at 88. Torn was best known for his role on The Larry Sanders Show, but also drew acclaim for supporting roles in Men In Black and Dodgeball, where he delivered the iconic line below. The Wrap.

  • All-Star Game: Indians pitcher Shane Bieber was the star of the MLB All-Star game, where he struck out the side in the 5th inning to cheers from the hometown crowd. The American League beat the National League 4-3. ESPN.

  • Spotted: Serena Williams, completely unretouched, on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar, fresh off her win over Alison Riske at Wimbledon. See it.

  • Nicki Minaj Concert: Nicki Minaj has pulled out of an upcoming festival set in Saudi Arabia after criticism that she was implicitly supporting the Saudi kingdom’s oppressive human rights record. Minaj says she educated herself on Saudi Arabia -- where women are still legal dependents of men and homosexuality can be punishable by death -- and decided to cancel her appearance to “make clear my support for the rights of women, the LGBTQ community, and freedom of expression.” Billboard.

  • Quake Selfies: Ruptures on a California highway resulting from last week’s earthquakes have become an instant tourist attraction, with gawkers coming to take a look -- and selfies. LA Times.

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