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  • US v. Iran: The U.S. is sending an additional 1,000 troops to the Middle East amid tensions with Iran. The announcement came shortly after the Pentagon released new photos that purportedly show Iranian boats removing a bomb from one of the tankers attacked in the Gulf of Oman. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani gave a speech on state TV saying “Iran will not wage war against any nation” and said the U.S. is being run by “politicians with little experience.” CNN.

  • Dallas Shooting: A masked gunman was killed by police after opening fire outside a federal courthouse in downtown Dallas. No one else was injured. The FBI says it’s looking into the shooter’s social media activity, where he apparently posted extensively about guns and ammunition. A veteran photographer with the Dallas Morning News was at the courthouse and snapped an up-close photo of the shooter as he hid behind a column just feet away. See it.

  • Harvard Admission Revoked: Harvard has rescinded the admission of a survivor of the Parkland massacre after discovering racial slurs he made when he was 16. Kyle Kashuv, who became a gun-rights activist and vocal Second Amendment supporter following the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, posted the school’s letter on social media. Kashuv says “Hopefully people have the goodness in their hearts to forgive me.” NY Times.

  • Morsi Dead: Egypt’s former president Mohamed Morsi -- the country’s first democratically elected leader who came to power at the pinnacle of the Arab Spring -- collapsed and died during a court hearing. State TV says he had a heart attack. The Muslim Brotherhood said the death was a "full-fledged murder" because he was in deteriorating health and not getting treatment. BBC.

  • MH370: Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, which vanished more than five years ago and has never been recovered, was piloted by a “lonely and sad” captain who experimented with a flight path nearly identical to the one the doomed plane was on when it disappeared. An exhaustively reported new article in The Atlantic presents the most complete picture to date of a mystery that captivated global attention in 2014. Read it.

  • World Population: The world’s population is expected to virtually stop growing by the end of this century for the first time in modern history. A new report based on UN figures estimates the global population will grow to 10.9 billion people by 2100 and then essentially plateau, with an annual growth rate of less than 0.1 percent that can largely be explained by falling fertility rates. Pew.

  • Eye Control: Comcast is launching a first-of-its-kind feature that lets people with physical disabilities change the channel of their TV with just their eyes. Xfinity X1 eye control works by pairing a web-based remote with existing “eye gaze” technology to let users navigate TV menus by looking at the buttons they want to press. Deadline.

  • Raptors Parade: Four people were injured in a shooting at a victory rally celebrating the Raptors’ NBA championship, reportedly setting off a stampede. An estimated 1.5 million people crowded into downtown Toronto earlier in the day for a parade. Three people were arrested; the injuries of the victims are said to be non-life threatening. NPR.

  • In Memoriam: Gloria Vanderbilt, the fashion designer, socialite and descendant of railroad tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt, has died at the age of 95. Anderson Cooper, Vanderbilt’s youngest son, narrated a touching obituary on CNN to announce her death. Watch.

  • ’Hunger Games’ Prequel: The author of the hugely popular Hunger Games series says she’s writing a prequel that takes place 64 years before the events of the first book (and thus won’t follow heroine Katniss Everdine). It’ll be released next May. CNET.

  • Puppy Dog Eyes: ‘Puppy dog eyes’ haven’t always been irresistible. Turns out they came about after thousands of years of domestication-- with muscles evolving in dogs’ eyes in order to better communicate with humans and make their faces look more appealing, according to a new study. Nat Geo.

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