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- Zaila Avant-garde, a 14-year-old from Louisiana, became the first African American student to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
- National Parks are currently crowded as hell, as evidenced by these photos in the New York Times.
- Some news you can use: Heatstroke really become a concern when the humidity level is over 75%, because your sweat can't easily evaporate.
- First Adam Driver, now Matt Damon — movie stars are getting awkwardly long standing ovations at the Cannes film festival.
- In a half protest-half advertising event, British designer Stella McCartney this week sent a group of people in animal mascot uniforms to Times Square to raise awareness about the evils of fur.
- Padres rookie relief pitcher Daniel Camarena got his first career hit last night — a grand slam off superstar Max Scherzer — and Camarena's older brother was in the stands and lost his shit.
- The new Vince Staples album, Vince Staples, is very good.
- And finally, a good yawn:
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