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- Today is Canada Day, which Canadians are marking by solemnly reflecting on the country's genocide of Indigenous people.
- China — or at least China's leaders — are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Communist Party.
- The University of North Carolina will grant Nikole Hannah-Jones tenure after all, overruling a conservative board member who tried blocking her promotion because he didn't agree with her work on the acclaimed "1619 Project."
- The New York Times interviewed New Yorkers who smoke weed about how legalization has (or hasn't) changed their routine of going to a designated, generally-cop-free place to blaze it.
- Abhimanyu Mishra, a 12-year-old from New Jersey, became the world's youngest chess grandmaster yesterday after beating another grandmaster who's also 12, but slightly older than Mishra.
- A new Vanity Fair profile of veteran writer, actor, and tastemaker Tavi Gevinson, who stars in the Gossip Girl reboot, reveals that she's still somehow only 25.
- Nicholas Cage is set to essentially play himself in a new movie called The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, which is about what it's like to be Nicholas Cage.
- And finally, an octopus on the run:
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