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- Donald Trump has made over 20,000 false or misleading claims since becoming president according to fact checkers—over the last 14 months alone, he's average 23 lies a day.
- Cops had to shutdown the oceanfront beach in Long Branch, New Jersey because it got too overcrowded.
- The Trump administration lifted a ban on sales of silencers to private overseas buyers that was intended to protect U.S. troops from ambushes. The change was championed by attorney Michael Williams, a White House lawyer who had worked for a firearms trade group.
- The Washington football team has announced that they are finally retiring their racist name after years of resisting calls to do so.
- CNN writes that there are two major reasons why COVID-19 is getting worse in the U.S. while improving in other countries around the world: "One is the most dangerous myth surrounding COVID-19: that there is a tradeoff between beating the pandemic and restoring the economy. The other factor is a President who not only appears to believe that fallacy but is prepared to do whatever it takes to conjure a sense of normalcy for the sake of winning re-election."
- Quite believably, not all of those unbelievable Reddit relationships stories are real.
- Nick Akerman, a former Watergate prosecutor, wrote about the differences between the Nixon and Trump impeachments, and why Mueller's investigation never stood a chance because of what has "amounted to a cover-up."
- Actress Kelly Preston, who starred in Jerry Maguire, Twins and more, has died of breast cancer. She was 57.
- The Yankees outfielder Clint Frazier says he plans to continue wearing his face covering when regular-season games begin.
- The best Monday tradition this summer is getting a new Bill Callahan track every week.
- And finally, a majestic water dog:
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