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  • Trump kicked off the Republican National Convention today by promoting a bunch of unfounded conspiracy theories about the Democrats using COVID and mail-in voting to steal the election.
  • Giancarlo Granda says he started a sexual relationship with the Falwells when he was 20. He told Reuters that he had sex with Becki Falwell while Jerry Falwell Jr. looked on.
  • Rep. Katie Porter was among the politicians who questioned Postmaster General Louis DeJoy today, and she exposed how little he knows about the agency he runs. But DeJoy still refused to reverse any changes that have been made to the post office or resign if it becomes clear he engaged in misconduct while in charge.
  • A New Jersey farmer told NBC that some of the animals in his petting zoo "were terrorized by a group of teens he says allegedly broke onto his property and abused them, including by putting lipstick on a miniature pony."
  • Dr. Paul Offit, who serves on the FDA's vaccine advisory committee, told CNN that he's seen evidence of bullying and pressure from the administration on the agency.
  • Apparently if you use a period, you are a narc or something.
  • Airbnb said that it had removed more than 50 L.A. County properties from its platforms either temporarily or for good since late last week because of partying.
  • Watch the teaser trailer for David Byrne's American Utopia.
  • Listen to "Ry Cooder," the penultimate track from Bill Callahan's new album Gold Record, which comes out next week.
  • And finally, this dog may be in over his head: