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  • After an outcry, FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn apologized for overstating and misconstruing the benefits of treating COVID-19 patients with convalescent plasma.
  • Tom Cruise saw Tenet, a big movie, on a big screen. He loved it. And someone was forced to film him watching the movie for some movie industry propaganda. (This was apparently all Tom's idea, too.)
  • If you want to be like Tom Cruise (please don't), here's a list of states where you can see Tenet (though you probably shouldn't).
  • Colleges have started suspending students over coronavirus safety breaches.
  • An anti-abortion activist who is scheduled to speak at the Republican National Convention this week said in a recent video that it would be “smart” for a police officer to racially profile her biracial son, because “statistically, my brown son is more likely to commit a violent offense over my white sons.”
  • After a lot of confusion yesterday, Jerry Falwell Jr. confirmed he had resigned from Liberty University and tried to spin it like he wanted to leave and not because he was forced out due to an embarrassing, hypocritical sex scandal: “I’ve accomplished all I can accomplish and I want to move on," Falwell said. "I was starting to get bored.”
  • Don't do this: white participants in a Black Lives Matter protest angrily confronted white diners outside D.C. restaurants, chanting, “White silence is violence!” and demanding white diners show their solidarity.
  • How can anyone still support Trump after everything? The Times spoke to a few die-hard Trump supporters to find out.
  • Esquire has a charming interview with Nicholas Braun about playing Cousin Greg on Succession and his pandemic anthem, “Antibodies (Do You Have The).”
  • Oh great, Van Morrison wants the music industry to “fight the pseudo-science” surrounding the pandemic.
  • And finally, what a silly tongue: