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  • Paul Manafort is cooperating with Mueller as part of his plea deal, though it isn't clear whether that will involve the inquiry into Trump campaign and Russia.
  • Bob Dylan is doing a week-long residency at the Beacon Theater in November.
  • Ronan Farrow & Jane Mayer wrote about the accusations that Brett Kavanaugh held a woman down in high school and attempted to force himself on her, placing a hand over her mouth and turning up music to conceal her protests.
  • Not-so-coincidentally, 65 women supporting Kavanaugh put out a letter attesting that, "For the entire time we have known Brett Kavanaugh, he has behaved honorably and treated women with respect."
  • Does anyone really think the State Department should be paying over $50K for curtains?
  • Disgraced former Canadian radio host Jian Ghomeshi, who was accused of sexually assaulting multiple women, has written a piece for the New York Review of Books about his experiences.
  • A bear attacked an off-duty NYPD detective in an Orange County home.
  • The NY Times writes that Serena Williams isn't the only black woman being discriminated against—women are penalized for anger in many workplaces.
  • Deadspin have a very bittersweet farewell to David Wright, who'll likely play his final game in a Mets uniform later this month.
  • The Wall Street Journal makes the case for naps.
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