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  • In secretly recorded audio, Donald Trump's sister Maryanne Trump Barry can be heard saying her brother has no principles and can't be trusted: “His goddamned tweet and lying, oh my God,” she said. “I’m talking too freely, but you know. The change of stories. The lack of preparation. The lying. Holy shit."
  • The New Yorker has an excellent profile of Joe Biden as he tries to both hold the middle and enact a more progressive agenda: “The words of a President, even a lousy President, matter,” Biden said. “They can take you to war, they can bring peace, they can make the market rise, they can make it fall. But they can also give hate oxygen.”
  • The first trailer for The Batman, featuring a vengeful, goth-y Robert Pattinson, looks very good. (The new trailer for the four hour Snyder Cut of Justice League looks pretty awful though.)
  • Thirteen people died in a stampede at a disco in Peru after a police raid to enforce the country's coronavirus lockdown.
  • Here's a preview of what the Republican National Convention is going to be like this year, which is basically a mess of conflict-of-interest appearances and nepotism.
  • Despite it being mostly outside, Coney Island has been and likely will remain shuttered this entire season.
  • A runaway tortoise has returned home after leaving 74 days ago.
  • The Times has a good piece on Alex Morse, the Massachusetts congressional candidate who was accused of sexual misconduct, condemned, and then vindicated when it came out the whole thing was a hit job on a progressive candidate.
  • Even a historic pandemic can't stop Krispy Kreme from opening their new flagship location in Times Square.
  • This couple got married at the Black Lives Matter mural painted on Fulton Street in Brooklyn.
  • And finally, this is totally normal, nothing to see here: