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‘I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves.’

Michelle Obama, speaking at the Democratic National Convention about America’s progress, and why she believes it is “the greatest country on earth”


The percentage increase in Barbie sales in the second quarter of 2016 after Mattel offered a more diverse set of figures


The number of cats found in a vacant home in Washington, D.C.


The reported high temperature in Kuwait on July 21, a global record for places outside of California’s Death Valley

‘I can no longer stay silent.’

Michael Jordan, who has long kept quiet on social issues, announcing a $2 million donation to help address racial troubles in law enforcement; half will go to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and half will go to the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s Institute for Community-Police Relations

Star Trek Beyond

Opened to $59.6 million in the U.S., topping the box office



Ice Age: Collision Course

Opened to $21 million, well below expectations

‘I really view this as a success.’

Marissa Mayer, Yahoo CEO, on the company’s sale of its core business to Verizon for $4.8 billion; the deal puts Yahoo’s overall value at around $46 billion, down from a high of $125 billion in 2000

‘There’s no saying no to that.’

Roxane Gay, author, on being asked to write World of Wakanda, Marvel’s first comic series centered on black and queer women

‘May the world be peaceful.’

Satoshi Uematsu, in a tweet posted after he fatally stabbed at least 19 patients at a center for people with disabilities in Sagamihara, Japan; it was the country’s deadliest mass killing since World War II


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