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What You Need To Know This Morning

J.K. Rowling has cast the spotlight on 9-year-old Splendour Joe Abisoye of Nigeria, who has written a book about the effects of terrorism on children. (Connect Nigeria)

Rapper Azealia Banks is refuting claims that she is homophobic by identifying herself as bisexual. (NME)

Early voting figures show that Greek citizens are rejecting an international bailout. Meanwhile, banks in the country are reportedly running out of cash. (BBC)

Those screaming stock trading pits you used to see in all the movies are a thing of the past as of today—the futures pits in New York and Chicago are closing. (Fox Business)

The Grateful Dead performed their final show last night. Bummer, dude. (New York Times)

According to a new study, the police have shot and killed 124 mentally ill Americans this year alone. (Washington Post)

Two things you should know: Google made an “image processing neural network algorithm,” whatever that means, and it’s been released to all of the internet. Basically, it turns pictures into creepier pictures. See below. (Guardian)

A 22-year-old man in Maine died on Saturday night after he decided to put a fireworks mortar on his head and light it. (Time)

‘Inside Out’ beat ‘Magic Mike XXL’ and ‘Terminator: Genisys’ at the box office this weekend. Sorry, abs and guns. (Variety)

After raising two adopted puppies for two years, a man in China has realized that, um, they’re actually bears. (International Business Times)

Escaped convict David Sweat is back in prison following a brief stay in the hospital. (People)

 




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