- The Olympics in London began today as Mitt Romney continues to face criticism for observing that hey, maybe London’s not iron-clad ready for the Olympics and the British press decides Britain doesn’t like Romney. The ex-pats at his London fundraiser do though.
- The Department of Justice and the city of Seattle are expected to announce a settlement containing reforms of the police department that the feds investigated. Some city council members and the members of the community that called for a federal investigation complain they’ve been cut out of the process.
- A federal judge overruled a decision by immigration authorities to reject Jamal Abusamhadaneh’s application for citizenship. Immigration authorities were worried about the man’s associations with a Virginia mosque where Anwar al-Awlaki once served as imam, but he took the oath of citizenship yesterday.
- A photographer chasing Justin Bieber in L.A. will be the first prosecuted under the state’s new anti-paparazzi law; the man was charged with “reckless driving with the intent to capture a picture for commercial gain.”
- The wife of former Chinese Politburo member Bo Xilai was charged with the murder of a British business man and will face trial as early as next month.
- Facebook stock was down 11 percent in pre-market trading despite a better than expected earnings report, its first as a publicly traded company.
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