The U.S. Congress has begun its August recess, having accomplished little.
- The White House has asked the full D.C. Court of Appeals to reverse the Halbig decision.
- Political pundit Dick Morris—known for making hilariously wrong predictions—said that he "wouldn't be surprised," if President Obama resigned from office. (Most rational people would indeed be surprised.)
- Forensic examiners have ruled Eric Garner's death a homicide. Garner was allegedly choked to death by police for selling cigarettes on the street.
- The first trailer for Disney's "Into the Woods" was released. The highly anticipated film is based on the famous Stephen Sondheim musical of the same name. It comes out on Christmas.
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