TURKEY. A military coup is underway in the NATO nation and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is seeking asylum in Germany. Not long ago, shots rang out on a bridge in Istanbul as protestors gathered in opposition to the coup. Live updates HERE.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) July 15, 2016
Live coverage of the coup in Istanbul, below.
HEADLINE OF THE DAY: “The feds want to launch peanut butter drone strikes to save endangered ferrets.”
REPORTS. Donald Trump was up late into the night trying to see if he could dump Mike Pence from the ticket after it was well-reported that he would be the VP pick.
TRUMP HAPPENS. Donald Trump’s history of making awful remarks after awful things happen in the world.
HARDY HAR. Hillary Clinton tries a Pokémon Go joke.
The joke is not helped by seeing the video. pic.twitter.com/W8n8EMh1gf
— Philip Bump (@pbump) July 14, 2016
MUSIC. Zayn Malik releases new track “wHo” from the Ghostbusters movie.
CONSCIOUSLY UNCOUPLED. Gwyneth and Chris Martin are finally, officially divorced.
MAGIC. Scientists say they are one step closer to creating Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak: “The team, at the moment, is thinking small. They aren’t trying to make people, or battleships at that, disappear. Instead, they’re working on a new material that will make curved surfaces appear flat to electromagnetic waves.”
RNC. Ivanka Trump’s rabbi who was supposed to deliver speech on bigotry pulls out of convention: “But hundreds of members of the Modern Orthodox Jewish community signed petitions asking him not to appear at Trump’s convention, and Lookstein quickly complied.”
ORLANDO. FBI says they have found no evidence that shooter targeted Pulse nightclub because it was a gay nightclub: “A month later, though, a complete picture of what motivated Mateen remains murky and may never be known since he was killed in a shootout with police and did not leave a manifesto. Officials said there is no evidence thus far that Mateen, 29, was gay or that his attack was motivated by homophobia.”