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Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg cracked two ribs in June, the SCOTUS’s busiest month. And she worked through it because I don’t know if you’ve heard, but she’s a total fucking bad ass.

That new Romney ad about President Obama and welfare, the one that’s full of dogwhistle racism? Even Newt Gingrich, the man who only tells the truth twice a year, admits that it’s full of it.

Speaking of Mitt Romney, it looks like Bain may have some ties to El Salvador death squads. Whoops.

Japan commemorates  the 67th anniversary of the U.S. Atomic bombing of Nagasaki, which killed 80,000 people. Tomihisa Taue, the city’s mayor reminded the audience gathered at a peace park that 19,000 nuclear weapons still exist in the world, saying. “In order for ours to be the last city attacked by this technology, the use of nuclear weapons and their development must be clearly prohibited.”

The U.S. and Vietnam launch a clean up of residue of Agent Orange, a toxic herbicide used by the U.S. during the Vietnam war to kill the vegetation used as cover by guerillas. It has been linked to cancer, diabetes and birth defects. It’s a little too little, too late, but it’s better than nothing.

 

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