The Skinny: Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Wednesday. Hump day. Camels. Skinny. Here we go.

 

Mideast

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is traveling to Egypt today to discuss another possible cease-fire. Over 200 Palestinians and 1 Israeli have died from back-and-forth rocket and air strikes. Here are more details on the origin of this particular conflict.

Golf

The British Open at Hoylake starts tomorrow morning; Tiger tees off at 4:04 am ET.

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White House Subpoena?

White House staffer Davis Simas has been subpoenaed by the House Oversight Committee over his role as White House Director of Political Strategy. The committee wants to see if Simas violated the Hatch Act, which prohibits federal employees from participating in partisan political activities.

The White House says he won’t show.

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Immigration

Yesterday, The General took us through the ongoing immigration crisis as large numbers of South and Central American children are crossing the Mexico-U.S. border.

“You Snooze, I News”: The Immigration Crisis

MLB

The all-star game was last night; the American League won and will have home-field advantage in the World Series.

NBA

Wade has finalized deal to stay with Heat.

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Super Important Fact

Earth is the only planet not named after a god. ‘Earth’ comes from the old Anglo-Saxon word ‘erde,’ which means ground or soil.

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Halfway through the week. Weird week, feels like nothing is going on. No holidays coming up. No sports going on. Battle through it, folks. Have a day.

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Source: CNN, Cover Photo

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