Top Stories: Attacks In Iraq; Aurora Suspect Due In Court; Penn State Penalty

Good morning.

The nature of the news today has made the subjects of our early posts unfortunately grim:

Dozens Dead After Iraq’s Bloodiest Day This Year.

13 Reported Dead, 10 Injured After Pickup Crashes In Texas.

If Not For Jammed Gun, Officers’ Sharp Eyes, More Might Have Died In Aurora.

We will look for ways to lighten things up a bit as the day continues.

Meanwhile, some of the other stories making headlines include:

— “NCAA To Announce Penn State Sanctions.” (Morning Edition)

— “Syria Says It Won’t Use Chemical Weapons To Stop Rebellion.” (The New York Times)

— “Beijing Rains Kills 37, Raise Infrastructure Debate.” (The Associated Press)

— “Bulgarian Police Widen Suicide Bombing Probe.” (

— Selloff In Spanish Bonds Underscores Fears “That The Country May Need A Formal Bailout.” (The Wall Street Journal)

— “Ernie Els Wins British Open After Adam Scott Collapse.” (The Associated Press)

— Bradley Wiggins Is First Brit To Win Tour De France. (BBC News)

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