Out in the real world news is happening and here are the highlights.
Michelle Obama pours her heart out as democrats turn focus to fighting Donald Trump
Democrats began their presidential nominating convention yesterday with a successful struggle to fully unite behind Hillary Clinton, following a day of intraparty squabbling and protests. The boos slowly began to turn to cheers as Michelle Obama took to the stage and brought together the entire auditorium.
“When someone is cruel or acts like a bully, we don’t stoop to their level,” Obama said. “We don’t turn against each other — no, we listen to each other… I am here tonight because I know that that is the kind of president that Hillary Clinton will be — and that’s why in this election, I’m with her.” – Mashable
A stabbing at a care center outside Tokyo, Japan leaves 19 dead
At least 19 people were killed and 26 others left injured after a man who claimed he wanted to kill disabled people launched a knife attack at a care facility in Japan. Terrified staff at the Tsukui Lily Garden facility in Sagamihara, south of Tokyo, called police at 2:30am local time, shortly before the man, named as Satoshi Uematsu, turned himself in. “I did it,” the 26-year-old former employee of the facility was quoted as saying. “It is better that disabled people disappear.” It was the country’s deadliest mass killing since World War II. – The Guardian
Athletes are pissed about clogged toilets at Rio’s Olympic Village
Athletes have started to arrive in Rio de Janeiro in preparation for this summer’s Olympic Games and already some teams are complaining about the state of the Olympic Village.
“Problems include blocked toilets, leaking pipes, exposed wiring, darkened stairwells where no lighting has been installed, and dirty floors,” Kitty Chiller, chief of the Australian team, said in a statement on Sunday.
With less than two weeks to go, the Rio 2016 organizing committee has acknowledged that 19 of the 31 buildings in the Athletes Village have yet to pass safety tests. – VICE News
French police kill two armed hostage takers who slit a priest’s throat in Normandy
A priest has been killed in an attack by two armed men at his church near Rouen in northern France. The armed men entered the church during morning mass, taking the priest, two nuns and several other churchgoers hostage. The men reportedly slit the priest’s throat with a blade, before being shot dead by the police. French media reported that five hostages were being held, and that a sixth escaped and raised the alarm. The identities of the attackers and motive for the attack were unclear. – BBC News
Ariana Grande’s donut-licking incident cost her a gig at the White House
Licking donuts and saying “I hate America” cost Ariana Grande possibly the greatest gig of her career performing for Barack Obama at the White House gala last September, according to several email exchanges exposed by WikiLeaks. Amid the thousands of DNC emails posted was a response to a request from the DNC finance chair, Zachary Allen, to vet the former Disney Channel star.
Grande was caught on camera licking donuts sitting at a donut shop in southern California. When offered a fresh tray of donuts, Grande is heard saying: “What the fuck is that? I hate Americans. I hate America.” The DNC’s deputy compliance director wrote in response to Allen’s request: “Republican Congressman used this video and said it was a double standard that liberals were not upset with her like they are with Trump who criticized Mexicans; cursed out a person on Twitter after that person used an offensive word towards her brother.” – The Guardian
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