BRAZIL'S PRESIDENT FACES NEAR-CERTAIN IMPEACHMENT "Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff lost a decisive impeachment vote in the lower house of Congress on Sunday and appeared almost certain to be forced from office in a move that would end 13 years of leftist Workers’ Party rule." Here's a breakdown of the multitude of crises consuming Brazil. [Reuters]
7.8 EARTHQUAKE IN ECUADOR KILLS HUNDREDS Over 246 have died in a massive earthquake that hit coastal areas, and that figure is expected to rise. Photos of the aftermath give a glimpse of the devastation. [Reuters]
OVER 69 PERCENT OF THIS COUNTY VOTED FOR DONALD TRUMP IN THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY Dissecting Buchanan, Virginia's love for the GOP frontrunner. [WSJ | Paywall]
'TRUCKS ARE GETTING MORE DANGEROUS AND DRIVERS ARE FALLING ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL' "Illinois State Trooper Douglas Balder sat in his squad car, its red and blue lights strobing into the frozen night of Jan. 27, 2014. He was about to be set on fire." [Michael McAuliff, HuffPost]
THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE FIRST AFGHANISTAN MILITARY CASUALTY Remembering Nathan Ross Chapman, 13 years later. [WaPo]
ALL THE GOP HAS-RUNS WITH A SHOT AT THE NOMINATION Taking Paul Ryan's word for it, here are all the folks who could still triumph in Cleveland. [Howard Fineman, Jason Linkins and Lauren Weber]
PEOPLE TRUST THE MEDIA ABOUT AS MUCH AS THEY TRUST CONGRESS "Trust in the news media is being eroded by perceptions of inaccuracy and bias, fueled in part by Americans' skepticism about what they read on social media. Just 6 percent of people say they have a lot of confidence in the media, putting the news industry about equal to Congress and well below the public's view of other institutions." [AP]
CONGRATS TO JOHN LEGEND AND CHRISSY TEIGEN On the birth of their baby girl, Luna Simone Stephens. [HuffPost]
YOU CAN NOW WATCH A MOVIE ON THE BIG SCREEN FROM A BED If you can stay awake. [HufPost]
A PLANE HIT A DRONE IN LONDON Potentially for the first time. [HuffPost]
MONICA LEWINSKY TALKS SHAME "That sticks like tar." [The Guardian]
YES, YOU SHOULD SEE WILL AND KATE'S RECREATION Of that infamous Princess Diana Taj Mahal photo. [HuffPost]
'HAMILTON' THE MUSICAL'S IMPACT ON OUR CURRENCY "The popularity of ‘Hamilton’ the musical may have helped save its namesake from being bumped from the $10 bill." [HuffPost]
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BEFORE YOU GO
~ Remember that quiet you treasured? It'll be gone when the cicadas come.
~ Think you know your social media blues? Think again.
~ All the absurd photos of Coachella. Yes, people chose to wear those outfits.
~ The Vietnamese child brides being smuggled into China.
~ Dave Franco talks how hard it is to audition for Han Solo.
~ This rather creepy animation shows the sinking of the Titanic in real time.
~ Hashing out money as a couple -- without the ring.
~ Beyonce is dropping something major next weekend at 9 p.m. on Saturday. Not that we're counting down the hours or anything.
~ This Olympian is headed to Stanford, and her college life will prevent her from making over seven figures on her swimming abilities.
~ Plants in your home can apparently raise your happiness levels. No word yet on if killing those succulents you bought for yourself has an impact on that happiness.