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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The Morning News: Seattle Gets Its First Pot Store, The Middle East Continues to Explode, and a Seahawk Strips for the Camera

Posted by on Tue, Jul 8, 2014 at 8:50 AM

Rainy Day City #12 and 35: Seattle's first legal pot store opens today at noon.

Today in Israel vs. Palestine: Israel bombed the Gaza Strip, and is "preparing all options"—including a possible ground offensive—against Gaza militants.

Meanwhile in Iraq and Syria: "[T]he crises in both countries are blending into a combined regional disaster as ISIS now controls land on both sides of the border — opening the floodgates for weapons and fighters between Syria and Iraq," reports CNN.

High-Speed Thrill Ride Becomes Dangerous Endurance Test: "A roller coaster hit a tree branch at the Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park, dislodging the front car, leaving four people slightly injured and keeping nearly two dozen summer fun-seekers hanging 20 to 30 feet in the air for hours as day turned to night," reports ABC News.

Good: "A federal judge on Monday granted preliminary approval to a landmark deal that would compensate thousands of former NFL players for concussion-related claims," reports the Associated Press.

Bad: Rats filmed running around Wallingford QFC.

Today in the World Cup: Brazil vs. Germany in the semi-finals. 1 pm!

South Dakota Man Dies Doing What He Loved: Eating hot dogs as fast as possible.

Beast Mode in the Flesh: Marshawn Lynch poses nude for ESPN.

A Bad Sign for the Cupcake Industrial Complex: Chain cupcake store Crumbs closes all its stores.

Finally, in commemoration of today's legal pot sales in Washington State, here's a great weedy track from Washington State native Brandy Clark.


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Fnarf 1
I'm going to guess that every grocery store in the country for the last 250 years has had rats.
Posted by Fnarf on July 8, 2014 at 10:06 AM · Report this

Wow, Bing is going out on a very narrow ledge today...

Germany wins (51.2% chance)…

Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on July 8, 2014 at 10:23 AM · Report this
The tv trucks were out in force last night because RATS! I'm sure KIRO has somehow connected it to violent homeless heroin addicts somehow.
Posted by jt on July 8, 2014 at 10:32 AM · Report this
Gern Blanston 4
Silly rats! QFC is way too expensive for you!
Posted by Gern Blanston on July 8, 2014 at 12:26 PM · Report this
care bear 5
I'll definitely buy ESPN magazine to see Marshawn Lynch naked.
Posted by care bear on July 8, 2014 at 3:34 PM · Report this

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