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Running Would Have Broken an Adult Tyrannosaurus Rex’s Legs
“Jurassic Park’s most iconic scenes should have run a little slower, based on new research suggesting our favourite dinosaur, Tyrannosaurus rex, couldn’t manage more than a walk…” (Science Alert)

Scientists Have Reversed Brain Damage in a 2-Year-Old Girl Who Drowned in a Swimming Pool
“Researchers in the US have reported what they believe is a first-of-its-kind reversal of brain damage, after treating a drowned and resuscitated toddler with a combination of oxygen therapies…” (Science Alert)

At Southeast Side vigil for slain 10-year-old, frustration and tears
“The gathering for 10-year-old Gustavo Garcia started as vigils for slain children often do: with a prayer, a plea to “Our Father” for a spirit of unity, and hushed “Amens” from huddled mourners…” (Chicago Tribune)

‘It’s an insane process’: How Trump and Republicans failed on their health care bill
“Vice President Mike Pence arrived at the National Governors Association summer meeting with one mission: to revive support for the flagging GOP plan to rewrite the nation’s health care laws…” (Chicago Tribune)

Venezuelan bishops call for an end to the “inhuman repression”
“Venezuelan bishops called for an end to the “inhuman repression”, urged the government of Nicolas Maduro to hold elections and to dismantle and censure pro-regime civilian armed groups and also addressed the armed forces recalling they must serve the people, not a regime…” (Today Venezuela)

Venezuelans Vote On Sunday As Last Chance To Stop Power Grab by Maduro
“Venezuelans head to the polls Sunday, July 16, in a tense vote that the opposition hopes will mark a watershed — and the government insists means nothing at all…”
(Today Venezuela)

Egypt police trap and kill top militants
“Egyptian police have killed three top ISIS militants in two separate operations, including two caught trying to move to a new hideout on Cairo’s outskirts, the government said Tuesday…” (El Arabiya)

Erdogan to visit Saudi Arabia and Qatar amid Gulf crisis
“Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will this month visit Saudi Arabia and Qatar, which are locked in a deep diplomatic crisis, his office announced Tuesday…” (El Arabiya)

Divisions exposed over £66bn Brexit divorce bill
“Divisions over the UK’s Brexit divorce bill were laid bare on Tuesday as British negotiators pushed back against a mooted €75bn (£66bn) Brexit charge-sheet…” (The Guardian)

Grenfell Tower residents in uproar over failure to distribute donations
“Angry questions were raised at a public meeting on Tuesday over the £20m raised by charities and individual fundraisers for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire, with residents demanding to know why so little money had been disbursed to affected residents…”
(The Guardian)

Jailed Cameroon journalist named winner of top press freedom prize“Radio France International’s Hausa service journalist Ahmed Abba who was sentenced to 10 years in prison this year by a Cameroon military tribunal has been named the 2017 International Press Freedom Award recipient…” (Africa News)

Kenya elections one of the most expensive in the world
“Kenya is feeling the strain of funding possibly the second most expensive election in the world in the face of falling revenues, public sector wage pressures and emergency spending following a prolonged drought, the country’s Daily Nation reports…”
(Africa News)

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