GOOD MORNING, BLOGTOWN! Dip it low, pick it up slow. Roll it all around, poke it out, let your back roll. LET'S GO TO PRESS.
And things get a little worse today in Gaza, as four Palestinian children are killed and one critically injured as a Israeli gunboat shells a beach where the kids were playing.
A ceasefire agreement between separatists and government forces fails again, as fighting rages on in eastern Ukraine. The army also reports finding hundreds of bodies of fallen soldiers buried in shallow graves.
Even former Vice President Dick Cheney thinks the plot to impeach President Obama is an idiotic idea and a waste of everyone's time.
North Carolina pastors rally on their statehouse steps to stop same-sex marriage from becoming a reality—oblivious to the fact they're driving more nails into their religion's coffins.
Unaccompanied children fleeing from Central America are getting a loud and clear message from small communities near the US/Mexico border: WE HATE YOU, GO HOME.
In other abused kid news, England launches an online investigation and nabs 660 suspected pedophiles. (They didn't say how many belonged to the church, but I'm guessing maybe two-thirds?)
Hillary Clinton popped by The Daily Show last night to talk about the deteriorating Middle-Eastern crisis, and to agree she'd like an "office with fewer corners." (Hint, hint.)
Meanwhile, for someone who swears she's not running for president, Elizabeth Warren is sure acting like she's running for president.
Media giant Rupert Murdoch made an $80 billion play for Time-Warner in recent weeks, but was given the cold shoulder. However, don't count Murdoch's plans for global media domination out just yet!
Dear Portland potheads: leave poor Vancouver alone, and just rely on your dealers for a little while longer. Love, Washington Pot Dispensaries that are running out of pot.
Now here's what's going on in your neck of the woods: Another hottie today (90 degrees!), but expect gradual cooling through the end of the week.
And finally, make your day better by checking out this AWESOME flip book recreation of the World Cup's best goals—that's frankly more entertaining than the World Cup itself.