Nuketalks: Iran has backed away from a major element in a proposed nuclear agreement, refusing to give up and ship some of their atomic fuel out of the country. For months the Iranians had tentatively agreed to ship nuclear fuel for safekeeping in Russia. Iran has spent years and billions of dollars stockpiling nuclear fuel, which could be used for nuclear weapons.
Second Thoughts: After days of protest and backlash, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence says he will seek a legislative clarification of the state’s “religious freedom” law he signed last week. Critics say the bill gives license to discriminate against homosexuals and other people on religious grounds.
The announcement is likely to feed the doubts of Congress, Israel, and Arab countries that have questioned the effectiveness of the nuclear deal under negotiation. Tomorrow is the deadline to reach an outline for the agreement.
Fake News: After only three appearances on the show, a biracial South African comedian named Trevor Noah will replace Jon Stewart on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show.” Stewart had previously announced he’s leaving.Read more
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Innocente: After a more than seven-year soap opera of guilt, innocence, and guilt again, former exchange student Amanda Knox from Seattle was found not guilty yesterday by Italy’s highest court in the 2007 murder of her British roommate Meredith Kercher. …Read more
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It's Been Said
"I hate the new Apple Watch. Hate what it will do to conversation, to the pace of the day, to my friends, to myself. I hate that it will enable the things that already make life so incremental, now-based and hyper-connected. That, and make things far worse."
-Timothy Egan in the New York Times