O.J. Simpson Granted Parole, McCain's Cancer Diagnosis Jolts Senate, and More

After serving nearly nine years in prison for an armed robbery in Las Vegas, Simpson has been granted parole, and will be eligible for release as early as October 1. Read the story from NPR.


McCain's Cancer Diagnosis Jolts Senate

After undergoing surgery last week to remove a blood clot from his eye, doctors say Sen. John McCain has an aggressive type of brain tumor, sparking an outpouring of bipartisan encouragement for the six-term lawmaker and war hero. Read the story from The AP.

Hear McCain share the stories of the brave, ordinary individuals whom he turns to for inspiration, and how the act of summoning courage can empower us and change our lives.


Trump Lashes Out at Sessions in Interview

In an interview with the New York Times, President Trump called Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to recuse himself from the Russia investigation “very unfair,” saying if he had known Sessions would recuse himself, he would have chosen someone else for the job. Read the story from NPR.

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Sessions Expands Civil-Forfeiture Rules

On Wednesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions strengthened the federal government’s power to seize cash and property from Americans without first bringing criminal charges against them, in spite of bipartisan opposition to the controversial police practice. Read the story from The Atlantic.


Trump Had Second Conversation with Putin in Germany

This week it was revealed that Trump and Putin shared a private, extended dinner conversation at the G20 Summit in Germany, hours after their first official face-to-face meeting on July 7. Read the story from The AP.


‘Fontgate’ Scandal Threatens Pakistan’s Prime Minister

A corruption probe that could oust Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has taken a turn on a surprising forensic detail: the font Calibri. Read the story from NPR.

Find out more about the rich history and subtle powers of fonts, including how Helvetica took over the world and how Gotham helped Barack Obama win the White House, in Just My Type.


Fans Flood San Diego Comic-Con at Wednesday's Preview Night

Thousands of fans with four-day passes to the annual pop-culture convention previewed comic books, art, toys, TV, film, and video game displays. Panels, screenings, and celebrity appearances began Thursday and continue through Sunday. Read the story from The AP.