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Thousands of Puerto Ricans gather for what many are expecting to be one of the biggest protests ever seen in the U.S. territory. Photo: Carlos Giusti/AP
A political scandal over 889 pages of leaked messages has drawn thousands of Puerto Ricans to the streets in protests with heat indexes as high as 100 degrees.
Why it matters: "The crude messages were the final straw for Puerto Ricans who have suffered for years because of economic austerity measures and the devastation of Hurricane Maria," the N.Y. Times notes.
The bottom line: We obviously live in coarsened political times, but these messages still boggle the mind.
Members of the police serve as pallbearers for the casket of the late Justice John Paul Stevens — who will lie in repose in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court.
The California condor just hit a recovery milestone, CNN notes.