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  1. Lochte Admits ‘Over-Exaggerating’ Rio incident, Galileo’s Middle Finger and the Return of the Cod

    Know This: U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, who claimed he was robbed by someone who cocked a gun to his head, admitted “that didn’t happen.” A New York Times investigation shows that Donald Trump’s empire owes a more-than-disclosed $650 million. And British runner Mo Farah won the 5,000 meters Saturday, making him the second man to retain both that and the 10,000-meters title. 

    Hear This: FiveThirtyEight’s inaugural science podcast, Sparks, tackles transgender research, starting with the work of controversial science historian and bioethicist Alice Dreger, author of Galileo’s Middle Finger.

    Read This: After a generation-long fishing moratorium, cod are flourishing in the Newfoundland’s waters: “Fishermen and scientists here haven’t just been finding more cod, they’ve been seeing a glimmer of … hope.”

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