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  1. Crocodiles Rampage, a Meditation on Black Twitter and Photos of Shinzo Abe in a Silly Costume

    Know This: Four men in Australia broke into a school and deposited three malnourished saltwater crocodiles. The suicide bomber who killed at least 51 people at a wedding in Turkey on Saturday night was no older than 14. And in India, survivors of rape and sexual abuse are using Snapchat filters to hide their identities.

    Look at This: To take the Olympic torch for Tokyo at the Rio closing ceremony, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe cosplayed as Nintendo’s Mario. 

    Read This: “Just as there can be excessive use of force on the streets, there also can be excessive use of force in the digital realm — and it is no less painful or less harmful.” Andrew Lindsay discusses how police encroach on Black spaces, even online.

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