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  1. Deadly Houston Flooding, Trumped Justice and Open Season

    Know This: Flooding from Hurricane Harvey has killed five and and trapped numerous Houston area residents, 1,000 of whom have been rescued as the storm lingers over Texas. Mixed martial artist Conor McGregor, exceeding expectations in Las Vegas, survived 10 rounds in the boxing ring before his technical knockout, giving Floyd Mayweather Jr. his 50th win. And King Felipe VI joined hundreds of thousands of his fellow Spaniards in Barcelona to march against terrorism Saturday.

    Adjudicate This: “The president asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions whether it would be possible for the government to drop the criminal case against Arpaio, but was advised that would be inappropriate.” — Washington Post report on President Donald Trump’s effort to help longtime political ally and former Arizona sheriff Joseph Arpaio, whom Trump pardoned Friday. 

    Swing at This: America’s top tennis tournament, the U.S. Open, begins tomorrow. To help prepare you, OZY asked two of the sport’s legends, Chrissie Evert and John McEnroe, to discuss some of the noteworthy contenders in the wide-open women’s competition.

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