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QUOTE OF THE DAY
"Our customers understand and expect that ice is an essential component of any 'iced' beverage" – Starbucks responding to a lawsuit from a woman accusing the company of using too much ice. #FirstWorldProblems.
DON'T LIVE THERE. WHY DO I CARE?
Because if primary season's a marathon, the final stretch is coming up. On the left-hand side, Fmr. Sec. of State Hillary Clinton is still beating Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT) -- but it looks like the Indiana race could be close. On the right-hand side, Donald Trump is still leading by hundreds of delegates. But last week, Sen. Ted Cruz (TX) and Gov. John Kasich (OH) teamed up to try to block his path. Meaning Kasich isn't campaigning in Indiana in the hopes that Cruz will grab a W. Now, it looks like that plan is going to get Trumped.
In most election years, the nominees are pretty much a done deal at this point and Indiana doesn't matter. But like all things 2016, not normal is the new normal. After today, the outcome of July's conventions should become less of a question mark.
REPEAT AFTER ME...
WHAT TO SAY WHEN YOUR SISTER COMPLAINS ABOUT COLLEGE FINALS...
Suck it up. Yesterday, the AP published a story that revealed a lot of migrant kids are being kept from enrolling in US public schools. Reminder: Back in 2014, there was a surge of unaccompanied minors from Central America crossing the border into the US. The US gov is still stuck on what to do about that in immigration reform terms, meanwhile hundreds of students are being turned away from schools in 14 US states. Not legal. It looks like some cash-strapped schools think it's easier to tell students to take adult ed classes rather than pay for them to enroll as full-time students. Some schools have also used the excuse that migrant kids are too old to graduate on time, or that they don't have the right transcripts to enroll. Hint: Expect 'education funding' to be a thing at debate podiums this year.
WHAT TO SAY WHEN YOUR TEXT WON'T GO THROUGH…
Brazilians feel your pain. Yesterday, a Brazilian judge ordered wireless phone carriers in the country to block access to WhatsApp for 72 hours. WhatsApp: that green messaging app that you use to talk to your friend who lives abroad. Facebook bought it for $19 billion two years ago. The reason for the judge's order is technically a secret because it's part of an ongoing court case. But it reportedly has something to do with the fact that WhatsApp said 'no can do' to handing over chat records as part of an investigation. That's because the data is encrypted, so the company said it can't access it. And this isn't the first time WhatsApp has been in hot water in Brazil. In the past year, a Facebook executive based in the country was arrested, and the app was temporarily shut down by a judge. More than 100 million Brazilians use WhatsApp, so the next 72 hours will be filled with lots of face-to-face convos. The horror.
WHAT TO SAY TO YOUR FRIEND WHO DOESN'T OWN A TV…
Hear about Hulu? Yesterday, news broke that Hulu is apparently launching a cable-like subscription service. Meaning Hulu would have both streaming and cable under its hula skirt, which is something a lot of companies have been trying to do recently. Hulu's rumored to be partnering with channels like ABC, ESPN, and FOX, to find a happy place between the 'cable is so last year' crowd and the 'what is Netflix again?' crowd. And apparently that happy place will cost you about $40 a month — a price that Hulu's hoping is low enough to attract people who've cut the cord.
WHAT TO SAY IF YOU FORGOT TO RECORD THE MET GALA RED CARPET...
Should have downloaded Skimm Ahead.
WHAT TO SAY WHILE WATCHING LEBRON IN THE NBA PLAYOFFS...
THING TO KNOW
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