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A Newly Discovered Virus Lives Inside All of Us—THE EDGE

By Kaveh Waddell (@kavehewaddell)

TODAY IN ONE PARAGRAPH: A U.N. school was shelled in Gaza, killing 16; it was not immediately clear where the attack came from. The House Rules Committee approved a lawsuit against Obama. The House will vote to prevent shutdown in September, punting big spending decisions until after the midterms. The wreckage of an Algeria-bound airplane was found in northern Mali.

 

TOP NEWS

U.N. SCHOOL SHELLED IN GAZA. Sixteen Palestinians were killed and "a large number" injured when the school came under attack. The circumstances of the attack and its perpetrator remain unclear. (Hubbard and Kershner, New York Times)

HOUSE PANEL AUTHORIZES LAWSUIT. The House Rules Committee approved a lawsuit against President Obama in a partisan vote, setting it up for consideration by the entire House next week. (Annika McGinnis, Reuters)

HOUSE TO VOTE ON SHUTDOWN IN SEPTEMBER. Majority Leader John Boehner said that the House will vote on a short-term continuing resolution in September. A newly lame-duck Congress will have to vote on big spending decisions in December, right after the midterm elections. (Sarah Mimms, National Journal)

 

AIR ALGERIE PLANE WRECKAGE SPOTTED. The plane got caught in a rainstorm an hour after takeoff from Burkina Faso. (AP) Wreckage was found in the desert of northern Mali. (Reuters)

TOMORROW IN ONE PARAGRAPH: At 9 a.m., the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold a hearing on the White House Office of Political Affairs.

TOP LINES

HIDE AND SEEK. A newly discovered virus is one of the most common in the human body. Why did it take so long to find? "It's as if zookeepers suddenly realised that most of their zoos contain a giant grey animal with tusks and a trunk, which no one had noticed before." (Ed Yong, National Geographic)

A CREATIVE DEFENSE. Glenn Beck is being sued for defamation by a student whom he accused of being involved in the Boston Marathon bombing. His defense? The student has become a "public figure" and Beck's statements cannot be held against him. But Beck is the only reason the student was thrust in the limelight. (Terrence McCoy, Washington Post)

 

FEELING BUSY? SEEK POWER. People in positions of power are more likely to feel like they've got an abundance of time, according to a new study. It could be that "their feelings of control over many aspects of their lives spill over onto their sense of time." (Joe Pinsker, The Atlantic)

NOW BOARDING: EVERY ROW BUT YOURS. The boarding process feels "unfair and chaotic" and often completely random. Turns out, sometimes it is completely random. (Roya Wolverson, Quartz)

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DUDE, WHERE'S MY FRONTAL CORTEX? The teenage brain is fully developed, except for the part that deals with the "sensible, mature stuff." A professor describes why highs are higher and lows are lower, and explains why teenagers have their "weird predilection for bungee jumping." (Robert Sapolsky, Nautilus)

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BECAUSE I'M HAPPY. A chart that plots countries' Human Development Index scores against self-reported happiness shows little correlation between the two. The happiest place on earth? You guessed it (no you didn't): Paraguay. (The Economist)

'HELL WILL BREAK LOOSE.'The only supercut of doomsaying TV pundits you need to see today. (Mauro Whiteman, National Journal)

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