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Wimbledon Champ Andy Murray’s Biggest Fan


So, you may think you’re a big fan of Andy Murray, the 26-year-old Scottish tennis player who took home this year’s Wimbledon title. That’s nice and all, but it’s time to face the facts: you’re not really a fan compared to Will Hirons. The 27-year-old Brit, who’s now enjoying his 15 minutes of viral fame, tweeted at Murray last week, promising that if the tennis champ won Wimbledon, he’d get a commemorative tattoo on his rear end.

(MORE: A Brit at Last: How Andy Murray Captured Wimbledon)

Murray won — and Hirons followed through on his promise. Just one day after Murray took home the title, Hirons tweeted the following (slightly NSFW) proof:

[tweet https://twitter.com/willhirons/status/354309824353292288]

And there you have it. Ladies and gentlemen, the world’s biggest Andy Murray fan.

MORE: Murray’s Wimbledon Victory Divides U.K., Then Reunites It

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Watch: Man Gored by Bull at Pamplona


The centuries-old running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, is living up to its dangerous reputation. On Friday, a bull went after a participant, tossing him in the air and trampling him. No word on the extent of the man’s injuries but, so far, only minor injuries have been reported since Sunday – the first day of the event.

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Sugar Rush: Walmart Scores Early Twinkie Shipments


Twinkie fans can breathe easy and head to Walmart for the first batch of their favorite golden sponge cake since the treats disappeared from store shelves last year. The superstore chain announced Friday that 1600 of its stores are already selling the Hostess snack, and it promises to have 3,000 of its 4,000 U.S. stores stocked by Sunday morning.

The news comes just three days before Twinkies national return date set for Monday, July 15, the Associated Press reports. Walmart also plans to have Hostess mini muffins and fruit pies back on its shelves by late next week, while coffee cakes, ho hos, orange cupcakes, Suzy Qs and zingers will be available early August. Sno-balls are due out in the fall.

MORE: Twinkies’ Triumphant Return

The newfangled old favorite will also have an extended shelf life of 45 days compared to the 26-day shelf life of its previous incarnation…

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“Is Immigration the Only ANSWER FOR THE GOP?”

National Journal
The Edge

Jul. 12, 2013

 Launching this month, DefenseOne.com, a new Atlantic Media brand covering trends and ideas that will define the future of U.S. national security.

IN THE NEWS: Napolitano resigns from DHS … Lawmakers hopeful on immigration … Some in Egypt backing Morsi on democratic principle … Reid weighing ‘nuclear option’ … Women in Washington … Snowden seeking asylum in Russia … Malibu and Nantucket‘s disappearing beaches … How Obama copied other presidents


Is Immigration the Only Answer for the GOP?

Are Republicans doomed without passing comprehensive immigration reform? That’s been the underlying assumption in much of the media coverage over the last month. As the thinking goes, rejection of the Gang of Eight‘s legislation will permanently consign Republicans to the measly 27 percent of Hispanic voters that Mitt Romney received in the 2012 election.

Republicans face a serious challenge diversifying their coalition. But the narrow focus on immigration as a silver bullet understates their problems and neglects the possibility that other factors contributed to the GOP’s problem. President Obama didn’t touch immigration throughout most of his first term, only belatedly addressing the issue during a tight campaign. Yet he still won Latinos in a landslide.

Romney’s crack on “self-deportation” surely cost him minority support, but his economic messaging and privileged background didn’t help either. Indeed, Romney performed even worse among Asian-Americans than Hispanics—a sign that the GOP problems go well beyond immigration.

If Republicans focused on proposals for economic opportunity—education reform and worker retraining programs, to name two—it could yield greater dividends across racial lines than simply passing an immigration bill.

Josh Kraushaar




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