Punk as Fuck: This is old news, but it's important. Against Me!'s Tom Gabel has come out as transgender and will start transitioning into a woman.
Plane vs. Volcano: A Russian passenger plane flies into an Indonesian volcano, leaving no surviving passengers.
Flamin': The Olympic torch sets out on its 8,000-mile journey to London. A dozen Greek ladies kick off its adventure in an ancient Greek stadium. Fancy!
Syrian Terrorism: More than fifty Damascus citizens died in a pair of explosions targeting the Syrian capital yesterday.
Really, New York?: Viewing child pornography online is now legal in the state of New York. Well, kind of. You won't be criminalized for having child porn on your internet cache—for now.
Celebrity News of the Day: Andre 3000 will play Jimi Hendrix in a film biography of the late musician's life.
Adams on the Rise: On the tail end of his mayoral career, Sam Adams' approval rating is climbing upwards. Could be a final hail Mary attempt to get him to run again.
Jon Hamm: Tells your 16-year-old daughters the be themselves. And fart lots.
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