Just now catching up on this morning’s news? You’ve come to the right place. Here are the top stories you need to know today:
- Iran, the US, and other world powers have reached a historic deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program. President Obama spoke this morning about the plan, which still has to be approved by Congress, and he threatened to veto “any legislation that prevents the successful implementation of this deal.”
- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker officially announced his presidency last night in Wisconsin. He promised to “fight and win for America.”
- New York City reached a $5.9 million settlement Monday with the family of Eric Garner, whose death after he was placed in a chokehold by a police officer sparked a public outcry.
- Harper Lee’s second novel, “Go Set a Watchman,” hit bookshelves at midnight last night and has debuted to tons of hype.
- A new plan from the Pentagon could end the transgender ban in the U.S. military and allow transgender people to serve openly.
And in case you missed it:
Rapper 50 Cent filed for bankruptcy yesterday. (msnbc)
Warner Brothers released a first look for the upcoming movie “Suicide Squad” after footage was shown at Comic-Con … it’s pretty awesome. (MTV)
After nine years of anticipation, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft will finally reach Pluto today! (NBC News)
MLB’s All-Star Weekend in Cincinnati started off with a bang as Cincinnati Red (and now hometown hero) Todd Frazier won the Home Run Derby beating Joc Pederson in the final round. (MLB)
You must watch this viral video posted by a mom whose baby gets glasses and can see properly for the first time. The kid’s reaction is priceless. (Facebook)