Today’s edition of quick hits:
* Syria: “More than 100,000 Syrians fled their country last month, a sudden acceleration of the exodus prompted by 18 months of conflict, the United Nations said Tuesday.”
* Eurozone: “Two years after eurozone began its downward financial spiral, the European Central Bank is about to unveil a widely-anticipated plan to pump more money into the system to stem a wider collapse. But the plan, similar to the massive bond-buying undertaken by U.S. central bankers four years ago, may be too little, too late.”
* President Obama campaigned in Norfolk, Va., today, making his last appearance before the start of the Democratic National Convention. He told supporters today his goal is to not let his daughters see him cry when Michelle Obama speaks to the convention tonight.