Daily Dose: 8/1/16 Miss Teen USA’s racist past won’t hurt her future
Last weekend was the last weekend until February that we’ll have without football. Just thought I’d put that out there for you to marinate on.
If you haven’t noticed, Donald Trump is involved in yet another row. The Republican presidential nominee is in a word fight with the parents of a Muslim soldier who was killed during combat in Iraq in 2004. What started off as moving speech at the Democratic National Convention from Khizr Khan has turned into a mind-boggling back and forth that has everyone in the GOP scrambling to not completely denigrate a Gold Star family. ABC News’ Brian McBride breaks down how this story has unraveled so quickly.
Beauty pageants are sort of an archaic concept, but they still have quite a bit of traction in many places. Girls are held to strange standards as they represent whichever sash and/or crown they’ve been given, so things from people’s past start bubbling up and creating controversy. But in the case of Karlie Hay, who won Miss Teen USA on Saturday, a few N-words on her Twitter feed won’t be putting her title in jeopardy. She did apologize for it, but it seems like maybe that’s not quite enough. ABC’s Joi-Marie McKenzie reports.
Worried about Zika? Florida might not be the place for you. The virus that’s been causing rampant fears all over Brazil due to the Olympics has now spread to the sunshine state, which is mildly terrifying. Particularly if you’re a woman trying to have a baby. However, there are some people who will tell you it’s not a big deal, but there’s no getting around the fact that some babies have been born with microcephaly as a result of the virus. FiveThirtyEight’s Maggie Koerth-Baker answers five enduring questions about Zika.
It’s been a rough summer for Draymond Green. First, his team lost in the NBA Finals after he decided that hitting LeBron James in the man region was a smart idea, and got himself suspended for a game, which proved to be the turning point of the series. Then, he got into a fight in his old college town, which is just a bad look. Now, in a situation that’s come full circle, he accidentally posted a picture of his own junk to Snapchat. Awkward. ESPN’s Calvin Watkins has the story.
Coffee Break: Frank Ocean either seriously likes messing with people’s emotions or has a real issue with completing tasks. This morning, he released a live stream of something, that most people presumed might actually be music, but alas, it wasn’t. Why would it be?
Dessert: Here’s some good news. New music from Earl Sweatshirt.