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Here’s what we’re reading today.
1. Police say Ryan Lochte fabricated his assault
“The American swimmers who claimed they were assaulted at gunpoint over the weekend by assailants posing as police officers fabricated their account of the episode, according to Brazilian investigators.
“After watching video and hearing testimony from witnesses, the Brazilian police have determined the incident involved damage to a bathroom door at a gas station where the swimmers stopped in the early hours Sunday on the way back to the athletes’ village from a party.”
+1: The dark side of going for gold: Inside post-Olympic depression, and the emotional letdown many athletes experience.
2. Gawker.com is shutting down
“Nick Denton, the founder of Gawker Media, told the site’s staff that it will end operations next week, according to a post on its website. It’s unclear whether Gawker.com’s archives will still be available, it said.
“Earlier this week Univision Holdings Inc. made the winning $135 million bid to acquire Gawker Media, which also published the sports website Deadspin, the women’s site Jezebel, the tech site Gizmodo and others. The company was driven into bankruptcy in June after losing an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit to Hulk Hogan.”
+1: Pour out a little liquor.
3. Canada pledges deradicalization for terror suspects
“The creation of a deradicalization adviser, who will run a $10-million-a-year office, fulfills a 2015 campaign promise by the Liberals. At the time, the party criticized the then-Conservative government for its law-and-order approach to fighting terrorism.
“Details are under wraps, but observers are keen to see how the approach will take shape, especially since the global track record of such initiatives is mixed.”
4. The myth of modern burnout
“Exhaustion can feel like the by-product of a new and modern era, where work has slithered past the four walls of the office or the three walls of the cubicle into the home; where emails invite themselves on our beach vacations; where the media consistently reminds us of climate change, terrorism, and the chaotic political scene. Surely, it wasn’t always this way? There was a time when the sun and the seasons dictated work schedules and instead of clocking in on Sunday people observed the Sabbath, and everything was just so … simple. Right?”
5. Statues of Donald Trump naked have sprung up around the U.S.
“The Washington Post reports that the anarchist collective INDECLINE is responsible for the statues, and are calling this project ‘The Emperor Has No B—s.’ The name is ostensibly a reference to the famous fairytale ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes,’ in which a narcissistic emperor gets conned into strolling amongst his people in the nude.”