8 Things To Know This AM

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It's taken FKA twigs two mixtapes and a handful of mysteriously sexy videos, but the time has finally come for her to release a proper album. LP1 drops August 12. (BULLETT)

Meanwhile, Samuel L. Jackson recorded an audiobook version of the mock children's story Go the F--k to Sleep, and it's free to download right here, right now. (Audible)

With only a few days before the World Cup begins, Brazil is bracing itself for a rocky start as protesters flood São Paulo. (The New York Times)

The comedic world lost a pioneer yesterday. Alt comedian Rik Mayall passed away suddenly at the age of 56. (CNN)

President Obama expanded his student-loan program yesterday to cap monthly payments at 10% of an individual's income. He called it a "no-brainer." (The White House)

In more economic news, the American love affair with credit cards has begun anew. It's too early to tell, but this could either be a good thing or a bad thing. Stay tuned, but don't stop swiping that plastic...yet. (Quartz)

You might've come across various headlines about an Ireland home where 800 dead babies were found. Many of those reports failed to tell the entire truth. For one, there weren't 800 bodies. For more truths, head on over to The Washington Post. (The Washington Post)

Accept it or not, social media is our way of life now, and with it comes a new slew of seven deadly sins. The Guardian just debuted its massively interactive compendium on the topic. Read, watch, learn. (The Guardian)

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