8 Things You Need To Know This AM — Jul 03 2015

BP will pay nearly 19 billion dollars over lawsuits related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, making it the largest environmental settlement in American history. (New York Times)

Bernie Sanders started his long weekend with a 10,000 person rally in Madison, Wisconsin and a $15 million fundraising total. (The Guardian)
The Texas town where a police officer violently broke up a teenage pool party is sorry for trying to charge $79,000 for public records related to this incident. (Gawker)
Bad news for interns: An appeals court has overturned a ruling that could have given interns access to benefits like overtime pay. (The Hollywood Reporter)
An Afghan judge has thrown out the death sentences for the men convicted in the mob killing of a 27-year old woman in March (New York Times)
In Nigeria, Boko Haram militants killed at least 40 people in an attack in the northeastern part of the country. (BBC)
The end of the GOP candidate announcements are almost here: Scott Walker will declare his White House bid on July 13. (Politico)
Louisiana has no reason at all to avoid giving marriage licenses to same-sex couples. (Talking Points Memo)

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