8 Things You Need To Know This AM — Jul 04 2015

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Havana, here we come! Jet Blue began its direct flights to Cuba from New York's JFK on Friday. (NBC)
Meanwhile, a solar-powered airplane safely flew from Japan to Hawaii, marking a record. Next stop, Arizona. (BBC)
Don't buy just any old hot dogs this weekend. America's Test Kitchen did a taste test to determine the best. (America's Test Kitchen)
These three Latina Miss USA contestants have pretty good rationales for not letting Donald Trump's racist comments ruin the pageant for them. (Entertainment Tonight)
A woman in Washington state was the first to die of measles in the U.S. in 12 years. Thanks, anti-vaxxers! (CBS)
As everyone celebrates the 30th anniversary of Back the the Future, here's an interesting theory about why we still love it so much: It's really a small-town comedy. (The Atlantic)
A little girl who was initially denied entry to her library's "boys only" robotics class fought the good fight, and won! (Buzzfeed)
Fourth of July parades are serious business for six presidential candidates marching (or riding) through New Hampshire. (Yahoo)

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