8 Things You Need To Know This AM — Jul 07 2015

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Florida State University QB De'Andre Johnson allegedly punched a woman at a bar last month, and there’s video. (Tallahassee Democrat)
South Carolina (finally!) took one step closer to removing the Confederate flag from its Capitol grounds. (Reuters)
Five million students in Texas will get new textbooks next year that skip over lots of America’s racist history. (They’ll have zero mentions of the KKK or Jim Crow laws.) (Washington Post)
No one watches women’s soccer, right? Wrong. Sunday’s World Cup final was the most-watched American soccer game of all time, men’s or women’s. (Sports Illustrated)
It’s Shark Week — which, it turns out, might be really bad for sharks. (NPR)
Governor and soon-to-be presidential candidate Scott Walker got a lot of flak for his comments against same-sex marriage, including from his own sons. (Huffington Post)
European leaders will meet today for an emergency summit on a financial rescue plan for Greece. Expect a lot of scowling. (The Guardian)
Water use is way down in lots of California in response to the drought — except for in these towns, where it’s way up. (Los Angeles Times)


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