Gabatron Morning Briefing – 7-2-16: Facebook Second Death Syndrome

We’ve all seen fake stories that went viral after someone took them seriously on Facebook. Many a politician has been caught doing that. People just do not pay attention to whether the news item they’re sharing on Facebook is real or even in some cases current. Now there’s apparently a real thing called Facebook Second Death Syndrome.

Interesting Stat of the Day: 1.89. That’s the number of things your outdoor cat is killing every month, according to a new British study.

Hillary Clinton’s camp has released another batch of emails from her private server.

People in the news, Donald Trump filed a $500 million lawsuit against Univision.

In science news, Mars rovers are old news, get ready for the Mars glider. NASA is kicking the tires on a design for a remote controlled glider that could explore Mars in the not too distant future.

Plus, the Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled against plans to put a monument to the Ten Commandments on the state capitol property. That means the local group of Satanists have also canceled their plans to build a statue to Satan.

Each morning Keith Conrad will give you a few stories useful for starting conversations around the water cooler at work. Assuming that your office actually has a water cooler.

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