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Meet Me on the Island - July 2

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The finals of the Women's World Cup aren't until Sunday. But they might as well be tonight when world No. 1 Germany takes on the second-ranked United States in the semifinals. The U.S. and Germany have played four previous times in the World Cup including a semifinal in 2003 (won by Germany).

Dozens of people are dead after an Indonesian air force C-130 Hercules transport plane crashed shortly after takeoff today into a residential area in Medan, the country's third-largest city.

North Sumatra Police chief Ins. Gen. Eko Hadi Sutedjo told reporters the plane was carrying 50 passengers. He said 37 bodies had been taken to the nearby Adam Malik Hospital for identification.

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is urging Greeks to vote "no" in Sunday's referendum on proposals from the country's creditors, saying European leaders will not let Greece exit the eurozone because "the cost would be too high." His plea comes as Greece is hours away from defaulting on its approximately $1.8 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund.

"We ask you to reject it with all the might of your soul, with the greatest margin possible," Tsipras said on national TV on Monday night.

And, he suggested that a "yes" vote would prompt him to resign as prime minister.

Jo Walton's The Just City, which came out in January and which I utterly adored, ends on a wicked cliff-hanger: The real-world version of Plato's Republic that scholars and philosophers from different times and places tried to build has fractured along its fault-lines; all is chaos, uncertainty, and recrimination and we don't know what's going to happen to our (by now deeply beloved) point-of-view characters.

It's rare that a world leader will cancel a planned state visit to the White House, but that's what happened two years ago when Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff found out that the U.S. had been spying on her and her top aides.

The Brazilian leader is now trying to let bygones be bygones, and is in Washington, D.C., to visit with President Obama.

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