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Defending the deal: President Obama, after almost two years of complex negotiations, finally has the nuclear deal he had long sought. That may have been the easy part for the Obama administration. Now the really hard work begins. Yesterday, the President began his defense of the deal just hours after it was announced on TV and later an interview with The New York Times. Today, Obama will answer reporters’ questions about the new deal during a news conference.

SHOPPING

Amazon vs. Walmart: It’s “Prime Day!” Just like Black Friday, it’s essentially a made-up holiday where a retailer hopes to entice customers with big deals. Amazon announced its plans last week, serving up “Lightning Deals,” and “Deals of the Day” throughout today. It’s also offering free two-day shipping. Walmart followed suit with a sales day of its own today, offering “atomic specials” (whatever that is) and thousands of deals.

SPACE

Phoning home: NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft called home yesterday, as it completes its historic flyby of Pluto. The probe had spent more than 12 hours out of contact while it collected data on the planet and its moons. New photos from New Horizons’ up-close-and-personal encounter with Pluto may be released this afternoon. What’s next for the piano-sized space probe? It will head deeper into the Kuiper Belt, a region of thousands of small, icy objects on the outskirts of our solar system.

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source: CNN.com

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