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Here are some stories we’re following this week:

The Big News: China and Greece continue financial struggle (Foreign Policy); Women’s cup final was most watched soccer match ever in U.S. (Slate); 80’s star Amanda Peterson dies at 43 (TMZ); Experts predict a record strong El Niño (Mashable).

Talking Points: WaPo intern breaks one of the biggest stories of the week (BuzzFeed); The Grateful Dead end 50-year career at Soldier Field over Fourth of July weekend (Rolling Stone); A week after Misty Copeland makes history, she announces Broadway debut (Newsweek).

High-Profile Exits: Victoria Taylor fired from reddit, resulting in backlash from community (Mashable), Keith Olbermann will exit ESPN, again (Hollywood Reporter); Giuliana Rancic steps down from anchor seat at E! News, will remain at network for red carpet coverage and host of Fashion Police (Jezebel); Rosie Perez exiting The View, comedienne Michelle Collins expected to join the show (ABC News); Prince pulls all music from Spotify (CNN Money); Sarah Palin‘s online subscription channel is shutting down (New York Post).

New Launches: Yahoo expands its fantasy sports service with daily games and bets (CNET); Google launches commuter carpooling service in Israel through Waze (USA Today); The Washington Post launches new app designed especially for individual devices in mind (The Washington Post).

What’s Now/Next: The New York Times revamping its video unit (The New York Times) and experiments with WhatsApp (NiemanLab); BBC considering going online-only (TVNewser); Comic Con hits downtown San Diego (Business Insider); Upworthy announces new editorial strategy for storytelling with a mission in the wake of the March apology for the “proliferation” of clickbait (Capital); Former NBC Newser joins Twitter as news partnerships manager (Poynter).

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