|Marilyn Monroe passed away 52 years ago today ... August 5, 1962.|
Overdraft fees usually cost more than the item being bought (Huffington Post).
Outrageous vintage cigarette ads (CBS News).
The Russia that's being left behind (NY Times).
Health care costs in 2013 were lowest in a decade (Insurance Journal).
MARILYN MONROE NOTES
Marily Monroe changed the career of Ella Fitzgerald by telling the owner of Hollywood's popular - and segregated - Mocambo Club that if he booked Fitzgerald she would take a front table every night Ella played (Elephant Journal / Ellafitzgerald.com).
Was Marilyn really a size 16? Nope (Huffington Post).
The number of suicides increased in New York, and hit a record of 12 in one day, a week after Marilyn Monroe died (Vanity Fair).
THINGS WE SHOULD NOT BE PROUD OF ...
America's long history of immigrant scare mongering (Slate).
Total cost for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq: Over $4 trillion, and counting (U.S. News & World Report).
Religious children have trouble distinguishing between magic and reality (Slate).
Republicans vote to kill American jobs by protecting tax breaks for firms that ship jobs overseas (ATTP).
EBOLA ON MY MIND
World Ebola fears grow with Europe and Asia on alert (Yahoo).
7 facts you should know about the Ebola outbreak (Vox).
GRAPHICS & VIDEO WORTH CHECKING OUT
Cool graphics ... your life in weeks (Huffington Post).
The richest person in each state is ... (Huffington Post).
Understanding the Sunni-Shia Divide (Council on Foreign Relations).
MEANWHILE IN CRAZYLAND
President Obama using Obamacare and "Obamaphones" to recruit Central American kids to become child soldiers (Right Wing Watch).
President Obama ignores persecution of Christians (and hates them too) because Malcom X just might be his father (World Net Daily).
Watch seccessionist Maryland Republican sing "Dixie" with fellow secessionists (Gawker).
Louisiana Republican flees interview when asked about Obama's birthplace (Yahoo).
MORE CRAZY TALK
Furious at being called "crazies" Republicans go crazy(er) and sue President Obama (The New Yorker).
George Zimmerman claims to be a security guard, except the owner of the store he's guarding says he's not (Gawker).
Rick Scarborough: God would be perfectly justified in nuking America over gay ambassadors (Right Wing Watch).
Want to know the exact day the world will end? Then send $5 to World Net Daily (Right Wing Watch).
The Pentagon claims to have successfully tested self-guided bullets (Business Insider).
7-body language tricks to make anyone like you (Business Insider).
Lies from the World Bank and the IMF, on parade (Nation of Change).
The big lie of the day: Republicans balance budgets (National Memo).
House conservatives buck new leadership on border bill (U.S. News).