5 Things to Talk About Today

  • Starbucks launches a new line of fresh smoothies. The Greek yogurt-based drinks come in strawberry, mango carrot, and sweet greens flavors. — Elle
     
  • President Obama lifts military aid sanctions on Egypt. Amid brewing turmoil in Libya and Yemen, the U.S. decides to assist the North African nation for protective purposes. — NPR
     
  • Singer Joni Mitchell was hospitalized after being found unconscious at home. Recently the artist had discussed her battles with polio and its neurological effects, scarlet fever, dengue, and more. — The New York Times
     
  • A fourth book in Steig Larsson's Millennium series, which started with The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, will be released on September 1. Written by David Lagercrantz, the new book is entitled The Girl in the Spider's Web and will feature the same characters as the original trio. —The Wall Street Journal
     
  • Luxury e-commerce giants Yoox and Net-a-Porter to merge. The combined revenue of the two groups is $1.4 billion. — The New York TImes

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