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What’s it like outside? Not as warm as yesterday; right around 80. But breezy in the afternoon, so stick some extra gum under your toupee.

While you were sleeping: Irish golfer Rory McIlroy won’t go to the Rio Olympics because of the Zika virus, not because he tied for 75th place at the US Open last week. He said he and his fiancee may start a family in the next couple of years, and he doesn’t want to take the risk ... North Korea fired two more missiles this morning. They were intermediate-range -- in other words, they could easily reach South Korea and Japan ... Hungarian authorities are investigating claims that a Syrian migrant drowned in the Tisza River as he tried to cross from Serbia because police threw things at the migrants, sprayed them with gas, and set attack dogs on them so they couldn’t get out of the water.

Who are the Sox playing? The Sox are sending another shaky starter against the White Sox tonight: lefty Eduardo Rodriguez, whose last start, against the Orioles, wasn’t pretty. (7:10 p.m., NESN and WEEI) The Sox, masters of deflection, are honoring the Celtics ‘66, ‘76, and ‘86 championship teams AND Jewish heritage.


Forging ahead (maybe I should use a different word?): Today’s the deadline for people who want to get questions on the state ballot Nov. 8 to file enough legit signatures. The potheads who want to legalize marijuana say they have plenty, but they may be seeing double. Things seem to be a bit shakier for those who want to stop certain types of animal confinement on farms and a question to increase the number of charter schools.


Maybe it was all a misunderstanding: Kyle Pam, a member of a notorious Roxbury family that built a real estate empire, some say, through fraud and deception, is scheduled to be in Suffolk Superior Court today, and not to do an appraisal of the aging building. He’s charged with embezzlement, perjury, larceny over $250 against the elderly or disabled, and money laundering. All in a day’s work.

No I’m not, but you are: Hillary unloaded on The Donald yesterday, and today he’s repaying the favor. And to think these two used to socialize.

Former GOP House Speaker Dennis Hastert reports to a federal prison in Minnesota today to start a 15-month sentence for making payoffs to cover up sexual abuse.

Bragging rights: Camp Edwards on Cape Cod is hosting the National Guard’s Best Warrior Competition this week, a three-day affair during which 14 Guardsmen from across the country compete for the right to go to the big Army’s national competition in Virginia in September. I live on the Cape, and one of today’s events, the “Stress Shoot,” sounds like I should spend the day in Belchertown.

Playing for the right to lose to Argentina: Colombia faces Chile in Chicago tonight to see who gets into the Copa America finals against Argentina. Good luck with that. (8 p.m., Fox Sports 1 and Univision) Argentina smoked the USA last night, 4-0.


Finally, if you’re looking for a summer TV series to glom onto while your regular series are on hiatus, “American Gothic” might fill the bill. The Globe’s Matthew Gilbert says the murder mystery about a wealthy patrician Boston family that probably looks nothing like a real patrician Boston family, debuting at 10 tonight on CBS, is “easy, schlocky fun.” Used to find that at midnight raves, but I was so much older then; I’m younger than that now.

Virginia Madsen and Jamey Sheridan in “American Gothic.”
Virginia Madsen and Jamey Sheridan in “American Gothic.”CBS

Thanks for reading. If you’re so inclined, please follow me on Twitter: I’m @BostonTeresa. See you tomorrow.

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