Seth and Kat’s 4 Things You Need To Know-July 8th

1.

Snipers shot and killed five police officers “ambush-style” after a protest in Dallas last night. 12 police officers total and two civilians were shot, including a woman who was shot in the leg while protecting her son from sniper fire. Three suspects are in custody while another died following a 3 hour standoff with police. The shooting in Dallas is one of the deadliest attacks on law enforcement since 9/11.

Read more from CBS Dallas

2.

Some lane closures on I-5 could cause problems for drivers this weekend.  Southbound I-5 will be limited to two lanes between South 188th Street and 219th Street beginning at ten o’clock tonight so crews can work on the road.  The slowdown should be over by five o’clock on Monday morning.

Read more from Q13

3.

An obsessed Taylor Swift fan was hospitalized after showing up at the superstar’s Rhode Island home this week, allegedly devastated over her relationship with Tom Hiddleston. The unidentified man arrived at Swift’s residence by car, and went up to her gate. There he was stopped by her security, who questioned his presence. The guy was allegedly in tears, claiming he and Swift were supposed to marry… but now she’s dating Hiddleston. Swift was not home at the time of the incident.

4.

This is what our language has come to…text talk.  The Oxford English Dictionary recently came out with a list of hundreds of new entries, many of them text-friendly acronyms. Here are some of the more outlandish additions;

air punch (noun): an act of thrusting one’s clenched fist into the air, typically as a gesture of elation or triumph.

budgie smugglers (noun): men’s brief, tight-fitting swimming trunks.

deffo (adverb): definitely, certainly.

glamping (noun): a form of camping involving accommodation and facilities more luxurious than those associated with traditional camping.

ICYMI (abbreviation): in case you missed it (used in electronic communication to draw attention to something noteworthy).

ROFL (abbreviation): rolling on the floor laughing (used to convey great amusement).

TBH (abbreviation): to be honest.

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