- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

July 28—In Today’s Daily 10: The mayor of New Orleans doesn’t miss the city as it was pre-Katrina; how a supposedly golden child of Vietnamese immigrants tried to kill her parents; gun violence in Chicago; and some musings on robots. Lest you think this is taking a turn for the grim, there’s also the discovery of $1 million in gold coins off a Florida beach, a mental health break in the form of Tom Cruise lip syncing and a love story that flourished despite civil war.

1. “When I became the mayor of the City of New Orleans, what I said was out of this huge tragedy came this huge responsibility to get it right. Some people say, ‘Oh, you see Katrina as an opportunity.’ I don?t really see it that way. I see it as a huge responsibility to make it right,” Mitch Landrieu told Buzzfeed News. Why the city’s mayor doesn’t miss the “old New Orleans.”

Jennifer Pan, the child of two immigrants to Canada who faked a perfect life and plotted to kill her parents. — Toronto Life

2. The inside story of a supposedly golden child of Vietnamese immigrants that tried to kill her parents.

3. Any given holiday weekend with good weather in Chicago can mean as many murders as some of the country’s most grisly mass killings. A look inside the city’s endless gun violence.

4. The youngest people ever to be convicted of murder as adults are getting out of prison soon. Some say the prison term for then-12-year-old Curtis Jones and then-13-year-old Catherine Jones was unjust.

5. Robots aren’t taking your job — and that’s a problem. Bonus: Some of the people who know the most about robots are warning us about a killer robot war.

6. Are we we sure Donald Trumps attorney isn’t just Donald Trump? Because they sound a lot alike in a Daily Beast story where the attorney claims Trumps’ ex-wife, Ivana, meant she was emotionally violated — not raped, like she said — by Trump.

One of the extremely rare coins found by a family of treasure hunters off the coast of Florida. — Provided by 1715 Fleet — Queens / Handout

7. No more chuckling at people with metal detectors. A Floridian and his family found gold coins worth $1 million, including an extremely rare coin that had been underwater for 300 years, along the beach.

8. “This April, as undergraduates strolled along the street outside his modest office on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles, the mathematician Terence Tao mused about the possibility that water could spontaneously explode.”

9. Tom Cruise might have unseated Emma Stone as the best person (in my opinion) to participate in Jimmy Fallon’s lip sync battle.

10. Let’s end things on a happy note. A couple that met when they had both fled the Syrian city of Homs has gotten married in a church that was badly damaged by the civil war. It’s hard to even pay attention to the rubble because of the smiles on their faces.

Follow engagement editor Rachel Damgen at twitter.com/IPBG_Rachel or facebook.com/racheldamgen.


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