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Ryan Lochte Has Lost All Of His Sponsorship Deals

Update: As we learned moments ago, Ryan Lochte has now lost his last two remaining sponsorships, those with Airweave and Gentle Hair Removal, meaning as of this moment, his Rio gas station "exager-gate" stint has cost him all of his future advertising endorsement.

Congress Demand An Explanation For Epipen Price Increases; Mylan Slides

Senator Charles Grassley, an Iowa Republican, asked Mylan to explain a steep price increase in the price of Epipens in recent years, citing complaints from constituents who say they have to pay as much as $500 for one of the pens. Fearing a repeat of last year's pharma battering, Mylan holders promptly sold the stock.

The Collapse Of American Free Press: Martin Armstrong Rages "It's Just Over"

"It is a sad day for journalism. It has never been so manipulative than it is today. This is truly the end of everything that made America the beacon of liberty for the world. It is just a hallow shell. To think that the parents of these journalists worked hard to make sure their children had a better life. They have disgraced their parents."

"Evidence Points To Another Snowden At The NSA"

"Rather than the NSA hacking tools being snatched as a result of a sophisticated cyber operation by Russia or some other nation, it seems more likely that an employee stole them. If Snowden could not have stolen the hacking tools, there are indications that after he departed in May 2013, someone else did, possibly someone assigned to the agency’s highly sensitive Tailored Access Operations."

Frontrunning: August 18

  • World stocks rise, dollar weakens on divided Fed  (Reuters)
  • U.S. Held Cash Until Iran Freed Prisoners (WSJ)
  • Brazil police pull U.S. swimmers from flight amid robbery probe (Reuters)
  • Rio’s Latest Headache: Loads of Empty Seats (WSJ)
  • Clinton Foundation hired cyber firm after suspected hacking (Reuters)

Brazil Escalates: Authorities Pull 2 US Olympic Swimmers From Rio Flight

It appears Brazilian officials are not simply going to let this one go. With Ryan Lochte reportedly back in the US (and teammate James Feigen unaccounted for) following the Brazilain judge's search-and-seizure warrant, CNN reports that two fellow swimmers involved in the alleged robbery - Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz - were removed by Brazilian authorities on Wednesday night from their flight before it departed Rio de Janeiro to the United States, according to US Olympic Committee spokesman Patrick Sandusky.