Today’s Buzz features Jon Stewart’s return to the Late Show, conversations on food waste, and protected bike lanes. Speaking of the most fabulous form of transportation, Portland just launched its bike share program (we’re 65th in the country!), so today’s buzz is a celebration of all things BIKETOWN!

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Right Now with Emily Leuning

What I’m Doing: Biking in the Clinton/Division Street Fair

What I’m Listening To: Adele

What I’m Watching: US Women’s Soccer play Costa Rica

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Rape Survivor Sues After Texas Authorities Jailed Her For A Month: A rape survivor is suing Texas’ Harris County after she was jailed for more than a month and subjected to beatings and “psychological torture.” According to court documents, she had suffered a mental breakdown while testifying against her rapist, and authorities checked her into the general population at Houston’s Harris County Jail because they feared she would flee before finishing her testimony.

Jon Stewart, Back on ‘Late Show’, Lets Loose on Fox News and More: When Jon Stewart appeared Monday on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert it was mostly to play comedic foil to that CBS host (and former Comedy Central colleague) in a sketch that featured Mr. Stewart soaking Mr. Colbert in spit-takes of water.

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Video: Austin police body-slam black teacher, tell her blacks have ‘violent tendencies’: Officials in Austin are investigating the violent arrest of a black elementary school teacher who was body-slammed by a white police officer during a traffic stop.

Mega-Events Are Warming Up Conversations on Food Waste: Hunger and trashed food are commanding attention at this summer’s biggest events, from the political conventions to the Olympic Games.

Shooting At Munich Shopping Mall Kills At Least 9, Police Say: A shooting at a shopping mall in Munich has left at least nine people dead, as well as the apparent attacker, and at least 10 people injured, the Munich police say.

Cleveland, Rocked: Music At The Republican National Convention: Throughout the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this week, there was a persistent and obvious theme of discord on repeat. Call it “Music vs. Meaning” and let us sing some of its many verses: Musicians expressed resentment at Donald Trump and his party’s use of their songs. Acts — both on and off the arena floor — tried to send messages, with varied levels of success, about their political views. Intentionally or not, the possible future First Lady snuck a viral refrain from a 1987 pop song into a speech that was already problematic. The whole week was studded with such uncomfortable, perplexing and frankly odd moments.

Local Gov Confidential

North Miami Officer Was Aiming At Man With Autism, Union Chief Says: Days after Charles Kinsey was shot by North Miami police as the behavioral health care worker tried to help a patient, we now know more about the officer who fired the shot — and according to the head of the local police union, the officer was trying to shoot Kinsey’s patient, a man with autism, not Kinsey.

CMU sophomore creates prosthetic 3-D printed hand for 8-year-old boy: Central Michigan University student Austin Brittain is only a sophomore, but he’s already applying his interest in working with cutting-edge technology to change a young boy’s life. Brittain, a mechanical engineering and technology student from Breckenridge, was asked if he would be interested in designing and 3-D printing a prosthetic hand for 8-year-old Michael Bell while enrolled in a 3-D creation course at CMU.

Man accused of threatening Clackamas County, OR judge, deputies was previously warned about guns: A Sandy-area man accused of threatening a Clackamas County judge and county sheriff’s deputies in a Craigslist ad that featured him holding a rifle was recently warned against possessing guns, court documents show.

How protected bike lanes improve safety, community: For one week of the year, thousands of riders take to Iowa roads for RAGBRAI. For the remaining 51 weeks, most riders will return back to the safety of the trails. While cyclists in Iowa have the same rights to the road as vehicles, they, however, are not nearly as powerful, nor easily seen. Regardless of fault in a bike/vehicle accident, the rider is going to be the most at risk.