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  1. coups
    Don’t Tweet About Your CoupThe mercenaries from Silvercorp USA, who allegedly tried to topple Venezuela’s government, decided to tweet about it in advance.
  2. foreign affairs
    Zimbabwe Military Takes Over Country, Claims President Mugabe Is ‘Safe’A spokesperson claimed the military is only “targeting criminals around him,” but the Mugabe family’s whereabouts are unknown.
  3. international affairs
    Erdogan Takes Control of Turkish Military Following Attempted CoupThe Turkish president fired nearly 1,400 military members and replaced top staffers with government ministers.
  4. international affairs
    Turkey Suspends Human-Rights ConventionThe government claims fundamental freedoms will remain in place as it continues to purge state institutions of suspected dissidents.
  5. Facebook Has Accidentally Created a Great Tool for JournalismAnother breaking event shows that the format’s strengths run counter to Facebook’s intent.
  6. Floundering Coup Attempt Throws Turkey Into ChaosA faction within Turkey’s military attempted to overthrow the government Friday, but was met with widespread opposition from the nation’s people and major political parties.
  7. Reports: #NeverTrump Coup Attempt Already OverDispatches from the GOP Rules Committee suggest the #NeverTrump faction doesn’t have the numbers to force a floor vote on unbinding all delegates.
  8. Egyptian President Kicked Out of Office in Military CoupThe military announced that new elections will be held. 
  9. in other news
    Stanley Bard Ousted From Chelsea HotelThe legendary Chelsea Hotel has seen all kinds of unpleasantness over the course of its history, but never, to the best of our knowledge, a coup. Living With Legends, an insider blog written by an occupant, breaks the news that the hotel’s managing partner, Stanley Bard, is being pushed out by its board of directors. Bard’s part in shaping the Chelsea Hotel myth is hard to overstate: He has lorded it over the grand brick heap since back when Leonard Cohen canoodled there with Janis Joplin. Adding to the uncertainty about the hotel’s future is the fact that its ownership structure is a bit of a secret: It was originally split by three families, but Bard’s is the only one that still manages it hands-on; the other two are represented by a board. Now, at that board’s bidding, an “unnamed management company” will take over Stanley’s day-to-day duties, and we do not like the sound of that one bit. Which comes first, you think: the condo conversion or the “Chelsea Hotel West” in Vegas? UPDATE: Rubenstein emails with news on the new managers, Richard Born and Ira Drukler, who are apparently “two of New York City’s most successful and acclaimed hoteliers.” Stanley Bard will still be involved in management, the announcement says. Full press release after the jump. Board-Directed Coup Topples Chelsea Hotel’s Famed Manager Stanley Bard [Living With Legends]