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July 4, 2013 at 10:26 AM

Thursday Memo: Clearing skies? … firework-related injury … new Egyptian president

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So long, Juneuary: Sunny skies are in the forecast today … eventually. Bear with the clouds this morning, as they’re supposed to dissipate as the day progresses. And even if that fails, there’s still a sunny holiday weekend — and fireworks — to look forward to. Check out the National Weather Service forecast for more.

Starting with a bang: A Renton man was seriously injured this morning by what is being called a “sparkler bomb,” a highly explosive wad of compressed sparklers. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center with serious injuries. Need a refresher on fireworks safety? The King County Fire Marshal Division has compiled a list. Alternatively, to find out where you can see fireworks set off by pyro-professionals, check out our nifty map. And play safe, everyone.

First conviction of its kind? A King County Superior Court jury deliberated for about 30 minutes Wednesday before finding a Sumner man guilty of commercial sex abuse of a minor, handing down the first verdict of its kind in the county — and possibly the state — related to men who pay for sex with underage girls.

Speaking of revolution: Egypt has a new interim president; a senior judge was sworn in to replace ousted President Mohammed Morsi, who has been detained in an unknown location since military pushed him out Wednesday. The military’s crackdown against the Muslim Brotherhood continues amid fears of a violent backlash from Islamists.

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