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GLOBAL STOCKS CONTINUE DECLINE "Global stocks on Monday picked up where they left off last week, with markets falling sharply in Europe and Asia, led by another big sell-off in China. Investors’ concerns over China’s economic slowdown and a souring view of emerging economies have rattled financial markets around the world in recent days, and showed no signs of letting up." Last week was the worst for U.S. stocks since 2011. [NYT]
THREE AMERICANS, BRITON RECEIVE FRANCE'S TOP HONOR FOR THWARTING TRAIN ATTACK The four men tackled a man wielding an automatic rifle on a high-speed train to Paris carrying over 500 passengers. French President Francois Hollande said, "Since Friday, the entire world admires your courage, your sangfroid, your spirit of solidarity. This is what allowed you to with bare hands -- your bare hands -- subdue an armed man. This must be an example for all, and a source of inspiration." And here's what sets these "extreme heroes" apart from the rest of us. [AP]
YOLO JOE: RUN, BIDEN, RUN An open letter to Vice President Joe Biden as he weighs a 2016 run. [Howard Fineman, Jason Linkins and Lauren Weber, HuffPost]
HARRY REID DECLARES SUPPORT FOR IRAN DEAL The Senate Minority leader came out for the deal Sunday. President Barack Obama needs seven more senators to support the deal to guarantee it goes through. [Marina Fang, HuffPost]
THE HEIRS TO THE NEW YORK TIMES "There’s the current chairman and publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr.’s 35-year-old son, Arthur Gregg 'A. G.' Sulzberger, best known for leading the committee that produced the digital wake-up call known as the 'Innovation Report'; Sulzberger’s nephew David Perpich, 38, a Harvard M.B.A. who successfully launched the paper’s digital subscriptions; and Sam Dolnick, 34, the son of Sulzberger’s cousin Lynn Golden Dolnick, an influential and outspoken fourth-generation family member." [New York Magazine]
APPLE ANNOUNCES iPHONE 6 PLUS RECALL If you bought an iPhone 6 Plus between September 2014 and January 2015, Apple will replace the camera function for your device free of charge as a glitchy component was causing the phone to take blurry photos. [CNN]
'ONE COUNTY, 70 MINUTES, EIGHT OVERDOSES' Inside the heroin epidemic in Washington, Pennsylvania. [WaPo]
DOWN WITH THE SALAD Debunking the "health halo" that surrounds the salad. [WaPo]
IS THE MOOC MOVEMENT OVER? "Just a few short years after promising higher education for anyone with an Internet connection, MOOCs have scaled back their ambitions, content to become job training for the tech sector and for students who already have college degrees." [Daily Dot]
THE FOODS TO BATTLE ALZHEIMER'S What you can be stocking up on to help combat your risk of developing Alzheimer's. [HuffPost's OWN]
SHONDA RHIMES DEVELOPING A COMEDY FOR ABC This woman is a machine. [HuffPost]
THE THINGS FLIGHT ATTENDANTS WISH YOU WOULD STOP DOING Whoever thinks handing over a used diaper is acceptable, think again. [HuffPost]
WHY IS ANAKIN ONE OF THE TOP BABY NAMES IN THE U.S.? Seems like you're setting your kid up for the dark side. Sorry, had to. [Entertainment Weekly]
HUNGER IN AMERICA BELOW PRE-RECESSION LEVELS "A recent Gallup survey conducted by the Food Research and Action Center concluded that 15.8 percent of U.S. families struggled in the first half of this year to afford food. That figure had surged after the recession hit, but has now declined to the point that it’s even lower than it was in the first few months of 2008." [HuffPost]
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HOW TO FALL ASLEEP FAST "Got a lot on your mind? If you struggle to block out stressful thoughts at the end of the day, write down a list of tasks you need to accomplish tomorrow." [HuffPost]
BEFORE YOU GO
~ In case you missed the announcement, the pumpkin spice latte is returning sooner than you think.
~ How the new time rules are changing the tempo of baseball.
~ This theory may perfectly explain why "The Hobbit" movies turned out the way they did.
~ Need something to do to procrastinate that work project due tomorrow? Here's Vulture's Fall Entertainment generator. Enjoy the black hole of nonproductivity.
~ Daniel Day-Lewis' son just released an EP, and Vanity Fair wrote a story about it.
~ Want to feel less awkward? Here's a supercut of cringe-worthy celebrity interviews.
~ Meet the inventor of the hashtag, who probably destroyed English teachers' hopes for better grammar everywhere.
~ The man who was found with Rosie O'Donnell's missing daughter has been charged with child endangerment.
~ Wiz Khalifa got arrested for using his hoverboard in LAX over the weekend. Yes, his hoverboard.
~ Congrats to Tracy Morgan and Megan Wollover, who tied the knot over the weekend.
~ All the newborn twin baby panda photos.
~ We should all be very afraid about the auto-hacking risks.
~ And remember how much you enjoyed that rush that came from rolling down hills as a kid? This grizzly bear does. Happy Monday.
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